Sam Milby

In this name, the family name is Milby, not Lacia.
Sam Milby
Born Samuel Lloyd Milby[fn 1]
(1984-05-23) May 23, 1984
Troy, Ohio, United States[1]
Nationality Filipino-American
Years active 2005–present
Agent Star Magic (2005–present)
Cornerstone Talent Management Center (present)

Samuel Lloyd Milby[fn 1] (born May 23, 1984),[1] popularly known as Sam Milby, is a Filipino-American former reality TV contestant, actor, commercial model, recording artist and businessman, of dual American and Filipino citizenship.


Samuel Lloyd Lacia Milby was born in Troy, Ohio, the youngest child of Elsie Ronquillo Lacia (born March 15, 1958, Tago, Surigao del Sur),[2] and Lloyd William Milby (born October 21, 1934, Dayton, Ohio), an entrepreneur.[1][3]

Sam Milby was raised in Tipp City, Ohio. From age 9, he trained and lived with his ice-skating coach, and was home schooled until he was 15. He competed in numerous major ice skating competitions, including the Junior Nationals. He and his skating partner of 4 years won silver and other awards in the course of his serious skating stint.

Returning to the Philippines in 2005, Milby decided to seriously pursue a career in show business and modeling. He landed bit roles in some ads before obtaining a lead role in Close Up's TV commercial with Barbie Almalbis. He subsequently joined Pinoy Big Brother, which featured 12 men and women from different walks of life; Milby was not one of the original 12, but joined the cast when one of the contestants left the house. After this, he became into an actor and recording artist and signed up a contract with ABS-CBN. His first major film debut was Close to You, produced by ABS-CBN subsidiary Star Cinema and co-starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.

In early 2006, Milby released a self-titled debut album. He did a concert titled "Heartthrobs" at the Music Museum on February 2 and 3, 2007. It had its repeat on March 17, 2007 following the big success of the first concert. He did his first major solo concert dubbed as Sam Milby: Rockoustic Heartthrob at the Aliw Theater on October 25, 2008. He also did several concerts in USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe.

In 2012, Milby spent three months in the United States, taking part in auditions in New York. He also performed in concerts and tours, playing Lazarus for one night in the Broadway musical Godspell, and guest-starring in Anna Maria´s Benefit Concert in New York with Anna Maria´s Godspell costars Corbin Bleu, Wallace Smith, Nick Blaemire, Eric Krop, and George Salazar.

In 2013 Milby joined PETA campaign to remove Mali, the only captive elephant in the Philippines, from the Manila zoo, and have her transferred to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand.[4]

Milby took part in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, where the Adolfo Alix Jr. movie Death March, in which he had acted, was screened in Un Certain Regard section.



Other appearances



Year Title Role Network
2005 Pinoy Big Brother Himself/Contestant ABS-CBN
2006–present ASAP Host/Performer
2006 Star Magic Presents: Tender Loving Care Calvin
Maging Sino Ka Man Jaime "JB" Roxas Berenguer
Your Song: I've Fallen in Love Stephen
2007 Your Song Presents: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Will
Your Song Presents: Ikaw Lamang
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pilat Jeffrey
Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Jaime "JB" Roxas Berenguer
2008–09 Dyosa Prinsipe Adonis
2009 Only You Theodore "TJ" Javier Jr.
Your Song Presents: Someone To Love Morrie Smith
May Bukas Pa Jeff
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents:Impostor Anthony Florencio
1DOL Vincent "Vince" Serrano
2011 Your Song Presents: Kim Ronnie
Mara Clara Himself
100 Days to Heaven Roel Villanueva
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Piano Charles Buenafe
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Journal Nono Revilleza
Wansapanataym: I'll Be Home For Christmas Carl
2013 Kahit Konting Pagtingin Adam Ledesma
Toda Max Doc Milby
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Eros Diomedes
2014 Minute to Win ItHimself
Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Liro
2015 Nathaniel Anghel Armen
2015–17 Doble Kara Sebastian "Seb" Acosta
2017 Written in Our Stars David


Year Title Role Film Outfit
2006 Close to You Lance Star Cinema
You Are the One Will Derby / Vernard Garcia Star Cinema
2007 You Got Me Lt. Kevin Robles Star Cinema
2008 My Big Love Macky Galvez Star Cinema
My Only Ü Cameo Role Star Cinema
Cul De Sac Hero First Indie Film
2009 And I Love You So Chris Panlilio Star Cinema
Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round Prince Price Star Cinema
2010 Babe, I Love You Nicolas "Nico" Veneracion Borromeo Star Cinema and Viva Films
Third World Happy (Indie Film) West / Wesley Cinema One Originals
2011 Forever and a Day Eugene Star Cinema
2012 This Guy's in Love with U Mare! Cameo Role Star Cinema and Viva Films
24/7 in Love Charles Padilla Star Cinema
2013 Four Sisters and a Wedding Tristan Harris Star Cinema
Death March Roy Cook Indie Film
Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel Rodin Bartoletti Spring Films, MJM Productions, and Quantum Films
2014 Starting Over Again Cameo Role Star Cinema
The Gifted Mark Ferrer/Marco Yuzon Viva Films
2015 The Prenup Sean Regal Entertainment
2016 Camp Sawi Louie/Camp Master Viva Films
The Third Party Max Labrador Star Cinema

Awards and nominations

Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2006 19th Aliw Awards Best New Male Artist Himself Won
36th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Singer Won
20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality ASAP Won
22nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year You Are the One Won
ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Nominated
1st ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Screen Kiss (shared with Toni Gonzaga) Won
Pop Movie Theme Song (shared with Toni Gonzaga) You Are the One (song from the movie You Are the One) Won
Anak TV Seal Awards Top 10 Most Admired Male Personality N/A Included
2007 N/A Included
2nd Myx Music Awards Favorite Male Artist Sam Milby Nominated
37th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Prince of Philippines Movies You Are the One Won
2nd ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Screen Kiss You Got Me Won
21st PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Maging Sino Ka Man Nominated
2008 Star Magic Ball Awards Most Chandon Sparkling Couple of the Night (shared with Anne Curtis) N/A Won
22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Nominated
2009 Dangal ng Bayan Awards Best Actor Only You Won
Best Male Performing Artist Love Duets Won
2010 7th Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) And I Love You So Nominated
5th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Pin-Up Boy N/A Won
Pop Love Team (shared with Anne Curtis) Babe, I Love You Won
2011 35th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor Third World Happy Nominated
6th Myx Music Awards Favorite Myx Celebrity VJ N/A Nominated
Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Celebrity Inductee Acting, Singing, Musician, Endorsing Won
2012 25th Awit Awards Best Ballad Recording Hindi Kita Iiwan Won
7th Myx Music Awards Favorite Mellow Video Nominated


  1. 1 2 Sam Milby was born in the United States. Thus, he does not possess his mother's maiden name which is Lacia.


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