Piolo Pascual is a known name in the world of Filipinian cinematography but is also very respected as a singer and a model who has performed on multiple events and can brag about making it to several magazine covers.
He has many nicknames and often performs or works under the names Papa P, Hunk and PJ. He is well known under those nicknames, but his biggest fans are familiar with all of his work so he doesn’t care about those at all.
He was born as Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual on January 12, 1977, and he has two surnames in his name: Pascual is the surname of his father and Nonato is his mother’s surname is Nonato so he holds both of them.
He has been born in a district of Manila called Malate. This district is especially known for its tourist importance because of the beautiful sunset which can be seen over the Manila Bay.
He said that it holds a big place in his heart and that he always likes to go back there and revisit the good old times!
His mother Amy Nonato raised him alongside his father Philip Pascual as their youngest son whom they adore.
They spent a lot of time with him and all of his siblings and that’s why they grew up to be very loving and passionate about taking care of each other.
He has a lot of older siblings and was specially protected by his four elder sisters named Chiqui, Paulette, Pam, and Patricia. He joked how all of his siblings have always been very protective of each other.
He is also close to his brother Choi Pascual. He learned a lot from him, but also taught him a lot because their relationship has always been mutual.
His father, who was a film casting died in his middle age and it affected his mother a lot. It also affected Piolo who was sixteen at that time. He said that he had to grow up quick and that he soon learned how complicated life can be when it throws things at you unexpectedly.
Piolo was a pupil of an elementary school located in St. Francis School in the town of Santa Ana. He was a very good pupil and he said that most of the things he has been studying were very interesting to him.
He also went to high school there where his acting interest grew even more. He became a member of the theater group in his school and he soon got interested in it and he was trying to get involved in it even more.
He was a high school student when he got involved in the making of a teen variety show called “That’s Entertainment”.
This show aired in the 1990s and was very popular amongst teens. He was very likable and nice looking so he was soon spotted by the producers. He said that it was one of the best things that ever happened to him – this career. He was finally able to give back to his family the way he wanted to.
But he didn’t stay as a part of the show because he wanted to finish his college education so he started his studies at the University of Santo Tomas.
In 1996, he has put his education and his acting career on hiatus due to the fact that he emigrated to the United States. He said that he had to sort his life and then he would
A part of his family was already in the States and he joined them there. His mother was already working in a hospital so she found him a job there. He started working as an ER representative but was unhappy with the circumstances in which he found himself.
Although he liked Los Angeles and was happy to be with his family he decided to go back home to Manila as soon as possible. He did it when he was 21 and was happy with his decision to return home and start working on his acting career.
His next appearances, after leaving “That’s Entertainment” was in several shows which aired on TV: Mara Clara and Gimik being the most attractive ones. Many people knew him and he soon got a lot more offers related to this area of his life.
In 1997 he appeared in a drama movie called “Batang PX” directed by Jose Javier Reyes. He had a minor role as Jessie but this was a huge opportunity for him to work with stars like Patrick Garcia and Zsa Zsa Padilla.
He appeared in a TV primetime drama named “Esperanza” where he appeared as Brian and had a very important role. The series became very popular and it was aired for two years securing over 600 episodes.
His life changed after he was paired up with Judy Ann Santos, a beautiful Filipina actress. They have worked together on several projects and all of them became huge hits.
In 2002 he gained a role in a Chito S.Rono drama movie called “Dekada ’70”. For his role in this movie he has gained the Metro Manila Festival Award in the category of the Best supporting act
In 2003 they appeared together in a romantic movie called “Till There Was You”. This romance directed by Joyce Bernal became very popular and it earned a lot at the box office.
In 2004 he starred in a romantic drama film named “Milan”, and his partner in the movie was a beautiful Claudine Barretto. This movie directed by Olivia Lamasan has earned over 130 million pesos at the box office.
Joyce Bernal was the director of their 2006 comedy romance titled “Don’t Give Up on Us”. It landed on the 3rd spot of highest-grossing Phillipinian movies of the year.
Kahit Isang Saglit was a 2008 drama TV series in which they also worked together.
Although he loved acting in all the media he was also serious about his singing so he had released his first album in 2003. It was an instant hit and it was sold so well that it was certified Platinum.
The album was named simply “Piolo” and it was released through Star Records.
His second album was released one year later, in 2004, again through Star Records. It contains a single named “My Gift” which was made in collaboration with his fellow actress Claudine Barretto.
In 2007 his new album named “Timeless” has come out and this one was certified Platinum three times due to the number of its copies sold.
In 2008, he appeared in a fantasy TV series named Lobo. He had the main role in this horror series and it was the most expensive series the network ever did. He starred in it alongside Angel Locsin.
The series gained many awards, including the award for the best telenovela.
In 2009, he tried himself as a producer of an independent movie titled ” Manila”.
He eventually founded his own film studio, together with several known writers and producers. The production house he named “Spring Films” became very popular for its movie series named Kimmy Dora.
In 2017 he starred in a drama movie named “Northern Lights: A Journey to Love” alongside Yen Santos and Raikko Mateo. The film received mixed reviews.
His next release was far more successful. It was a musical named “Season of the Devil” directed by Lav Diaz.
It was chosen to compete at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. The film is four hours long.
His latest role is in a TV series called “Since I Found You” where he gained the role of Nathan Capistrano, one of the lead roles.
As for his personal life, he is a father but not a husband.
His son Inigo Lázaro Pascual was born in a relationship with Donabelle Lazaro but Piolo has a very formal relationship with her today since they did not separate on good terms.
However, she involves him in everything connected to Inigo and he is very grateful for it since they both live abroad.
In 2019, he was rumored to be in a relationship with Shaina Magdiyao, a beautiful actress but she has denied it.
A piece of funny information from his childhood was that he was born with two teeth.
Full name: Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual
Date of birth: January 12, 1977
Birthplace: Malate, Manila, Philippines
Profession: actor, singer, host, producer, model
Height: 1, 78 cm
Net Worth: $7 million