For the local Philippine showbiz followers, it’s time to know your idols’ real name. If you hear the real names of the following Filipino actors, you would probably have difficult time mentally connecting it to their popular names.
1. Bobby Andrews – the TGIS mainstay is actually Robert Riu Andrews.
2. Alden Richards – the Pambansang Bae’s real name is Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr.
3. Aga Muhlach – the 80’s matinee idol is really Ariel Aquino Muhlach .
4. Andrew E – the Humanap Ka Ng Panget rapper is Andrew Ford Valentino Espiritu.
5. Ariel Rivera – the Kilabot ng Kolehiyala is José Ariel Jiménez Rivera.
6. Babalu – screen name based on his long chin, is Pablito Sarmiento.
7. Bayani Agbayani – the deadpun comedian is Bayani Rogacion, Jr.
8. Bembol Roco – the always skin-headed actor’s real name is Rafael Aranda Roco, Jr..
9. Bentot – the 60s comedian is Arturo Vergara Medina.
10. Bong Revilla – the actor and politician was born José Marie Mortel Bautista.
11. Boobay – named as such because of his resemblance to female comedian Ethel Booba. His real name is Norman Balbuena.
12. Boy Abunda – famous as host, was born Eugenio Romerica Abunda, Jr.
13. Carlos Agassi – the actor and entrepreneur is actually Amir Carlos Damaso Vahidi Agassi.
14. Cesar Montano – the Boholano actor’s real name is Cesar Manhilot.
15. Chiquito – this comedian was popular in the 1970s to 1980s. He was born Augusto Valdes Pangan, Sr..
16. Chokoleit – this comedian from Davao City is Jonathan Aguilar Garcia.
17. Coco Martín – What? His real name is Rodel Pacheco Nacianceno.
18. Dagul – this midget comedian’s real name is Romy Pastrana.
19. Dennis Padilla – the comedian’s full name is Dennis Esteban Dominguez Baldivia.
20. Dennis Trillo – the singer and actor is born to a Chinese-Filipino, thus his real name is Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho.
21. Dick Israel – the famous villain’s real name was Ricardo Vizcarra Michaca.
22. Dingdong Dantes – the exclusive GMA 7 actor is Jose Sixto Gonzalez Dantes III.
23. Dolphy – the King of Comedy was born Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr.
24. Drew Arellano – The Aha! host is Andrew James Estrella Arellano.
25. Jinggoy Estrada – the actor and senator is José Pimentel Ejército, Jr..
26. Junix Inocian – became popular as Kuya Mario in children’s show Batibot, was born as Rufino Duran Inocian, Jr..
27. Keempee de Leon – the son of Joey de Leon is Joseph Joachim de Leon.
28. Marvin Agustin – the Tabing Ilog actor is Marvin Jay Marquez Cuyugan.
29. Michael de Mesa – this actor belongs to a family of actors, and his full name is Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann.
30. Yoyoy Villame – famous for his funny Cebuano songs is Roman Tesorio Villame in real life.