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Edu Manzano Profile

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Actor, Comedian, Award Winning TV Host, Politician
Born September 14, 1955 – San Francisco California USA
Edu Manzano
edu-manzanoEdu Manzano, born Eduardo Barrios Manzano on September 14, 1955 in San Francisco California, is a Filipino actor and a prolific TV Host. He began his showbiz career in Kapag Puso’y Sinugatan in 1979.

Manzano rose to fame in the 1986 superhero film Captain Barbell, TV classics Palibhasa Lalake and Okay Fine Whatever, and in action flicks such as Markado, Joe Pring, Ishmael Zacarias and Task Force Habagat.

“Doods” also made a name for himself in famous TV game shows like The Weakest Link, Pilipinas Game KNB? and 1 vs. 100.

He became a household name in Umagang Kay Ganda, ASAP and Unang Hirit, Late Night with Edu and Masayang Tanghali Bayan. Edu was a major cast in New York Film Festival finalist Someone To Watch Over Me in GMA7.

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Personal Life:
Though he was born to Filipino parents, his birth in America meant that he could hold dual citizenship (Filipino and American) legally.

For his education, he attended graduate school in De La Salle University.

Edu was a career serviceman as a former Pilot of the United States Air Force. He served during the Vietnam War for four years starting at age 17 in the Missile Engineering Group and the Strategic Air Command wing.

Edu Manzano has a son Luis Manzano, (Actor and excellent TV Host) with iconic actress Vilma Santos, his former wife. He also married drama actress Marical Soriano but was later separated in 1991. He has a son Enzo Manzano and a daughter Addie Manzano, with former actress Rina Samson.

Social Media and Public Profiles
Politics:
Edu Manzano served a three year term as Vice Mayor of Makati in 1998. He later ran for Mayor in 2001 to challenge incumbent Jejomar Binay but lost in the elections. In 2010, Edu ran as Vice President under Presidential candidate Gibo Teodoro and also as Senator in 2016 under the slate of Grace Poe. Manzano lost in both elections.
Advocacy:
Manzano is a co-founder of Ako Mismo, non-profit advocacy organization. He also had a Cancer Foundation in Children’s Hospital.
Ministerial:
Edu was once elected president of the actor’s group Kapisanan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino in the 90s. He was also once a chairman of the OMB (Optical Media Board) from 2004 to 2009.
Sports:
Manzano was once appointed as executive president of Philippine Amateur Judo Association and was also an executive board member of the POC (Philippine Olympic Committee).
Major Awards Body – Accolades and Nominations
Year Awards Body Category Performance Nominated Result
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Morning Show Hosts with the UKG Barkada Umagang Kay Ganda Won
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Game Show Host Pilipinas Game KNB? Won
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Game Show Host Pilipinas Game KNB? Won
2001 FAMAS Awards Best Actor Tatarin Nominated
1996 FAMAS Awards Best Actor Ama, Ina, Anak Nominated
1991 FAMAS Awards Best Actor Contreras Gang Nominated
1986 1st PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male TV Host Not So Late Night With Edu Won
1986 FAMAS Awards Best Actor Palimos ng Pag-ibig Nominated
1985 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor Ano Ang Kulay ng Mukha ng Diyos? Nominated
Television:
Program Year Network
My Dear Heart 2017 ABS-CBN
Someone to Watch Over Me 2016 GMA Network
Bridges Of Love 2015 ABS-CBN
Face the People 2014 TV5
What’s Up Doods? 2013 TV5
Miss World Philippines 2012 TV5
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal 2013 ABS-CBN
Good Morning Club 2012–2014 TV5
Game N Go 2012–2013 TV5
Unang Hirit 2011 GMA Network
Family Feud: The Showdown Edition 2011 GMA Network
Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! 2010 GMA Network
Pilipinas, Game KNB? 2007–2009 ABS-CBN
1 vs. 100 2008 ABS-CBN
Umagang Kay Ganda 2007–2009 ABS-CBN
Walang Kapalit 2007 ABS-CBN
Ok Fine ‘To Ang Gusto Nyo 2005 ABS-CBN
OK Fine! Oh Yes! 2004 ABS-CBN
Showbiz Sabado 2003 ABS-CBN
OK Fine Whatever 2003 ABS-CBN
Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay 2002 ABS-CBN
Magandang Umaga Bayan 2002–2007 ABS-CBN
Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka 2002 ABS-CBN
Bituin 2002–2003 ABS-CBN
MTB: Ang Saya Saya 2004–2005 ABS-CBN
The Weakest Link 2001 IBC
Labs Ko Si Babe 1999–2000 ABS-CBN
Mikee Forever 1999 GMA Network
Di Ba’t Ikaw 1999 GMA Network
ASAP 1995-2006; 2015-present ABS-CBN
Emergency 1995–1996 GMA Network
Late Night with Edu 1992–1994 ABC
Love Me Doods 1989-1991 People’s Network PTV 4
Palibhasa Lalake 1986–1998 ABS-CBN Budoy
Not So Late Night With Edu 1985 GMA Network
Filmography:
Program Year Character
Halik sa Hangin 2015
Ang Tanging Ina 2003 Tony
The Cory Quirino Kidnap: NBI Files 2003 Atty Frank Chavez
Tatarin 2001 Paeng Moreta
Kaaway Hanggang Hukay 2001 Col. Carlos Ricarte
Tanging Yaman 2000 Arturo
Abandonada 2000 Edwin
Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin 2000 Joker
Minsan Minahal Kita 2000 Louie
Huwag Mo Akong Subukan 2000
Emilio Aguinaldo 2000
Soltera 1998 Arthur
Markado 1999 Bennie
Ang Kabit ni Mrs. Montero 1998 Cal Montero
Puso ng Pasko 1998 Miguel
Gangland 1998
Jesus Salonga: Boy Indian 1998
Anting-Anting 1998
Bagsik ng Kamao 1997 Ibanez
Totoy Hitman 1997
Hanggang Dito na Lang 1997
Simaron, Barya Lang Ang Halaga Ng Ulo Mo! 1997
Mortal Kong Kaaway Kaibigang Tunay 1997
I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day 1997 Bernie Mendiola
Batang PX 1997 Dante
Tubusin Mo Ng Bala Ang Puso Ko 1995
Darna! Ang Pagbabalik 1994 Max
Ishmael Zacarias 1994 Ishmael Zacarias
Task Force Habagat 1993 Col. Ping Lacson
Contreras Gang 1991 Mario Contreras
Sagad Hanggang Buto 1991 Zapanta
Darna! 1991 Dominico Lipolico
Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 1991 Karim
Kaaway ng Batas 1990 Ryan
Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija 1990 Agapito
Hanggang Kailan ka Papatay? 1990 Joel Suarigi
Eagle Squad 1989
Batas Sa Batas 1989
Hindi Palulupig 1989 Basil
Captain Jaylo Batas sa Batas 1989 Lt. Orly Mendoza
Alabok sa Ulap 1987 Vince
Captain Barbell 1986 Teng-Teng / Captain Barbell
Palimos ng Pag-ibig 1986 Rodel
Kailan Tama ang Mali 1986
Nakagapos na Puso 1986 Rolly
Ano Ang Kulay ng Mukha ng Diyos? 1985 Rudy
The Day They Robbed America 1985 Bobby
Till We Meet Again 1985 Paquito
Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit 1985 Ronald
Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso? 1985 Dr. Francis Palma
Kapag Puso’y Sinugatan 1985
Working Girls 1984
Schoolgirls Nestor 1982
Dear Heart 1981
Mahinhin vs. mahinhin 1981 Archie
Alaga 1980
Romansa 1979
Discography:
Album Label Year
Dance Of The Universe Universal Records 2008
World’s Greatests Dance Steps Universal Records 2007

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