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Luis Manzano

Luis Manzano
Born Luis Philippe Santos Manzano
(1981-04-21) April 21, 1981 [1]
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Luis, Lucky Manzano
Occupation Actor, TV host, VJ, Fashion Model
Years active 2002 — present
Parents Edu Manzano
Vilma Santos
Ralph Recto (step-father)
Relatives Princess Addoy
Ryan Christian Recto (half-brother)

Luis Philippe Santos Manzano (born April 21, 1981), also known by his nickname Lucky, is a Filipino actor, TV host, VJ and model. He is the son of award-winning actors, Edu Manzano and Vilma Santos. He is best known for his roles as Roldan in the television series Komiks Presents: Flash Bomba and as Mark Salvacion in the 2009 film In My Life.


  • Biography 1
    • Early life 1.1
    • Education 1.2
    • Family 1.3
    • Career 1.4
  • Filmography 2
    • Film 2.1
    • Television 2.2
  • Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Early life

Manzano was born to parents Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano.


He studied at De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila, with a major in Hotel and Restaurant Institution Management.


Senator Ralph Recto became his adopted father or stepfather following his marriage to his mother. He is the half-sibling of Ryan Christian Recto.

He has two other younger siblings from his father side who were Princess Addoy, 21, and Enzo, 17. Their mother is Rina Samson.


Manzano started his career as a commercial model for clothing brand, Human. He later pursued his TV hosting and acting career under the ABS-CBN management. He is also known to be one of the longest serving VJ on Myx channel alongside Iya Villania. He is best known for his roles as Roldan in the television series Komiks Presents: Flash Bomba and as Mark Salvacion in the 2009 film In My Life, wherein he portrayed a gay man and starred alongside his mother, Vilma Santos.

Manzano is a member of Tau Gamma Phi and DLS-CSB Romancon Dance Company.



Year Film Role Notes and Awards
2006 All About Love Wesley "Kalesa"
2007 Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo Val
2009 In My Life Mark Salvacion #12 Highest-grossing Filipino film of all time
Gawad SURI Award for Best Supporting Actor
Gawad TANGLAW Award for Best Supporting Actor
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Film Actor of the Year (shared with John Lloyd Cruz)
PMPC Star Award for Movies for Movie Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated—ENPRESS Golden Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy)
Nominated—Gawad PASADO Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Hating Kapatid Edzel
Petrang Kabayo Ericson
2011 Who's That Girl? John Eduque Jr.[2]
The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin Ericson Cameo Appearance
2012 Moron 5 and the Crying Lady Albert Macapagal
This Guy's in Love with U Mare! Mike
Sisterakas Waiter Cameo Appearance
2013 Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Father Cameo Appearance
2014 Starting Over Again Cameo Appearance
Moron 5.2 The Transformation Albert Macapagal
Praybeyt Benjamin 2 Ericsson Cameo Appearance


Year Title Role Network
2003–2013 Myx VJ Myx
2004 Star Circle Quest Host ABS-CBN
2005 Bora Luigi
Qpids Host
Kampanerang Kuba Pablo
2005–present ASAP Host/Performer
2006 Your Song Presents: I'll Never Get Over You, Gettin' Over Me Justin
Komiks Presents: Paa ni Isabella John
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition Host
Crazy for You Wacky
2007 Your Song Presents: If We Fall in Love
Your Song Presents: Ikaw Louie
Rounin Juris
Your Song Presents: Ikaw Abel / Adam
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Larawan Rodel
2008 Entertainment Live Host
Dyosa Kulas
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus Host
2009 Komiks Presents: Flash Bombakla Flash Bombakla/Roldan Legaspi
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Videoke Rey
2010 Your Song Presents: My Last Romance Nico Suarez
Panahon Ko 'To!: Ang Game Show ng Buhay Ko Host
Wansapanataym Presents: Kokak Leo
2010-2013 Pilipinas Got Talent Host
2011 Laugh Out Loud
2012 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal
Sarah G. Live
Be Careful With My Heart James Luis Ventura
2013–2014 Minute to Win It Host
2014 The Voice Kids
The Voice of the Philippines


Year Award Category Work Result
2003 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male New TV-Personality ASAP Won
2004 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent-Search Program Host Star Circle Quest Kids & Teens Won
2005 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male New TV-Personality Star Circle National Teen Quest Won
2006 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male TV-Host ASAP '06 Won
2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV Male Star Of The Night Won
2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male TV-Host ASAP '09 Won
2010 GAWAD Tanglaw Best Supporting Actor In My Life Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Supporting Actor In My Life Won
41st Box Office Entertainment Awards Film Actor of the Year (with John Lloyd Cruz)[3] In My Life Won
PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Hosts (with Billy Crawford) Pilipinas Got Talent Won
2011 Yahoo! OMG! Awards Favorite Male TV Host Pilipinas Got Talent Won
2013 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Prince of Philippine Movies[4] Won


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  3. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  4. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Retrieved 2014-05-19.

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