Event: #JerichoLovesStarStudioMag #JerichoRosales celebrates 20 magical years in showbiz @starmagicphils
Mr.Pogi is still pogi after 20 years. One of the greatest actors of this generation, Jericho Rosales celebrated his 20 years in showbiz with StarStudio Magazine last Thursday at B Hotel Quezon City. Awarded Best Actor in Walang Forever (MMFF2015) and StarMagic Philippines' formidable talent was featured in the love month edition of the popular fave mag StarStudio this February. Jericho looks back at how he started in showbiz from Mr. Pogi, a talent search on noontime show “Eat Bulaga.”
After winning the title, Jericho went on to explore the world of acting and he eventually found a home in ABS-CBN when he became part of Star Magic’s Star Circle Batch 4 in 1997. Echo has his charms that earned him a fan base has earned him a fan base in Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and South Africa because of his teleserye “Pangako Sa Yo.” with Kristine Hermosa. He also starred with iconic Malaysian artists Aaron Azia and Tiz Zaqyah Razak in “Kusinero- a TV series shown in Malaysia’s Astro Musika HD 134 channel. From a teen idol, Jericho eventually transitioned into a hunk dramatic actor and became part of ASAP boy group “Hunks” alongside Piolo Pascual, Diether Ocampo, Carlos Agassi and Bernard Palanca. Jericho was able to express his musical side and this led him in having a singing career with his band Jeans. Because of his popularity in Asia, especially in Malaysia, Jericho even did his band’s album launch in Kuala Lumpur. He launched his first album with his band titled “Loose Fit” in 2006 followed by a self titled album. “Change” and “Korona” albums were released in the market. As a serious actor, Jericho continued to make quality television shows and movies. He did the remake of Fernando Poe Jr’s “Panday” and Koreanovela “Green Rose.” He also did another soap with Kristine titled “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” which got nominated Best Telenovela in the International Emmys and New York Film Festivals in 2011. He did “Kahit Isang Saglit,” which was partly shot in Malaysia and also starred Malaysian actress Carmen Soo. He won Best Drama Actor in the 26th Star Awards for TV for “Dahil Sa Pag-ibig.” He got several nominations for his works in various award giving bodies including FAMAS, Star Awards for Movies, Golden Screen and Metro Manila Film Festival. His film Alagwa (Breakaway) won in film festivals around the world and recognized as the Most Outstanding Achievement in Film Acting Award at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival. Most notable are his awards for Best Actor for the said film in the country’s respected award giving bodies Gawad Urian and FAMAS in 2013. The most recent Best Actor Award he received is for the movie “Walang Forever” in the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival. The mag also showed photos of him with model/host/actress Kim Jones and his son, Santino who many of us believe has a great potential of following his father's path in showbiz.
Jericho is already happy at his stage but yearns to learn more from the evolving form of filmmaking. He wants to pursue stage acting and directing to better imbibe the same discipline of stage actors he works with. I want to see him do another inspirational movie or action film like I am Legend while others believe he will fit a role similar to Will Smith or Tom Hanks. Don't forget to grab a copy of StarStudio Magazine this February also featuring ToMiho loveteam and the Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Thank you StarMagic and StarStudio! For more info please visit https://www.facebook.com/starmagicphils/