In the Philippine entertainment industry, there are many famous actors, musicians, artists, and comedians that are family related. This makes us think that it really runs in the family. These are some good example: the Guttierez family, Sotto family, Padilla family and many others. Sometimes it is very surprising learning that a certain tv personality is a relative of also an icon.
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We may all know one of the famous comedians in the longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga, Jose Manalo. Little did we know, he also has a son in the entertainment industry. Benj Manalo is the youngest son of the iconic comedian Jose Manalo. Benj Manalo followed the steps of his father in the entertainment industry. Benj has 2 more siblings, one in the medical industry and the other, the same as him and their father, in the entertainment industry.
Benj showed how good and talented he is as an artist like his father. He now plays a role in the highly rated primetime series “Ang Probinsyano” as “Pinggoy”. He made also his appearance in other tv shows like “The Story of us”, “My Super D”, and “On the Wings of Love”.
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Benj also auditioned in the reality talent show “Starstruck”. Aside from his appearances in television, he also made an appearance in the original Filipino musical “Rak of Aegis” as the boatman “Tolits”. As a proof of his greatness in acting, Benj won an award at the Centro Media Film Festival in 2018 as Best Actor. Benj Manalo will soon be working with Solenn Heussaff and Lovi Poe in a project entitled “Kung Paano ako naging Leading Lady” by Regal Films. Aside from acting, Benj also knows how to sing and play the piano. He is also a joined the Philippine hip-hop dance group Philippine All-Stars.
Benj, like his father, treats his family as the most important people in his life. He is in a 3-year relationship with Lovely Abella of “Bubble Gang”. He posted a photo on Instagram of him and Lovely greeting her Happy Mothers’ Day.
It is obvious that he keeps his body fit and muscular. Some of his photos posted on Instagram proves that he goes to the gym and works out to keep him in shape. He also stated in a throwback photo post that he used to surf a lot.
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Many are saying that with his talents, and attitude towards life will lead him to bright future. Do you think the same? Feel free to leave a comment below.