Herman “Isko” Salvador is a scriptwriter and comedian popularly known as Brod Pete.
Early Life and Education
Salvador was born on 21 May 1958 in Calumpit, Bulacan. In 1980, he graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts.
As A Scriptwriter
Salvador started his career as a scriptwriter, penning for Sapak Talaga, a daily afternoon variety show on GMA 7, and on BBC-2's Ma-Ta-Tuh, under the tutelage of the director Anding Fernando.
During his time with John en Marsha, Salvador also submit materials for the show, as well as for other programs Buddy En Sol, Champoy, and Goin' Bananas. When John en Marsha folded in 1990, he wrote for Plaza 1989, Home Along Da Riles, and Bubble Gang.
As An Actor
He got his first break on acting on John En Marsha, hailed as the longest-running comedy show on Philippine Television, where he portrayed the suitor of the couple's son Shirley (then-played by Maricel Soriano).
His acting career was revived when he created a spoof in Bubble Gang called Ang Dating Doon, with his role Brod Pete, a parody character for Ang Dating Daan' chief evangelizer Eliseo Soriano. The character became not just a household name, but also a staple icon in pop culture. Thus, cementing his legacy as an entertainer.
He also had cameo on various television programs and movies, including Boy Pick-Up: The Movie and Pidol's Wonderland.
Salvador last hosted Celebrity Bluff in GMA-7, subsequently substituting for then-scandalized Wally Bayola.
He also anchored a radio program with Jojo Alejar.
Salvador also lives in Marikina City. He was once offered to run as councilor, but declined. He was also part of a two-part book series of GMA's Bubble Gang, alongside fellow comedians Cesar Cosme, Michael V, and others.
At present, Salvador is hosting an online show, and has written a book comprised of a compilation of his jokes called #BASA. He also endorses a brand of health supplements.
- My alien experience with Brod Pete INQUIRER. (Accessed 5 May 2016)
- Brod Pete, the Busy Bee of Comedy Philippine STAR. (Accessed 5 May 2016)
- Raising comedy through the roof VARSITARIAN. (Accessed 5 May 2016)
- Brod Pete to raise the roof anew INQUIRER. (Accessed 5 May 2016)
- Isko Salvador Goodreads. (Accessed 5 May 2016)
- Isko Salvador Biography IMDB. (Accessed 5 May 2016)