John Lloyd Cruz
|John Lloyd Cruz|
John Lloyd Cruz (24 June 1983) is a Filipino actor and commercial model. He is one of the most sought-after leading men in the country, playing lead roles in various box office hits such as One More Chance, A Very Special Love, and You Changed My Life. He was recently named the "Third Most Powerful Celebrity in the Philippines" as well as "Box Office King" for the movie A Very Special Love.
Cruz was 14 years old when a talent scout spotted him and asked him to visit and audition at ABS-CBN. He became a member of Star Magic Batch 5 and was launched as a member of Koolits with Baron Geisler and Marc Solis.
In 1999, Cruz played Rovic in series Tabing Ilog, a performance that earned him a major role in the TV sereis Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2002) with Bea Alonzo and Lorna Tolentino. His successful team-up with Bea Alonzo led to romantic lead roles in the movies Now That I Have You (2004) and One More Chance (2008).
He also had in the movie Dubai (2005) with Aga Muhlach and Claudine Barretto. His movies A Very Special Love (2008) and You Changed My Life (2009) pairing him with Sarah Geronimo grossed P180 million and P230 million at the box office, making them among the highest grossing movies in the country.
Cruz was a member of the male group Coverboys with Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo, Rafael Rossell, Victor Basa, and Jake Cuenca. He is now a part of Kanto Boys with Billy Joe Crawford, Sam Milby, and Vhong Navarro. The group regularly performs in ASAP.
Cruz was formerly linked to showbiz personalities Kaye Abad and Ciara Sotto. He recently broke up with his long time girlfriend Liz Uy and is currently rumored as Ruffa Gutierrez's new boyfriend. However both parties deny that they are together.
Cruz endorses various products including Biogesic and Greenwich. His other endorsements include the following:
- Clear shampoo
- SMART Talk n' Text
- Belo Medical Group
- You Changed My Life (2009)
- A Very Special Love (2008)
- One More Chance (2007)
- Still Life (2007)
- All About Love(2006)
- Close To You (2006)
- Now That I Have You (2004)
- Forevermore (2004)
- My First Romance ("Two Hearts" Episode) (2003)
- Mahal na kung Mahal (1999)
- Nagbibinata (1998)
- I Love Betty La Fea (2008)
- Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik (2007)
- Star Magic presents: My Angel (2006)
- Komiks: Bampy (2006)
- Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Kwintas" (2006)
- ASAP '06 (2006)
- Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Rene Cayetano Story (2005)
- Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin (2005)
- It Might Be You (2003)
- Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2002)
- Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka (2001)
- Tabing Ilog (1999)
- Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako (1998)
- Gimik (1996)
Awards and recognitions
- Third Most Powerful Celebrity in the Philippines, YES! Magazine, April 2009
- Box Office King for A Very Special Love, 40th Box-Office Entertainment Awards , 2009
- Actor in a Daily Soap Opera for I Love Betty La Fea, 5th USTv Students' Choice Awards , 2009
- Best Actor for One More Chance, ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards, 2009
- Box Office King for One More Chance, Guillermo Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 2008
- Best Actor for All About Love, Luna Awards (Film Academy of the Philippines), 2007
- Best Drama Actor for Maging Sino Ka Man, PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2007
- Best Drama Actor for Maging Sino Ka Man, USTV Students Choice Awards, 2007
- Best Supporting Actor for Dubai, FAMAS Awards, 2006
- Best Supporting Actor for Dubai, Maria Clara Awards, 2006
- Best Supporting Actor for Dubai, PMPC Star Awards for Movies, 2006
- Film Actors of the Year for Dubai, Guillermo Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 2006
- Best Drama Actor for Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin, USTV Students Choice Awards, 2006
- Best Drama Actor for It Might Be You, USTV Students Choice Awards, 2005
- Best Drama Actor for It Might Be You, PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2005
- Best Single Performance by a Lead Actor for [[Maalaala Mo Kaya: Skating Rink, ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards, 2005
- Prince of RP Movies for [[Now That I Have You, Guillermo Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 2005
- Most Popular Loveteam (with Bea Alonzo), Guillermo Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 2004
- Best Drama Actor for Tabing Ilog, PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2001
- ”100 Most Beautiful Stars.” YES! Magazine Special. 2009, 22.
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- Hunks and beauty tilts are an awkward mix. (Accessed 18 August 2009).
- John Lloyd Cruz: From teleserye prince to promising movie actor. (Accessed 18 August 2009).