Jonathan Aguilar Garcia
June 25, 1970
Davao City, Philippines
|Died||March 9, 2019 48) (aged|
|Resting place||Davao Memorial Park, Philippines (cremated remains)|
|Occupation||Comedian, actor, television host|
|Agent||Star Magic (2004–2019)|
Jonathan Aguilar Garcia (June 25, 1970 – March 9, 2019), better known by his stage name Chokoleit,was a Filipino comedian, actor, and TV host. He was best known for his role as Pearly Shell in the Philippine television series Marina .
Chokoleit attended Ateneo de Davao University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.
Chokoleit's showbiz career started in 1994 when he was discovered by movie director/ talent manager Maryo J. de los Reyes. His contemporary was fellow stand-up comedian Gil "Ate Gay" Morales. Not soon after, he became a bit player in the GMA Network sitcom Haybol Rambol, sharing screen time with lead stars Dennis Padilla, Benjie Paras and Nida Blanca. He managed to stay with the sitcom until it was cancelled in 1995. He also became part of the talk show Brunch as comic relief to main hosts Bing Loyzaga and Michelle van Eimeren from 1998-1999 and started to appear in movies also as a bit player, while continuing his work as a stand-up comedian in The Library, Punchline and Laffline.
In 2004, Chokoleit bagged the role of Pearly Shell in the ABS-CBN fantaserye Marina after being recommended by director Wenn Deramas, who became instrumental to his career until the director's untimely death in 2016. From Marina, more TV shows and movies came for Chokoleit. His life story was essayed in the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and became a talent of the Kapamilya Network's "Star Magic".
|2004||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Himself||Episode: "Comedy Bar"|
|2006||Komiks||Dexter||Episode: "Paa ni Isabella"|
|2006||Komiks||Tonette||Episode: "Inday sa Balitaw"|
|2006||Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Bungisngis|
|2007||Love Spell||Kitchi||Episode: "Click na Click"|
|2008||Ligaw na Bulaklak||Aljon|
|2010||Wansapanataym||Dexter||Episodes: "Inday Bote Part 1" & "Inday Bote Part 2"|
|2013||Wansapanataym||Tinay||Episode: "Daddy, Daddy, Doggy!"|
|2013||Juan dela Cruz||Lorelei Cortez|
|2015||Wansapanataym||Gammy||Episode: "Selfie pa More, Sasha no More"|
|2015||Ipaglaban Mo!||Minnie||Episode: "Ang Aking Pagkatao"|
|2015||Mac & Chiz||Thief|
|2016||FPJ's Ang Probinsyano||Jonel|
|2018||Wansapanataym||Albularyo||Episode: "Switch Be With You"|
|1990||Kakampi Ko Ang Diyos|
|1997||Bawal sa Halik|
|1999||Sa Paraiso ni Efren|
|2005||Bahay ni Lola 2||Glory|
|2006||D' Lucky Ones||Bar host|
|2006||Kapag Tumibok ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice|
|2006||Metlogs (Metrosexual Adventures)|
|2006||Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, ze Moveeh||Didi|
|2008||One Night Only||Edward|
|2008||Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat||Cabinet member|
|2009||BFF: Best Friends Forever||Bona|
|2009||OMG (Oh, My Girl!)||Toll Gay|
|2012||Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion||fat man/barber||Segment: "Unwanted"|
|2013||Call Center Girl||Trainer|
|2015||Etiquette for Mistresses||Bailey|
|2018||Da One That Ghost Away||Chicken feet|
|2018||Fantastica||Beauty||Final film appearance|
Chokoleit died of a heart attack on the evening of March 9, 2019 at the age of 46, shortly after a performance at the Kawayan Festival in Bangued, Abra province. Before his death, he experienced difficulty breathing after his performance and was rushed to a local hospital.His remains were brought to Davao City for the funeral. He was cremated afterwards on March 17. His ashes were interred in Davao Memorial Park.
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