Rodjun Cruz

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Rodjun Cruz
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Born
Rodolfo Othello Cruz Ilustre, Jr.

(1987-10-10) October 10, 1987 (age 33)
Education De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
Saint Francis of Assisi College
OccupationActor, dancer, singer
Years active1993–present
Agent Star Magic
Talent5
GMA Artist Center
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s) Dianne Medina (m. 2019)
Children1
Family Rayver Cruz (brother)

Rodolfo Othello Cruz Ilustre, Jr. (born October 10, 1987), known professionally as Rodjun Cruz, is a Filipino actor, dancer and singer. He is the brother of fellow actor and dancer Rayver Cruz.

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Biography

Cruz started as a host, together with his younger brother Rayver, in the children's magazine show 5 And Up. Cruz was a member of the now defunct all-male dancing group Anim-E. The group, previously named Anime—in reference to the Tagalog word "anim" or "six"—originally consisted six members namely: Rayver Cruz, John Wayne Sace, Emman Abeleda, Sergio Garcia, Mico Aytona, and Mhyco Aquino. [1] Rodjun joined the original members in 2005.

In 2006, he was cast as Jigo in the ABS-CBN TV series Calla Lily .

After a year, Cruz along with 14 other celebrity contestants joined the second season of U Can Dance Version 2 , [2] where he met and started dating fellow Star Magic talent Dianne Medina. [3] Cruz with his dancing partner Lina Basas were named Grand Champion of U Can Dance Version 2 the following year, where he won the grand prize of 250,000 pesos. [4] He also won another 250,000 pesos from the "Merrygalo" segment of, the now defunct noontime variety show, Wowowee . [4] He made a guest appearance in the "Mambabarang" episode of Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao in the same year.

In 2008, Cruz was cast as Jake Perez in the teen drama Lipgloss . [5]

Cruz left Lipgloss after three seasons in 2009. He had minor roles in the ABS-CBN shows Tayong Dalawa and May Bukas Pa . He also made guest appearances in Maynila and Midnight DJ .

He played Calvin in Magkaribal in 2010. He was also cast as Joaquin Buenaventura in Juanita Banana . [6] The same year, he left ASAP XV and joined, the show's rival, P.O.5 in TV5. [6]

Personal life

Cruz is a cousin of entertainers Sheryl Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Geneva Cruz and Donna Cruz.

In October 2017, Cruz announced his engagement to actress Dianne Medina after dating since July 23, 2007. [7] The couple married on December 21, 2019. [8] On April 2020, they announced that they were expecting their first child together.

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotesSource
1993—2002 5 and Up Himself – Host
ABC
GMA Network
2005–2010 ASAP Himself – Host / Performer
ABS-CBN
2006 Calla Lily Jigo
2007 U Can Dance Version 2 Himself – ContestantGrand Champion (Season 2) [2]
2007 Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Rickey
2008—2009 Lipgloss Jake Perez
TV5
[5]
2009 Tayong Dalawa Stanley, Jr.
ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Young Ringo
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya AntonEpisode: "Tattoo"
2009 Midnight DJ Miguel
TV5
Episode: "Mambabarang" [9]
2010 Magkaribal Calvin
ABS-CBN
2010—2011 Juanita Banana Joaquin Buenaventura [6]
2010—2011 P.O.5 Himself – Host / Performer
TV5
2011 Fan*tastik HimselfHimself - Performer
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Isyot
ABS-CBN
Episode: "Bulaklak"
2011—2012 Hey it's Saberdey! Himself - Performer
TV5
2011 Carlo J. Caparas' Bangis Musang
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rene
ABS-CBN
Episode: "Itak"
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jeff BringasEpisode: "Saklay"
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Teen LitoEpisode: "Kabibe"
2013 My Husband's Lover Martin Savanal
GMA Network
Recurring guest star
2013—2015 Sunday All Stars Himself – Performer
2014 Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real Allan RealSupporting Cast
2014 Magpakailanman Episode: "Girl Boy Bakla, Tomboy"
2015 My Faithful Husband Young ArnaldoSpecial Participation
2015MaynilaEpisode: "Love vs Dreams"
2015MaynilaRainierEpisode: "My Imported GF"
2015 Princess in the Palace Kenneth
2015 Magpakailanman ShemEpisode: "Love Me for What I Am"
2016 Karelasyon RickyEpisode: "Nagjakol" [10]
2016 The Story of Us Gino
ABS-CBN
2016 Conan, My Beautician Prince
GMA Network
Guest
2016KarelasyonMichaelEpisode: "Webcam" [11]
2016 Magpakailanman PaulEpisode: "Sa kabila ng lahat, ikaw pa rin"
2016 A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Johnny / JuanitoEpisode guest
2016KarelasyonArmanEpisode: "Anino" [12]
2016 Encantadia PaoPao (warrior form)
2016 Dear Uge James VillamayorEpisode: "GGSS vs. GGSS "
2017 Legally Blind Joel Apostol
2017 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko Arnulfo
2017 Love is... John
Bernard
2018 Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka Edward Salazar
2018 Daddy's Gurl Bomber
2018MagpakailanmanElmerEpisode: "Impiyerno sa Dagat: A True Story of Filipino Bravery and Preserverance"
2019 TODA One I Love Robert [13]
2019 Kara Mia Kiko Panganiban-Lacson
2019 Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko Ben
2019 Maynila ApolloEpisode: My Little Angel
2019–2020 One of the Baes Martin Rivera
2021 My Fantastic Pag-ibig Amadeus / AmadoEpisode: Love Wars

Awards and nominations

YearWorkAwardCategoryResultSource
2012I Love You, Pare KoCarlo
2013 Raketeros
2013 Tuhog Mark

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