Vin Abrenica

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Vin Abrenica
Avin Guiang Abrenica

(1991-05-29) May 29, 1991 (age 31)
OccupationActor, model, singer
Years active2012–present
Agent Talent5 (2012–2016)
Star Magic (2016–2021)
ALV Talent Circuit (2021–present)
Known for Wildflower as Jepoy Madrigal
Partner(s) Sophie Albert (2018)
Relatives Aljur Abrenica (brother)

Avin "Vin" Guiang Abrenica (born May 29, 1991) is a Filipino actor who appeared as a contestant on the reality-based talent search show Artista Academy [1] [2] and later won the competition with Sophie Albert. He is known for biggest break as Jepoy Madrigal in Wildflower and Elmer Marasigan, the villain and rival of Alex in A Soldier's Heart.



After his win in Artista Academy, Vin was cast as the male lead in Never Say Goodbye, [3] a primetime series that aired on TV5. Along with Sophie Albert as the female lead. The cast also included Nora Aunor, Alice Dixson, Gardo Versoza, and Cesar Montano. That same year, he landed the role of Charlie Cadiz in Misibis Bay, [4] a mini serye that inaugurated him as a hunk actor.

The following year, Vin appeared in the gay-themed comedy drama Beki Boxer [5] and the romantic suspense drama Jasmine. [6]

In 2015, Vin received a significant project to top-bill the remake of My Fair Lady with Jasmine Curtis Smith. [7]

In 2016, he transferred his talent contract to ABS-CBN and Star Magic. [8] He has initially made guest appearances in Ipaglaban Mo and Maalaala Mo Kaya. In the original plan for the primetime series A Love To Last (originally titled The Second Wife), Vin was set to play the role of Julia Barretto's love interest. [9] However, the network executives later decided to cast him as one of Maja Salvador’s leading men in Wildflower. [10] This role has taken another important turning point in his career since it launched him into a more prominent actor.

Vin's final project with the network was the primetime series A Soldier's Heart, where he played Capt. Elmer Marasigan. His character is a villain and the rival of Alex Marasigan, the main character in the series.

After much anticipation, Vin returned to acting in last quarter of 2021 when he signed with GMA Network and ALV Talent Circuit; He made his primary appearance in Tadhana: Kasalanan episode. He is now set to appear as one of the cast in GMA Network's action-adventure series Lolong. [11] [12]

Personal life

He is a younger brother of ABS-CBN talent Aljur Abrenica, himself a winner on StarStruck: The Next Level. [13] He attended Don Bosco Academy, Pampanga.

He has two more siblings besides Aljur and he is the second oldest amongst his younger siblings, a brother and a sister. Also, he has two nephews, Alas Joaquin Abrenica and Axl Romeo Abrenica.

Abrenica has been dating actress Sophie Albert since June 2013. The two had met the previous year as co-competitors on the talent show Artista Academy , which they both won. [14] Albert and Abrenica initially ended their relationship in 2016, citing "personal and career-related problems", but reconciled in 2018. [15] In December 2020, the couple became engaged. [16] In February 2021, Albert revealed that she and Abrenica had moved in together. [17] That same month, they announced that they were expecting their first child, a daughter. [18] Their daughter was born on March 15, 2021. [19]


Television Series

2012 Lokomoko U Himself TV5
Pidol's Wonderland presents: My monito, my monita!
2013 Tropa Mo Ko Unli Various
Never Say Goodbye William Carpio
Misibis Bay Charlie Cadiz
2014 Beki Boxer Renato "Atong" Villaflor
Jasmine Alexis Vergara
Wattpad Presents: Fake Fiancée Rafael Raymundo
2015 Tropa Mo Ko Unli Spoof Various
Wattpad Presents: My Fiancé Since BirthVincent
Mac & Chiz: Life's a BeachCarl
Wattpad Present: Marry YouLance Abellano
Wattpad Presents: How to Break-up with a Bad BoyLourd Simon Sandoval Ang Plawtin ni PerikingPeriking
My Fair Lady Hero Del Rosario
Ipaglaban Mo: Tinalikurang Pangako Donji Cruz ABS-CBN
2016Wattpad Presents Telemovie: Mysterious Guy At The Coffee ShopCedrick Dela VegaTV5
Ipaglaban Mo: EngkwentroVictor ABS-CBN
Wattpad Presents Telemovie: Confession of a Fashion BloggerTravisTV5
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pole Jay ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: SugalBen
Maalaala Mo Kaya: GitaraNiko
2017-2018 Wildflower Jepoy Madrigal
2017Ipaglaban mo: ParatangAndrei Policarpio
Maalaala Mo Kaya: LaptopGil
2019Wansapanataym: Switch Be with YouLucky Wheels Executive
Ipaglaban Mo: GayumaGimo
Past, Present, Perfect?Daniel / Darwin iWant TFC
Ipaglaban Mo: TaiwanJessABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Red RosesChris
2020 A Soldier's Heart Elmer Marasigan
2022 Tadhana: Kasalanan Father Edgar GMA Network
Lolong TBA

Reality Show

2012 Artista Academy TV5Best Actor [20]

Television Show

2012 Wil Time Bigtime TV5
2012-2013 Game N' Go
2013 Pinoy Explorer
It's More Fun with PhilipS2 EP.1
2015–2016 Happy Truck ng Bayan
2016-2020 ASAP ABS-CBNPerformer
2018I Can See Your VoiceS1 EP.121
2020S2 EP.30
2021 Bawal na Game Show TV5Ep.81
2022 Family Feud GMA


2015Unlike Father, Unlike Son Sine Screen
2016Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano PuliT-Rex Entertainment
2017 Extra Service Carlo Star Cinema, Skylight Films
Corpus Delicti Julius Arcega Star Cinema
Moonlight Over Baler Kenji / NestorT-Rex Entertainment
Deadma Walking Joseph OctoArts Films
2018 Kasal Arvin Star Cinema
Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan KaMigsWilbros Films
2020 Coming Home SJ LibradaALV Films
TBATricycle Driver, Kasangga MoTBA
TBAThe RevelationVincentHand Held Entertainment

Music video appearances

2013Time Machine Six Part Invention Philpop 2013
2021Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw Sheryn Regis [21]


2015Juego De PeligroDaniel [22]



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