Vic Sotto is a Filipino-born singer, comedian, and actor who is popularly known for his substantial contribution to the Filipino entertainment industry. His path is marked by hard work and diligence which finally paid off.
Vic rose to fame after featuring in the Philippines' longest-running noontime show dubbed Eat Bulaga! Here is what you need to know about his wife, net worth, children, movies, age, and latest news.
Vic sotto profile summary
- Full name: Marvic Valentin Castelo Sotto Sr
- Celebrated name: Vic Sotto
- Date of birth: 28th April 1954
- Place of birth: Manila, Philippines
- Vic Sotto age: 66 years
- Vic Sotto birthday: 28th April
- Nationality: Filipino
- Ethnicity: Asian
- Vic Sotto height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Weight: 70 kg
- Hair color: Dark brown
- Eye color: Grey
- Marital status: Married
- Profession: Filipino actor, comedian, singer, TV host, film producer
- Net worth: $14 million
Vic was born on 28th April 1954 in Manila. His full name is Marvic Valentin Castelo Sotto Sr. He is the son of Dr. Herminia Castelo (mother) and Marcelino Antonio Ojeda Sotto Sr. (father).
Vic Sotto brothers are Valmar Sotto, a singer, comedian, composer, and actor, Vicente Sotto III, a politician, and Mercelino Sotto Jr.
Upon completing his high school studies and attaining excellent grades, Valentin joined Colegio de San Juan de Letran, a private Roma Catholic college situated in Manila.
Love life and dating history
Vic has been involved in several relationships and has had children with different women before settling with her current wife. Here is a breakdown of his dating history:
- 1979 to 1980: Chiqui Hollman
- 1981 to 1986: Dina Bonnevie
- 1989 to 1990: Coney Reyes
- 1991 to 1992: Angela Luz
- 1995 to 1998: Christine Jacob-Sandejas
- 2000 to 2001: Kristine Floredo
- 2003: Kris Aquino
- 2004: Pia Cabreira
- 2005 to 2010: Pia Guanio
- 2011 to present: Pauleen Luna
Why did Vic sotto and Pia Guanio break up?
It was alleged that a Brazilian model and actress by the name Diana Menezes was the reason behind the separation of the lovely couple. Diana served as the leading lady in one of Vic’s shows. The separation happened in December 2010.
Vic Sotto wife
Later on, Vic started dating Eat Bulaga co-host Pauleen Luna, and they confirmed their engagement in September 2015. Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna wedding took place on 30th January 2016 at Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City, in the Philippines.
Valentin has a total number of five children. From his relationship with Dina Bonnevie, Vic has two children, Danica Sotto, who was born on 9th May 1983, and Oyo Boy Sotto, who was born on 12th January 1984. Both of them are actors, just like their father.
Vic has a 3rd child with Coney Renes named Vico Sotto, who was born on 17th June 1989. Vico is a Filipino politician. His 4th born child is a daughter from his relationship with Angela Luz. She goes by the name Paulina Sotto. Vic Sotto’s daughter from her current marriage goes by the name Talitha Maria Sotto. She was born in 2017.
Vic began his career as a guitarist and a folk singer. He was also the lead vocalist of the disco-funk band dubbed VST and Company. While singing at the band, he produced songs such as Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko, Kung Sakali, and Rock Baby Rock.
In the early 1970s, Vic joined his brothers Tito and Val in the gag show dubbed Ok Lang under IBC 13. At the show, they met and joined with comedian Joey de Leon, and they formed a casting in Iskul Bukol, Rock and Roll 2000, TVJ Television's Jesters, and Eating Bulaga.
Over the last three decades, Marvic has done several sitcoms and television shows for three networks, namely GMA Network, ABS-CBN and TV5. Here are Vic Sotto movies and TV shows.
- 1977: Student Canteen as the Co-host
- 1978 to 1988: Iskul Bukol as Vic Ungasis
- 1979 to 1981: C.U.T.E (Call Us Two for Entertainment) as the host
- 1979 to present: Eat Bulaga as the host
- 1982 to 1983: 2+2 as the host
- 1987 to 1989; 1989 to 1995; 1996 to 1997: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!as Enteng Kabisote
- 1989: TVJ (TeleVision's Jesters) as the host
- 1992: TVJ on 5 (TeleVision's Jesters on 5) as the host
- 1992: Rock n' Roll 2000 as the host and performer
- 1994 to 1997: Mixed Nuts! (Numero Unong Terrific Show) as the host
- 1997: 1 for 3 as the host
- 2001: Korek na Korek ka Dyan as the host
- 2005: A Telefantastic Christmas: The GMA All-Star Special starring various roles
- 2001 to 2007: Daddy Di Do Du starring as Kul
- 2007 to 2009: Ful Haus starring as Ful
- 2009 to 2015: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? As the host
- 2010 to 2011: My Darling Aswang starring as Victor
- 2010 to 2011: LOL: Laugh Or Lose as the host
- 2011: R U Kidding Me! as the host
- 2011 to 2012: The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto starring as Direk Vic
- 2012 to 2013: The Million Peso Money Drop as the host
- 2013 to 2016: Vampire Ang Daddy Ko starring as Victor Ventura
- 2014 to 2015: Lucky Me Nam Nam Dear Bossing as the host
- 2015: Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Sukli ng Pagmamahal starring as Greg
- 2015: Sabado Badoo featured as Cameo footage
- 2016: Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Panata starring as Moises
- 2016 to 2017: Hay, Bahay! Starring as Vio
- 2017: Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Kaibigan starring as Vito
- 2017: Bossing & Ai starring as himself and the host
- 2018: Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Taray ni Tatay
- 2018: Daddy's Gurl starring as Barak Otogan
- 2019: Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Ikigai: Buhay Ng Buhay Ko starring as Tonio
- 1979: Swing It Baby starring as Vic
- 1979: Rock Baby Rock starring as Vic
- 1979: Mang Kepweng starring as Tres Dwendes (TVJ)
- 1979: Mamang Sorbetero starring as Ariston (1st Comedy Solo Movie)
- 1980: Ako, Ikaw...Magkaagaw starring as Greggy (first dramatic role)
- 1980: Mr. One-Two-Three starring as Toto (as TVJ)
- 1980: Iskul Bukol starring as Vic Ungasis (as TVJ)
- 1981: Age Doesn't Matter starring as Enteng
- 1981: Palpak Connection starring as Jaworsky
- 1981: Mr. One-Two-Three Part 2 starring as Toto
- 1981: Bilibid Gays starring as Dina Maria Bombolina Estofada y Bonnevie (as Vic)
- 1981: D'Gradwets starring as Maverick (as TVJ)
- 1981: Mag-toning Muna Tayo starring as Evita (as Vic)
- 1982: Si Ako at... Tres Muskiteros! Starring Poldong Muskitero
- 1985: Doctor, Doctor, We Are Sick starring as Ricky (as TVJ)
- 1985: Mama Said Papa Said I Love You starring as Bogs (as Vic)
- 1986: Horsey-horsey: Tigidig-tigidig starring as Eddie
- 1987: The Best of Iskul Bukol: The Movie starring as Vic Ungasis
- 1989: Gawa Na ang Balang Para sa Akin starring as Nanding
- 1990: Crocodile Jones: The Son of Indiana Dundee starring as Crocodile Jones
- 1990: Iputok Mo... Dadapa Ako! (Hard to Die) starring as Bruce
- 1994: Hindi Pa Tapos ang Labada, Darling starring as Victor "Toryo" Dimasupil
- 1994: Tunay Na Magkaibigan, Walang Iwanan... Peksman starring as Esting
- 1995: Isang Kahig, Tatlong Tuka... (Daddy Ka Na, Mommy Ka Pa!) Starring as Victor
- 1997: Enteng en Mokong: Kaming Mga Mababaw ang Kaligayahan starring as Andrew
- 2000: Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko Nga Ba, Darling) starring as Ricky Belo
- 2010: Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote starring as Enteng Kabisote
- 2011: Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! Starring as Angelo
- 2011: Enteng ng Ina Mo starring as Enteng Kabisote
- 2013: My Little Bossings starring as Torky Villanueva
- 2014: My Big Bossing's Adventures starring as Bossing/Vince/Torius
- 2015: My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore starring as Vito Carillo
- 2016: Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers starring as Enteng Kabisote
- 2017: Meant to Beh starring Ronaldo Balatbat
- 2018: Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles starring as Perfecto "Popoy/ Pops" Fernandez
- 2019: Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Vic Sotto?
After seven years, Who Wants to be a Millionaire returned to Philippine television in 2009. Vic Sotto was then chosen to be the new host of the game show's Philippine version. On December 2009 and 2011, Vic Sotto also hosted the special celebrity charity edition called Who Deserves to Be A Millionaire?
Awards and achievements
Here is a list of the nomination and awards in his name:
- Guillermo Mendoza's Entertainment Awards under the Five-time Box-Office King category (won)
- PMPC Star Awards for Television under the Best Actor in a Comedy Series category (won)
- PMPC Star Awards for Television under the Best Male Variety Show Host category (won)
- Enpress under the Best Male Variety Host category (won)
- Guillermo Mendoza's Entertainment Awards under the Comedy Box Office King category(won)
- GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards under the All-Time Box-Office King Special Award category (won)
- GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards under the Comedy Box Office King category (won)
- 35th Metro Manila Film Festival under the Best Festival Actor for Ang Darling Kong Aswang category (nominated)
- GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards under the Comedy Box Office King category (won)
- GME under the Comedy Box Office King category (won)
- Eastwood City Walk Of Fame under the Celebrity Inductee category (won)
- PMPC Star Awards for Television under the Best Game Show Host category (won)
- NSSUU under the Best Variety Game Show Host category (won)
- GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards under the Box-Office Kings (with Bong Revilla) category (won)
- 37th Metro Manila Film Festival under the Best Festival Actor for Enteng Ng Ina Mo category (nominated)
- GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards under the Box-Office Tandem (with Ai-Ai de las Alas) category (won)
- Reader's Digest under the Most Trusted TV Host for Entertainment and Variety category (won)
- Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards under the Favorite Male TV Host of the Year category (won)
- 39th Metro Manila Film Festival under the Best Festival Actor for My Little Bossings category (nominated)
- GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards under the Phenomenal Stars (with Vice Ganda category (won)
- 6th EdukCircle Awards under the Most Influential Film Actor of the Year for My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore category (won)
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Vic Sotto net worth is estimated to stand at $14 million as of the year 2020. He has managed to accumulate this amount of money from his career endeavors.
Vic Sotto has had several brand endorsements. He has appeared on commercials for the following brands:
Height and other body measurements
He has a slim body that features dark brown hair and alluring grey eyes. Vic Sotto’s height is around 5 feet and 10 inches. He weighs 70 kg.
The comedian is active on several social media platforms. Here are his handles:
Vic Sotto’s latest news
Vic’s family has continued to observe the Pabasao Pasyon tradition despite the on-going lock-down. Pauleen took it to Instagram to share a photo of her husband while he was doing the Pasyon inside the house.
Continuing family tradition despite the lockdown Vic and I take turns every 10-20 pages. Day 2 tomorrow. Around 60 pages left, captioned Luna
The couple has been holding a prayer brigade that entails singing praise and worship songs.
Vic Sotto is one of the best entertainers not only in the Filipino industry but also across the world. He is indeed a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry.