A celebrated actor and director for movies and television, Coco Martin has been charming hearts of Filipinos for almost 20 years. Currently playing as the lead role in ABS-CBN’s primetime series “Ang Probinsyano”, Martin has earned praise and numerous awards for his acting prowess and media influence.
Anyone who turns on their TV will be familiar with the actor's face and most famous role: Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay of the primetime series "Ang Probinsyano". Here is everything you need to know about his age, net worth, son and real name.
- Real name: Rodel Nacianceno
- Birthday: November 1, 1981
- Age: 38 years old
- Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
- Parents: Ramon and Maria Teresa Nacianceno
- Siblings: Ronwaldo Martin
- Nationality: Filipino
- Height: 1.7m or 5’7
- Profession: Actor, director, producer, endorser
- Net Worth: $20 Million
Coco Martin background
Coco Martin real name is Rodel Nacianceno. He was born in Manila, Philippines. Coco Martin parents, Ramon and Maria Teresa, separated when he was young. His grandmother stepped in and raised the young boy. Not much is in the public domain regarding Coco Martin brothers or sisters.
Coco attained a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the National College of Business and Art. However, he later shifted to the entertainment industry, where he has built a name for himself.
What is Coco Martin age? Coco Martin birthday is on 1st November. The talented actor was born in the year 1981 making him 38 as of 2019.
What is Coco Martin height? He stands at 5 feet 7 inches, which is equivalent to 170 centimeters.
Coco Martin movies and TV shows
After Coco became part of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic talent agency’s Star Circle Batch 9 in 2001, he worked on several cameos, supporting roles and TV advertisements. His official debut was in the independent film “Masahista” in 2005, where he played the lead role Iliac. This started his various acting career, starring in different films as a supporting or the lead character for both independent and mainstream. In 2010, he starred in “Sa’Yo Lamang”, which was his first leading role in a mainstream film.
Moving from acting to directing and producing, he served as the director for the 2017 film reboot of “Ang Panday”, which he also starred. The following year, he produced his joint movie “Jack Em Popoy: the Puliscredibles” with Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza, both from the rival network GMA.
In 2009, he rejoined Star Magic. He also appeared in the primetime drama series “Tayong Dalawa” with Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson, and Kim Chiu in the same year. He went on doing several TV shows in the following years, ranging from the drama “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo” to action-oriented “Tonyong Bayawak.” He also started appearing in several episodes of the TV anthologies “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and “Wansapanataym.”
In 2012, Martin took the lead role for the primetime series “Walang Hanggan” opposite Julia Montes, an adaptation of the 1991 movie “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit.” The show helped Coco-Julia love team to become so popular that they top-billed other shows. These include the 2014 soap opera “Ikaw Lamang” and the 4-month long “Wansapanataym” series “Yamishita’s Treasure” in early 2015.
His biggest and most famous role began in September 2015, where he took the role of Cardo Dalisay for the TV adaptation of the movie “Ang Probinsyano.” Another film of the late Fernando Poe Jr., he played a police officer that fought terrorist organizations, rebel groups, and even a political regime.
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Awards, and titles
Martin has garnered awards from well-known award-giving bodies in the country because of his dedication and hard work for the craft. His first win was a “Best Performance” award for his role in “Masahista” from Young Critics Circle, followed by many others in the same or similar category.
Not only is he recognized for his film projects, but he also gained multiple awards for his TV programs. The multi-awarded program “Ang Probinsyano” has been praised by different bodies since 2016. Coco-Julia love team that started in “Walang Hanggan” earned them the second spot in the “Most Popular Loveteams” category at the 4th FMTM Awards in 2012.
Apart from the awards, the actor also received some titles for his excellent performance. He originally had the title “Prince of Philippine Television” thanks to his role in the aforementioned series. This title was elevated to “King of Philippine Television” with the success of “Ang Probinsyano.”
What is Coco Martin net worth? As of 2018, the actor had a net worth of $20 Million or P1.02 Billion. This is a significant increase from the previous year, which was at $18 Million or a little less than P1 Billion, and a far cry from his humble beginnings in Sampaloc.
Coco Martin wife and children
The “Ang Probinsyano” actor is still an eligible bachelor and claims to have no time to go out of dates due to work commitments. However, rumors strongly suggest that he is in a relationship with former loveteam Julia Montes. No clarification from either party has been given regarding the matter.
The actor has been the subject of at least two pregnancies. First, despite allegations of Coco Martin son with former actress Kathleen Luna, a previous DNA test was taken and proved that the child was not his. Second, and more recently, is the report that rumored girlfriend Julia has given birth, and he is the rumored father.
From simple beginnings, Coco Martin has risen to be a household name to be remembered by generations. His rags to riches story is a great example of excellence and dedication bringing success to an individual.