Dennis Trillo, real name Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho, born May 12, 1981 in Quezon City, Philippines, is a notable and critically acclaimed television and film actor in the Philippines.
Trillo rose to prominence via his film debut Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941 which skyrocketed him from matinee idol status into the roster of Philippine cinema's most credible actors.
Trillo came from a well-off family, the eldest and only son in a brood of three. He attended Ateneo de Manila University throughout pre-school and elementary and moved to Jose Abad Santos Memorial High School. He completed a degree in International Studies at Miriam College.
His biggest breaks came upon his transfer to GMA Network wherein he became one of its contract stars. He was cast in several television outings like Kahit Kailan, Twin Hearts and Love to Love.
Trillo's stardom continued to rise in 2004, when he became one of the lead stars in the popular telefantasya (fantasy-themed TV series) Mulawin. He made his film debut in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, where he received raves for his portrayal of a cross-dressing spy for the HUKBALAHAP during the advent of the Japanese invasion in World War II. For Aishite Imasu, he received several awards and citations including Best Supporting Actor from the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival and Best Actor trophies from the Film Academy of the Philippines, the PMPC Star Awards For Movies, and the Young Critics Circle. He was also included in the third installment of Mano Po, which starred Vilma Santos, a veteran actress and grand-slam Best Actress awardee.
2005 proved to be a more fruitful year for Trillo. He was part of the hit TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comic, Darna, where he played the love interest of both the titular super-heroine as well as her archenemy Valentina. He was later part of the drama anthology Now and Forever: Agos, where he again showcased his acting prowess. That same year he reprised his role for Mulawin: The Movie, and was also in the film Blue Moon alongside award-winning actors Eddie Garcia and Christopher de Leon.
Trillo was again cast as a lead in Etheria, where he portrayed the Sapirian prince, Raquim. He also appeeared in popular television fantasy series aptly called Majika. Trillo plays Argo, a provocatively clad Salamanca (wizard) with finesse in archery who teaches his protégée Sabina (Angel Locsin) how to hone her craft and become a powerful sorceress. Aside from his television show, Trillo also starred in the horror-suspense film Pamahiin, which is his first major acting role for the particular film genre. Recognizing his passion for making music, GMA also included him as a co-host for the network's noontime show "SOP" where he also displays his talent for drums as part of the show's Starband.
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