Friday, March 12, 2010

Jose Sixto Raphael Gonzalez Dantes III, popularly known as Dingdong Dantes,was born August 3, 1981 in Quezon City, Philippines.He is an award-nominated director/actor and model.He is one of the most popular and highest paid actors in the Philippines and is also one its top product endorsers.He is the son of Mr. Jose Rizal Jr & Mrs Angeline Gonzales Dantes.He began his career as a child model, appearing in a famous dairy product commercial when he was two years old. Several other commercials followed before he became part of an all-male dance group called Abztract Dancers, with his friend, actor Dino Guevarra, and his cousin, also an actor, Arthur Solinap. Their group became regulars on Eat Bulaga and That's Entertainment, making him treat German Moreno like his father.

As an actor, he debuted on ABS-CBA Network's highly popular youth-oriented flick T.G.I.S. In 2001, He was paired with actress Tanya Garcia as they top-billed GMA-7's primetime soap opera series entitled Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. The pairing was well received and the show received good ratings.
Dantes also hosts the suspense-thriller hit, Wag Kukurap, occasionally working as director. He is well-known for his role as King Ybrahim in the Encantadia fantasy-themed television saga, where he co-starred with his on-screen and off-screen romantic interest, singer-actress Karylle.

He was then formally launched as image model for Bench in the "Bench Blackout Underwear and Denim Fashion Show." A few weeks after being launched by Bench, he was also launched by Ibuprofen Medicol as their newest endorser, and many other companies have shown an interest in getting him as their endorser.

On August 22, 2008, Dantes was chosen as one of the 25 Sexiest Men of the World list in the Entertainment Television special. Dantes was the only Filipino in the list and the highest-ranking Asian, featuring along the world's sexiest male celebrities including Dan Carter (New Zealand), actor Gilles Marini (France), actor and fashion model Michael Lewis (Israel), singer Kostas Martakis (Greece) and footballer and model David Beckham. Dantes was placed 3rd in the list.

Also in 2008, Dantes starred in a movie with Iza Calzado and Marian Rivera entitled One True Love. The Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines rated the film a B. It was well received by the audience and critics alike. In early 2009, Dantes appeared with Marian Rivera on Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang.

Dantes was chosen as Myx Guest VJ in August 2009 to promote his album The Dingdong Dantes Experience.
Dantes was chosen to portray the role of "Cholo" in the Philippine adaptation of the Koreanovela Stairway To Heaven, which is one of top-rated koreanovelas on GMA Network garnering 40+ percent of ratings according to AGB Nielsen Philippines. This is the first time that Dantes has worked with Rhian Ramos as his leading lady. He will replace Richard Gomez as the new host for Family great,,,congrats ...keep up the good work Idol.
Thanks ...more success to you.Take for me.


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