The Philippines movie industry is evolving quickly and growing by leaps and bounds. Today, several actors and actresses from the Philippines are global phenomenon and stand toe to toe with their counterparts in other parts of the world.

Here’s a list of the top Philippines Male Actors

  • Piolo Pascaul

Piolo Pascaul is one of the few actors who have had an organic growth in his profession. He started out as a singer and then went on to act in television.  He and Judy Ann Santos were at their best in the early 2000s. Since then, Pascaul has played Jules in the award winning Deka’70. He is also popular for the TV series Lobo. He reinvented himself with the crime neo-noir On the Job, which went to the Cannes.

  • Xiam Lim

Xiam Lim has a body of work behind him, and is one of the hottest male actors in the industry today. He is popular for his roles in movies like Everything About Her, The Story of Us, The Reunion and other such movies. Like most Filipino actors, he is a singer too, and has several albums that add to his discography. Due to his popularity, he has also hosted several award shows and functions. His most recent emcee duties were in 2017, at the Miss Grand International in Vietnam. He also hosts Miss Philippines on an annual basis.

  • Sam Milby

Sam  is a multi-talented Filipino, who is an actor, singer, musician and model. He started out as a model and has been active in the TV circuit since 2005. Milby made his debut with Pinoy Big Brother and his latest TV project was The Tapes.  He has been the favorite of the award functions since the early 2000s. In 2006, he won four awards, including the prestigious 1st ASAP Pop Viewer’s Choice Awards for Pop Screen Kiss and Pop Movie Theme Song.

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  • Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes is a very popular actor who’s also a musician, singer, model and a business personality who run a production house. Dantes is famous since the 2000s, when he made his first appearances in sitcoms like Super Klenk and then the 2003 super success Twin Hearts.  Dindong Dantes has been winning awards since 2011. That year, he won the super exclusive the Best Actor at the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival.

President Benigno S. Aquino III pose for a photo ops with newly wed’s Actor Dingdong Dantes and Actress Marain Rivera after tying the knot at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao,Quezon City Tuesday December 30, 2014,Tuesday,Friends,guests and Releatives witness the Wedding of the year .(Photo By Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau)
  • John Lloyd Cruz

John Lloyd Cruz is one of the few Filipino actors who has an amazing following among the teens. He has appeared in several teen oriented series an films, making him a firm favorite. He is one of the few Pinoy actors to have played a gay character, in 2009, in the series In My Life.

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All these actors have something common in them. They play positive, happy characters with a realistic touch – just what the doctor ordered to capture the Filipino’s heart.

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