More often than not, the favorite conflict of Philippine dramas is the third party. We've seen it on countless teleseryes and movies, and a lot of great actors have started in this supporting role before escalating to leading man/lady material.
For instance, in the newest Kapamilya serye Till I Met You starring real-life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre, here comes another guy who'll spice things up every night—complicating the lives of the leads before they reach the happy-ever-after cliche. [related: In Focus: What Would JaDine Do at These Scenic Greece Sights?]
Meet JC Santos.
This hottie is not a stranger to the spotlight, though—he's been acting for almost two-thirds of his life. His beginnings can be traced in theater, landing roles that range from high school productions like King & I to ones that flew him to countries like Singapore and Hong Kong. He's performed in Dulaang UP productions, too—where the spotlight seems to just love him as much as he loves his craft. And now, he's greeting mainstream television with open arms. [related: The Six Fix: Kilig Ways James Reid and Nadine Lustre Are Making Beautiful Music Together]
This JaDine TV series might be his biggest role to date, but the 27-year-old seems to be a magnet for great leading ladies, too—we can see a future bright for him, much like how Coco Martin has once been (who was his co-actor in indie movie Jay).
With Shaina Magdayao in Single/Single
And even though he's been in the industry for so long, this is a new beginning for his journey. What's best about this actor is that his feet is firmly planted to the ground. He's never letting go of the career that he started here.
With Cris Villonco for one of his plays, Constellations.
“Mas marami kasi akong natututunan dito eh. Mas masarap mag-perform sa kapwa Pinoy,” he tells Star Cinema. We're definitely digging this not-so-new guy on the primetime block—and become a new inspiration to many viewers of this generation.
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Photographs from Instagram.com/j.c.santos