Edu Manzano

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Edu Manzano
Vice Mayor of Makati
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Arturo Yabut
Succeeded by Ernesto Mercado
Optical Media Board chairman
In office
Preceded by Bong Revilla
Succeeded by Ronnie Ricketts
Personal details
Born Eduardo Barrios Manzano
(1955-09-14) September 14, 1955 (age 62)
San Francisco, California, U.S
Citizenship American
Nationality Filipino
Political party Independent (1998-2009; 2011-present)
Other political
Lakas-Kampi-CMD (2010)
Spouse(s) Vilma Santos (m. 1980; div. 1982)
Maricel Soriano (m. 1989; div. 1991)
Domestic partner Pinky Webb (2015–present)
Children Luis Manzano
Addie Manzano
Enzo Manzano
Diego Manzano
Residence Polopina, Concepcion, Iloilo, Philippines
Occupation Actor; television personality; comedian; politician
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 4 (1973-1977)
Commands Missile Engineering Group, Strategic Air Command[1]
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Eduardo Barrios Manzano (born September 14, 1955) is an American-born Filipino actor, comedian, politician, television personality, comedian, and United States Air Force veteran. He was previously the host of game shows The Weakest Link, Pilipinas, Game KNB?, 1 vs. 100 and Asar Talo Lahat Panalo!.

Early life

Eduardo Barrios Manzano was born on September 14, 1955 in San Francisco, California to Filipino parents. Due to his parentage (jus sanguinis) and the place of his birth (jus soli), he is both a citizen of the Philippines and the United States under the constitutions of both countries.

At the age of 17, Manzano joined the United States Air Force, serving for four years during the Vietnam War era.[2]

Edu Manzano is a graduate of La Salle.

Acting career

Manzano moved to the Philippines to pursue a full-time career with the local movie industry.

Manzano served as president of the actors’ group Kapisanan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino in the 1990s.

He was part of ABS-CBN's roster of contract actors until he took a leave in order to run for vice president of the Philippines in the 2010 elections. However, he has stated that he is no longer interested in returning to show business but is interested to take on hosting current affairs programs[3]

After losing on elections, Manzano signed a contract and returns to GMA Network.[4] In 2010, he hosted the pre-noontime game show Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! and he is scheduled to host two new game/talent shows this 2011 after months of hiatus on TV, he hosts Family Feud: The Showdown Edition since April 2011 until July but Edu is now defected to TV5 to have a new TV show entitled Game N Go. In 2012 Edu is now joining the morning show of Good Morning Club.

In June 2017, Manzano Returning back to GMA Network, to appear in Celebrity Bluff as a Master Bluffer. [5]

Sporting career

Aside from acting and political career, Manzano was also appointed as the executive president of the Philippine Amateur Judo Association and the executive board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Political career

Manzano entered politics in 1998 when he ran for Vice Mayor of Makati City. He garnered a majority of votes in the election, but his proclamation was suspended due to a case filed which alleged that he was not a citizen of the Philippines.[6] The Comelec eventually ruled that he was indeed a Filipino citizen, clearing the way for his proclamation as Vice Mayor. Following a three-year term, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Makati City in 2001, losing to Jejomar Binay.

In 2004, Manzano became the first chairman of the Optical Media Board, a government agency tasked with combating optical media piracy. He resigned the position in August 2009.

Manzano ran as the Lakas-Kampi-CMD's candidate for Vice President in the May 2010 election as the running mate of presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro.[2] He eventually lost to Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay and finished fifth. Manzano is the co-founder of the non-profit advocacy organization called Ako Mismo.

In 2016, Manzano will be running in the Senate, as he is part of Partido Galing at Puso of Sen. Grace Poe, as well as Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Bongbong Marcos coalition. However, he lost. Manzano was finished #21 overall in the COMELEC's partial and official senatorial tally.


Television shows

Year Title Role Type of Role Network
2017 – present Alyas Robin Hood Emilio Albano Main role / Antagonist GMA Network
Celebrity Bluff: Fact na Fact Himself / Master Bluffer Co-hostess
2017 Ika-6 na Utos Abdon Villacorta-de Jesus Supporting role
My Dear Heart Dr. Luke Divinagracia Special participation ABS-CBN
2016-2017 Someone To Watch Over Me Gregor "Buddy" Andrada Supporting role GMA Network
2015 Bridges of Love Lorenzo Antonio Main role / Antagonist ABS-CBN
2007 Walang Kapalit Ariston Borromeo† Main role / Antagonist
2003-2006 OK Fine, 'To Ang Gusto Nyo! Junior Co-lead role
2002-2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Henri Argos Main role / Antagonist
2001-2003 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Armand Montecillo† Supporting role
1999-2000 Labs Ko Si Babe Alvin Main role
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Guiller Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network
1987-1998 Palibhasa Lalake Budoy Main role ABS-CBN
1986-1988 Not So Late Night With Edu Budoy Main role ABS-CBN


  • Halik sa Hangin (2015)
  • Kaaway Hanggang Hukay (2001)
  • Tanging Yaman (2000) Arturo
  • Markado (1999) Bennie
  • Simaron, Barya Lang Ang Halaga Ng Ulo Mo! (1997)
  • Mortal Kong Kaaway Kaibigang Tunay (1997)
  • I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day (1997) Bernie Mendiola
  • Tubusin Mo Ng Bala Ang Puso Ko (1995)
  • Ishmael Zacarias (1994) Ishmael Zacarias
  • Task Force Habagat (1993) Col. Ping Lacson
  • Contreras Gang (1991) Mario Contreras (Moviestas Production) [Released Date: 25 December 1991]
  • Captain Jaylo Batas sa Batas (1991) Lt. Orly Mendoza (Main Villain) (Omega Releasing Organization) [Released Date: 20 September 1991]
  • Sagad Hanggang Buto (1991) Zapanta (Moviestars Production) [Released Date: 22 May 1991]
  • Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 (1991) Karim [Released Date: 1991 (Philippines)]
  • Kaaway ng Batas (1990) Ryan
  • Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija (1990) Agapito (Main Villain) (Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions) [Released Date: 27 November 1990]
  • Hanggang Kailan ka Papatay? (1990) Joel Suarigi (Regal Films)
  • Eagle Squad (1989)
  • Hindi Palulupig (1989) Basil (Main Villain) (Bonanza Films) [Released Date: 12 December 1989]
  • Alabok sa Ulap (1987) Vince
  • Captain Barbell (1986) Teng-Teng / Captain Barbell
  • Palimos ng Pag-ibig (1985) Rodel


  • Dance Of The Universe (Universal Records, 2008)
  • World's Greatests Dance Steps (Universal Records, 2007)


  1. ^ Horacio "Ducky" Paredes (November 19, 2009). "Getting to Know Edu Manzano". Malaya. Archived from the original on February 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b Katherine Evangelista, Miko L. Morelos (November 13, 2009). "Game show host Edu Manzano is Lakas bet for vice president". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Edu Manzano says he's leaving showbiz for good". ABS-CBN News Online. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
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  5. ^ Manzano Returned to GMA Network.
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External links

  • Edu Manzano on IMDb
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