Coco Martin

Active - 2005 - 2009  |   Born - Nov 1, 1981 in Quezon City, Philippines  |   Genres - Drama

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  • In 1999, was spotted by a talent scout, while he was on duty as a waiter in a restaurant in Quezon City; went on to become its brand endorser in 2013.
  • Completed his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2002 before entering showbiz.
  • In 2005, went to Canada to try his luck and worked as a janitor in a bingo parlor; returned to the Philippines after failing to secure legal documentation.
  • Considers his grandmother Matilde as the most important person in his life; followed her advice of completing his studies first before joining showbiz.
  • Has problems with delivering lines because of sigmatism, a speech impediment.
  • Often dubbed as Prince of Philippine Independent Films for starring in a number of indie films, including Masahista (2005).