- He was christened after St John the Baptist.
- Was discovered by a talent scout while hanging out with his friends at a mall.
- Joined the entertainment industry to provide financial support to his family.
- He was launched with other new talents in Star Magic batch 5.
- Ikaw Pala ang Mahal Ko (1997) is the first movie he acted in.
- Won the Box-Office King title at the Box-Office Entertainment Awards for three consecutive years, in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
- Sported a new short cropped hairstyle in 2016 with a peace sign on one side.