Edu Manzano is a Filipino actor, television host, and politician. He was born on September 14, 1955, in Manila, Philippines. His mother is of Spanish descent while his father is of Filipino-Mexican descent. Manzano began his showbiz career in 1977 as a talent of the now-defunct Viva Artists Agency. He first appeared on television via the GMA Network sitcom Iskul Bukol. After appearing in a number of films and television shows, he transferred to the rival network ABS-CBN in 1986. There, he became a mainstay of the comedy show Banana Sundae.Edu Manzano’s Career.
Manzano has appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. Some of his most popular roles include Francisco “Pancho” Montenegro in the film Pancho Loves Chichi (1981), Julio Magalona in the film Johnny Loves Me (1982), Rene Reyes in the film Alley Cats (1984), and William Crane in the film Angels (1984).
In addition to acting, Manzano has also hosted several shows on Philippine television. He served as a co-host of the now-defunct variety show Eat Bulaga! from 1999 to 2005. He was also a host of the American game show Moment of Truth from 2008 to 2009. Manzano has won several awards for his work on television, including two PMPC Star Awards for Best Male TV Host and an MMDA Chairman’s Award.
Edu Manzano’s Controversies
Manzano has been involved in several controversies throughout his career. In September 2008, he was accused of plagiarism by another Filipino actor named Tirso Cruz III. Cruz claimed that Manzano had plagiarized one of his speeches during an episode of Eat Bulaga!. The controversy was later resolved after both parties met with each other and issued a joint statement to the media.
In 2012, Manzano was accused of physical abuse by his then-girlfriend model Shaina Magdayao. Magdayao filed a restraining order against Manzano, alleging that he had physically abused her on multiple occasions. The restraining order was later lifted after both parties came to an agreement outside of court.
Edu Manzano is a Filipino actor, television host, and politician who is best known for his roles in Philippine cinema and television. Throughout his decades-long career, he has appeared in numerous films and television shows and has won several awards for his work. Although he is mostly known for his positive contributions to Philippine entertainment, he has also been involved in several controversies throughout his career.