- December 03, 1976 (age 44)
Bernard Palanca, Jr. (born December 3, 1976) is a Filipino film and television actor.
His maternal grandfather, Armando Goyena (real name: Jose Revilla), was also an actor as is his younger brother, Mico Palanca. He is the son of the late Bernard Palanca, Sr, who died when he was just a child. He is also the grandson of the late Businessman Philanthropist Carlos Palanca, Jr of the prestigious Carlos Palanca Awards. His mother, Pita Revilla-Palanca comes from the beautiful Revilla Clan. One of his aunts is former actress/Camay model/jewelry designer Marites Revilla- Araneta. Cita Revilla-Puyat also a Camay model is his aunt. Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, a supermodel and daughter of Marites is his cousin. Tina Revilla-Valencia a former TV host is also his aunt. Another showbiz relation is actor businessman Johnny Revilla married to singer Janet Basco. Bernard is a versatile actor and has worked with all the famous actors and actresses in Philippine Cinema. He has Chinese ancestry from his father's side.
A member of ABS CBN's Star Magic stable, Palanca was part of The Hunks together with Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Diether Ocampo, and Carlos Agassi and the defunct band Bizkit Factory that was featured in the movie Kahit Isang Saglit. He is a Star Magic Batch 5 alumni.
Bernard is a member of an ABS-CBN Star Magic talents but he did not renew his contract after the expiration. He decide to fuse on GMA Network and became one of the cast of primetime series Gagambino were he worked with Dennis Trillo, Katrina Halili and Ryza Cenon. After Gagambino Bernard appeared again in the afternoon hit drama series co-starred with Heart Evangelista and JC de Vera in the remake of Ngayon at Kailanman aired on GMA Network.
Palanca was married to actress Meryll Soriano, the eldest daughter of Willie Revillame. On August 27, 2007, Meryll Soriano gave birth to baby Elijah Pineda (6.5 lbs, 10:01 a.m.) at the Makati Medical Center (MMC).