- Enrico Raphael Quiogue Nacino
March 21, 1987 (age 34)
- Actor, Dancer, Registered nurse, Model
Enrico Raphael Quiogue Nacino (born on March 21, 1987 in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines), better known by his screen name Rocco Nacino, is a Filipino actor and registered nurse who rose to fame and gained media attention for joining on the fifth season of StarStruck, a Philippine reality show broadcast on GMA Network. He was the Second Prince of StarStruck.
Nacino was born in Baguio City and was raised in Singapore and Laguna, his father's hometown. He studied Nursery up to Primary 6 in Singapore, and also learned to speak Mandarin as his Mother Tongue during his grade school days. He studied in Makati Hope Christian School for his secondary education and in Mapúa Institute of Technology on his tertiary, in which he passed the Nursing Board Exam making him a registered nurse on June 6 and 7, 2009 in Manila.
On his first year of college at Mapua Makati, he participated in the Mister and Miss Cardinals and won as Mister Cardinals 2005. This opened new opportunities in the world of TV commercials and print media. Among his projects were TV commercials and print media for Vaseline, Skyflakes, Goya, Jollibee, Chowking, Smart, Pepsi and STI. His sports are jiujitsu, muay thai, mixed martial arts, boxing, arnis and basketball. He also trains wing chun regularly. Aside from these sports, he also plays drums and a little of guitar.
Nacino first joined Myx VJ Search but failed. He then joined Star Struck V and was placed as the 2nd Prince.
His biggest break on television was when he bagged the role he had auditioned for- Sine Novela Presents: Gumapang Ka sa Lusak, opposite Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo. This was followed by another teleserye at GMA Network’s Dramarama sa Hapon block, Koreana, with Kris Bernal as his love interest. His excellent performance in Koreana gave him his first acting nomination from the Entertainment Press Society (Enpres) as Finalist for Outstanding Performance by an Actor for the Golden TV Awards in 2011. With the large viewership and high ratings garnered by Koreana, Nacino was given a more challenging project and an even better exposure via the first-ever dance serye Time of My Life, with Kris Bernal and Mark Herras; which was telecast in GMA’s Telebabad timeslot.
Nacino’s first indie film which was an entry at the 2011 Cinemalaya Film Festival, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa with Paulo Avelino and Jean Garcia, showcased his acting capabilities and earned him his first prestigious acting awards when he was chosen by the Philippine Movie Press Club as the “New Movie Actor of the Year” in the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies; and by the Entertainment Press Society (Enpres) as “Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor” in the 9th Golden Screen Awards.
He was also given the honor to portray Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal in the multi-awarded documentary narrated by Howie Severino, Pluma: Ang Dakilang Manunulat. The documentary was nominated as Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival.