- Joseph Emmanuel Paluenzula Bascon
August 29, 1986 (age 35)
Joseph Emmanuel Paluenzula Bascon, also known as his stage name Joem Bascon, (born August 29, 1986 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino actor. He is currently under ABS CBN's talent management arm, named Star Magic.
He burst into entertainment scene because of his supposed resemblance to entertainers Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby. However, he has since tried to create his own image. Speaking to the Philippine Star Supreme, he says, "To be compared with Piolo and Sam is really flattering especially when I was just starting, but I want now to be known as myself, as Joem Bascon, to finally have my own identity."
Bascon is into weightlifting, boxing and kettle bell training.
He graduated from high school at Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong City, an exclusive school for boys. He served as a basketball varsity player then. After graduating from high school on 2003, he went to University of Santo Tomas to take up Electrical Engineering but was not able to finish it.