Ariel Pagtalonia Manalo (born February 12, 1966 in Manila, Philippines), better known as Jose Manalo, is a Filipino actor, singer, comedian and TV host working for the GMA Network on the noon-time variety show Eat Bulaga!.
Manalo appeared in the afternoon soap Valiente as one of the supporting characters. He later started appearing in behind-the-scene antics as a production assistant on Eat Bulaga!. He then became a regular co-host. His long-time friend Wally Bayola was also entering show business and they became a comic duo. He also appeared in several sitcoms on GMA Network like Daddy Di Do Du and Ful Haus, both starring Vic Sotto.
In 2010, Manalo reportedly returned to TV5 (formerly ABC 5) for his former sitcom, My Darling Aswang with Vic Sotto & Ritchie Reyes (also known as Ritchie D' Horsie). This was his second TV show on TV5 after the show Boyoyongs which formerly aired in 1992.
In 2011, Manalo recently returned to sitcom via his new TV5 comedy show, The Jose & Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto, with his co-stars Wally Bayola, Vic Sotto & Jimmy Santos. Manalo also worked at Star Cinema's movies with Vic Sotto like Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! and the MMFF film entry Enteng Ng Ina Mo. Last April 2011, Jose Manalo also appeared for the first time in ABS-CBN's shows like The Buzz and ASAP.