- Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho
May 12, 1981 (age 40)
- Singer, Actor, Model
Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho (born May 12, 1981), more widely known as Dennis Trillo, is a Filipino award-winning actor, singer and fashion model. His film debut was in Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941. He is currently an artist of GMA Network. In 2006, he won three Best Actor trophies.
He is otherwise known for his role as Eric del Mundo in the gay-themed series My Husband's Lover, that aired on GMA Network in 2013.
Life and career
Trillo's career in entertainment started in 2000 at ABS-CBN, when he was introduced in the 10th batch of ABS-CBN's Star Circle (now known as Star Magic). He was seen in the television soap operas Pangako Sayo and Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan where he played the confidante of one of the lead stars.
He transferred to GMA Network wherein he became one of its contract stars. He was cast in several television outings like Kahit Kailan, Twin Hearts and Love to Love.
In 2004, he became one of the lead stars in the "telefantasya" (fantasy-themed TV series) Mulawin. He made his film debut in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, where he portrayed a cross-dressing spy for the Hukbalahap during the advent of the Japanese invasion in World War II. For Aishite Imasu, he received several awards and citations including Best Supporting Actor from the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival and Best Actor trophies from the Film Academy of the Philippines, the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, and the Young Critics Circle. He was also included in the third installment of Mano Po.
In 2005, Trillo was part of the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comic, Darna, where he played the love interest of both the titular super-heroine as well as her archenemy Valentina. He was later part of the drama anthology Now and Forever: Agos. That same year, he reprised his role for Mulawin: The Movie, and was also in the film Blue Moon. He also won Best Actor trophies that year.
Trillo was again cast as a lead in Etheria, where he portrayed the Sapirian prince, Raquim. Midway through the series, GMA Network management announced that Trillo would be pulled out of Etheria to once again star in Majika, another fantasy-themed television series, but Trillo was allowed to complete Etheria.
Aside from his television show, Trillo also starred in the horror-suspense film Pamahiin. GMA also included him as a co-host for the network's noontime show SOP where he also plays drums as part of the show's Starband. He made a "Lenten Presentation" in GMA-7 entitled Unico Hijo which he played the role of Agnes, son of a well-known politician in their province who is gay, and has AIDS.
Trillo was born to Florita Florencio Ho (née Trillo), a Filipino and Abelardo Leslie Ho, a Chinese Filipino from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Trillo finished his high school at The Philippine Women's University - Jose Abad Santos Memorial School in Quezon City and spent his grade school years (grades 1–7) at the Ateneo De Manila University. He has a B.A. in International Studies from Miriam College.
Trillo has a son with Carlene Aguilar born in September 2007.