Our showbiz industry really has a lot of great and fine-looking Kapamilya actors with foreign blood who certainly exude an enchanting, debonair appeal. But even if they are Fil-foreigners, they undoubtedly are real Pinoys at heart. Here are some of the hottest Kapamilya actors who are half-Pinoy:
The Filipino-Australian hunk gets even hotter whenever he speaks with his Aussie accent. James Reid, one of the most-loved and most-admired young actors and singers, was born in Sydney, Australia. His father is an Australian and his mother is a Filipina. James and his family decided to migrate to the Philippines when he was 16.
Pinoy Big Brother alumnus Edward Barber is part-British, Filipino and German. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany and he spent lots of good memories in the said country. He actually spent his childhood in Germany and grew up there together with his parents and sister Luna. He shared in his interview with ABS-CBN Lifestyle that he would usually play outdoor sports with his family and friends. For instance, he used to play football games with his friends after school.
Actor and performer Enrique Gil is of Spanish and German descent. If you could see Enrique’s childhood pictures, you could say that when he was still young, you could already know he’d grow up to have a charismatic face. You can even notice his western facial features on his baby pictures. His real-life partner Liza Soberano is also partly American, and in fact, Enrique already introduced her to his family in Spain during their 2018 Europe trip.
Actor Patrick Garcia, who we all remember as James in the classic youth-oriented drama Tabing Ilog, is Spanish-Filipino. You can really notice it with his light complexion and soulful eyes. Aside from his great acting, Patrick obviously got his handsome looks from his Spanish father. His sister, Cheska Garcia, also just looks equally stunning and charming.
Billy Crawford has already proven his talent time and time again. The Filipino-American and world-class singer, actor, and host actually went to the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City along with the household names in the US music industry. As young as 13, he was blessed enough to have danced with the late King of Pop Michael Jackson onstage at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.
Sam Milby is also Filipino-American, with his family residing in Ohio, USA. This well-chiseled, dashing hunk actor-singer actually finds it hard to shed off his American origins with his obvious thick accent. While he does nail difficult dramatic scenes, especially as part of the main cast of the riveting drama Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, he would always stutter and falter in completing deep Tagalog lines in the first take.
One of the eye-catching Chinitos in Philippine showbiz, Enchong Dee is a Chinese-Filipino actor and although he spent all his life here in the Philippines, Enchong still learned and practices both Filipino and Chinese traditions.
Just like Enchong, actor Xian Lim is also a mix of Filipino and Chinese blood. Although he is Chinese-Filipino, he was born in San Francisco, California and he spent his early years moving back and forth between American and the Philippines. When you actually see his baby and childhood pictures, you’ll see that he has always had those cute chinky eyes ever since he was a kid.
With his surname, you can guess that Matteo is of Italian descent. His mother is a Filipina and his father is Italian. In fact, in 2018, he opened an Italian restaurant called Da Gianni Cucina Italiana. Matteo was helped by his sister in pushing through with this food business. The restaurant is actually dedicated to their Italian grandparents whom they call “Nonno” and “Nonna.”
Know more about these handsome, appealing half-Pinoy male artists in this edition of Kapamilya Snaps.