Kapamilya Snaps: First-ever teleserye appearances of Kapamilya actors before reaching stardom

You know that feeling when you’re just amazed by how good an actor is? Then you can’t help but wonder how they started so you immediately search their filmography?

Well, we know that too because that’s exactly how we feel about a lot of Kapamilya actors. Lucky for you, you don’t need to make an effort to search anymore because you can just watch this Kapamilya Snaps episode. Find out where your favorite Kapamilya actors first appeared on screen!

Coming from a family of celebrities, it’s no surprise that our King of Hearts Daniel Padilla started his showbiz career at a very young age. It also didn’t take long for him to get his big break and accumulate a long list of successful shows and movies that we’re having a hard time keeping track of. If you still remember that his first-ever appearance was on the 2010 reboot of Gimik, then you must be one solid fan. He played a minor role paired with Julia Montes in the popular youth-oriented series.

The charming prince of Liza Soberano’s heart, Enrique Gil, has also been in numerous kilig shows that we’ll never forget. He’s definitely come a long way from his notable teen musical dance series in 2011, Good Vibes. Though, most might not know that he’s appeared on television way before that because his first appearance was a short cameo in the 2008 romantic series I Love Betty La Fea.

Arjo Atayde, the son of the great Sylvia Sanchez, is widely known for his notable roles in teleseryes, from the science fiction drama E-Boy and revenge teleserye Dugong Buhay, to his more recent, acclaimed portrayals on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Hanggang Saan, and The General’s Daughter. What most of us do not know is he started out as a child star back in 2001 on the second run of the popular comedy show, Ang TV 2.

Our hunky chinito star Xian Lim is definitely on our radar because of his lead role in the romcom My Binondo Girl. But this wasn’t where he started his acting career because in 2008, right after he moved here to the Philippines from the USA, he got a quick cameo in the last episode of My Girl, which is also where he first met his now-girlfriend Kim Chiu. 

With a journalist for a father and an actress for a mother, JM de Guzman easily got recognized for his talent at a young age. He was able to book some commercials before landing his lead role on Ang TV 2 as JM “Butik” de Guzman.

From being a Kapamilya cutie to having that signature bad boy look, Diego Loyzaga has gone through a number of roles over the years. His first ever entrance into show business was his portrayal of Derrick in the 2011 remake of top-rated classic, Mara Clara.

Jericho Rosales is one of the most iconic lead actors which led him to be called, “Asia's Prince of Dramas”. His first-ever teleserye hit was way back in 1997 when he played Buboy in Esperanza, a drama starring Judy Ann Santos and Wowie de Guzman.

Mr. Suave Vhong Navarro wasn’t always in the acting scene. He became wildly famous for his stint as a dancer on Streetboys before he got into hosting, acting, and comedy. Realizing his knack and passion for it, Vhong’s first appearance on TV was when he was casted on the top-rating 90s primetime laughfest, Home Along Da Riles, which starred the Comedy King Dolphy.

One of the biggest and most talented Kapamilya lead actors is John Lloyd Cruz. His shows and movies are recognized by generations because that’s just how much of a household name he has become in the Philippines. He never really saw himself becoming an actor, but a talent scout saw potential in him and got him into showbiz. The decorated actor has succeeded so much since his first TV jobs in Palibhasa Lalake and an appearance on Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako.

Did you watch some of these Kapamilya actors’ first-ever appearances? They sure have grown and excelled a lot since their early acting days!