From kontesero to unlikely leading man: Empoy Marquez's promising TV journey


He's been in the industry for quite a while, but it seems that we're just starting to see a different side of Empoy Marquez in the recent years.

His remarkable appearance in the blockbuster hit “Kita Kita” undeniably caught our attention, which spawned to a string of projects, including the upcoming primetime series Since I Found You.


The 36-year-old actor-comedian first soared to popularity as the grand winner in the Mr. Suave Look-a-like contest of the defunct Magandang Tanghali Bayan, wherein he also became a host for a year.

Portraying Petrang Kabayo in Super Inggo was his first teleserye gig, and provided comic relief to romantic movie May Minamahaland Kahit Isang Saglit later on. He also starred in the 2010 fantaserye Kokey @ Ako.

Since he's an impressive "clown", Empoy became a part of the sitcom Bora: Sons of the Beach in 2015 and often guests in the comedy-sketch program Banana Sundae since 2017.

Many years have passed and many entertainers have come and gone, yet his talent, perseverance, and right attitude kept him in the limelight for so long and made him achieve the success he is enjoying now.