With his irresistible charm and his brilliant acting skills, Paulo Avelino is indeed one of the most remarkable actors in the country today. As we witness his thespic prowess once more as Franco Segismundo in the much anticipated upcoming primetime series The General’s Daughter, let’s take a look back at some of his most memorable stints on TV.
In 2011, Paulo did his very first appearance as a Kapamilya actor in the fantasy comedy drama 100 Days to Heaven. He played a guest character, corporate executive Teddy Ledesma.
In that same year, Paulo impressed viewers in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode “Liham,” playing the role of Romy, husband of KC Concepcion’s inspiring character Aurora.
Before 2011 ended, Paulo exceptionally breathed life to the striking character Andrew “Andoy” Jimenez in the family fantasy drama series titled Ikaw ay Pag-ibig, opposite Yen Santos.
In January 2012, Paulo landed his breakthrough role as Nathaniel "Nathan" Montenegro in the romantic melodrama series titled Walang Hanggan, which starred Coco Martin and Julia Montes. Paulo won the Outstanding Supporting Actor award in the 10th Golden Screen Awards for his impeccable portrayal.
The next year, Paulo starred with Sam Milby and Angeline Quinto in the drama series Kahit Konting Pagtingin, playing the lead character Lance Ledesma.
Paulo then took on the role of Diego Layer, father of the inspiring Honesto in the primetime drama of the same title. Paulo was recognized as the Most Admired Male TV Personality in the Anak TV Seal Awards for his role in the show.
In 2014, Paulo Avelino became a leading man once more as Patrick Salvador in the melodrama series titled Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon as Patrick Salvador. With him on the show is Bea Alonzo, one of the most sought after leading ladies in the country.
Also in 2014, Paulo became part of the special daytime drama anthology series Give Love on Christmas in the episode “The Exchange Gift,” his reunion team-up with KC Concepcion.
Along with Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador, Paulo appeared as one of the main antagonists in the 2015 teleserye Bridges of Love. For playing the role of Carlos Antonio / Manuel "JR" Nakpil, Jr., Paulo was recognized in the 1st GIC Innovative Awards for TV, wherein he was named the Most Innovative TV Actor, and in the 14th Gawad Tanglaw Award for TV as Best Actor.
In the unforgettable romantic comedy series On the Wings of Love that same year, Paulo played the character Simon Evangelista, who post a threat to James Reid and Nadine Lustre’s characters Clark Medina and Leah Olivar’s road to happily ever after.
The following year, Paulo gave us an outstanding performance in his teleserye reunion with Coco Martin on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. Paulo played the serial killer Eric / Erwin Maniego.
Also in 2016, Paulo was partnered with Ritz Azul in Wansapanataym Presents Santi Cruz Is Coming To Town. Paulo starred as Santi, a man whose story taught us about the virtue of generosity.
Shortly after their team-up on Wansapanataym, Paulo again starred with Ritz in the 2017 drama The Promise of Forever.
And last year, Paulo made us admire him even more with his portrayal of Gael Ojeda in the afternoon political drama Asintado with Julia Montes, Shaina Magdayao and Aljur Abrenica.
Witness Paulo’s return to primetime in the much awaited The General’s Daughter, which also stars Angel Locsin, Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez, Janice de Belen, Tirso Cruz III, JC de Vera, Arjo Atayde, Ryza Cenon, and Maricel Soriano starting Monday, January 21, after FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano!