Starting this January 23, Zanjoe Marudo returns to Primetime Bida as he portrays another father role in the upcoming series “My Dear Heart”. He will play Jude de Jesus, the caring father of Heart (Nayomi Ramos) and the loving husband of Clara (Bela Padilla). Before the newest Kapamilya series airs on Monday, let us list down the most memorable father roles Zanjoe played on television.
1. Annaliza (2013-2014)
He played the role of Gideon "Guido" Querubin in the 2013 remake of the 1980 family drama series “Anna Liza”. He was the adoptive father of Annaliza (Andrea Brillantes). The series also starred Kaye Abad, Denise Laurel, Patrick Garcia and Carlo Aquino, and it was directed by Theodore Boborol and Darnel Villaflor.
2. Dream Dad (2014-2015)
He portrayed Sebastian "Baste" Javier in the primetime comedy-drama series “Dream Dad”. He was a successful businessman and the president of ENS Dairy Corporation who decided to become the adoptive father of Baby (Jana Agoncillo). The series also starred Beauty Gonzalez, Maxene Magalona, Yen Santos, Ketchup Eusebio, Ariel Ureta and Gloria Diaz, and it was directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and Chris Alan Chanliongco.
3. Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kweba (2016)
He played the challenging role of Juan in an inspirational Father’s Day special episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” entitled “Kweba”. He was the father of Rowena (Xyriel Manabat), Jayson (Louise Abuel) and Junior (Alfonso Ynigo Belen) and the husband of Melissa (Dawn Chang). After his wife left him and brought their daughter with her, he became a single father who raised his two sons in a cave. The episode was directed by Nuel Naval.
4. Tubig at Langis (2016)
He portrayed Renato “Natoy” Villadolid in the afternoon drama series “Tubig at Langis”. He was the husband of Irene (Cristine Reyes) who had an extra-marital affair with Clara (Isabelle Daza). He was the father of Mico (Miguel Vergara), Nathan and Emily. The series also starred Victor Silayan, Vivian Velez, Jean Saburit, Lito Pimentel, Nadia Montenegro, Efren Reyes Jr. and Dionne Monsanto, and it was directed by FM Reyes, Lyan Suiza and Raymund Ocampo.