Piolo Pascual
Piolo Pascual

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Together with popular comedienne Pokwang [/box]

It is now official. Handsome Philippine actor Piolo Pascual, described as the “Ultimate Heart Throb,” is coming to Michigan for a concert to be held at the Masonic Temple in Detroit on March 27, 2015.

Piolo will hold the concert together with popular comedienne Pokwang. Produced by Palado Productions and entitled “Papa P Meets Mamang Pokwang,” the show is expected to be a hi-octane entertainment that is both hilarious and endearing.

The actor is noted for his acting talent, but he has also held a successful concert in the Philippines. He has likewise released five albums. A member of the ABS-CBN’s Star Magic, Piolo celebrated his 10th anniversary in 2007 with a coffee table book (Piolo: Believing), a fifth solo album (Timeless), and a solo concert in the Araneta Coliseum

Piolo was born on Jan. 12, 1977 in Manila. He is the youngest son of Amelia “Amy” Nonato Pascual and Philip Victoriano Pascual, who is half-Spanish and half-German. Piolo’s father was the son of Harold Herzig, a full-blooded German, and his Filipina wife with Spanish descent, Aurora Victoriano, thus explaining Piolo’s Eurasian features. Harold Herzig died while Piolo’s father was young, and this led to the remarriage of Piolo’s grandmother to a Pascual.

While growing up, Piolo enjoyed a close bond with his siblings — Chiqui, Paulette, Pam, Choi and Patricia — despite the early death of their father. His father was a casting director for international films that were shot in the Philippines, although Piolo can’t recall if this influenced his ambition on becoming an actor, ramp model or performer.

Piolo studied grade school and high school at the St. Francis School in Santa Ana, Manila. When he was in Grade 5, Piolo joined the school theater group, Teatro Ni Kiko, during which he was introduced to the world of theater and acting.

While he was in third year high school, Piolo started appearing in “That’s Entertainment,” a popular teen variety show aired in the 1990s. He eventually left That’s Entertaiment to get into college full-time, studying at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), where he took up AB general Education. He later shifted to physical therapy in preparation for his immigration to the United States.

In 1996, Piolo had to put his study and career plans on hold due to his imminent migration to the US. Piolo joined his family in the US in that year. They lived in Los Angeles, where Piolo worked as an ER representative in a hospital where his mother was working. When Piolo turned 21, he decided to return to Manila to pursue his acting career.

Piolo is a proud father of his young son, Iñigo, who lives with his family in the US, but father and son frequently keep in touch.

In mid-1990s, he appeared some TV shows, including Mara Clara and Gimik. His love team withJudy Ann Santos became phenomenal in early 2000s. Their four movies, Kahit Isang Saglit, Bakit Di Totohanin, Till There Was You and Don’t Give Up on Us, earned more than P100 million in the box office. His movie with Claudine Barretto, Milan, became his top grossing film up to date.

In 2002, Piolo played the role of Jules in the award winning film, Dekada ‘70. He collected eight awards in the Best Supporting Actor category and was given special recognition for rare grand slam award as Best Supporting Actor for the same role by the GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards.

In 2003, Piolo ventured into music with his debut album Piolo which became platinum. His second album My Gift hit Platinum status as well. His 5th solo album Timeless hit Triple Platinum status.