Dennis Trillo Biography, Latest Update, Love Life, Movies

Dennis Trillo is a Filipino actor, model and singer. He first became famous for his believable portrayal of a gay spy in the 2004 Regal film Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita. Jump to movie list.

Latest Update
On October 3, 2022 – Dennis Trillo appeared as the lead actor in the new GMA series Maria Clara at Ibarra.

Dennis Trillo
(Credit: Facebook page)

Personal Information
Real Name: Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho
Nickname: Dennis
Screen Name: Dennis Trillo
Birthdate: May 12, 1981 (Age 41)
Birthplace: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Height: 1.73 m
Elementary: Ateneo De Manila University.
High School: Jose Abad Santos Memorial School, Quezon City
College: Miriam College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Family / Love Life
Father: Abelardo Leslie Ho from Dumaguete, Negros Oriental
Mother: Florita Florencio Ho
Son: Calix Andreas Ho with former actress Carlene Aguilar
Daughter: Dylan with current wife Jennylyn Mercado. This was revealed in Jennylyn’s vlog below.

Dennis Trillo was involved in many failed relationships in the past. He has a son named Calix Andreas Ho with beauty queen Carlene Aguilar in 2007. He also admitted that he and actress Cristine Reyes were a couple before. Moreover, Dennis was linked to Angel Locsin, Pauleen Luna, Ruffa Mae Quinto, and Bianca King but it was his relationship with Jennylyn Mercado that was really made known publicly.

Showbiz Career
Dennis Trillo began his career in the entertainment industry when he was accepted as part of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic 10. Previously, he was a member of a band called Myog where he played the drums. In 2000, he played a minor character in the drama Pangako sa Iyo.

In 2004, Dennis Trillo got his first movie project via Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, a Regal Entertainment film where his performance as a cross-dressing gay spy got a good review. He was again cast in Mano Po III: My Love that same year.

Movie List
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2021 – On The Job: The Missing 8
2019 – Hellcome Home
2019 – Mina-Anud
2018 – One Great Love
2016 – Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo may Boyfriend?
2016 – Lakbay 2 Love
2015 – Felix Manalo
2015 – You’re Still the One
2014 – Shake, Rattle & Roll XV
2014 – The Janitor
2013 – Sapi
2012 – Shake, Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion
2012 – Ang Katiwala
2012 – Boy Pick-Up: The Movie
2011 – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
2011 – My Neighbor’s Wife
2011 – Temptation Island
2010 – Rosario
2009 – Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love
2009 – Tarot
2009 – Astig
2008 – Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie
2008 – Mag-ingat Ka Sa… Kulam
2008 – I.T.A.L.Y.
2007 – Shake, Rattle and Roll 9
2006 – TxT
2006 – Pamahiin
2006 – Blue Moon
2005 – Mulawin: The Movie
2004 – Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita
2004 – Mano Po III: My Love

Latest Television Programs
2023 – Voltes V: Legacy
2022-2023 – Maria Clara at Ibarra
2021 – Legal Wives
2020 – I Can See You
2018—2019 – Cain at Abel

Dennis was a talent of GMA Network since 2002 after having only two TV programs with ABS-CBN. His first project with GMA was Kahit Kailan – a TV drama directed by Ruel S. Bayani. The following year, he was given a leading role in Twin Hearts opposite Tanya Garcia. Since then, he became the favorite star in big projects such as Mulawin, Darna, Encantadia, Endless Love, Dwarfina, Sinner or Saint, Temptation of Wife, My Husband’s Lover, My Faithful Husband, and Cain at Abel. Aside from his leading roles, he also played as guest in some TV programs and a regular appearance in SOP, Party Pilipinas, and Sunday All Stars.

For his outstanding performance in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, Dennis received the Best Performance Award given by the Young Critics Circle. For the same movie, he got Best Supporting Actor from Metro Manila Film Festival and Best Actor from Luna Awards. Since then, he was a recipient of many awards granted by PMPC Star Awards for TV, PMPC Star Awards for Movies, PEP List Awards, Metro Manila Film Festival, Luna Awards, Golden Screen TV Awards, Gawad Urian Awards, Gawad Tanglaw, and FAMAS Awards.

Dennis Trillo released his first album using his name as title in 2007. It was followed by another album TomDen in 2013 and a compilation album in 2014. His first single “All About Love” was released in 2007.

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See also: Top Actors from the Philippines

Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado
Dennis and Jennylyn Mercado (Credit:

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