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Jiro Manio

Jiro Manio (born as Jirō Katakura (片倉次郎 Katakura Jirō?, 9 May 1992), is a Filipino actor at ABS-CBN. He started acting at a very young age and became the youngest multi-awarded actor of his generation. He was born with a Japanese father Yusuke Katakura and Filipina mother Joylene Santos (who died in August 2007). He was raised by his grandfather and had a younger brother named Anjo Santos. Manio graduated from San Felipe Neri Parochial School and plans to study HRM in culinary studies at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. He recently starred in digital film "Tambolista (Drumbeat)" under Cinema One, and his latest film was "Ang Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat" with Ai-Ai de las Alas. In 2004, he won the Best Actor and Gaward Urian plus Best Child Actor at Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award for the movie "Magnifico." On May 18, 2011, news program TV Patrol confirmed that Jiro underwent a rehab for drug addiction. He was a member of ABS CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic from 2000 until June 2009, when the network terminated him for unprofessional behavior. In 2010 Jiro recently transferred to GMA 7 after he recently appeared on GMA Network show Pilyang Kerubin top billed by Angelika dela Cruz. Manio became a father of two daughters named Sisha Calliope and Mishka Caxiopeia from a non-showbiz girlfriend who is 5 years his senior. He had his first child at the age of 16.

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May 9, 1992 In Metro Manila, Philippines
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Gimik: The Reunion 1999-04-28
Latest Project:
Movie Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last na 'to! 2010-12-25
Known For
Poster of Green Paradise
Poster of Pacquiao: The Movie
Poster of Basta't Kasama Kita
Poster of The Child
Movie Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last na 'to! Shammy 2010-12-25
Movie Manila Macky 2009-01-01
Movie Antonio's Secret Mike 2008-02-13
Movie Manay Po! 2: Overload Orwell Castello 2008-04-16
Movie Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat Shammy 2008-12-25
Movie Slingshot Unknown 2007-05-16
Movie Foster Child Yuri 2007-09-12
Movie Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! JR 2007-12-25
Movie Green Paradise Marcial 2007-11-21
Movie Drumbeat Jason 2007-11-30
Series Komiks Unknown 2006-02-04
Movie Pacquiao: The Movie Young Manny 2006-06-21
Movie Manay Po! Orwell Castello 2006-05-31
Movie Angel on Earth Ake 2003-05-21
Movie Magnifico Magnifico 2003-01-01
Movie Ang Tanging Ina Samuel "Shammy" Montecilio 2003-05-28
Series Basta't Kasama Kita Hapon 2003-05-31
Movie Mila Peklat 2001-06-27
Movie New Moon Francis 2001-07-20
Movie The Life of Rosa Enteng 2001-09-25
Movie The Child Jason 2000-05-10
Movie Gimik: The Reunion Dancing Kid 1999-04-28