Dingdong Dantes

González Dantes III, popularly known as Dingdong Dantes, is a director/actor and model, born on August 2, 1980 in Quezón City, Philippines.

He is the son of José Dantes Jr & Angeline González Dantes. Dantes began his career as a child model, appearing in a dairy product commercial when he was two years old. Several other commercials followed before he became part of an all-male dance group called Abztract Dancers, with his friend, actor Dino Guevarra, and his cousin, also an actor, Arthur Solinap. Their group became regulars on Eat Bulaga and That's Entertainment.

As an actor, he debuted on GMA Network's youth-oriented T.G.I.S. when he was 17, under the name Raphael Dantes playing the role of Iñaki. He also appeared in films like Honey My Love So Sweet and I'm Sorry My Love, and television programmes including Anna Karenina and did a few guesting stints on ABS-CBN such as only a F.L.A.M.E.S episode a Young Youth Oriented Romantic-Drama Anthology with different love teams and love stories that aired from 1996-2002.

In 2000, Dingdong launched his first sitcom Super Klenk with his co-star Ara Mina. The sitcom is all about a girl who eventually had her powers to become a superhero and her strength from unpatriotic clowns. This was Dingdong's first comedy show sitcom appearance on Channel 7.

In 2001, Dantes was paired with actress Tanya Garcia as they top-billed GMA-7's primetime soap opera series entitled Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. The two headlined in another primetime romance-drama billing in 2003 entitled Twin Hearts. Dantes then took on several hosting pageants and he joined Binibining Pageant and GMA Network's reality artist search, StarStruck, a role he retained in later seasons.

Aside from his television stints, Dantes also appeared in several films including Magkapatid and Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka.

Dantes also hosts the suspense-thriller , Wag Kukurap, occasionally working as director. He played King Ybrahim in the Encantadia fantasy-themed television saga, and the 2006 film Moments of Love.

In 2007, Dantes portrayed the lead role Sergio. During the same period, he was also named No. 1 Bachelor of 2007 by Cosmopolitan Magazine (Philippines). He also won the USTV Students’ Choice Award for Most Popular Actor in a Drama/Mini-series.

In 2008, he was cast by his home studio to play the role of Fredo, love interest of Dyesebel. In March 2008, he debuted as the Bench's image model. He was then formally launched as image model for Bench in the "Bench Blackout Underwear and Denim Fashion Show." A few weeks after being launched by Bench, he was also launched by Ibuprofen Medicol as their endorser.

On 22 August 2008, Dantes was chosen as one of the 25 Sexiest Men of the World list in the Entertainment Television special. Dantes was the only Filipino in the list and the highest-ranking Asian, placing 3rd in the list.

Also in 2008, Dantes starred in One True Love. The Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines rated the film a B. In early 2009, Dantes appeared on Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang.

Dantes was chosen as Myx Guest VJ in August 2009 to promote his album "The Dingdong Dantes Experience." The album turned gold just a week after it was released on the variety show SOP and just before end of August, Yes magazine released a special edition which features Dantes.

Dantes was chosen to portray the role of "Cholo" in the Philippine adaptation of the Koreanovela Stairway To Heaven. He will replace Richard Gómez as the new host for Family Feud.

In 2010, Dantes is scheduled to release You Are To Me Are Everything. He also part of Regine Velásquez and Ogie Alcasid U.S tour on mid May–June with Marian Rivera as special guests and also has a Soap Endless Love with Marian Rivera as his leading lady with Dennis Trillo and Nadine Samonte which aired from 25 June - 15 October2010 with garnering 85 episodes total which also had rivalry to another Phenomenal Soap Magkaribal which also aired its Pilot on 25 June but ended on 5 November 2010 garnering 95 episodes total.

In 2010, Dantes became a cohost of Party Pilipinas on channel 7. He also the Best Drama Actor Award for Stairway To Heaven in the 2010 Star Awards fof TV and was also nominated for the same category at the 2010 Asian Television Awards.

In 2011, Dingdong will returns to his original film company Viva Film for his upcoming new project, Ang Mundo Ni Andong Agimat, co-produced by Unitel Pictures and GMA Films, with his co-stars, Michael V., and former loveteams Jennylyn Mercado & Mark Herras. This was Dingdong's comeback Viva movie after his last movie Annie B. with his longtime friend Jolina Magdangal done in 2003.

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