Piolo Pascual

Piolo Jose Pascual (born January 12, 1977, Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino model, film and television actor, musician, and producer.

Born to Amelia “Amy” Nonato and Philip (Herzig) Pascual, he is the youngest of six (four girls and 2 boys):Ana Carmina, Paulette Ann, Pocholo Jose, Pamela Ann, and Patricia Ann. Peejay (his nickname) was considered a “miracle baby”. On or about her sixth month of pregnancy, mom Amelia was told that her unborn child no longer had a heartbeat. A dilation & curettage (D & C) procedure was to be performed but due to low blood count, it was postponed for a couple of weeks. A return to the hospital later resulted not in a D & C but a confirmation that the baby was alive. The baby that was due December 8, 1976 was not delivered until January 12, 1977 by Dra. Lageras at the ANTY hospital in Manila. Piolo was not only a healthy baby boy, but a baby born with 2 teeth. Piolo’s father, Philip was the son of a full blooded German, Harold Herzig and Aurora Victoriano who remarried a Pascual after Harold’s death. Piolo himself lost his father Philip when he was sixteen.

He attended San Miguel Catholic School in Malacañan. He later transferred to St. Francis School in Santa Ana, Manila; where he was introduced to acting. He joined the school’s theater, Teatro ni Kiko, when he was just in fifth grade.

Pascual got his start on German Moreno’s That's Entertainment. It was there that a staff member saw a potential star in Piolo. He was asked to audition and later got a call back to be part of the show. After a year, he went on to audition for more shows like ATBP and Star Circle 2, both of ABS-CBN. But just a week before his Star Circle launch, he had to immigrate to California, in the United States.

In California, Piolo worked odd jobs and even became an emergency room admitting clerk. In between his various jobs, he managed to attend acting workshops. He returned to the Phillipines; and enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas; his degree is in Physical Therapy. It was in UST that he continued his theater work via Teatro Tomasino.

His son Iñigo Lozaro (1997) lives in California with his mother.

After courting her for two years, he announced he was dating KC Concepcion after much speculation. Their anniversary is October 21.

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