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Get to Know Francis Magundayao


Even if the name Francis Magundayao doesn’t ring a bell with you, chances are you have seen him in Philippine television shows, you probably just didn’t know his name. The young actor after all has appeared in several TV shows since the year 2005. He has appeared in shows produced by the Philippines’ three biggest television networks namely ABS-CBN, GMA7 and TV5. He successfully jumped from one network to another. As of today, Magundayao is currently under the ABS-CBN banner. He stirred a lot of buzz this 2012 when he acted as the young Piolo Pascual in ABS-CBN’s primetime drama offering Dahil sa Pag-ibig. He played the teen version of Alfred Valderama, the character being portrayed by Piolo Pascual in the drama series.

Francis Magundayao was born on May 14, 1999 in Antipolo City in Rizal province. His full and complete name is Francis Elmer Cabaleta Magundayao. He has a younger sibling brother named Elijah who is also an actor. Elijah has appeared in the hit series Only You which starred Sam Milby and Angel Locsin.

The young actor first acted in the fantasy series by GMA7 called Darna back in 2005. He was six years old back then and he played a kid character named Iking. His role in that series kind of stuck among viewers that he is often referred to by the nickname Iking.

Francis Magundayao went on to work on various projects involving the three largest television networks in the Philippines.

For ABS-CBN, he appeared on Sana Maulit Muli, Kokey, Tayong Dalawa, Nasaan Ka Maruja, Only You, Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat Ni Ramon Revilla Presents Tiagong Akyat, May Bukas Pa, Kokey @ Ako, Mara Clara, Wansapanataym: Happy Neo Year, Wansapanataym: Somewhere Over the Bahaghari, Dahil sa Pag-ibig and Maalaala Mo Kaya. He has a new and upcoming show called Aryana to be aired soon by the network this 2012.

For GMA7, Magundayao has appeared on Darna, Asian Treasures, Mga Mata Ni Anghelita, Kamandag, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang: Ang Parusa ng Duwende, Gagambino, Kung Agawin Mo ang Lahat sa Akin, Kahit Minsan Lang, SRO Cinema Serye: Exchange Gift, The Last Prince, and Futbolilits.

He appeared only once on TV5 and this was on the show Pidol’s Wonderland.

Francis Magundayao has shown growth and development as an actor through the years since he started acting in 2005. He has a lot of potential that if he develops them fully, he can become a major star in Philippine television.

Besides acting, Magundayao also dabbles as a commercial model.

Get to Know Francis Magundayao
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