ALV Talent Circuit proudly welcomes Martin del Rosario to its growing roster of showbiz talents.
Martin del Rosario was born Martin Miguel Mangay del Rosario on Nov. 25, 1992 to Robert del Rosario and Maria Teresa Mangay. He is the eldest in a brood of three, and the only boy. He is sandwiched by his siblings Kim, and youngest, Denise.
His father, Robert, did a brief showbiz stint in his younger years alongside Martin’s late uncle, Joey doing supporting roles in Bagets and Waywaya.
Robert’s younger sister is none other than Unang Hirit host, Connie Sison, and his mother’s older sister is Ces Quesada, who coincidentally was also Martin’s co-star in the film The Healing.
As a little boy, Martin loved reading books and playing with his puzzles, toy insects and dinosaurs. He went to Lourdes School of Quezon City for his primary and secondary education. He graduated as batch salutatorian in grade school and graduated with second honors in high school. He is currently enrolled at the UP in Diliman as a Broadcast Communications major.
Martin was in second year in high school talent manager, Jun Reyes, discovered him.
Reyes was in the Retiro area (near Lourdes School) to buy lechon for Gerald ‘s birthday.
Reyes asked Martin if he wanted to be an actor and the boy answered “Why not?” even if he never really thought of becoming an actor.
Apart from Martin’s good looks, it was really his expressive eyes that caught the attention of Reyes. The latter left his business card with Martin and eventually got in touch with Martin’s parents to discuss with them the possibility of a showbiz career for Martin. The rest is history.
Upon getting his parents’ nod, Martin started joining ABS-CBN workshops. Martin was officially launched as a new talent of ABS-CBN in June 2007.
He was casted as Ray Avellino in Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv. And in the same year, he was cast in Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? He was only 14 then.
The following year (2008) was much busier for Martin, he appeared in three episodes “Mansyon,” “Notebook,” and “Sanggol” of Maalaala Mo Kaya, and in two seasons of Star Magic Presents, namely,”Astigs in Hayskul Lyf” and “Astigs in Luvin’ Lyf.”
He was also cast for a supporting role in ABS-CBN’s prime time teleserye, lisa Pa Lamang. Martin returned in Maalaala Mo Kaya in 2009 for three episodes: “Boarding House,” “Musiko,” and “Medal of Valor.” He also appeared as the main antagonist, “Otap” in Your Song Presents: Boystown and played a support role for TV dramas: May Bukas Pa and Katorse.
The year 2010 was perhaps the most crucial for Martin. It was in this year that he made his first movie for a lead role in the indie film Dagim and a supporting role in Star Cinema’s Till My Heartaches End. He also appeared in the TV drama Magkano Ang lyong Dangal?, TV comedy Juanita Banana, and TV horror-fantasy Rosalka.
He came back for two episodes for Maalaala Mo Kaya, the first was “Passbook” but it was in the second episode “Head Band,” where his versatility as an actor was challenged in his portrayal of the gay “Solomon/Samantha.”
In 2011, his acting skills in Dagim was recognized as he won two acting awards “Breakthrough Performance by an Actor” in the 8th Golden Screen Awards by the Entertainment Press Society, Inc., and “New Movie Actor of the Year” award in the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
In the same year, Martin took on a more mature role as “Norberto Matias” in the top rating prime time drama series Minsan Lang Kitang Iibigin. Simultaneously, he did take on other projects like another episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya “Bibliya” and The Adventures of Pureza, a film where he played the supporting role of Ulam.
The year 2012 was a good year for Martin. He was tapped to play the meaty role of the son of Vilma Santos in the blockbuster movie The Healing. After which, he did Amorosa with Angel Aquino and Enrique Gil. Simultaneously, he also appeared as “Hele Boy Luzon” in the TV fantasy series Wansapanataym and as “Punong Aba” in the TV horror-fantasy series of Oka2kat.
Recently, Martin was given his biggest break on TV as Sev, the male lead role opposite Denise Laurel in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Pintada. The show, which ended last month, rated way above expectations and became a consistent trending topic in social media networks.
Currently, he is playing the character of Bagno, one of the major characters in the top-rating series Juan Dela Cruz.
He is currently the image model of BNY clothing apparel and MyPhone.
Martin also appeared in various commercials for Zesto Corporation—”One Tea” bottled tea, “Slice” bottled mixed drink, and “Zesto Juice Drink” that he also endorsed as a kid.
Impressed with Martin’s memorable performance opposite Denise Laurel in Pintada. ALV Talent Circuit president Arnold Vegafria sees an even brighter future for Martin, and is optimistic about harnessing his full potential as one of the country’s brightest dramatic actors.