DINGDONG DANTES is one, if not the most popular actor in the Philippines today. His real name is Jose Sixto Raphael Gonzales Dantes III and was born on August 2, 1980.

His showbiz career started when he was only 9 years old when he appeared in a commercial for a popular dairy product. Dingdong started in the TV limelight when he joined the Abztract Dancers which became as regular performers in Eat Bulaga and That's Entertainment.

Dingdong Dantes started acting in GMA-7's TGIS where he was paired with Antoinette Taus. That team-up results in two movies "Honey My Love So Sweet" and "I'm Sorry My

Dingdong entered the TV ratings chart when he was paired with Tanya Garcia in GMA's primetime soap opera titled "Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga". With the pair's initial success, they again topbilled in another primetime show "Twin Hearts".

Dingdong Dantes became a household name in the Philippines when he portrayed the role of Sergio in 2007, opposite to Marian Rivera, in another GMA teleserye - the Philippine remake of Marimar. The show became a phenominal hit as it sit in the no.1 spot of the ratings during its airtime.

Another Dingdong Dantes - Marian Rivera tandem hit the small screen in 2008 when they teamed-up for Dyesebel which also made it's way to the no.1 spot in TV ratings.

Due to Dingdong and Marian's appeal to the Filipino audience, GMA Films launched their first movie together entitled "One True Love" which became a big hit as it earned a gross of 84 million pesos.

Dingdong also hit the world records when he was chosen as one of the 25 Sexiest Men of the World by E Television. He ranked 3rd overall in the final tally.

In 2009, he started with another teleserye opposite Marian Rivera in an adaptation of Carlo J. Caparas' graphic novel "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang". The pair is more daring in this show as they showed some skin and it hit the no.1 spot in the ratings during it's debut on the small screen.


Eternity is an epic romance about a pair of star-crossed lovers Crisanto (Dingdong Dantes) and Milagros (Iza Calzado) and how true love transcends different lifetimes.

In the face of family hostilities and atrocities, the two continue to fight for their love until the bitter end. Cholo (Mark Herras) and Maegan (Jennylyn Mercado) are two different people with different backgrounds, finding each other as if by fate.

It's as if they've known each other all their lives! But the young lovers' romance is thwarted by their respective families' deep-rooted dislike for each other.

Will history repeat itself? Or will love finally conquer all the odds this time around?

Dingdong Dantes ... Crisanto
Iza Calzado ... Milagros
Mark Herras ... Cholo
Jennylyn Mercad ... Meagan
Hilda Koronel ... Chayong (as Ms. Hilda Koronel)
Jacklyn Jose ... Narcisa (as Ms. Jacklyn Jose)
Bobby Andrews ... Capitan de Joya
Jaime Fabregas ... Padre Miguel
Arthur Solinap ... Demetrio
Paw Diaz ... Lilay
Boomboom Gonzales ... AJ (as Kristine 'BoomBoom' Gonzales)
Michael Roy Jornales ... Noel (as Michael Roy)

Source: Internet Movie Database

Moments Of Love

Moments of Love is a 2006 Filipino romance film directed by Mark Reyes, and released in March as a summer offering by GMA Films. It is a classic romantic tale between two people from different timelines. The film stars Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado and Karylle.

The movie also stars Paolo Contis, Dion Ignacio, Isabel Oli, Sandy Andolong, Ces Quesada, Ian veneracion, Jojo Alejar, Valerie Concepcion and Gloria Romero.

The film is a big success in the box office, despite its small production budget it earned a whooping 200 million peso in the box-office, a rare feat for a Filipino film that is not an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival.

Marco (Dingdong Dantes) is a photographer covering a harvest festival in Lake Tabon. While on a photo shoot, a mysterious old woman is hit by a van while trying to save his life. He visits the woman and is drawn to her granddaughter Lianne (Karylle). Marco and Lianne start developing a relationship. But the recent events cause Marco to be withdrawn. He is haunted by a deep feeling of loneliness.

His yearning leads him to a telephone conversation with Divina (Iza Calzado), the daughter of a haciendero. They find solace from their sadness in each other, filling the emptiness they have always known all their lives. Unbeknown to them, they are living in the same provincial house but are separated by time; Divina lives in the past (1957) and Marco in the present (2006). They set a time to meet at Lake Tabon but of course, they do not meet.

After two failed attempts, Marco discovers the truth: that Divina lives in the past. Marco is able to convince Divina of this truth and they accept their fate. However, Divina faces a great challenge as she is her engagement is arranged by her parents to another man in order to save their family fortune. Marco enourages Divina to run away and flee to Manila. He also makes her promise to meet him on March 29, 2006. Divina agrees and tells him that she will wait for 49 years to fulfill her promise.

In the end, will two people’s love transcend the barriers of time?

Main cast
Iza Calzado as Divina
Dingdong Dantes as Marco
Karylle as Lianne

Supporting Cast
Chinggoy Alonso as Senyor Andres MIguel Buenacer
Ian Veneracion as Jun
Paolo Contis as Juancho
Isabel Oli as Ava
Dion Ignacio as Dino
Sandy Andolong as Lily

Source: Wikipedia