JM De Guzman
January 2, 2012 by staff
JM De Guzman, Juan Miguel De Guzman (born September 9, 1988), popularly known by his screen name JM De Guzman, is a Filipino actor.
JM started his career as a print and TVC model. He was 4 years old when he was cast in Ang TV 2 (as JM “Butik” De Guzman), where his batchmates include Sarah Geronimo, Shaina Magdayao and Denise Laurel. During his Elementary and High School life, he studied at Lourdes School Quezon City and is included in a group called LBV.
In 2005, he got accepted in the University of the Philippines in Diliman where took up Certificate in Theater Arts, majoring in Performance Studies. He apprenticed as an actor and production staff under the university’s college-based theatre group, Dulaang UP.
In 2006, he joined the UP Wrestling Club and eventually became its president and decorated athlete. He won medals in various competitions sanctioned by the Wrestling Association of the Philippines, wherein he represented the UP Wrestling Club or the Quezon City Wrestling Team. In 2007, he won a silver medal for Quezon City during the Philippine Olympic Festival – National Capital Region qualifying round.
He also competed in amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) as representative of S.P.R.A.W.L.-MMA Team. He logged in an 1-1 fight record: he lost his match in the 2007 URCC University and won in the 2009 S.P.R.A.W.L and BRAWL amateur MMA event.
He was also elected as Deputy Grand Triskelion of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity, UP Diliman chapter.
He auditioned and was later cast in the 2009 Cinemalaya film Last Supper Number 3. The independent film was where Direk Lauren Dyogi, business unit head of ABS-CBN, found him and asked to audition for Midnight Phantom. He passed the audition and starred as the best friend of Rafael Rosell who plays the title role.
He was cast in the new PHR series, Alyna and paired with his Midnight Phantom co-actor, Charee Pineda who has been claimed having chemistry by the fans.
His biggest break so far is playing the lead role as Gabriel Maglayon, originally played by the late actor Rico Yan, in ABS-CBN’s 2011 remake of Mula Sa Puso. Upon getting the role, JM has proven that he is one of the most-promising young actors these days, as he also present a very good chemistry with the cast, especially with Lauren Young, who plays Via Pereira, his character’s love interest in the series.
He is currently under contract with Star Magic, and Star Cinema.
Starting November 2011, he is popular for lead role “Angelito” in Angelito: Batang Ama paired with Charee Pineda.
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