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Jao Mapa
Jose Vicente D. Mapa III

(1976-02-11) February 11, 1976 (age 45)
OccupationActor, model and painter
Years active1992–present

Jose Vicente D. Mapa III,[1] who is better known by his screen name Jao Mapa (born February 11, 1976), is a Filipino actor from the Philippines. He is also an accomplished painter.

Acting career

Mapa is best known for his Pepsi-Cola advertisement. He started a modeling career in the late 1990s, and co-hosted television variety shows like Eat Bulaga and ASAP (variety show). He first starred in the movie 'Pare Ko' in 1995, and left showbusiness in 2000 to study art. Jao is expected to be back on television screen via Sine Novela:Trudis Liit aired on GMA Network.

Painting career

In 2000, took a break from his showbiz career and went back to school to earn his degree in Fine Arts (major in Advertising) at the University of Santo Tomas. He graduated in 2003 and continued to paint. He had his first major show at Grey Gallery in Antipolo, Rizal in 2012.

Portrayals in media

Mapa's life story was feature in TV5's Star Confessions, was portrayed by Martin "Mart" Escudero

Personal life

He graduated at the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Fine arts, majoring in advertising. His younger brother, Diego Mapa, is also a known musician and plays for the bands Monsterbot, Pedicab and Cambio. He is married to Cecille and has three children, namely, Benjamin, Caleb and Amber Marie.[2][3]




  1. Pagpag: Larawang Kupas (2017)
  2. Fruits N' Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros (2016) as University Security Guard
  3. Bumulakabataan...Bulalakaw Waves (2016) as Waiter at Bar
  4. Vampires' Transformation: #UsapangVampire na 'yan! (2016, Short Films) as Waiter at Resort
  5. Manila's Finest (2015)
  6. FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (2015)
  7. Kamandag ni Venus (2014)
  8. Sa Ngalan Ng Ama, Ina At Mga Anak (2014)
  9. Isang Araw (2013)
  10. Jumbo Jericho (2013)
  11. Guerilla Is A Poet (2013)
  12. Larong Bata (2012)
  13. Limang Dipang Tao (2012) as Chester
  14. Balang Araw (2012)
  15. Pacer 3 (2012, TV Movie)
  16. Tumbok (2011) ....Benjie
  17. Pilantik (2010)
  18. Hungkag (2010, Short Films) as Caloy
  19. HIV: Si Heidi, Si Ivy at Si V (2010)
  20. Working Girls (2010) as Leon Arnaldo
  21. Donor (2010)
  22. Luna Lucis (2009, Short Films) as Joaquin
  23. 69 1/2 (2009) as Wiley Kamote
  24. Bala Bala: Maniwala ka (2009)
  25. Fidel (2009) as Goonie
  26. I Love Dreamguyz (2009) as Didi
  27. Pasang krus (2009)
  28. Medalya (2009) as Efren
  29. Miss Taken (2008) (V) as Bryan
  30. Baler (2008) as Mauro
  31. Huling Pasada (2008)
  32. Dollhouse (2008) as Red ..Lihim ng Dapit Hapon (2008, Letran Short Films) ....
  33. Condo (2008) as Ricky
  34. Sisa (2008) as Crisostomo Ibarra
  35. Motorcycle (2008) as Romus
  36. Ay ayeng (2008)
  37. Xerox Copy (2007)
  38. Super Noypi (2006)
  39. You Are the One (2006) .... Venjamin Garcia
  40. Illusyon (2005) as Artist
  41. Cut (2005/II)
  42. Tunay na mahal (2000)
  43. Tugatog (2000) as Jake
  44. A Date with Jao Mapa (1999) (V) .... Jao Mapa
  45. Babae (1997) as Victor
  46. Matrikula (1997) as Eddie Boy
  47. Dahil tanging ikaw (1997)
  48. Asero (1995) as Troy
  49. Hataw na! (1995) as Nico Torres
  50. Pare ko (1995) as Chipper
  51. Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie (1994) as Jerry
  52. Nag-iisang Bituin (1994)


Year Title Network
2020 I Can See You GMA Network
2019 Tadhana
2018 Inday Will Always Love You
2017 Dear Uge
2016 Naku, Boss Ko!
Wansapanataym: ParangNorman Activity ABS-CBN
Wish Ko Lang: Silang Mga Naulila GMA Network
2015 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano ABS-CBN
Boys Ride Out 9TV
Sabado Badoo GMA Network
2014 Magpakailanman
It's Showtime ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family Picture
Star Confessions TV5
2012 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto ABS-CBN
2011 Bagets: Just Got Lucky TV5
Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna ABS-CBN
Goin Bulilit
Sine Novela: Trudis Liit GMA Network
2009 Daisy Siete: Kambalilong
Komiks ABS-CBN
2008 Warriors: Celebrity Boxing Challenge RPN
2006 Baywalk GMA Network
2005 Magpakailanman
Wag Kukurap
Extra Challenge
2003 Hawak Ko Ang Langit
Maalaala Mo Kaya ABS-CBN
2000 GMA Telecine Specials GMA Network
Super Klenk
Di Ba't Ikaw
1999 Maynila
Dear Mikee
Star Drama Theatre ABS-CBN
1997 Growing Up GMA Network
1995-1999 ASAP Natin To ABS-CBN
1997 Campus Romance GMA Network
1995 Sine Siyete
Music Bureau ABC
Love Notes TV5
GMA Telecine Specials GMA Network
Eat Bulaga
Guwapings Live!
Love Notes TV5
1993-2001 Star Drama Presents ABS-CBN
1993-1998 Palibhasa Lalake
1993 Ang TV

See also


  1. ^ "Instagram post by Jao Mapa • Feb 9, 2018 at 11:57pm UTC". Instagram.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2010-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)