Raymond Oliver Cruz Illustre or popularly known as Rayver Cruz, born on July 20, 1989 to a family of actors and actresses. He is a cousin to Sheryl Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Donna Cruz and Geneva Cruz, all are popular in the industry of show business because of their talents and contributions.
Rayver Cruz is a Filipino matinee idol who is a regular personality at ASAP, a musical variety show that goes on air every Sunday at ABS-CBN. Rayver Cruz is known to be a good dancer and is a member of the Ultimate Dance 4 together with Shaina Magdayao, John Prats and Maja Salvador. He also took on some acting roles and appeared in films and various television shows at ABS-CBN.
Rayver began in show business as a child who appeared first in a television show 5 and Up that aired in GMA from 1992 to 2002. He also appeared as Piolo in a comedy sitcom in GMA show Kiss Muna together with Joey de Leon and Elizabeth Oropesa. Eventually he transferred to ABS-CBN and took on his first lead role as Red in a Prime time Television series, Spirits in 2005. He was teamed up with Maja Salvador as her leading lady. In 2007, he also played another lead role as Mythos in Rounin in 2007.
Other television shows he appeared at includes Love Spell: “Shoes Ko Po, Shoes Ko ’Day!” as Stephen, Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv as Genesis or ‘Gens’ Brondial, Maalaala Mo Kaya as Jomar, Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko as Allan, Star Magic Presents: My Friend, My love, My Destiny as Jun, Your Song: “Cuida” as Samuel, Love Spell: “Charm & Crystal” as Johnny, Komiks Presents: “Agua Bendita” as Ronnie and Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin as Nat. The most recent is Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin as Erwin Rosales.
He also appeared in films, among them are A Mother’s Story as King, Forever and A Day as Mico, Shake, Rattle and Roll XII: Isla Engkanto as Ray, Cinco as Alvin, Shake, Rattle & Roll XI: Lamang Lupa as Archie, You Changed My Life as Marcelo “Macoy” Romero, Kelly! Kelly! (Ang Hit na Musical) as Boom, Katas ng Saudi as Kyle, My Gym Partner’s a Monkey as Phineas Porpoise, Bahay Kubo as Cholo, Happy Hearts as Alvin and Mr Suave as Carl.
At present, he is known to be dating Cristine Reyes and makes himself busy with his regular participation in ASAP and the latest television show, Bukas Nalang Kitang Mamahalin together with said steady girlfriend Cristine Reyes, Gerald Anderson, Dawn Zulueta, Dina Bonnevie, Ton Ton Guttierez and Diana Zubiri.