John Lloyd Espidol Cruz, born on June 24, 1981, is a highly acclaimed young Filipino actor. His parents are Luisito Llora and Aida Espidol Cruz. He was nicknamed Idan by family and friends. He finished his elementary school at the Marikina Catholic School in the year 1995. In his years in showbiz, he is one of the most highly regarded actors in the Philippines today. He is also one of the distinguished endorsers being a regular face in TV ads and billboards. He was recently inducted into the Walk of Fame by German “Kuya Germs” Moreno in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City
To John Lloyd, everything started in a mall when he was discovered by a talent scout hanging out with friends. Due to his father’s business going down the drain, he decided to help his family by entering show business. His first TV appearance was with then Calvento Files. It was succeeded by a number of appearances in TV shows and eventually was signed up with ABS CBN’s Star Magic group of talents batch 5. He was partnered to a number of co-actors and actresses Kaye Abad, Bea Alonzo, Toni Gonzaga and recently to Sarah Geronimo. He also performed a more controversial role as in the film In My Life where he starred with Luis Manzano as a gay.
His recent movie with Sarah Geronimo, It Takes A Man And A Woman is regarded as the Biggest Opening Gross in Filipino Film of All Time while The Mistress from which he starred with Bea Alonzo ranked third highest grossing Filipino film of all time. Unofficially Yours ranked in seven. Practically almost all John Lloyd’s films are grossing high in various Philippine cinemas. These movies include My Amnesia Girl, Miss You Like Crazy, In My Life, You Changed My Life, A Very Special Love and One More Chance.
John Lloyd had proven his worth being an actor. He is loved by the public with his charm and boyish, innocent looks. The critics loved his films and performances that led him receiving top notch awards from many famous award giving bodies. Among the awards he received as an actor are FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actor, GMMMF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Film Actor of the Year, PMPC Star Award for Movies for Movie Supporting Actor of the Year, FAP Luna Award for Best Actor, ENPRESS Golden Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama), GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Box-Office King, Gawad PASADO Award for Best Actor, Gawad TANGLAW Award for Best Actor, and GMMMF Box Office Entertainment Award for Film Actor of the Year (shared with Luis Manzano).
John Lloyd Cruz is a star magic baby of ABS-CBN who never thought that he would attain the highest peak of a movie actor career in the Philippines. Born on June 24, 1983, Cruz is a bankable Filipino young actor who has achieved a lot of awards and recognition for his blockbuster movies. He belongs to the batch 5 of ABS-CBN Star Magic baby which has become a platform of opportunity to discover good potential talents and assets of the television giant network ABS-CBN.
John Lloyd Cruz made a lot of appearance in various television shows and movies that captured the teen-oriented masses. He ventured into several roles in several teen-oriented drama movies, soap operas and even evolved to perform a gay role in the movie In My Life. Cruz was able to prove that he is not just a seasoned actor but also has grown to become a good one in his craft with great flexibility and ability to take any role and justify it with good acting.
Starting at a young age to pursue a commercial model and acting career, he was able to finish his third year high school education at the ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center. His elementary education was from the Marikina Catholic School. He had a soaring television career, having played a role in various teen drama series one of which is the Tabing Ilog where he co-starred Kaye Abad that lasted for five years. He won the best actor award in the Maging Sino Ka Man television series that made people take more notice of his talent in acting.
John Lloyd Cruz also tried a hosting career with constant appearances in a musical-concert show ASAP with ABS-CBN. His budding career started in 1996 and he consistently maintained a contract with ABC-CBN until now. Most of John Lloyd Cruz’s movies were box office hits such as You Changed My Life in tandem with Sarah Geronimo that was the biggest achievement in his career as the movie was ranked as the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.
John Lloyd Cruz is also a top billed product endorser. From milk, foods, clothing brands, coffee, medicine and many others, Cruz has a unique charisma that magically attracts the Filipino masses both the young and old alike. In 2009, he received a recognition award as 15 Cinema One Legend. He topped the 3rd list of the most powerful celebrity in the Philippines by the Yes! Magazine of the Summit Media in 2009. His blessings for more awards did not stop there. He ranked 3rd in the 100 Most Beautiful Star in 2010 and got the 1st spot for the same recognition in 2011 that was given by Yes! Magazine.