John Lloyd Cruz
Filipino actor, model, and occasional TV host
John Lloyd Cruz
John Lloyd Espidol Cruz is an award-winning Filipino actor, box-office king, model, and occasional TV host. His father is Luisito Llora Cruz. His career started with appearances in numerous teen-oriented movies and TV shows. He is a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic, where he is an alumni of Batch 5. He was also a member of the teen trio Koolits with Baron Geisler and Marc Solis.
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Ex-Bronx Science Teacher Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case
NYTimes - 5 months
The former teacher, Jon Cruz, was arrested last year and accused of enticing boys into sending him nude photographs online.
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Marketing: Blanketing the country with care
Business World - over 3 years
IN 2006, actor John Lloyd Cruz uttered “Ingat!” (Take care!) in what would become a memorable TV commercial. That simple parting shot became a catchword and Mr. Cruz as the endorser of paracetamol brand Biogesic.
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Guitars in the Classroom: Reinventing the Music System in US Schools
Business Review USA - over 4 years
  Earlier this month, we launched our Good Neighbor program as a unique and interactive way to let our readers know about some of the most dynamic non-profit organizations operating in the US. Guitars in the Classroom was one of the finalists recognized by the program. Written by Sam Soares Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) is a humble non-profit that gets back to the root of sharing music. Jessica Baron, Executive Director, believes music is an instinctive human form of expression that needs to be recognized in today’s society. With all the American Idols and Guitar Heroes in the world, Guitars in the Classroom was founded a measure earlier than today’s cultural crazes. Founded in 1998, GITC provides free integrated music making to over 800,000 students annually. GITC transforms education by training classroom teachers and school staff to play guitar, sing, teach and lead songs and write lyrics for learning with their preschool through 12th grade students.  No musical ...
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Shaina confirms break-up with John Lloyd
ABS CBN News - almost 5 years
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Actress Shaina Magdayao has confirmed that she and actor John Lloyd Cruz have ended their relationship.
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John Cruz and more Hawaiian slack key in Santa Cruz
San Francisco Chronicle - about 5 years
In case you missed the roundup of Hawaiiana highlights in Monterey and Santa Cruz in my Central Coasting column earlier this week, tonight offers two enticing Aloha Friday options: Award-winning singer-songwriter and slack key guitarist John Cruz plays Don Quixote's International Music Hall in...
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Two killed in Greene accident - Evening Sun (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Chenango County Medical Examiner Dr. John Cruz was called to the scene and later declared the mother and daughter deceased. The young male passenger was taken to Wilson Hospital in Binghamton for treatment of injuries. The driver of the other car,
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Things learned, observed in Pacific high school football Week 1.0 - Stars and Stripes (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sidebar: Apologies to Guam High's David John Cruz, whom I had graduating but very much remains in the blue and gold. Second sidebar: It may have been a one-sided loss for the Islanders, but they have very much to celebrate: John F. Kennedy's rebuilt
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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival brings sweet, soulful sound to Oahu this ... - Hawaiimagazine.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Other musicians slated for the festival's performance lineup include: Makana, Stephen Inglis, Keale, John Keawe, Dennis Kamakahi, John Cruz, Michael Kaawa, Hiikua, Brother Noland, LT Smooth, Bobby Moderow, Patrick Landeza, and Donald Kaulia
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Squirrel makes nest in engine, car catches on fire - 9NEWS.com
Google News - over 5 years
The engine compartment of John Cruz's car caught fire in late May shortly after he left the Longmont Recreational Center. Longmont Police say they were suspicious from the start because the car owner, John Cruz, was writing a book about banking fraud
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Balakrishna notches SGA August Ace - Saipan Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
3), John Cruz (No. 17), and Das Krishnan (No. 13). Jose I. Sablan also placed third in the monthly tournament with his net 72, followed by Martin Sablan (73), Steve Jang (75), Cruz (75), Jim Mitchell (75), Krishnan (76), Tony I. Deleon Guerrero (77),
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Newcomer rules SGA July Ace - Saipan Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
With his win in last month's tournament, Quitugua gained a slot in the 2011 SGA Ace of Aces Tournament, joining early qualifiers Tony I. Deleon Guerrero (January), John Cruz (February), Nick C. Sablan (March), Manibusan (April), Ray M. San Nicolas
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This week on Martha's Vineyard - August 4 - Martha's Vineyard Times
Google News - over 5 years
Starting Thursday evening, Grammy winner John Cruz will perform for three hours each night during a series of concerts aboard Black Dog's Tall Ship Alabama. The ship will sail from the Black Dog Wharf in Vineyard Haven and go around Vineyard Sound,
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Convicted cops can use guns, but only while training, judge rules - Toronto Star
Google News - over 5 years
Edward Ing, 42, and John Cruz, 38, to maintain their shooting skills could cause them irreparable harm. The public will be safeguarded if their use of firearms is limited to training or testing under an instructor's supervision while on the job,
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Convicted cops want to carry guns - Toronto Star
Google News - over 5 years
Edward Ing, 42, and John Cruz, 38, were in Ontario Superior Court Wednesday asking a judge to temporarily stay a provincial court ruling barring them from carrying firearms. Justice Maureen Forestell said she will rule Thursday on their application
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Levittown BOE Notebook: Welcoming New Faces - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Division Avenue head coach Tom Tuttle reminisced about the high points of the team's season in a speech at the meeting, calling John Cruz's catch in the Class A title game “the greatest catch I've ever seen”. But he was proudest that his thirteen
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Lloyd Cruz
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 31
    In 2015, he starred in the thriller "Honor Thy Father" in which he plays the part of a man who after a period of estrangement from his family returns home to seek their help when his wife gets them into trouble with violent investors whose money her dad had lost in a ponzi scheme.
    More Details Hide Details He also reunited with Bea Alonzo for the sequel of their highly-successful 2007 film, One More Chance called A Second Chance. The film earned PHP 550 million and became the highest grossing Filipino film of 2015 and the highest grossing Filipino film of all time. Cruz continues to be an endorser of such properties as Bear Brand Adult Milk, PS Bank, Banana Peel, Lucky Pancit Beef Pares, NamNam Lucky Me, Tropicana Fruit Burst, 555, Sun Cellular, Magic Flakes, Biogesic, Biogesic for Kids, Adidas, Greenwich, 555 Corned Tuna, Swatch, Direct TV, Purefoods, Smart, Choco Lava, Urban bags, Knorr cubes, Lucky Me, Cherry Mobile, Joel Cruz Signatures perfume products John Lloyd Cruz Like Him and Likes Her and Inspired EDT, LaBreza Tower, Skinwhite, Belo, Faces and Curves, Charms and Crystals, and GAOC. He is considered one of the most-acclaimed actors in the country today, and was recently inducted to the Philippine Walk of Fame by German "Kuya Germs" Moreno in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. His movies and television projects are usually big hits with audiences nationwide.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 27
    Cruz will have another project with Kanto Boys in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On 2012, Lloyd and Bea Alonzo had a film entitled The Mistress in celebrating their 10th year anniversary. The said film has been critically acclaimed and leaving a total box office gross of PHP 260 Million and being the third highest grossing Filipino film of all time.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    In the July 2010 special issue of YES! magazine, he got the third spot in the 100 Most Beautiful Stars.
    More Details Hide Details Simultaneously, he is one of issue of YES! he is the Most Beautiful star and the first man who top the position.
    In 2010, Cruz was paired with Angel Locsin in a dark-romance, fantasy-thriller series titled Imortal a sequel to the original series Lobo.
    More Details Hide Details As a TV host, he has recurring appearances in the concert show, ASAP. With ASAP, he has been recruited as one fourth of the variety group Kanto Boys alongside ASAP mainstays Billy Crawford, Vhong Navarro, and Luis Manzano. Since he started his showbiz career in 1996, he has been a contract talent for ABS-CBN.
  • 2009
    Age 25
    In the April 2009 issue of Summit Media's YES! magazine, he was hailed as the third most powerful celebrity in The Philippines.
    More Details Hide Details The first and second places were held by Willie Revillame and Kris Aquino, respectively.
    In Cinema One Originals 2009, he was awarded as one of the 15 Cinema One Legends.
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    In mid-2009, he shifted from his regular series of roles for a more controversial and challenging project with Vilma Santos, in which he portrayed Luis Manzano's lover in the movie In My Life.
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    In February 2009, Cruz's follow-up movie with Sarah Geronimo, You Changed My Life, hit the box office.
    More Details Hide Details It was the sequel to A Very Special Love and was also produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films. The film’s total theatrical earnings reached PHP 240.44 million and is ranked as the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.
    Throughout his career, he has collaborated with fellow actors, including Kaye Abad, Bea Alonzo, and Sarah Geronimo. In mid-2009, he shifted from his regular series of roles for a more controversial role in the film In My Life where he played a gay character.
    More Details Hide Details Cruz finished his elementary education at Marikina Catholic School. He attended his secondary education until third year at ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center. He used to reside in Santolan, Pasig. He is currently residing in Valle Verde, an exclusive subdivision in Pasig.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    On July 30, 2008, Cruz starred with Sarah Geronimo in A Very Special Love above Star Cinema and Viva Films.
    More Details Hide Details The film grossed PHP 179,569,117 at the box office.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    He has been nailed as the "Box-Office King" for three-consecutive years: in 2007 for One More Chance, in 2008 with A Very Special Love, and in 2009 with You Changed My Life, which became the top-grossing film of his career. Lloydie's reunion movie with perennial love team partner Bea Alonzo, Miss You Like Crazy, which was shown on February 30, 2010 as Star Cinema's post-office offering, was a box office hit earning more than PHP 140 million in its seven-week run and still the second Filipino movie of 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He was paired with Toni Gonzaga in again an expected box-office film titled My Amnesia Girl that earned 12.8 million on its first day (November 24, 2010) and surpassing 100 million in its first-week run. It was directed by the box office director Cathy Garcia Molina. It earned PHP 165 million in its one-month run and was the top-grossing film of 2010.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 18
    His breakthrough role came in 2002, when he was chosen to play Yuri in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay where he was paired with future love team Bea Alonzo.
    More Details Hide Details After his role in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, it was followed by many television series where he played the lead roles including It Might Be You where he played Lawrence. After the said series, he then played the role of Oliver in Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin, Eli in Maging Sino Ka Man and its sequel where he won an award for Best Actor. In 2009, he was again reunited with actress Bea Alonzo where he played the male lead in the I Love Betty La Fea an adaptation of the Colombian series Yo Soy Betty La Fea which marks their 6th TV collaboration.
  • 1999
    Age 15
    In 1999, he starred in the teen drama Tabing Ilog alongside Kaye Abad, playing the role of Rovic.
    More Details Hide Details The series was successful where it lasted for five years.
  • 1996
    Age 12
    Cruz finished his grade school at Marikina Catholic School in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details He was later discovered by a talent scout in a mall while hanging out with friends. Due to his father's ailing marble business, Cruz decided to enter showbiz to help his family recover from financial problems. He first appeared in the now-defunct crime and investigative series Calvento Files. This was followed by several guesting and shows. At the age of 14, he became a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic, where he became an alumnus of Batch 5. He was also a member of the then-teen trio called Koolits with Baron Geisler and Marc Solis.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Cruz was born as John Lloyd Espidol Cruz on June 24, 1983, the youngest child of Luisito Llora and Aida Espidol Cruz.
    More Details Hide Details He was called by his nickname "Juward" and "Idan" among his family and some close friends.
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