Ryan Agoncillo in Pieta

October 12, 2008
Ryan Agoncillo

Ryan Agoncillo

Ryan Agoncillo, 29, returns to Primetime soap via Pieta. Ryan Agoncillo came from a well to do family and a graduate of De La Salle University-Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Organizational Communication. Given that Ryan Agoncillo came from an upper middle-class background, it is no mean feat that Ryan Agoncillo effortlessly portrays a role far from his upbringing. I guess fiancee Judy Ann Santos is a big influence. In Pieta, Ryan Agoncillo plays Rigor, an off-beat role for him. Pieta follows the story of a mother’s enduring love for her son who is beset with pain and revenge. Cherie Gil plays Rigor’s mother. Krista Ranillo plays Rigor’s love interest originally portrayed by 80’s bombshell, Vivian Velez. Pieta was originally an award-winning movie helmed by Carlo J. Caparas in 1983 starring the late Ace Vergel. It’s sequel, Pieta: Ikalawang Aklat, was topbilled by Bong Revilla Jr.

Ryan Agoncillo first started in commercials at 15 and then became host of Mornings at GMA and Campus Video, a short-lived program at GMA Network. Ryan Agoncillo then moved to ABS-CBN Network, and became a co-host in Talk TV, a late morning talk show co-hosted by broadcasters Julius Babao and Christine Bersola, and actress Janette McBride, Janet McBride is DJ Moe Twister’s wife.. Ryan Agoncillo was briefly linked to Janet McBride.

Ryan also hosted Breakfast, an early morning variety program; and Y-Speak, a youth-oriented talk show and debate forum, where he won his first KBP Golden Dove Awards for his Best Talk Show host in 2005. Ryan Agoncillo also hosted Philippine Idol with Heart Evangelista on the then ABC-5 now TV5. Ryan Agoncillo returns to TV5 every Saturday at 6 pm in Talentadong Pinoy which showcases Filipino undiscovered talents.

Ryan’s next big project is Endemol’s Pinoy Fear Factor on ABS-CBN. Pinoy Fear Factor was shot entirely in Argentina.

Ryan Agoncillo is no stranger to soap operas as well, he played love interest to Judy Ann Santos in Krystala and Ysabella.