||Jose Vicente P. Mapa III
February 11, 1976
||Actor, model and painter
Jose Vicente P. Mapa III, who is better known by his screen name Jao Mapa (born February 11, 1976), is a popular actor in the Philippines. He is also an accomplished painter known by the name Jao Mapa.
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 1994.
In 2000, he decided to take 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. Jao is expected to be back on television screen via Sine Novela:Trudis Liit aired on GMA Network. His life story was feature in TV5's Star Confessions, was portrayed by Martin "Mart" Escudero
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.
- Labandera 
- Jumbo Jericho (2013)
- Guerilla Is A Poet (2013)
- Balang Araw (2012)
- Tumbok (2011) ....Benjie
- Pilantik (2010)
- Working Girls (2010)
- Luna Lucis (2009)
- Dollhouse (2008) as Red ..Lihim ng Dapit Hapon (2008, Letran Short Films) ....
- Condo (2008)
- Ay ayeng (2007)
- Xerox Copy (2007)
- Super Noypi (2006)
- You Are the One (2006) .... Venjamin Garcia
- Illusyon (2005)
- Cut (2005/II)
- Tunay na mahal (2000)
- Tugatog (2000)
- A Date with Jao Mapa (1999) (V) .... Jao Mapa
- Babae (1997)
- Matrikula (1997)
- Dahil tanging ikaw (1997)
- Asero (1995)
- Hataw na! (1995)
- Pare ko (1994)
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:10:40 -0700
Actor Jao Mapa's latest exhibit will open on Oct. 16 at the Globe Hub Serviced Offices, Inc., 6784 Ayala Ave. corner VA Rufino St., Makati City. A Fine Arts graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, Mapa describes his style as “figurative ...
Philippine Entertainment Portal
Thu, 05 Apr 2007 11:13:10 -0700
After six years of absence in the show business, Jao Mapa is making his comeback through the digital film Xerox Copy. Photo: Noel Orsal. Was it his attitude towards his career that made actor Jao Mapa take a long hiatus and focus instead on the finer ...
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 05:58:41 -0700
He has unveiled these paintings—mostly in acrylic and oil—in an exhibition called “Old and Recent Works of Jao Mapa” at the Grey Gallery in Antipolo. “The show, which opened March 10, will run until the end of the month. Around 20 paintings will be ...
ABS CBN News
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0700
MANILA - Going sexy - and lately, going nude - wasn't difficult for actor Jao Mapa, no matter how hard he tried to avoid literally throwing in the towel. When the daring role in a sex video “Mistaken” was offered to him not too long ago, he was in dire ...
ABS CBN News
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 03:52:30 -0700
MANILA – Kris Aquino fulfilled her promise to Lyca Gairanod, the first grand champion of “The Voice Kids,” when she gave the young singer an iPad mini on Sunday. Last Friday, Aquino shared in her personal Instagram account that she had so much fun ...
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:56:15 -0700
Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz's “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” has landed on another international list: “The Best Films of the Year So Far.” As 2014 crossed the half-way mark, The Film Stage website picked 25 films that impressed its critics. It's a ...
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:03:45 -0700
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort go from ill-fated siblings in “Divergent” to cancer-stricken sweethearts in Josh Boone's screen adaptation of John Green's young adult fiction, “The Fault In Our Stars”—a charming romantic tearjerker that earns its ...
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:00:00 -0700
Although the films more prominent characters are relative unknowns, audiences will find familiar faces in Sharmaine Arnaiz and Jao Mapa. But regardless of the film, Kamandag ni Venus is so badly acted that what might've been a mediocre horror film ends ...
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