||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 ...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:13:38 -0800
Humanda ring kiligin sa Kapamilya heartthrobs na sina Daniel Padilla, and Enrique Gil, pati na nina JC de Vera, Paulo Avelino, Xian Lim, kasama ang ASAP idols na sina Jao Mapa, Marvin Agustin, and ASAP coverboys Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, Will ...
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
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:45:00 -0800
Universal Pictures has unleashed the first full trailer of its epic action-adventure “Jurassic World” which opens next year. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking "Jurassic Park" series ...
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:00:00 -0800
It featured a mix of upcoming teenage stars from ABS-CBN's Talent Center (now known as Star Magic) and the cast of the box-office hit movie Pare Ko, namely Claudine Barretto, Jao Mapa, Gio Alvarez, Roselle Nava, Victor Neri, Nikka Valencia, and Jolina ...
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:35:36 -0800
On the team called MPJ Celebrity Ballers were Edgar Allan Guzman, Arthur Solinap, Polo Ravales, Jao Mapa, Geoff Taylor, Jojo Riguera, Perry Escaño, Sergio Garcia and comedian Paul Sy, a.k.a. Wally Waley. “Basketball should inspire the youth. Aside from ...
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