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Jao Mapa
Born Jose Vicente P. Mapa III
(1976-02-11) February 11, 1976 (age 39)
Occupation Actor, model and painter
Years active 1992-present

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.

Acting career[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

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.[1][2]


  • Pamilya
  • Basurero
  • Inuman
  • Jusinera
  • Minotour
  • Umaga
  • Labandera [1]
  • Pista


Year Title Network
2015 Boys Ride Out 9TV
2014 Magpakailanman GMA Network
2014 It's Showtime ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family Picture ABS-CBN
2013 Star Confessions TV5
2012 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto ABS-CBN
2011 Bagets: Just Got Lucky TV5
2011 Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face TV5
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna ABS-CBN
2010 Sine Novela: Trudis Liit GMA Network
2009 Daisy Siete: Kambalilong GMA Network
2009 Komiks ABS-CBN
2008 Warriors: Celebrity Boxing Challenge RPN 9
2006 Baywalk GMA Network
2005 Magpakailanman GMA Network
2005 Maynila GMA Network
2005 Wag Kukurap GMA Network
2005 Kakabaka-Boo GMA Network
2005 Extra Challenge GMA Network
2003 Hawak Ko Ang Langit GMA Network
2003 Maalaala Mo Kaya ABS-CBN
2000 GMA Telecine Specials GMA Network
2000 Super Klenk GMA Network
2000 Di Ba't Ikaw GMA Network
1999 Maynila GMA Network
1999 Dear Mikee GMA Network
1999 Star Drama Theatre ABS-CBN
1997 Growing Up GMA Network
1995-present ASAP ABS-CBN
1997 Campus Romance GMA Network
1995 Sine Siyete GMA Network
1995 Mikee GMA Network
1995 Music Bureau TV5
1995 Love Notes TV5
1995 Eat Bulaga GMA Network
1993-2001 Star Drama Presents ABS-CBN (Guest role)
1993 Palibhasa Lalake ABS-CBN
1992 Ang TV ABS-CBN


  1. Jumbo Jericho (2013)
  2. Guerilla Is A Poet (2013)
  3. Balang Araw (2012)
  4. Tumbok (2011) ....Benjie
  5. Pilantik (2010)
  6. Working Girls (2010)
  7. Luna Lucis (2009)
  8. Dollhouse (2008) as Red ..Lihim ng Dapit Hapon (2008, Letran Short Films) ....
  9. Condo (2008)
  10. Ay ayeng (2007)
  11. Xerox Copy (2007)
  12. Super Noypi (2006)
  13. You Are the One (2006) .... Venjamin Garcia
  14. Illusyon (2005)
  15. Cut (2005/II)
  16. Tunay na mahal (2000)
  17. Tugatog (2000)
  18. A Date with Jao Mapa (1999) (V) .... Jao Mapa
  19. Babae (1997)
  20. Matrikula (1997)
  21. Dahil tanging ikaw (1997)
  22. Asero (1995)
  23. Hataw na! (1995)
  24. Pare ko (1994)

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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46 news items

GMA News
Wed, 06 May 2015 03:41:15 -0700

Jao Mapa sketches a portrait of Rhea Santos. Uploaded on 2015-05-06 11:45AM. Embed Code: FB. Twitter. Google Plus. Linked In. Disqus. Besides acting, Jao Mapa knows how to paint. In this video, watch as he tries to sketch Tunay na Buhay host, Rhea ...


Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -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 ...


Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Anyway, lahat ng artistang naka-eksena ni Coco sa unang linggong episode ng Ang Probinsiyano ay mahuhusay tulad nina Jao Mapa, Ramon Christopher, Ping Medina, Jaime Fabregas, Dennis Padilla, John Medina, Lester Llansang, Art Acuna, Arjo Atayde ...
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 ...

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Abante Online
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:00:21 -0700

Inamin ni Jao Mapa na ang isang dahilan kung bakit ginaganahan siya ngayong magbalik-showbiz ay dahil magaling ang manager niya ngayon na si Arnold Vegafria. Noon daw ay parang laging nauudlot ang kanyang plano, dahil walang direksiyon ang ...
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:56:15 -0700

Siya ang bida ngayon sa pelikulang Manila's Finest under Prince Armor Productions kung saan ay kasama niya sina Bangs Garcia, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jao Mapa at marami pang iba. Sa pocket presscon/preview ng movie held last Saturday ay ...

Abante Online

Abante Online
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:00:21 -0700

Kung yayain daw si Bangs Garcia, ay handa na siyang tanggapin at magpakasal sa kanyang boyfriend ngayon. Ang dyowa niya ngayon ay isang Fil-British na isang property developer. Halos kasing-edad niya ito, at kilala na ito ng kanyang pamilya, at boto ...
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 ...

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