Jao Mapa

Jose Vicente D. Mapa III,[1] who is better known by his screen name Jao Mapa (born February 11, 1976), is a Filipino actor from the Philippines. He is also an accomplished painter.

Jao Mapa
Jose Vicente D. Mapa III

(1976-02-11) February 11, 1976
OccupationActor, model and painter
Years active1992–present

Acting career

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 1995, and left showbusiness in 2000 to study art. Jao is expected to be back on television screen via Sine Novela:Trudis Liit aired on GMA Network.

Painting career

In 2000, took 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. He graduated in 2003 and continued to paint. He had his first major show at Grey Gallery in Antipolo, Rizal in 2012.

Portrayals in media

Mapa's life story was feature in TV5's Star Confessions, was portrayed by Martin "Mart" Escudero

Personal life

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.[2][3]


  • Pamilya
  • Basurero
  • Inuman
  • Jusinera
  • Minotour
  • Umaga
  • Labandera
  • Pista


2018Inday Will Always Love YouGMA Network
2016Naku, Boss Ko!
Wansapanataym: ParangNorman ActivityABS-CBN
Wish Ko Lang: Silang Mga NaulilaGMA Network
2015FPJ's Ang ProbinsyanoABS-CBN
Boys Ride Out9TV
Sabado BadooGMA Network
It's ShowtimeABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family Picture
Star ConfessionsTV5
2012Angelito: Ang Bagong YugtoABS-CBN
2011Bagets: Just Got LuckyTV5
Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face
2010Precious Hearts Romances Presents: AlynaABS-CBN
Sine Novela: Trudis LiitGMA Network
2009Daisy Siete: Kambalilong
2008Warriors: Celebrity Boxing ChallengeRPN
2006BaywalkGMA Network
Wag Kukurap
Extra Challenge
2003Hawak Ko Ang Langit
Maalaala Mo KayaABS-CBN
2000GMA Telecine SpecialsGMA Network
Super Klenk
Di Ba't Ikaw
Dear Mikee
Star Drama TheatreABS-CBN
1997Growing UpGMA Network
1997Campus RomanceGMA Network
1995Sine Siyete
Music BureauABC
Love NotesTV5
GMA Telecine SpecialsGMA Network
Eat Bulaga
Guwapings Live!
Love NotesTV5
1993-2001Star Drama PresentsABS-CBN
1993-1998Palibhasa Lalake
1992Ang TV


  1. Pagpag: Larawang Kupas (2017)
  2. Fruits N' Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros (2016) as University Security Guard
  3. Bumulakabataan...Bulalakaw Waves (2016) as Waiter at Bar
  4. Vampires' Transformation: #UsapangVampire na 'yan! (2016, Short Films) as Waiter at Resort
  5. Manila's Finest (2015)
  6. Kamandag ni Venus (2014)
  7. Sa Ngalan Ng Ama, Ina At Mga Anak (2014)
  8. Isang Araw (2013)
  9. Jumbo Jericho (2013)
  10. Guerilla Is A Poet (2013)
  11. Larong Bata (2012)
  12. Limang Dipang Tao (2012) as Chester
  13. Balang Araw (2012)
  14. Pacer 3 (2012, TV Movie)
  15. Tumbok (2011) ....Benjie
  16. Pilantik (2010)
  17. Hungkag (2010, Short Films) as Caloy
  18. HIV: Si Heidi, Si Ivy at Si V (2010)
  19. Working Girls (2010) as Leon Arnaldo
  20. Donor (2010)
  21. Luna Lucis (2009, Short Films) as Joaquin
  22. 69 1/2 (2009) as Wiley Kamote
  23. Bala Bala: Maniwala ka (2009)
  24. Fidel (2009) as Goonie
  25. I Love Dreamguyz (2009) as Didi
  26. Pasang krus (2009)
  27. Medalya (2009) as Efren
  28. Miss Taken (2008) (V) as Bryan
  29. Baler (2008) as Mauro
  30. Huling Pasada (2008)
  31. Dollhouse (2008) as Red ..Lihim ng Dapit Hapon (2008, Letran Short Films) ....
  32. Condo (2008) as Ricky
  33. Sisa (2008) as Crisostomo Ibarra
  34. Motorcycle (2008) as Romus
  35. Ay ayeng (2008)
  36. Xerox Copy (2007)
  37. Super Noypi (2006)
  38. You Are the One (2006) .... Venjamin Garcia
  39. Illusyon (2005) as Artist
  40. Cut (2005/II)
  41. Tunay na mahal (2000)
  42. Tugatog (2000) as Jake
  43. A Date with Jao Mapa (1999) (V) .... Jao Mapa
  44. Babae (1997) as Victor
  45. Matrikula (1997) as Eddie Boy
  46. Dahil tanging ikaw (1997)
  47. Asero (1995) as Troy
  48. Hataw na! (1995) as Nico Torres
  49. Pare ko (1995) as Chipper
  50. Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie (1994) as Jerry
  51. Nag-iisang Bituin (1994)

See also


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