Jojo Malonzo Perez
September 14, 1985
Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines
|Died||December 29, 2011 26) (aged|
Valenzuela, Metro Manila, Philippines
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Resting place||Paco Park, Paco, Manila|
"He and his father would rise with the sun", said Tyron who quit his Fine Arts studies (freshman at the Bulacan State University) when he joined the GMA star-search StarStruck (first batch, with Mark Herras and Jennylyn Mercado). "There, on top of the carabao, he dreams to be in showbiz. He imagined himself acting with Kris Aquino, his crush and idol. Until he was in high school (at the Benigno Aquino National High School), he and his dad would milk their carabaos early mornings and sell the milk. Sometimes, they would sleep in the middle of the rice fields when we had to water the seedlings (nagpapatubig ng palay)." Before joining StarStruck, Perez first became a member of a late-night variety show of Kuya Germs' Master Showman Presents Walang Tulugan. As part of the said late-night show, he was a member of a teen group performing weekly called MSP Teenstars.
Starstruck Batch 1
Perez joined StarStruck in 2003 but was eliminated in week 6 of the competition.
After his manager's death (Douglas Quijano), Perez admitted that his career dwindled and he did not have work for 6 months. On June 2010, Jerry Sineneng led his entry into ABS-CBN and after talks with Malou Santos and Johnny Manahan, Perez had formally signed with the network's talent management arm, Star Magic. This officially made him a Kapamilya. He considered his role Being Gary as one of the biggest he had handled so far, and Momay as his biggest break in television. He also played a role in Bakekang on GMA Network. He married his long-time girlfriend.
Perez was found dead inside a car in Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela City on the night of December 29, 2011. Although initial reports identified suicide as the cause of death, Police Senior Superintendent Atty. Wilben Mayor told ABS-CBN News (Perez’s new home network) that "investigations are still ongoing." It was later confirmed that suicide was the cause of Perez's death.
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Baunan||Dino||ABS-CBN||Last TV appearance|
|2011||Mula Sa Puso||Gilbert|
|2011||Your Song Presents: Andi||Francis||Guest actor|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Marriage Contract||Guest actor|
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Larawan||Christian|
|2010||Elena M. Patron's Momay||Gary Alonzo||First project with ABS-CBN|
|2008||Midnight DJ: Bloody Christmas Tree||Mark||TV5||Only project with TV5|
|2007||Lupin||Agent X-J||GMA Network||Last project with GMA|
|2007||Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap||Anastacio|
|2006||Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang||Paolo|
|2005||Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako||Dominic|
|2003||StarStruck||Himself/contestant||Finished at 8th place|
|2001–2002||Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman||Member, MSP Teenstars||Member of teen dance group, first TV appearance|
|2003||Malikmata||Edward||First movie appearance|
|2005||Happily Ever After||Ogie||Lead Actor|
|2006||Twilight Dancers||Dwight||Lead actor|
|2009||Pipo||Felix Pipo||Last movie appearance|
Note: All his movies are independent films.
- Former Kapuso Tyrone Perez feels at home in ABS-CBN retrieved via www.pep.ph March 6, 2010
- Tyron Perez is happy to be a Kapamilya retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com Jun 15, 2010
- Actor Tyron Perez commits suicide – unconfirmed reports retrieved via Notes from the Philippines (www.rightonthemark.wordpress.com) Dec 30, 2011.
- Actor Tyron Perez found dead in Valenzuela from ABS-CBNNews.com Dec 30, 2011
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