Dingdong Dantes is a Filipino television and film actor, director, presenter as well as a print and commercial model. He is known for Segunda mano (2011), Atlantika (2006) and Angels (2007). He appeared in One True Love and in the adaptation of the Korean soap opera, Stairway to Heaven. He hosted Mind Master in 2011 and Family Feud in 2010.
Dingdong Dantes was born on August 2, 1980, in Quezon City, Philippines as Jose Sixto Rafael Dantes III. He was born to Sixto Zafra Dantes Jr. and Maria Angelita “Angeline” Enriquez Gonzalez.
He has begun his career as a child model, appearing in a dairy product commercial when he was two years old. His first movie role came when he was just 14, in an episode of Shake, Rattle and Roll V, and by 17 he had a leading role in GM’s teen series T.G.I.S.
In 2011, Dantes did a comedy primetime TV series titled I Heart You, Pare! with his leading lady Regine Velasquez. Aside from acting, Dingdong is also a good host. He hosted special shows like the Binibining Pilipinas Pageant which is held every year. Dantes is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network as of 2013.
He married Marian Rivera in 2014. In November 2015, they welcomed their first child, Maria Letizia.
He was ranked at the of Cosmopolitan magazine’s list of bachelors of 2007, and chosen among the top 5 Sexiest Men of the World by the E! Entertainment network.
- Name: José Sixto Raphael González Dantes
- Other names: Dingdong Dantes, Dong,
- Born: August 2, 1980
- Star Sign: Leo
- Birth Place: Quezon City, Philippines
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- Hair: Light Brown
- Eyes: Dark Brown
- Skin: White
- Education: Ateneo de Manila University, San Beda College
- Profession: Actor
- Citizenship: Philippine
Family of Dingdong Dantes
- Father: Jiggs Dantes
- Mother: Angeline Dantes
- Spouse: Marian Rivera (m. 2014)
- Children: Maria Letizia Dantes