Virgilio Hilario, Jr. (born August 11, 1976), better known by his stage name Jhong Hilario, is a Filipino actor, dancer and politician. He is part of the dance group Streetboys in the Philippines. He is currently serving as a member of Makati City Council, elected last May 9, 2016 under the ticket of Mayor Abi Binay.

As an actor, Hilario has acted in movies such as Muro Ami, released in 1999, in which he portrayed Butong; D' Anothers (2005), and Dekada '70 (2002).

Hilario started his career in 1993 as a member of the dance group Streetboys. He made his debut as an actor in 1996.

In 2009, Hilario was part of the hosts of ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime, started as a judge until became one of the hosts of the program for 4 years. On March 23, 2016, he decided to leave It's Showtime to pursue his political career.

Hilario decided to run for councilor in the First District of Makati under the United Nationalist Alliance in the Makati local elections, 2016. In an interview, Hilario credited his father, Virgilio Sr., who served as a councilor for 9 years as his main inspiration to run for the council seat.

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNetwork
1999–2001Rio Del MarRodelGMA Network
MaynilaVarious
2000–2001GMA Telesine SpecialsVarious
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wedding CakeVariousABS-CBN
2002–03Kay Tagal Kang HinintayIvan
2003–04Basta't Kasama KitaVarious
2004SpiritsKuya Dong
2006U Can DanceHimself
Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro PendukoKa Edgar
Maalaala Mo Kaya: RugbyBig Boy
2007RouninVenom
Maalaala Mo Kaya: RehasJoel
Maalaala Mo Kaya: TrenRex Ferrer
2008Kapamilya, Deal or No DealHimself
Kung Fu KidsKevin Marilao
2009Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medal for ValorRomualdo "Lolong" Rubi
2010ShowtimeHimself as a judge (voluntarily exited after 30 weeks)
Kung Tayo'y MagkakalayoJason/Agustin
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Tonyong BayawakNitoy
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010Himself as a special guest/judge
2010–2011Emil Cruz Jr.'s Mara ClaraGary David
2011ASAPHimself
You Got It 2Himself
Gandang Gabi, Vice!Himself
Happy Yipee Yehey!"Waka Waka guest host with John Prats"
Maalaala Mo Kaya: BisikletaSumalde
It's ShowtimeJudge
The Price Is RightHimself with Dimples Romana
Ikaw Ay Pag-IbigAlex
2012–2016It's ShowtimeHost/resident judge
2013Juan dela CruzPoldo
Little ChampLucas Caballero
Gandang Gabi, Vice!Himself
2014Ipaglaban Mo: Ako Ang BiktimaErwin
2015MatanglawinGuest Himself Cameo
Walang IwananKamlon Bautista

Movies

YearTitleCharacter/RoleFilm Producer
1996IstokwaNestorMAQ Productions
1998Sa Pusod ng DagatLuisGMA Films
José RizalPrisoner servant
1999Muro AmiBotong
2000Spirit WarriorsBuboyMAQ Productions
2001Sa Huling PaghihintayViva Films
La Vida RosaBoy KuletStar Cinema
Bagong BuwanJason
2002Dekada '70Willy
2003Spirit Warriors: The ShortcutBuboyMAQ Productions
2004KulimlimEx-convictViva Films
2005Nasaan Ka ManNardoStar Cinema
D' AnothersGorio
2006SukobErning
2008CaregiverJoseph
Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure)FernandoOctoArts Films
2009KinatayAbyongSwift Productions
Astig (Mga Batang Kalye)Cinemalaya
LolaBebongSwift Productions
2010NoyAdik 1CineMedia
Star Cinema
EmirBoyongCultural Center of the Philippines
Viva Films
2011Segunda ManoDindoStar Cinema
MJM Productions
2012The HealingDarioStar Cinema
2013Boy GoldenViva Films
Screen Cinema Concepts

Accolades

Awards and nominations

201125th PMPC Star Awards for TVBEST DRAMA ACTORMara ClaraNominated
2012Golden Screen TV AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated