Birthday: August 6, 1964
Birthplace: Sta. Mesa, Manila
Gary V is one of the Philippines’ original 80s icons who immediately gained popularity among the masses with his soulful voice and electrifying dance moves. This top-notch combination also earned him the title Mr. Pure Energy. Many of his songs had become OPM classics, several of which even became theme songs for a number of blockbuster hits and popular teleseryes. Some were even made into movies, which he also starred in. Among these were Di Na Natuto, Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos, Di Bale Na Lang and Hataw Na. Gary has earned five Platinum, four Double Platinum, three Triple Platinum and two Sextuple Platinum albums in the span of his legendary career in the Philippine entertainment industry. His expertise in the field of music and dance has also earned him the privilege of becoming an esteemed judge for the talent reality shows The X Factor Philippines and Your Face Sounds Familiar. He is also one of the longest-staying hosts and performers in the Sunday variety show ASAP.