Perhaps not many people know that JC was to a showbiz clan born. His mother, Carmen Anson Rivera, is the cousin of Boots Anson-Roa. His father, Rolando Reyes de Vera, who hails from Lucban, Quezon, is related to Romeo Vasquez who is a granduncle of Luis Alandy. Rolando’s mom is an Alandy.
Two magazine surveys included JC de Vera on their lists of “most beautiful” stars and “hottest” men in showbiz. But aside from being beautiful and hot, JC (Juan Carlo) is, more important, a fine actor. Professional, versatile, hardworking.
JC gets the biggest break of his career via TV5’s Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum, airing mid-September, opposite Jasmine Curtis Smith. Early on, the actor expressed his wish to star in an action project either on TV or the big screen. But while Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum is primarily action, it has dramatic, romantic and comic elements, all of which JC does well.
For the Hoodlum role, JC prepared physically and mentally, building up those muscles and watching how tough guys — some of whom are his friends — act.
Actually, the Hoodlum character, portrayed twice in the movies by Robin Padilla, isn’t bad. He has a good heart, but circumstances forced him to be a pretty thief. But he remains gallant to the ladies and kind to the lowly.
JC is billed as TV5’s one and only prince, a regular in its three shows: Lokomoko (comedy), Hey, It’s Saberday (musical-variety) and soon Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum (action-drama). Much earlier, TV5 gave JC his very own drama special, where the actor proved he was equal to any role, be it light or serious. The feedback was so good that instead of the usual five episodes the 5-Star Special became eight episodes.
In one episode, JC played a boxer and he recalls being beaten black and blue during the fight scene. But it was worth it as he merited an acting nomination from the Star Awards.
JC also topbilled with Danita Paner the sitcom for TV5 My Driver Sweet Lover, where he proved his talent in comedy, throwing those punchlines and reacting to hilarious scenes.
A product of Colegio de San Agustin, JC has showbiz roots. His mother is the first cousin of Boots Anson-Roa (from Bicol), while his father is related to Romeo Vasquez and Luis Alandy (of Quezon).
Before signing up with TV5, JC was a GMA contract artist. His big screen credits are Hating Kapatid, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Tiyanak, White Lady, My Best Friend’s Girlfriend and Mano Po.
At 25, JC looks forward to even bigger and better roles on television and in the movies. As always, he will work long and hard to give his best in those roles. Yes, JC is beautiful and hot — and even better a fine actor.
Pumirma ng tatlong-taong kontrata ang 16-year old na si Jasmine Curtis-Smith, ang nakababatang kapatid ni Anne Curtis, sa TV5. Si Jasmine ang magiging bagong mukha ng TV5 sa darating na taon kung saan makakatambal niya sa isang higanteng proyekto ang Prince of Primetime ng TV5 na si JC de Vera.
Kahit pa “niligawan” din ng ibang network si Jasmine upang maging contract star, napa-oo ng Happy Network ang teen star na maging Kapatid.
“I’m very happy to have finally settled here in TV5.
The management gives me the best of both worlds: my studies and career. I can balance it out. They care about my career as well as my education,” ayon mismo kay Jasmine.
Kahit pa tinugunan na ng Fil-Aussie teen star ang calling ng pag-aartista, prayoridad pa rin ni Jasmine ang pag-aaral, na sinusuportahan naman ng pamunuan ng TV5.
“We want only the best for Jasmine. Kahit bata pa, e, alam na niya ang priorities niya. Parami nang parami ang humahanga sa kanya dahil ngayon pa lang kitang-kita na ang ganda at brilyo niya,” ayon kay Perci Intalan, Head of Creative and Entertainment Production ng TV5.
Present sa contract signing ang manager niyang si Betchay Vidanes at co-manager for endorsements na si Pia Campos, kasama ang mga TV5 executives na sina Atty. Ray Espinosa, Presidente at CEO; Mr. Roberto Barreiro, Executive Vice President at COO; Atty. Christine Ona, Legal Department Head; at Perci Intalan, Creative and Entertainment Production Head.
Niluluto ng Happy Network ang isang grand acting debut para kay Jasmine kasama si JC de Vera sa TV remake ng hit action film noong ‘90s na “Ang Utol kong Hoodlum” na pinagbidahan noon nina Robin Padilla at Vina Morales. Ilan sa mga eksena rito ay nakatakda pang kunan sa Australia kung saan ipinanganak at nag-aaral si Jasmine.