Gary Valenciano Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Kids, Height, Wikipedia, Parents, Career, Awards

July 10, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Edgardo Jose “Gary” Santiago Valenciano, known by his stage name Gary Valenciano, is a multi-talented Filipino singer and television personality. With his impressive musical abilities and dynamic performances, he has received numerous honors and awards, including 12 Awit Awards, 3 FAMAS Awards, and the Myx Magna Award.

He is also known for his philanthropy work, using his platform to raise awareness and funds for various causes. Valenciano is considered a legend in the Philippine entertainment industry and continues to inspire and entertain audiences with his talent and charisma.


  • Full Name: Edgardo Jose “Gary” Santiago Valenciano
  • Stage Name: Gary Valenciano
  • Born: August 6, 1964
  • Age: 59 years old
  • Birthplace: Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Occupation: Filipino singer and television personality
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Parents: Grimilda Santiago Ortíz and Vicente Valenciano
  • Siblings: 1, Gina Valenciano-Martinez
  • Spouse: Angeli Pangilinan
  • Children: 3, Gab Valenciano, Paolo Valenciano, and Kristiana María Mikaela Valenciano
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $215 million

Early Life and Education

Edgardo Jose “Gary” Santiago Valenciano was born on August 6, 1964, in Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines. He was raised by his parents Grimilda Santiago Ortíz and Vicente Valenciano, along with his sister Gina Valenciano-Martinez.

Valenciano attended primary and secondary school at La Salle Green Hills and was a part of the Kundirana and College of Liberal Arts.


Gary Valenciano is an iconic figure in the Philippines with a career spanning over 40 years. He is a multi-awarded singer-songwriter, with 39 albums released and several achieving international success.

Known for his beautiful vocals, Gary V has won the Awit Award (considered the Philippines’ Grammy) for Best Male Recording Artist a record-breaking twelve times. His songs have been featured in numerous movies and teleseryes (Filipino soap operas), solidifying his place in the local music industry.

Gary V is also a sought-after concert performer, known for his high-energy performances and powerful stage presence. His contributions to the Philippine music industry have truly made him a legend in his own right.

Earning him the nickname “Mr. Pure Energy,” Gary V is famous for his electrifying stage presence and energetic dance moves that have captivated audiences for decades. In addition to his music career, Gary V is also a talented actor, having starred in 14 films and various television movies.

He’s also a television host, having been a mainstay for 18 years on the ABS-CBN musical variety show ASAP NATIN ‘TO and more recently a judge on American Idol’s Philippine version, IDOL Philippines. His dynamic talents and endless energy have made him a beloved and influential figure in the Filipino entertainment industry.

Gary Valenciano has received numerous awards and recognition for his talent and influence throughout his career. In addition to his multiple Awit Awards, he has also won The Outstanding Young Men Award and was the first Filipino to perform at the Musik Messe, a prestigious music instrument and equipment convention.

Aside from his successful career in the entertainment industry, Gary V is also a dedicated philanthropist, actively advocating for children’s causes as a UNICEF Philippines National Ambassador since 1998. He uses his platform and fame to make a positive impact and bring awareness to important social issues.

Awards and Nominations


  • Awit Awards (considered the Philippine Grammys):
  • Holds the record for most wins in the “Best Male Recording Artist” category with a whopping 12 awards!
  • Won a total of 3 awards for “Album of the Year”
  • Numerous other Awit Awards in various categories including Best Ballad Recording, Best Dance Recording, Best Inspirational/Religious Recording, and more.
  • FAMAS Awards:
  • Won 3 awards for Best Theme Song for movies like Sana Maulit Muli and Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos
  • PMPC Star Awards for TV:
  • Won “Best Single Performance by an Actor” for a drama television movie
  • Won “Best Male TV Host”
  • Myx Music Award:
  • Won a Myx Magna Award


  • Additional nominations include Star Awards for Movies’ “Movie Theme Song of the Year”

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @garyvalenciano
  • Facebook handle: Gary Valenciano
  • Twitter handle: @GaryValenciano1

Personal Life

Gary Valenciano is a well-known Filipino musician and performer, who has been married to his wife, Angeli Pangilinan, since 1984. Together, they have three children: Paolo, Gabriel, and Kiana.

Despite his successful career, Valenciano has faced many challenges in his personal life, including being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age and battling kidney cancer and heart disease. However, his strong faith and close-knit family have helped him overcome these obstacles and continue to inspire him in his musical pursuits.


Early Career (1984-1990):

  • Hotshots (1984)
  • Move Your Body (1985)
  • Once Upon A Life (1985)
  • Paano (1986)
  • Pasko Na Sinta Ko (1986)
  • ‘Di Bale Na Lang (1987)
  • ‘Wag Mo Na Sanang Isipin (1987)
  • ‘Di Na Natuto (1987)
  • Sana Maulit Muli (1987)
  • Take Me Out Of The Dark (1988)
  • Eto Na Naman (1989)
  • Laughter All The Time (1989)
  • Each Passing Night (with Regine Velasquez) (1989)
  • Narito (1989)
  • Letting Go (1989)
  • Mahal Na Mahal Ko Siya (1989)
  • Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? (1990)
  • Look In Her Eyes (1990)

Later Career (1991-Present):

  • Shout For Joy (1991)
  • Could You Be Messiah? (1991)
  • Gaya Ng Dati (1992)
  • Hataw Na (1993)
  • Hele Ni Inay (1995)
  • Until Then (1997)
  • (Everybody) Get Down (1998)
  • More And More (1999)
  • I Will Be Here (remake of an original song by Steven Curtis Chapman) (2000)
  • The Warrior Is A Child (remake of an original song by Twila Paris) (2001)
  • Can We Just Stop And Talk Awhile (with Kyla) (remake of an original song by Jose Mari Chan) (2002)
  • Kung Mawawala Ka (with Zsa Zsa Padilla) (2002)
  • Revive (2000)
  • From Gary, Merry Christmas (2001)
  • Moving Thoughts (2006)
  • Heart and Soul Live! (2003)
  • Gold (2015)


  • Pasko: The Story of Christmas (1986)
  • Magkasuyo Buong Buhay (1988)
  • Babe, I Love You (1989)
  • Habang May Buhay (1997)
  • ASAP (variety show, ongoing)
  • The Voice Philippines (coach, 2013)

Net Worth

Gary Valenciano has achieved great success in his career, with numerous awards and accolades to his name. In addition to his talent and hard work, Gary Valenciano has also built a significant amount of wealth, with an estimated net worth of $215 million.

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