Ian Veneracion is an individual who is many things moulded in one complete package. He is a sportsperson, an actor, singer, and a media personality among other things. He has built a successful career across fields beyond the Philippines which is his home country and is now known in other parts of the world. Here are interesting things to know about him.
Ian Veneracion Biography
On February 7, 1975, Ian was born as Stephen Ian López Veneración in Manila, Philippines. He was brought up by his father Roy Veneracion who banks as a painter, and his mother, Susan López-Veneración.
As a result of the influence of his father, Ian grew up loving arts in general and that became his motivation to learn music, painting, and become an actor, which he began even before he was seven years old.
His first appearance as a child actor was in 1982 when he was given a role in Joey and Son. In the same year, he appeared in another production, Never Ever Say Goodbye which was followed by Mang Kepweng and Son (1983), Di Bale Nalang and Ako si Kiko, Ako si Kikay in 1987, and One Two Bato Three Four Bapor (1989).
By 2018, when he made appearances in Block Z and Wansapanataym Presents: Iron Dad, he had already made appearances in more than eighty movies and television series. Although he made his name with a good number of films in the Philippines, there are other movies that have sold him to the global audience.
As a result of his accomplishments as an actor, Ian has got many nominations and a number of awards. These include the All-Time Favorite Actor at the 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2017, Best Male TV Personality at the 3rd Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2017, and the Best Supporting Actor in Primetime Teleserye at the 7th NSCART Awards for his role in Pangako Sa ‘Yo in 2016.
Apart from acting, he is also a singer with a number of songs including We’re All Alone and Through The Years both of which he released in 2018. He has got a license as a pilot and just like his father, he paints too.
Parents and Family
The actor comes from a very small family made up of his parents and his sister, Rachael Veneracion who is not as popular as other members of the family. As stated earlier, his father who was born in 1947 is a highly respected and influential painter and he had a father who was a lawyer and a mother who was a mayor’s daughter.
Regarding Ian’s mother, there is very little about her that is known as she is not into entertainment or any other thing that would bring her out to the public. It is the same with Rachael who has also maintained a life away from the knowledge of the public.
Who is Ian Veneracion’s Wife? His Children
Not only is Ian a good looking man, he definitely looks like one of those who seems to defy as it hardly catches up with them. Because of that, there are many people who keep asking whether he has a wife or if he has dated any woman in the past.
It really gets very interesting to realize that he has not been in many relationships in the past. In fact, all through his life, he is known with a single woman, Pam Gallardo (now Pam Veneracion). Having dated since he was a young man of 18, Ian Veneracion and Pam decided to settle down as man and wife in 1997. At the time, the versatile actor was only 22.
Since then, the two have remained very close. According to Ian, Pam is the only woman that fits him because she is able to fully understand the nature of his job and she is very supportive just as she has come to provide a balance between her own job and the family life. The two have become very close over the years and the bond between them seems to get stronger.
Having spent more than 20 years as a couple, Ian and Pam Veneracion have been blessed with three children. Their children include Tristan Draco Veneracion, Duccio Veneracion, and Deirdre Veneracion. Although he has accomplished a lot, he still considers being a father among the greatest of his accomplishments.