Five-year-old dynamo Alonzo Muhlach is quite literally following dad Nino’s footsteps in show business.
After appearing first in a string of big-budgeted movies in 2014—My Big Bossing,
The Trial, and Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2—he is all set to remake his famous father’s most memorable movies, which were the very vehicles that earned the senior Muhlach’s title as “Philippine Cinema’s Child Wonder” back in the 1970s. Among these blockbuster hits are Butsoy, Nognog, Kwatog, Enteng Anting, Peter Pandesal, Darna at Ding, Hepe, and Tembong among many others.
A spitting image of Nino when he was a child, Alonzo, who also seems to have inherited dad’s talented genes, signed up for a co-management with his current agent, veteran entertainment columnist Aster Amoyo and Viva Artist Agency to make the genius of an idea a reality. Soon, the rising child actor will be seen in big budgeted film productions co-produced by Viva Films and his dad’s D’Wonder Films. Moreover, Niño will be directing these films making father and son a formidable tandem.
On TV, Alonzo is now part of the long-running kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit and the soon-to-be-aired TV series Inday Bote both on ABS-CBN.
Alonzo, who turned five on February 19 said that signing up with Viva is one of the best birthday gifts he received. To give back, he said during his contract signing this week that he is “sharing toys” with the children of the Fallen 44 SAF heroes.