I published a list of the biggest Asians in Hollywood and I got creamed by several readers emphasizing that Philippines is part of Asia and there are more than a dozen Pilipinos making waves in Hollywood. I would like to offer my sincere apology for this stupidity and to make it up to you guys, here is a list of top 10 biggest Pilipinos in Hollywood.
If I missed someone out, drop me a line.
10. Erik Spoelstra
Eric Spoelstra, the coach of the team of the future, Miami Heat.
Unknown to many, Spoelstra climbed his way to the top. He started as a scout, travelling the country looking for new talents that the team could considered. He was later on promoted to become an assistant coach. He showed his dedication to the work by creating a program that made tracking of players’ progress easier.
9. Jo Koy
One of the the funniest stand up comedians I have ever watched. This guy is hilarious.
He often uses his mother, who is 100% Pilipina, as the subject of his jokes. He is constantly on tour filling stadiums after stadiums.
8. Dave Batista
One of the most popular wrestlers of all time. He has also transcended the sport by guesting in different Television shows such as Smallville.
He proudly carries a tattoo of the Philippine flag on his arm.
Majority of the members are Pilipinos: Joe “Emajoenation/Punkee” Larot, Chris “Cristyle” Gatdula, Rynan “Kid Rainen” Paguio and Phil “Swaggerboy” Tayag
After winning ABDC, they legitimized their celebrity status by doing their world concert tour. They appeared in different movies, TV shows and they launched their own clothing line.
They also headline their own Las Vegas shows.
6. Arnel Pineda
After struggling in the Philippines with his local band Zoo, Neil Schon (founder of the band Jouurney) discovered him through YouTube. They flew him to LA for an audition and he got the job the next day. He will be launching his second album with Journey this year.
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