Marc Abaya knows how to strike a balance between acting and singing, and he does it well. When not performing with his band Kjwan, he showcases his acting skills when the camera is rolling. The son of award-winning director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Marc currently stars in the afternoon soap Faithfully as Kevin Quillamor. His band has also just released its new album, Kjwan IV Volume 1.
Full name: Ramon Marcelino Diaz Abaya
Birthday: November 3, 1979
Showbiz anniversary: 2007
Hobbies: "I am in a band called Kjwan. I like to box, to exercise, but that doesn't mean I'm tough. I like going to the beach, snorkeling, and scuba diving. I like collecting Star Wars toys. I have a bulldog named Sherlock and he's 40 pounds and just 6 months."
What is your fondest childhood memory? "My fondest childhood memory would be going to Greenhills, the old Greenhills, Shoppesville, Virra Mall, with my dad and my brother and my mom."
Do you have any regrets in life? "Many regrets but I believe that whatever we went through makes us who we are now. What doesn't kills us makes us stranger and stronger."
Message to your fans: "Please watch Faithfully. It's a roller coaster. Hindi po namin gusto magkuwento ng kahit anong kuwento lang, mga kuwentong nakikita niyo araw-araw. Yung mga love story kung saan may good at may bad. Sa Faithfully pinipilit namin lumikha ng bagong kuwento para sa inyo, kung saan may mga bagong klaseng character na hindi niyo pa nakikilala. Lahat po ng ginagawa namin sa Faithfully para po sa inyo."