Lisbo tracks a path previously traversed by homegrown Kapamilya big stars.
Jeremiah Lisbo is on a complete turnaround. After two years of gradually emerging into the limelight, the 22-year-old is now on the cusp of stardom as he is set to take on his biggest break in showbiz yet. In December, his film, Love at First Stream, will be among the first Filipino films shown on the big screen after the pandemic stalled the local cinema industry for nearly two years. He stars the Cathy Garcia-Molina-helmed film alongside fellow Kapamilya young actors, Kaori Oinuma, Anthony Jennings, and Daniela Stranner.
Lisbo has come a long way since he started as a TV commercial model. From his sensational debut via the cutesy McDo burger commercial in 2018, the now up-and-coming ABS-CBN star is all geared up to become among his home network’s new top leading men. On television, he made his first foray into acting via the Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil-led series, Make It With You (2020), and had a brief but memorable appearance on Maalala Mo Kaya via the Singsing episode.
Also, in 2020, Lisbo took on his first ‘loveteam’ role via the family film Four Sisters Before the Wedding, which starred Belle Mariano, Gilian Vicencio, Alexa Ilacad, and Charlie Dizon in title roles. He was Mariano’s love interest in the film. They got reunited via the hit iWantTFC series, He’s Into Her, in 2021. Lisbo played Randall Echavez, a major character who shares a previous romantic understanding with Belle Mariano’s character in the series. He is set to reprise the role when the series comes back next year.
Lisbo seems to acknowledge showbiz as an opportunity that should not be missed. In an interview, he shared that when the doors of showbusiness swung open for him, he just knew he had to take the chance. From being a TV commercial model, which he said was a dream come true, he moved on further in his career, with an unprecedented momentum that not too many of his contemporaries have.
The FEU alum knows that while showbiz is one of those changes one should not miss, having a good education is necessary for every dreamer. That is most likely why he made sure he completed his Hotel and Restaurant Management degree first before starting his bid to make his mark in the local Tinseltown.
And now is his time.
There is no doubt Jeremiah is a diamond in the rough, waiting to be polished into the effective actor he is fated to be. Like it is for many young actors who just started their foray into acting, Lisbo is no doubt making a jump into the deep scary, albeit glistening and exciting, world of show business.
He makes his leap from being on the sidelines to being the one under the spotlight, a move he will surely succeed at, given his overwhelming, leading man potential.