Styled by Edlene Cabral
Assisted by Jerico Villamonte
Grooming by Omar Ermita
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Bartolomé Alberto Mott, better known asTom Rodriguez (born on October 1, 1987) is a Filipino-American actor and reality TV contestant. He is known for being on Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up and his roles in Be Careful With My Heart and Temptation Island. He is currently starring as Vincent Soriano in My Husband’s Lover on GMA Network.
He is from Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines and later migrated to the United States when he was 12 years old with his parents. Tom was born in Olongapo City, Philippines to an American serviceman father and a Filipina mother.
One of six siblings, Tom moved with his two brothers and three sisters with their mom to Pinabacdao, Samar (where their mom hails from) but they grew up in nearby Catbalogan City, also in Samar, where Tom studied at St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan (formerly Sacred Heart College) from kindergarten to high school. Then, the family migrated to San Francisco where he took up Digital Animation but found it hard to find a job there. Tom is multi-lingual, able to fluently speak English, Tagalog and Waray-Waray (the language spoken in his hometown in Samar).
Career and acting
After his eviction from Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, he signed under Star Magic and took the stage name Tom Rodriguez. He made his television debut in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart.
In 2010, Rodriguez had a small role in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Angel Locsin. He and his fellow Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up housemates were cast in Your Song‘s summer episode Isla. He later played the love interest of Valerie Concepcion in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again. He also joined all male-singing group VoizBoys replacing Ronnie Liang, who was pulled out from the group because he has an existing contract to do an album as a solo artist. He made his film debut in Here Comes The Bride and later appeared in the film Petrang Kabayo.
Later in 2011, Tom was cast in the remake film of Temptation Island in 1980 where he gained his fame, success and the key to him having a great career ahead of him. The movie was debuted on July, 2011 and made it to the box office hitting 60 million. The movie were showered with numerous high ratings and excellent receptions from certain critics. Rodriguez’s character pairing with GMA artist Marian Rivera played as one of the sexy and glamourous roles in the movie that had explicitly. He played the new version of Umberto that made him being one of the new twist in story from the old film as a server on an exclusive luxurious yacht shot in the beautiful scenic Manila Bay. Marian Rivera’s character (Christina G.) played as the seductive girlfriend tempting Umberto later in the movie.
He recently played Simon Escalante in TV5’steen series My Driver Sweet Lover. Rodriguez appeared in the ABS-CBN‘s hit drama series Angelito: Batang Ama as a regular. In the year 2012, he appeared in the movie The Reunion and in the hit daytime soap Be Careful with My Heart. He plays Jeff Macavinta as the father of Aiza Seguerra‘s character, Cristina Rose’ s son, Pocholo.
He is currently active and starring as one of the lead roles in a hit rating television drama series titled My Husband’s Lover in the G.M.A. Network.
Tom also has a career in musical theater. He played the title role in the Asian premiere of Disney’s Aladdin which ran from November 16 to December 9, 2012 at the Meralco Theater in Manila.