Virgilio Hilario, Jr.
August 11, 1976 (age 45) (
Jhong, Virgilio, Sample King
GMA Artist Center (1999–2001)Star Magic (2001–present)
PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Reality/Game Show Host
Movies and TV shows
Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Karylle, Billy Crawford
Actor, dancer, TV host
Jhong acts a la Amor Powers in Sine Mo 'To
Virgilio Viernes Hilario, Jr. (born August 11, 1976), better known by his stage name Jhong Hilario, is a Filipino actor, dancer and politician. He is part of the dance group Streetboys in the Philippines. He is currently serving as a member of Makati City Council, elected last May 9, 2016 under the ticket of Mayor Abi Binay.
As an actor, Hilario has acted in movies such as Muro Ami, released in 1999, in which he portrayed Butong; D' Anothers (2005), and Dekada '70 (2002).
Hilario started his career in 1993 as a member of the dance group Streetboys. He made his debut as an actor in 1996.
In 2009, Hilario was part of the hosts of ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime, started as a judge until became one of the hosts of the program for 4 years. On March 23, 2016, he decided to leave It's Showtime to pursue his political career.
Hilario decided to run for councilor in the First District of Makati under the United Nationalist Alliance in the Makati local elections, 2016. In an interview, Hilario credited his father, Virgilio Sr., who served as a councilor for 9 years as his main inspiration to run for the council seat.
In 2017, He is best known for the role of Ang Probinsyano as Homer Adlwan / Alakdan.