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Bugoy Cariño
Rogel Kyle Cariño Jr.

(2002-09-03) September 3, 2002 (age 21)
General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite, Philippines
  • Actor
  • dancer
Years active 2009–2023
Agent Star Magic (2009–2020)
Known for E-boy
Partner(s) EJ Laure (2018–present; engaged)
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Rogel Kyle Cariño Jr. (born September 3, 2002), popularly known as Bugoy Cariño, is a Filipino actor and dancer. He joined Star Circle Kid Quest, a television search for young talented kids in 2009, and emerged as the winner. Since then, he has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and endorsed several local brands in the Philippines.

Early life

Rogel Kyle Cariño Jr. was born on September 3, 2002, to a Roman Catholic family in Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Philippines.

At the age of 4, Cariño has expressed an interest in dancing. He has joined several dance contests in different barangays, and has been a member of a local hip hop dance crew, Higher Level. This has enabled him to appear in numerous commercials.


In 2009, he joined the third season of ABS-CBN's Star Circle Quest which was hosted by Ai-Ai de las Alas and Ruffa Gutierrez. At the end of the competition, he was proclaimed as the winner of the said search.

After winning the child artist search, he became a regular cast of the award-winning children gag show, Goin' Bulilit. Since then, he has appeared in several shows in ABS-CBN. In 2012, he starred as the main protagonist in E-Boy. He is also a star magic talent of ABS-CBN's Star Magic.



Year Title Role Network
2023 Magpakailanman Young Jester GMA Network
2021 Wanted: Ang Serye Tony TV5
2019 Ipaglaban Mo: Samantala ABS-CBN
2018 Spirits Reawaken Nato iWant
2017 It's Showtime Himself ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tahanan Lorenz
2016 Till I Met You Jomar
Maalaala Mo Kaya; Radyo Young Raymond
Tubig at Langis Young Tope Magdangal
2015 You're My Home Young Ram Fontanilla
All of Me Young Henry Nieves
FlordeLiza Luke Marquez
Bridges of Love Young Gabriel "Gael" Nakpil
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Kailan Mo Ako Mapapatawad? Joshua
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tutong Jose
Goin' Bulilit Presents: The Prodigal Son Luke
Moon of Desire Young Jeff
The Legal Wife Young Jasper
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bituin JV
Wansapanataym: OMG (Oh My Genius) Edison Tomas
Annaliza Patrick "Pating
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sapatos Young Juanito Furugganan
Wansapanataym: Finding Nilo Nilo
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gown Young Rubin
Juan Dela Cruz Kyle
Wansapanataym: Number One Father & Son Buster Corazon
2012 ASAP 18 ASAP Supahdance Guest/Performer
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Papag Young Ben
Sarah G. Live Himself / Guest
A Beautiful Affair Ivan
Wansapanataym: Bye, Bye Bangungot Malo
Kris TV Himself / Guest
E-Boy E-boy / Rap Rap
2011 100 Days to Heaven Tikoy
Goin' Bulilit Presents: Dance Upon A Time Tikboy
Pablo S. Gomez's Mutya Young Aries
Wansapanataym: My Mumu Louie
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas Dagul
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Jaime Del Tierro Jr.
Pilipinas Got Talent Himself / Performer
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Internet Shop Lolong
Happy Yipee Yehey Himself / Performer
Wansapanataym: Rod Santiago's Buhawi Jack Dino Isidro
2010 Imortal Young Mateo Rodriguez
Kokey @ Ako Caloy
2009–2016 Goin' Bulilit Himself
2009 Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Young Ronnie Aguirre
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Himself / Performer
Kulilits Himself / Host
George and Cecil Toby Castro
Agimat Presents: Tiagong Akyat Martin Mariano Ronquillo
Pinoy Big Brother Himself / Judge
Star Circle Kid Quest: Search for the Kiddie Idol Himself / Contestant


Year Title Role Note(s)
2010 I'll Be There Pio
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Bikbok "Tamawo" segment
2012 Alagwa Bryan Lim
2014 Eh, Kasi Bata! Billy
2015 Angela Markado Jimmy
2016 Art Is Kool Kyle
2017 Karyn Coby
2023 Huling Sayaw Danilo


Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Work Result Ref
2015 6th ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Single Program Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tutong Nominated
2nd Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards Best Male Child Performer Goin' Bulilit Won
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actor Nominated
2013 1st Asean International Film Festival and Awards Best Supporting Actor Alagwa Won
61st FAMAS Awards Best Child Actor Alagwa Nominated
29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Child Performer of the Year Won
44th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Male Child Performer Won
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Child Performer E-Boy Nominated
43rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Male Child Performer 100 Days to Heaven Won
6th Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Child Performer Shake, Rattle & Roll 13"" (Tamawo"" episode) Won
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Child Performer of the Year Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 (Tamawo episode) Nominated
2011 37th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Child Performer Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 ("Tamawo" episode) Won
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Children Show Host Kulilits Nominated

Personal life

On September 3, 2020 (Bugoy's 18th birthday), his girlfriend Ennajie Laure posted on Instagram pictures of their female baby child Scarlet for the first time. Back in March 2018, Bugoy and EJ denied the pregnancy issue through their social media accounts when Bugoy was only 15 years old at the time and EJ was already 20.

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