José Sixto Gonzales Dantes III, popularly known as Dingdong Dantes was born August 2, 1981 in Quezon City. He is a model, host, director, television and film actor from the kapuso network. Dingdong debuted in the youth oriented show TGIS (Thank God It's Saturday). He hosted several programs in GMA like Starstruck, SOP, Wag Kukurap and Bb. Pilipinas. He also starred in GMA's tv series Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga, Atlantika, Twin Hearts and Enkantadia. He will soon play the role of "Sergio" in the much anticipated Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela "Marimar".