Wednesday, May 14, 2008



VIC SOTTO whose real name is Marvic "Vic" Castelo Sotto is a Filipino actor, comedian, and film producer working for GMA Network and stars on noon-time variety show Eat Bulaga.

He was born on April 28, 1954 in Manila. He has three brothers; Val (an actor), former Filipino Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III (actor/politician) and Maru. Vic studied in Colegio de San Juan de Letran for grade school and high school. He went to De La Salle College but dropped out to pursue his career.

He originally entered show business in his late teenage years as a singer and composer.

He then joined his brothers Tito, Val in a gag show back in the early 1970s “OK Lang” under IBC 13. This is where he met another comedian Joey De Leon. Joey became a co-host of about to be axed weekly variety show Discorama (GMA Network) and eventually invited the brothers to join him. The trio of Tito, Vic and Joey (TVJ) was born. Vic is the V of the trio. They were casted with more shows like Iskul Bukol and Eat Bulaga!, TVJ: Television's Jesters, Rock and Roll 2000 and countless movies.

In 1982, Sotto along with Joey de Leon and Richie D'Horsie were accused of gang raping actress Pepsi Paloma. The case was settled out of court and the trio made a public apology to Paloma, confessing the crimes they committed towards Paloma.Paloma later committed suicide by hanging herself in 1985.

He is the father of young actors Oyo Boy Sotto (born 1984) and Danica Sotto (born 1982) with his first wife Dina Bonnevie. He has two other children: Vico with Coney Reyes, and Paulina with Angela Luz.

For news articles about VIC SOTTO go to CelebritiesCorner.


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