Raymart Santiago BiographyRaymond Martin Santiago or popularly known as Raymart Santiago is a Filipino action star and comedian, born in Manila on July 20, 1973. He belongs to a family inclined in Philippine show business. He is the youngest son of the late Director Pablo Santiago Sr., a brother ofRandy Santiago (actor, singer, songwriter and host), Rowell Santiago (movie director and actor) and Reilly Pablo Jr. (engaged in film production). He finished his secondary high school at La Salle Greenhills.
He is married to Claudine Barretto (actress), sister to Gretchen Barretto (actress). They tied the knot on March 27, 2006 at Tagaytay City, attended by networks GMA 7 and ABS-CBN 2 executives and their families except for Gretchen Barretto who was estranged to Claudine Barretto at the time of the wedding. They have children, an adopted daughter, Sabina Natasha and Rodrigo Santino who was born on July 17, 2007.
In 1989, Raymart entered show business when he first appeared in the movie Estudyante Blues. Among his coordinates in the business were Gelli de Belen, Keempee de Leon, Dingdong Avanzado and Vina Morales. While his coordinates joined regular TV shows, Raymart chose to do only TV guests. His contract under Viva films helped his exposure in show business. During his early years in show business, he joined comedians like Jimmy Santos, Herbert Bautista and Keempee de Leon. He is regularly being teamed up withGelli de Belen.
Among the movies he took part in as a comedian are Wooly Booly: Classmate kong Alien, Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser kong Alien, Paikot-ikot, Rocky en Rolly, and Tootsie Wootsie. Among his Action flicks are Angelito San Miguel: Batang City Jail, Magnong Rehas, Pita: Terror ng Kalookan, Noel Juico, Batang Kriminal, and Dillinger ng Dose Pares. He last appeared in 2001 film Sgt. Santos: Batang Sundalo.
Raymart signed a contract with GMA network in 1998. He was given a sitcom Kool Ka Langwhich was directed by his older brother Randy Santiago however gave up after he chose to host Magandang Tanghali Bayan.Kool Ka Lang survived with Joey Marquez leaving a mark among Filipino TV viewers. Lagot Ka Isusumbong Kita succeeded Kool Ka Lang where he was teamed up with Joey Marquez, Richard Gomez and Benjie Paraz. Among recent TV shows he appeared at are Who's Your Daddy Now, Pulis Pangkalawakan, Gagambino Darna, Claudine: Presents Alzhimer, Pilyang Kerubin, Bantatay, Jillian: Namamasko Po, Futbolilits, Spooky Nights: Perya, Daldalita, Luna Blanca and soon a preproduction from GMA, Mrs Snow White.