Marlo Mortel Biography

Written By Nikki Mendz on Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:08 AM

Marlo Mortel is the young actor portraying the jolly and down-to-earth Niccolo Angelo Cortez in the very successful Philippine TV series, Be Careful With My Heart. He is the best friend of Luke Andrew Lim (Jerome Ponce) and the secret crush of Luke's sister, Nikki (Janella Salvador).

MARLO MORTEL, Filipino Actor
Photo courtesy of Marlo Mortel's FB
Marlo entered showbiz in 2009 as a contestant in the GMA 7 talent/reality show, Starstruck (5th Season), using the screen name Marlowe Pamintuan. Then, he became one of the regular teen performers of German Moreno's "Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman", using the name John Miguel. He was next seen in the Sunday teen-oriented drama "Reel Love Presents : Tween Hearts" with the name John Miguel Pamintuan. There, he played the role of Uno, the best friend of Barbie Forteza's character (Bambi), who becomes romantically involved with Leslie (Lexi Fernandez). He later recorded Wake Me Up (by Wham!), one of the songs in the soundtrack album of Tween Hearts' movie adaptation, "Tween Academy: Class of 2012", released in 2011. Last year, he auditioned for The X Factor Philippines on Abs-Cbn and got the nod of all four judges during the first round.

BONUS: Videos from Romeo and Juliet Musical Play Starring Marlo Mortel

Personal Facts
  • Screen Names: Marlo Mortel, Marlowe Pamintuan, John Miguel, John Miguel Pamintuan
  • Birthday: January 4, 1993
  • Talents: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Playing the guitar, Playing the piano

  • 3rd year student at San Beda College Alabang taking up Business Administration major in Marketing Management
  • Starstruck V (2009)
    Screen Name: Marlowe Pamintuan
  • German Moreno's "Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman" (2010)
    Screen Name: John Miguel
  • "Reel Love Presents : Tween Hearts" TV Series - as Uno (September 26, 2010 – June 10, 2012)
    Screen Name: John Miguel Pamintuan
  • "Tween Academy: Class of 2012" Soundtrack Album (2011)
    Screen Name: John Miguel Pamintuan
  • The X Factor Philippines (2012)
    Note: From here on, he uses the screen name Marlo Mortel
  • Be Careful With My Heart - as Niccolo Angelo Cortez (July 9, 2012 – present)
  • Romeo and Juliet Musical Play produced by Stage Bros - as Romeo (September, 2012)
Photo Gallery

Photos are courtesy of Marlo Mortel and his fans, taken from their FB, Twitter and Instagram


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  1. i love u marlo!

  2. Whats his real name?

  3. What's the real name of Marlo Mortel?
    Marlowe really sounds like Marsh Mallow. <3

  4. His Real name is Marlowe Pamintuan. :)

  5. Marlo and Janella great team up ! Goodluck!

  6. ang pogi ni marlo sa pcture pero mas pogi sa personal! i LHUb u marlo!!!!!



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