Born Wilfredo Buendia Revillame, television host, singer, actor and comedian Willie Revillame had a tough start in the industry. He was first known as a sidekick for big stars such as Cesar Montano in Kung Kaya Mo Kaya Ko Rin. But before he started his career in show business, he used to play drums in a local band. His first hosting career started in the early 80’s at GMA Network’s noontime variety program Lunch Date, together with his friend Randy Santiago.
In 1998 he started co-hosting ‘Sang Linggo nAPO Sila with the APO Hiking Society. After that, he hosted three more noontime shows including Magandang Tanghali Bayan where he was one of the main hosts together with John Estrada and Randy Santiago. His biggest success in hosting started when he led the show Wowowee where he was able to produce his first album.
He was also one of the original hosts of Pinoy Big Brother when it started in 2005. He then had three more variety shows in TV5 and currently runs his weekly program Wowowin at GMA Network. One of his biggest projects was the Wil Tower Mall in Quezon City with business partner Manny Villar. Revillame is known for having a heart for the poor, which made him even more famous as a variety and game show host.