Almost 12 years since the teen-oriented show Berks ended, Push.com.ph gives a rundown of what has become of the endearing cast.
Karel who played Penelope has remained an active part of showbiz and also dabbled in the makeup business. She is a single mom of two kids aged five and three after parting ways with her children’s father early in 2012. She has found new love in a man named Sean.
She was formerly known as Pamela Sue on Berks. While the show has been her breakthrough project in the business, not too many remember that she has actually been part of different shows after it ended. She used to be a “tadjock” or a segment host of the comedic news program Wazzup Wazzup and the serye Maid in Heaven in ABS-CBN back in 2004 which starred Cherry Pie Picache, Manilyn Reynes, Assunta de Rossi. She’s no longer part of showbiz and is now based in Australia but still shuttles every now and then to the country. She was seen in Manila a few weeks back when bride-to-be Heart Evangelista posted a photo with her bridesmaids.
Ketchup remains active as an actor both on TV and on the big screen. He was most recently seen at the Ipaglaban Mo episode titled “Ibigay Ang Aming Karapatan” together with returning actor JM de Guzman.
Marc who was known as the lanky Oreo on the teen show has turned into a sports enthusiast. While he has put his showbiz career on old to finish his college degree, Marc has returned to his acting roots. He has been quoted as saying that he dreams of working with Iza Calzado.
Hazel Ann Mendoza
Hazel’s Ann’s subdued aura gave life to her character Brooke. The show has opened a lot of doors for this Filipina-Spanish actress as she starred in several other soaps such like Gulong ng Palad which starred Kristine Hermosa and the romance-based program Love Spell for the episode Charm & Crystal in 2006. She transferred networks and then returned to ABS-CBN after a few years. Her comeback project was the sexy soap Eva Fonda which starred Cristine Reyes. After that, Hazel has opted to live a simple life outside of the limelight.
Allyzon, like Ketchup, has also been active in doing character roles ever since she retired her role as Jennifer on Berks. She was last seen in the dark comedy film Tuhog starring Eugene Domingo just last year while her last soap was Imortal starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin back in 2010. Allyzon currently dabbles in destination photography while finishing her MBA degree.
After playing the role of Simon, Cholo Barretto, the nephew of controversial actress Claudine Barretto, had a few projects every now and then, the most recent of which was the highly-acclaimed indie 10,000 Hours starring Robin Padilla and the box office hit Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? He made headlines last May for accepting an award on behalf of his aunt and speaking up about the ongoing feud in their family.
Glaiza de Castro
Glaiza was known for her role Halley on Berks. She also did soaps like Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin and some episodes on Maalaala Mo Kaya. Today, Glaiza thrives both in TV and in the big screen as an actress. She does both mainstream and independent films, one of her most notable ones was Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi back in 2012 which she co-starred with Angelica Panganiban.
While she has had many memorable roles during her younger years, it’s no doubt that Angelica’s portrayal of Nicole on Berks endeared her to TV audiences. Paired with her former beau Carlo Aquino on the show, Angelica remains as one of ABS-CBN’s most bankable actress to date despite all the controversies that she has faced in the past.
From being Aries, Nicole’s love interest on Berks, Carlo has blossomed into a full-fledged actor that’s best identified for doing out-of-the-box roles. Among his most notable works lately was when he played the role of an antagonist on the top-rating Annaliza remake and in the Cinemalaya indie film entry Porno.
To most teens during late 2002, Heart was Berks’ Gwyneth, Javier’s love interest. Although she has been active all through the years as a host, actress, and sometimes as a singer, Heart has recently and incessantly hogged headlines after she got into a relationship with lawmaker Chiz Escudero. The bride-to-be is set to walk down the aisle with her fiance come February next year.
After playing Javier, John instead shifted to comedy, hosting, and dancing. Like ex-girlfriend Heart, he also recently topped headlines after popping the question to Isabel Oli, flash mob-style. The couple are set to wed May of next year.