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Juan Carlos Cuenca, better known by his screen name Jake Cuenca (born December 30, 1987 in San Jose, California, U.S.), is a Filipino print and commercial model and a television and film actor who rose to prominence via his stint as one of the young stars in the youth-oriented show Click. He was a contract star of GMA Network but jumped to ABS-CBN after his contract with GMA Network expired. He is currently a member of ABS CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents properly named Star Magic. He was also a student of PAREF Southridge, a school for boys.
Cuenca grew up in Spain and was the middle child in a brood of three. His career in the Philippines began when he was discovered by a talent scout for Cosmo Modeling Agency at the age of nine. Soonafter, he made several television and print commercials including endorsements for Safeguard, Coke and Globe Telecom.
By the time he was fourteen, Cuenca was taken under the wing of star makers Neil de Guia and Douglas Quijano. In 2003, he auditioned for GMA Network’s highly successful youth program, Click where he was included as one of the cast. His stint in the show contributed much to his growing popularity. When the show was defunct, Cuenca began portraying varied roles and was cast in several television outings including Hanggang Kailan, Forever In My Heart and Love to Love.
Alongside his growing television career, Cuenca also attended workshops with directors Peque Gallaga and Joel Lamangan where he developed the technique and motivation needed for television acting, a far cry from the broad-gestured and exaggerated manner of billing in commercials.
His career heightened in 2005 when he became part of the fantasy show Encantadia, playing Dingdong Dantes and Karylle’s invincible heir, Kahlil. He also appeared in the ninth season of Love to Love entitled Miss Match where he was paired with reality show winner and young actress Jennylyn Mercado.
He starred as one of the wizards in the fantasy-themed television series Majika. Cuenca, along with fellow male stars from hailing from successful telefantasya's, was featured in the second issue of X-ray Magazine where he sheds off his boy-next door charm for a much more provocative and mature take on his image.
Jake Cuenca is now in the Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN after his contract with GMA-7 expired. Jake Cuenca is now featured in top-rated TV shows in ABS-CBN. In fact, Jake Cuenca is certified a true Kapamilya when he appeared in the ABS-CBN 2006 Christmas Station ID entitled "Angat ang Ligaya ng Pasko". He was part of the cast of one of ABS-CBN's highest rating soap opera entitled "Sana Maulit Muli" which garnered 36.1% nationwide ratings with Kim Chiu & Gerald Anderson aired last January 8, 2007. Jake was also in a Lovespell Episode called "Sweet Sixty", starring Sarah Geronimo, Oyo Boy Sotto, and Roxanne Guinoo. Roxanne Guinoo is now his reel and real-life partner.
Cuenca got a big break in his career when he and girlfriend Roxanne Guinoo were given the chance to play the lead roles in the recently concluded and well received TV series Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?. Currently, he can be seen in the sitcom with Aga Muhlach, That's My Doc. He is a mainstay of ASAP '07 and a member of the group Star Magic's The Coverboys. He is also in the new fantaserye Mars Ravelo's Lastikman with partner Roxanne Guinoo, Vhong Navarro and Iya Villania where they play characters involved in a love quadrangle(square). He will topbill an upcoming teleserye entitled Palos with Cesar Montano.