Benjie Paras Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Nov 09, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
Benjie Paras' birthday is on October 2, 1968.
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About Benjie Paras

Benjie Paras is a former basketball player, and an actor and a comedian as well.
He was born in the year 1968. His net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Benjie Paras is a former basketball player, an actor, and a comedian as well. His real name is Venancio Johnson Paras Jr. He was born in the year 1968 and currently he is 54 years old. He was a part of the Philippine basketball association and in fact was the only player of this particular association, who earned the Rookie of the Year award and the Most Valuable Player as well, in the single-season of 1989. During the years of his career as a professional basketball player, Benjie Paras played for the teams, Shell Turbo Chargers, and San Miguel Beermen. His team also won the silver medal when he played in the 1990 Asian Games.
In the year 2003, this retired professional basketball player finally put a halt to his career as a basketball player and instead decided to focus on acting. His first ever drama series was 'Narito Ang Puso Ko', which was aired on GMA network. Apart from that, he has also been a part of many other sitcoms like 'Isusumbong Kita' and 'Lagot Ka'. Unfortunately, Benjie Paras does not have any active social media accounts other than Facebook. Unlike most other celebrities, he likes to keep his personal life, fairly private.

Benjie Paras Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Benjie Paras’ net worth?

Benjie Paras has been listed as one of the richest basketball players, and his current net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. Although, he does not play basketball anymore, he has made quite a successful career for himself as an actor and a comedian.

How much does Benjie Paras earn per year?

The exact earnings of Benjie Paras per year are not yet known. Nevertheless, he has been listed not only as one of the most popular basketball players but also as one of the richest players. Because of his exceptional performance as a basketball player, he has been given the nickname The Tower of Power. In fact, he was the only player in the Philippine basketball association, who won the PBA Rookie of the Year as well as the PBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award in the single season of 1989. His current net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Benjie Paras?

Born in Santa Mesa, Philippines, the height of this actor from Philippines is estimated to be 6 ft 3 in (193 cm).

How old is Benjie Paras?

Benjie Paras celebrates his birthday every year on October 2, 1968. Currently, he is 54 years old. After retiring from basketball, he served as an assistant coach for the San Beda Red Lions, in the year 2013.

Childhood And Education

Although, not much detail is available about this Philippino actor, what is known is that he completed his graduation from San Beda College and attended the University of the Philippines.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Benjie Paras' partner?

Benjie Paras is married to Lyxen Diomampo. She is a former pre-school teacher and also a model. The couple has three children, Riley, Sam, and Georja. He also has two other sons, from his previous marriage, Kobe and Andre. Both of them have followed the footsteps of their father and are successful basketball players. Kobe represented Creighton University and California State University, in NCAA Division I.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Benjie Paras has played in a total number of 574 matches, throughout the many years of his career as a basketball player. He played for the Shell Turbo Chargers and Sam Miguel Beerman. During his journey, he has led his team to many championship titles. In the year 2003, he declared his retirement as a player. He served as an assistant coach for San Beda Red Lions in the year 2013. Other than basketball, Benjie Paras has also acted in several sitcoms and films. In fact, after his journey in basketball came to an end, he focused on building a career as an actor. He has made appearances in many local films as well as television shows. Some of them include 'Lagot Ka', 'Encantadia', and the drama series 'Narito Ang Puso Ko', among a few others. He has played quite a few offbeat roles as well. For example, in the Philippines television action series, 'Fantastic Man', he played the role of a villain. He was chosen for the main role in the Philippines post-apocalyptic film, 'Reskilo'. He also has hosted various shows like 'WinWinWin', to name one.
Apart from being a basketball player, Benjie Paras has also served both as an assistant coach as well as an actor. In fact, his first-ever series was 'Narito Ang Puso Ko'. As an assistant coach, he worked for the San Beda Red Lions. He was even selected for the 1990 Asian Games, where he led his team to win the silver medal.

What awards has Benjie Paras won?

Benjie Paras has won several awards and titles, for the same reason. Perhaps, one of the most honorable of them all was when he was awarded the Rookie of The year as well as the PBA MVP awards, in the single-season of 1989. To date, he remains the only player to bag both the awards in a single season. Other awards won by him, include, Comeback Player of The Year, Greatest Players of All Time, and Best Player of The Conference, among a few others.

Benjie Paras’ Hobbies And Interests

Benjie Paras, with his sheer hard work and determination, has managed to establish a successful career for himself, not just in basketball but also as an actor and a comedian. He has made appearances in a plethora of television shows like 'Boys Next Door', 'Young Love Sweet Love', 'Just The 3 Of Us',' Oki Doki Doc', 'Kakabaka-Boo', 'Campus Romance', and 'Dear Mikee', among several others. Some of the films of which he has been a part include, 'My Only U', 'Past Tense', 'Papa's Boy', 'Dear Future Husband', 'Last Two Minutes', 'My Best Friend's Girlfriend', and 'Exodus: Tales From Enchanted Kingdom', among various others. He also hosted the game show, 'WinWinWin' and has shared the screen with the famous Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquaio, in the sitcom 'Show Me Da Nanny'.

Other Interesting Benjie Paras Facts And Trivia

  • The birth name of Benjie Paras is Venancio Johnson Paras Jr. He has been given the nickname The Tower Of Power.
  • This Filipino actor is married to Lyxen Diomampo, and they both have been blessed with three children, namely Riley, Georja, and Sam.
  • As an actor, Benjie Paras has been a part of several films like 'My Only U', 'Past Tense', 'Papa's Boy', 'Dear Future Husband', 'Last Two Minutes', 'My Best Friend's Girlfriend', and 'Exodus: Tales From Enchanted Kingdom', among various others.
  • Unfortunately, Benjie Paras does not have any active social media accounts other than Facebook. Unlike most other celebrities, he likes to keep his personal life fairly private.
  • His son, Kobe Paras is currently playing for the team Niigata Albirex BB.

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Benjie Paras Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Venancio Johnson Paras Jr.

Date of Birth

1968-10-01

Nationality

Filipino

Place of Birth

Santa Mesa

Age

Height

193 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?

No

Education

University of the Philippines

Net Worth

3000000

Partner

Lyxen Diomampo
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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