Benjie Paras

Facts of Benjie Paras
Full Name: Benjie Paras
Age: 52 year
Birthday: 2 Oct
Birthplace: Caloocan
Nationality: Filipino
Gender: Male
Horoscope: N/A
Wife: Lyxen Diomampo
Net Worth: $1 million to $5 million
Height: 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m)
Profession: Actor, Former Basketball player, Coach
Kids: Five (sons: Andre, Kobe, Riley, Sam; daughter: Georja)

Benjie Paras is a well-known Filipino former basketball player, coach, and actor. Benjie Paras won the titles of “Rookie of the Year” and “Most Valuable Player (MVP)” early in his basketball career while playing for the Shell Turbo Chargers.

How old is Benjie Paras?

Benjie Paras was born on October 2, 1968, and he is now 52 years old. Benjie was born in Caloocan, Philippines, and his zodiac sign is Libra. There is no verified information about Paras’ parents, siblings, or other personal information.

Benjie graduated from San Beda College and then went on to study at the University of the Philippines. Similarly, his full name is Venancio Johnson Paras Jr.

How much is Benjie Paras’s Net Worth?

Moving on, Benjie Paras’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million US dollars.

Who is Benjie Paras married to?

Lyxen Diomampo is Benjie Paras’s wife. His wife is a commercial model and a former preschool teacher. The couple has two sons, Riley and Sam, as well as a daughter, Georja. This is Paras’ second marriage. Paras has two sons from his previous marriage with Jakie Foster, Andre and Kobe.

His older sons, Andre and Kobe, both play basketball. They began playing basketball for the La Salle Greenhills team in elementary school. Furthermore, Andre is also an actor, whereas Kobe played in the NCAA Division I in the United States. Kobe has also played for Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and California State University, Northridge.

How tall is Benjie Paras?

Benjie Paras stands approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall or 1.93 meters tall and weighs approximately 220 lbs or 100 kgs. These are his listed body measurements. Furthermore, Benjie has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

 Career line of Benjie Paras

  • Benjie Paras works as an actor and comedian professionally. Furthermore, Benjie is a retired professional basketball player as well as a coach. Paras was a member of the Shell Turbo Chargers and the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
  • Shell Turbo Chargers drafted Paras in 1989. Although they did not win any championships that season, Paras was named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player (MVP). In 1999, he was named MVP for the second time. Benjie is the only PBA player to have won these coveted titles as of 2020.
  • Paras suffered numerous injuries in the final three years of his basketball career, which limited him to only 44 games from 2000 to 2002. The professional basketball player then retired at the age of 34. It was prior to the start of the 2003 season. Paras returned later that year, but retired at the end of the season.
  • Benjie is not only a professional player, but also an assistant coach. Since 2012, he has served as an assistant coach for the San Beda Red Lions. Similarly, he has been an assistant coach for the UP Fighting Maroons since 2019. Paras is still in this line of work today. Furthermore, in 2014, Benjie was a member of the PBA Legends Team, which competed in the Asia Tour Singapore.
  • Paras went on to become an actor, appearing in local films and television shows after retiring. Benjie appeared in his first drama series, Narito Ang Puso Ko. The star also appeared in the weekly sitcom Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita.
  • Furthermore, Paras appeared in Encantadia as Wahid, an Ascano barbarian. Paras took over as host of ABC’s local version of Guinness Book of Records. He then appeared in Lupin as Richard Gutierrez’s gay inmate and Fantastic Man.
  • Then, in late 2007, Paras was cast as the main character in Resiklo, which was selected for the Metro Manila Film Festival. The actor was the main host of WinWinWin, a short-lived late-night game show. Then, in November 2007, Paras appeared in Kamandag as Haring Dinggol, the king of the human apes.
  • Benjie also appeared in the comedy TV soap opera Adik Sa’Yo, alongside Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal. In the film Show Me Da Manny, the actor collaborated with boxer Manny Pacquiao. Similarly, in The Last Prince, the actor played a villain.
  • The actor then returned to comedy with the reality show Ang Yaman ni Lola. Paras appeared in the first Christmas reality show and is now a part of the newest reality show, Puso Ng Pasko: Artista Challenge.
  • Likewise, the actor returned to drama with Bantatay, in which he plays Jace Ventura. In 2012, he appeared in Spooky Nights Presents: The Ringtone as well as Alice Bungisngis And Her Wonder Walis.
  • Furthermore, in the film Iskul Bukol 20 Years Later (Adventures of Vic Ungasis and the Escalera Brothers), Benjie Paras played Vic Sotto’s best friend. In the film My Only U, he played Vhong Navarro’s best friend. The actor made an appearance in One True Love in mid-2012.