Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo (born: July 23, 1982) is a Filipino actor, model, and former housemate of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. He was one of the Big Four with Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats and the big winner Keanna Reeves. He came from a middle income family from Tanauan, Batangas and his dad is a chef in New Jersey.
Zanjoe's mom is a housewife and lives in the Philippines. He has 5 siblings and he is the third. His two younger siblings are in the USA. They were the ones who could be petitioned by his dad because they were the only ones who were underage at that time.
During high school, he was a member of his school's basketball varsity team. He said the basketball paid for his tuition fee. He is also into badminton and wake boarding.
Zanjoe became a model after high school to earn money and he became a hunk of the month in the Philippine Cosmopolitan Magazine. He also became of Philippine Cosmo Magazine's Top 10 Bachelors and Metro Calendar 2006. He recently appeared in the Bench Fever fashion show. In Philippine Cosmopolitan Magazine - September 2006 issue, Zanjoe is one of the 10 Centerfold men in the "Cosmopolitan 69 Bachelors and 10 Centerfolds" supplement.
Zanjoe is with the ABS-CBN comedy series Aalog-Alog (Jiggling) with Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemates John Prats, Keanna Reeves and Pinoy Big Brother runner-up Jason Gainza airing Saturdays and in the fantasy series Super Inggo as Super Islaw just like Richard Gomez, whose first movie break was being a comic character Islaw.
Marudo is a member of ABS-CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents properly named Star Magic.