He has mixed emotions and assures that he’ll definitely miss his Mara Clara family.
“Mix emotions saying goodbye to my #maraclara family…that i will treasure for the rest of my life…hope to work with them again soon…”
He also extended his gratitude to all his fans and viewers of the top-rating soap opera for making it number one in primetime.
“Thank u so much for supporting #maraclara guys!@jhongsterz!TFC!AND TO ALL OF U WHO MADE US #1!!!I love u guys!CHEERS!!! ) -GARY,” the award-winning actor said.
Jhong Hilario portrayed the role of Gary David, the known father of Mara (played by Kathryn Bernardo) and biological father of Clara (played by Julia Montes). It was formerly played by Eruel Tongco in the TV series and replaced by William Martinez in the movie version. Tongco died due to a car accident in 1996.
Hilario was a former member of the dance group Streetboys and a former hurado at Showtime. He also acted in some movies; Muro Ami, D’ Anothers, and Dekada ’70.