Action star-turned-comedian-turned-celebrity dad Raymart Santiago is all set to take on his most lovable role yet as a dead father whose spirit inhabits the body of a yellow Labrador in GMA Network’s upcoming drama series Bantatay.
He plays the character of Bernard Razon, a low-profile yet affectionate veterinarian who maintains a small animal clinic, which he inherited from his father. A doting husband and father of three, he was forced to take on the responsibilities of both a father and a mother after his wife Marcella was kidnapped by their evil relatives.
After such devastating event, a group of armed men soon breaks into their home and kills Bernard right in front of his children. Bernard will have a hard time accepting his death and will do anything to remain “alive”. So much so that he is actually willing to take on the form of a canine to be able to look after his children and get his wife to come home to them.
A certified Kapuso, Raymart is ecstatic to star in his first light drama series and unleash his softer, more compassionate side. He will also have the chance to showcase his comic timing, which viewers find most endearing about him.
Prior to Bantatay, Raymart also starred in a number of GMA-7 shows including Kool Ka Lang, Lagot Ka Isusumbong Kita, Who’s Your Daddy Now?, Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan, Gagambino, Darna, and the most recent, Pilyang Kerubin. The former action prince also taped an episode for his wife’s self-titled drama anthology Claudine, Claudine Barretto’s first show as a Kapuso.
Bantatay also stars Gelli De Belen, Jennica Garcia, Carl Guevarra, Elmo Magalona, Camille Pratts, Gary Estrada, Kier Legaspi, Al Tantay, Marissa Delgado, Prince Stefan, Renz Valerio, Krystal Reyes, Maybeline Dela Cruz, Jessie Corcuera, and Jim Pebangco, and is directed by Don Michael Perez.
Catch Raymart Santiago as the adorable, protective, and dependable Bantatay as it premieres September 14 on GMA Telebabad.
Watch the teaser here: