Marvic Castelo Sotto (born April 28, 1954), or more simply known as Vic Sotto, is a Filipino actor, television presenter, comedian, singer-songwriter and film producer. He is well-known for his various television and film projects for most of the major Philippine television networks. Vic Sotto is one of the three pioneer hosts of Eat Bulaga! who still remains part of the show up to this day along with Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon.
Vic is the brother of comedian and politician Tito Sotto. Before Eat Bulaga!, Tito and Vic were members of the disco funk band VST & Co., which was considered by many to be the pioneer and icon of what is known as the Manila Sound of the early 1970s. Vic was the lead vocalist of the band.
Later, Tito and Vic joined their brother Val Sotto in IBC-13's gag show OK Lang. This is where they met another comedian, Joey de Leon, who they became good friends with. Soon, the comic troika of Tito, Vic, and Joey was born. The trio gained popularity in GMA Network's Discorama and Student Canteen before becoming the pioneer hosts of RPN's new flagship noontime show, Eat Bulaga!.
Eat Bulaga! premiered on July 30, 1979. Along with Chiqui Hollman and Ritchie D'Horsie, TVJ became the original hosts of the television program. Vic was 25 years old at the time of the show's premiere. As a musician, Vic also took part in creating the show's theme song in 1982 as the composer of its melody.
Along with Tito and Joey, Vic remains loyal to Eat Bulaga! even though he didn't sign any contract or memorandum of agreement with the show since 1979. Vic confessed that he accepted the offer to host the show in order to save enough money to buy his own vehicle with the thought of leaving right after. However, TVJ eventually decided to stay with the television show after successfully defeating Student Canteen in the ratings.
As one of the respected pillars of Eat Bulaga! and a veteran movie and television star, Vic has earned the moniker "Bossing" of the Philippine entertainment industry. In fact, Vic has been awarded many times by various award-giving bodies for his hosting skills in Eat Bulaga! as well as his countless contributions to the television and film industry. In 2010, Vic Sotto has been ultimately inducted into the Eastwood City Walk of Fame along with Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon.