Initially famous for his role as Luke Andrew Lim on the Philippine television series Be Careful With My Heart, Ponce is also notable for his portrayal of Ryan Briones on the ABS-CBN series Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita.
He entered the entertainment industry as a musical theater performer and later began his television career as a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic talent development program.
Before he became a teen television star, he had planned to attend the Mapua Institute of Technology.
Born Joseph Jerome Gapido Porciuncula, he grew up in Manila, Philippines, as the son of Jesus Porciuncula, Jr.
He and actress Jane Oineza had an on-screen romance on the series Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita.