Fernando Poe Jr.

Fernando Poe Jr.

actor, producer, director

Fernando Poe Jr. was born on Aug 20, 1939 in Philippines. Fernando Poe Jr.'s big-screen debut came with Pepeng Kaliwete directed by Cirio H. Santiago in 1958, strarring Pepeng Kaliwete. Fernando Poe Jr. is known for Ayos na... ang kasunod directed by Boots Plata, Fernando Poe Jr. stars as Ramon Trinidad and Ara Mina as Amor. Fernando Poe Jr. has got 18 awards and 16 nominations so far. The most recent award Fernando Poe Jr. achieved is Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Fernando Poe Jr. plays is Ayos na... ang kasunod which will be released on Aug 16, 2000.

The young Poe, only 16 years old, had dropped out of second year high (the farthest he got in school) to work as messenger for a film exchange at php18 a week,. Some friends of his at Everlasting Studio thought of him during a scene where a knife had to hit on a tree. Knives are usually wired for such scenes; but Ronnie was called in when the director heard he could hit the target with an unwired knife. He did - and got treated to a beer blowout by the crew. Markmanship and horsemanship were really got him into the movies. Those childhood summers in Baguio when he rode the ponies on Burnham Park, all the riding lessons he ever had, stood him in good stead when he turned movie "double." It started when lead star Lilia Dizon, who was doing Simaron (1956) with co-star Johnny Moreiro, sprained an ankle and couldn't do a riding scene, Asked to do it for her, Ronnie put on a shirt, tied on a bandana, made like a girl on a horse, and exhibited such riding skill. He became a regular stuntman st Everlasting, where he doubled in riding and other action sense.

  • Birthday

    Aug 20, 1939
  • Place of Birth

    Manila, Philippines

Known For


18 wins & 16 nominations

Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival
Winner - Cinema One Legend Award
FAMAS Awards
Winner - Natatanging Alagad ng Sining
Winner - FAMAS Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner - Presidential Award
Best Director
Winner - FAMAS Award
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