Biography

Ronald Allan Kelley Poe (August 20, 1939 – December 14, 2004), better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor. During the latter part of his career, Poe was defeated by incumbent President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the 2004 Philippine Presidential elections, a result roundly believed to have been fraudulent. His long career as an action film star earned him the moniker "King of Philippine Movies" (often shortened to Da King).

Poe was posthumously declared a National Artist of the Philippines for Film on 23 May 2006 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The award was confirmed by President Benigno Aquino III on 20 July 2012, and was presented to his family on 16 August.

Ronald Allan K. Poe was the son of Filipino actor Allan Fernando R. Poe (Fernando Poe, Sr.) and Elizabeth Kelley, an American. He was born in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. His parents were not yet legally married when he was born on August 20, 1939, although his parents were later married in 1940. His opponents tried to derail his bid for the presidency when they sought to disqualify him as an illegitimate son of a non-Filipino mother. He was the second among six siblings and it was his brother Andy who was really named Fernando Poe, Jr. which FPJ later adopted, to bank on the popularity of his father who was a top actor in his time. Conrad Poe, a Filipino actor is FPJ's half-brother, the illegitimate son of the late Fernando Poe Sr. and actress Patricia Mijares. Pou is the original spelling of the family's surname from his grandfather, playwright Lorenzo Pou, a Catalan migrant from Majorca, Spain, who ventured into mining and business in the Philippines.

Ronald Allan Kelley Poe (August 20, 1939 – December 14, 2004), better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor. During the latter part of his career, Poe was defeated by incumbent President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the 2004 Philippine Presidential elections, a result roundly believed to have been fraudulent. His long career as an action film star earned him the moniker "King of Philippine Movies" (often shortened to Da King).

Poe was posthumously declared a National Artist of the Philippines for Film on 23 May 2006 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The award was confirmed by President Benigno Aquino III on 20 July 2012, and was presented to his family on 16 August.

Ronald Allan K. Poe was the son of Filipino actor Allan Fernando R. Poe (Fernando Poe, Sr.) and Elizabeth Kelley, an American. He was born in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. His parents were not yet legally married when he was born on August 20, 1939, although his parents were later married in 1940. His opponents tried to derail his bid for the presidency when they sought to disqualify him as an illegitimate son of a non-Filipino mother. He was the second among six siblings and it was his brother Andy who was really named Fernando Poe, Jr. which FPJ later adopted, to bank on the popularity of his father who was a top actor in his time. Conrad Poe, a Filipino actor is FPJ's half-brother, the illegitimate son of the late Fernando Poe Sr. and actress Patricia Mijares. Pou is the original spelling of the family's surname from his grandfather, playwright Lorenzo Pou, a Catalan migrant from Majorca, Spain, who ventured into mining and business in the Philippines.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1939-08-20

Day of Death 2004-12-14

Place of Birth Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Salamat sa Alaala as Himself
2003 Pakners as Nanding Escalante
2002 Ang alamat ng lawin
2002 Batas Ng Lansangan as Major Ruben Medrano
2000 Ayos na... ang kasunod
2000 Ang Dalubhasa as Dr. Jaime de Guzman
1999 Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko as Badong Rivera
1998 Pagbabalik ng probinsyano
1997 Eseng ng Tondo
1997 Ang Probinsyano as Ador / Kardo
1996 Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan as Nanding
1996 Isang Bala Ka Lang Part 2 as Berting Rodriguez
1995 Kahit Butas Ng Karayom Papasukin Ko... as Daniel
1995 Minsan pa: Kahit konting pagtingin Part 2
1994 Walang Matigas Na Tinapay Sa Mainit Na Kape as Mike
1994 Hindi pa tapos ang laban as Carding Villamar
1992 Dito sa Pitong Gatang as Berting Cayabyab
1991 Batas ng .45
1991 Mabuting Kaibigan Masamang Kaaway as Mando Guevarra
1990 Hindi ka na sisikatan ng araw: Kapag puno na ang salop Part III
1990 Kahit konting pagtingin
1989 Ako ... ang huhusga
1989 Wanted: Pamilya Banal as Victor Banal
1988 Agila ng Maynila as Mauro Reyes
1988 Sheman: Mistress of the Universe as Panday
1988 Ang Anino Ni Asedillo
1987 Kapag puno na ang salop as Guerrero, Sgt. Isagani
1986 Muslim .357
1986 Iyo ang Tondo Kanya ang Cavite as Crisanto
1985 Partida
1984 The Blacksmith IV as Panday
1984 The Patron as Emong Sanchez
1983 Roman Rapido as Roman Rapido
1983 Isang Bala Ka Lang as Berting Rodriguez
1982 Pepeng Kaliwete
1981 The Return of the Blacksmith as Flavio
1981 Ang maestro
1980 The Blacksmith as Flavio
1980 Aguila as Daniel
1979 Durugin Si Totoy Bato as Totoy Bato
1978 Tatak ng Tundo as Roberto 'Berting' Reyes
1978 The Eyes of Angelita as Conrado the Ex-Convict
1977 Totoy Bato
1976 Bato sa buhangin
1975 Andalucia as Eliseo
1975 Plunderers of the Sea as Gomer
1973 The Eagle and the Sun as Ronwaldo Reyes
1972 Ang alamat
1971 Asedillo
1970 Santiago! as Gonzalo
1970 Divina Gracia as Benedik
1969 Pearl of the Orient as Ramir
1968 Tanging ikaw
1965 The Ravagers as Sgt. Rubinio Gaudiel
1964 Mano-Mano
1964 The Walls of Hell as Sgt. Nardo Maglaya
1962 Suicide Commandoes
1960 The Night of Terror
1959 Anak Ng Bulkan as Arturo

Directing

2002 Ang alamat ng lawin Director
2002 Batas Ng Lansangan Director
2000 Ang Dalubhasa Director
1998 Pagbabalik ng probinsyano Director
1997 Eseng ng Tondo Director
1997 Ang Probinsyano Director
1996 Isang Bala Ka Lang Part 2 Director
1994 Hindi pa tapos ang laban Director
1991 Batas ng .45 Director
1989 Ako ... ang huhusga Director
1986 Muslim .357 Director
1984 The Patron Director
1983 Isang Bala Ka Lang Director
1981 Ang maestro Director
1980 The Blacksmith Director
1978 Tatak ng Tundo Director
1975 Andalucia Director
1975 Plunderers of the Sea Director
1973 The Eagle and the Sun Director

Writing

2000 Ang Dalubhasa Story
1997 Ang Probinsyano Story
1994 Walang Matigas Na Tinapay Sa Mainit Na Kape Story
1991 Mabuting Kaibigan Masamang Kaaway Story
1988 Agila ng Maynila Story
1984 The Patron Screenplay
1983 Roman Rapido Dialogue
1970 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Story

Production

1996 Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan Producer
1994 Walang Matigas Na Tinapay Sa Mainit Na Kape Producer
1983 Isang Bala Ka Lang Producer
1980 The Blacksmith Producer
1978 Wake Up, Maruja Producer

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