Robin Padilla

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The maternal family name is Cariño and the paternal family name is Padilla.
Robin Padilla

Robin Padilla, 2011
Born Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla
(1969-11-23) November 23, 1969[1]
Manila, Philippines
Other names Abdulaziz, Binoe/Binoy
  • Actor
  • film producer
  • film director
  • writer
  • martial artist
Years active 1983–present
Agent Vidanes Celebrity Marketing
GMA Artist Center (2007–2009)
Known for "Bad Boy" of Philippine movies[2]
Spouse(s) Liezl Sicangco (m. 1996; div. 2010)
Mariel Rodriguez (m. 2010)
Partner(s) Leah Orosa
Children 7, including Queenie and Kylie

Robinhood Ferdinand "Robin" Cariño Padilla (born November 23, 1969)[1] is a Filipino film director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist, and actor. Padilla is both a matinee idol and cultural icon; he is sometimes referred to as "James Dean"[3] and dubbed as the "Bad Boy" of Philippine cinema for portraying 'protagonist gangster roles' in his films Anak ni Baby Ama, Grease Gun Gang, Bad Boy 1, and Bad Boy 2. Padilla is active in television programs, having played important roles in Asian Treasures, Joaquin Bordado, Totoy Bato, Guns and Roses, and Toda Max.

Both the acting and showbiz industry are not new to Padilla. He comes from a multi-faceted background, which includes talented performers, and a political family. His father Casimiro Padilla, Sr., who was a film director, served as vice-governor of Camarines Norte in the 1970s and assemblyman in the 1980s;[4] while his mother was an actress,[1] and three of his siblings Rustom, Rommel, and Royette are actors. His half brother Casimiro Roy A. Padilla, Jr. succeeded his father's political endeavors, serving as a union leader, a congressman, and three-term governor of Camarines Norte.[5]


Padilla's movies with Sharon Cuneta in Maging Sino Ka Man, and Vina Morales in Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum series were blockbuster hits.[6] He figured accidents while filming Tulak ng Bibíg, Kabig ng Dibdíb when he was trapped inside a speeding car that flew into the air, flipped and landed on its roof.[6] Padilla's worst accident was when a blasting scene for Utol Kong Hoodlum burned him literally, which left scars around his abdomen and arms.[7]

Padilla crossed over from the silver screen to television through the ABS-CBN comedy show Pwedeng-Pwede. In 2002, he reprised his role as Anghel in the movie "Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2" with Angelika dela Cruz, a sequel to the 1990 film. The following year, he topbilled his first primetime action-drama series, Basta't Kasama Kita. In 2005, he did two movies: the horror thriller Kulimlim and the comedy "La Visa Loca". He received Best Actor honors in the 2006 Urian Awards.

Padilla had transferred to GMA Network, after his contract with ABS-CBN, where he starred in the TV series Asian Treasures. He has also signed a two film contract under GMA Network's film outfit GMA Films; first was Till I Met You, the second one was the horror-suspense Sundo.

In 2009, Padilla did Sundo of Viva Films, before, he was opted out of his exclusive contract that allows him do movies for other film outfits including Star Cinema Productions, FLT Films, Millennium Cinema, and GMA Films. On the same year, he also did the title role of "Totoy Bato", which was an adaptation from a novel by Carlo J. Caparas.

In 2010, Padilla returned to ABS-CBN. His projects with the network included the sitcom Toda Max, which was launched in November 2011, this was Padilla's second over-all sitcom his last one with Pwedeng Pwede with his former co-star, the late comedian Redford White.

In the last quarter of 2013, Padilla once again return to GMA Network, where he starred in Adarna for his cameo role.

In 2015, Padilla will be paired to former Japanese AV Idol Maria Ozawa for Nilalang for the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival.[8]

On December 1, 2015, he returned to his original mother network, ABS-CBN after 2 years and he became one of the judges in the return of Pilipinas Got Talent for its 5th season this late 2015 to 2016.


Padilla is an anti-malaria advocate since 2004; he appealed for media support for his cause against the disease in the press briefing of Department of Health's 'Movement Against Malaria'. As a MAM spokesperson, he engaged television networks in the campaign for the use of mosquito nets.[9][10]

Padilla flew to Turkey to attend a conference concerning the Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation, a free preschool he built for Muslim children in Quezon City, which opened in 2007. On September 15, 2007 he donated 2.5 million Philippine pesos to the Muay Association of the Philippines.

Personal life

Padilla was born to Casimiro "Roy" Padilla, Sr. and Lolita Eva Cariño. He has seven siblings — three brothers and four sisters.[1]

While serving a two-year prison sentence for illegal weapons possession, Padilla converted to Islam and married Liezl Sicangco in a Muslim ceremony at the New Bilibid Prison social hall.[11] He was pardoned and released in 1998 by President Fidel Ramos.[12] In November 2016, Padilla was granted an absolute pardon from President Rodrigo Duterte to endow him full civil and political rights.[13]

He has four children with Liezl: a son named Ali and three daughters: Queenie, Kylie, who are actresses, and Zhen-Zhen.[14] He also has a son named Mico with actress Jobelle Salvador[15] and a daughter named Camille Orosa, a model and aspiring actress, with former model Leah Orosa.

His house at Pines Ville Street, Greenview Executive Village, Novaliches, Quezon City was allegedly the subject of a break-in back in May 2008. Fortunately, only his cellular phone and loaded .357 Luger handgun were reported as stolen.[16]

In 2009, Padilla announced that he had divorced Sicangco and that she has since migrated and remarried in Australia.[17]

On August 19, 2010, Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez were married at the Taj Mahal in India.[18] Padilla and Rodriguez had met during his stint as a host of Wowowee.[19] Rodriguez gave birth to their daughter, Maria Isabella, on November 14, 2016 in Delaware.[20]



Year Title RoleNotes
2014 Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Andrés Bonifacio Philippians Films
Sa Ngalan Ng Ama, Ina At Mga Anak Ongkoy Star Cinema
2013 10,000 Hours Gabriel Molino Alcaraz Viva Films
2011 Wacha Wacha Dominador "Dondi" Matias
Tum: My Pledge of Love Ravan Raza Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation Philippines
R.R. Foundation India
Star Cinema
2009 Paano Ginawa Ang Isang Robin Padilla Himself
Sundo Romano GMA Films
2008 Ikaw Pa Rin, Bongga Ka Boy! Boy Viva Films
Triple Romance Marco Viva Films
GMA Films
Brown Twelve Leon GMA Films
2007 Blackout Gil Blanco
2006 Till I Met You Gabriel Viva Films
GMA Films
2005 La Visa Loca Jesus Huson Unitel Pictures
2004 Kulimlim Jake Pelipula
Astig Bien Viva Films
2003 Alab ng Lahi Gregorio Magtanggol FPJ Productions
You And Me Against The World Paolo Guerrero FLT Films International
2002 Jeannie, Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang Badong Bulaong Viva Films
Videoke King King Star Cinema
Viva Films
Hari Ng Selda: Anak Ni Baby Ama 2 Anghel Viva Films
2001 Pagdating Ng Panahon Manuel
Buhay Kamao Pepe
Ooops, Teka Lang... Diskarte Ko 'To! Dario Daliaga Star Cinema
FLT Films International
2000 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Guillermo "Gimo" Talumpati Viva Films
Eto Na Naman Ako Abet Dimaguiba Millennium Cinema
Tunay Na Tunay: Gets Mo? Gets Ko! Nick Abeleda Star Cinema
1999 Bilib Ako Sa'Yo Gatdula Viva Films
Di Pwedeng Hindi Puwede Carding Star Cinema
FLT Films International
1998 Tulak Ng Bibig Kabig Ng Dibdib Lando Viva Films
FLT FIlms International
1997 Anak, Pagsubok Lamang Rico FLT Films International
1994 P're hanggang sa huli Brando Del Valle Viva Films
Col. Billy Bibit, RAM Gringo Honasan
Mistah Mario Cariño
Lab Kita, Bilib Ka Ba? Carlos & Billie Moviearts Presentation
1993 Di Na Natuto Ishmael Viva Films
Oo na Sige na "Magtigil Ka Lang" Bonggoy
Manila Boy Diego/Manila Boy
Makuha Ka Sa Tingin (Kung Puwede Lang) Elcid
Gagay: Prinsesa Ng Brownout Cameo Role
1992 Engkanto Matador Double M Productions
Miss Na Miss Kita: Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum 2 Ben Viva Films
Bad Boy 2 Bombo
Grease Gun Gang Carding Sungkit
1991 Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Ben
Hinukay Ko Na Ang Libingan Mo Elmo/Anton
Maging Sino Ka Man Carding Ermita
1990 Anak Ni Baby Ama Anghel Viva Films
Bad Boy Bombo
Walang Awa Kung Pumatay Narding Four N Films
Barumbado Eric Cine Suerte
1989 Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko Romano Viva Films
Hindi Pahuhuli Ng Buhay Nanding Valencia
Delima Gang Pedring Delima Bonanza Films
Eagle Squad Ptr. Raymond Perez Viva Films
1988 Sgt. Victor Magno: Kumakasa Kahit Mag-Isa Brando
Carnap King: The Randy Padilla Story Randy Padilla Cine Suerte
Sa Likod Ng Kasalanan Omar Falcon Films
Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu Eddie RNB Films Productions
1986 Bagets Gang Frankie Reyes RNB Films
1985 Public Enemy No. 2 Robin Padilla Cherbum Films
Bala Ko Ang Hahatol Gino
1983 Ang Tapang Para Sa Lahat! Young Ricardo


Year Title RoleNetwork
2016 Game ng Bayan Host ABS-CBN
Pilipinas Got Talent Judge
2015 2/12 Daddies Apostol/Apol PastoranTV5
2014 Talentadong Pinoy 2014 Host
2013 Adarna Berto/Lito (Cameo Role) GMA Network
Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Police Insp. Gregorio "Bogs" Dagohoy ABS-CBN
2011 Toda Max Bartolome "Tol" Batumbakal
Wiltime Bigtime Guest TV5
Guns and Roses Abelardo "Abel" Marasigan ABS-CBN
2010 Pilipinas Win Na WinHimself/Host
WowoweeSpecial Guest Host
2009 Totoy Bato Arturo "Totoy Bato" Magtanggol GMA Network
2008 Joaquin Bordado Joaquin "Joaquin Bordado" Apacible
2007 Asian Treasures Elias Pinaglabanan/Susi
2006 Pilipinas Ngayon Na! Host NBN
Kamao: Matira Matibay ABS-CBN
2003 Basta't Kasama Kita Alberto "Ambet" Katindig
1999 Puwedeng Puwede Carding Caguiat


Year Title WorksCredited as
2004SigawStory and screenplay Robinhood C. Padilla
2002Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2Robinhood Cariño Padilla
1993Makuha Ka sa Tingin (Kung Puwede lang)
1992Miss na Miss Kita: Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum 2 Robinhood C. Padilla
Bad Boy 2 Robinhood Padilla

Awards and nominations

YearAward-Giving BodyCategoryWorkResult
200822nd PMPC Star Awards for TVBest Drama ActorJoaquin BordadoNominated
2013Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Actor[21]10,000 HoursWon
201445th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment AwardsFilm Actor of the Year[22]Won


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  14. Cruz, Marinel (March 10, 2009). Robin Padilla worries about his children. Philippine Daily Inquirer, retrieved July 8, 2009
  15. Cruz, Marinel (February 2, 2009). Jobelle Salvador back–for good. Philippine Daily Inquirer, retrieved May 23, 2010
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  17. Calderon, Nora (November 6, 2009). Robin Padilla confirms he and Liezl Sicangco have been divorced for two years. The PEP Website, retrieved July 29, 2010
  18. Wallis, Maira (September 16, 2010). Robin Padilla marries Mariel in Baguio City. ABS-CBN News, retrieved September 16, 2010
  19. Entertainment (July 14, 2010). Mariel Rodriguez admits dating Robin Padilla. ABS-CBN News, retrieved August 9, 2010
  20. So, Kristy (November 15, 2016). "Mariel Rodriguez gives birth". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  21. "Metro Manila Film Festival:2013". IMDB. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  22. "Complete List of Winners: 45th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2014". The Summit Express. Retrieved 2014-05-019.

External links

Robin Padilla at the Internet Movie Database

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