Ruru Madrid

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The maternal family name is Mesa and the paternal family name is Madrid.
Ruru Madrid
Born José Ezekiel Mesa Madrid
(1997-12-04) December 4, 1997
Zamboanga City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Years active 2012–present
Known for Encantadia (Ybarro originally by Dingdong Dantes)

José Ezekiel Mesa Madrid (born December 4, 1997 in Zamboanga City, Philippines), better known for his stage name Ruru Madrid, is a Filipino teen actor who rose to fame in Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break.[1] He is currently seen on the GMA Network.[2]

Personal life

Ruru's high school Alma mater is the National Christian Life College in Marikina City. He had studied there before he rose to his fame. He was a 2nd year high school student there when he joined Protégé.[3][4]


Television drama

Year Title Role Notes Network
2012 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Rasul Lead role GMA Network
2013 Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas Junior Supporting role
Dormitoryo Charlie Chavez Main cast
Genesis Vince Manastalas Special guest
2014 My Destiny Paul Andrada Supporting role
Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw Lorenzo Mondragon Supporting role
2015 InstaDad Zig Supporting role
Let the Love Begin Frederick "Erick" M. Pontenciano Lead role
2015-2016 The Half Sisters Joaquin Castillo Extended role
2016 Naku, Boss Ko! Joven Jon Philip Ganid/Jon G. Lead role
Encantadia Ybarro/Prinsipe Ybrahim (Sapiro's Kingdom) Supporting role

Drama anthology

Year Title Role
2013 Maynila: Faith in Love Mark
Maynila: Love By An Angel Julius
Magpakailanman: Ang Pakawalang Anghel James
Magpakailanman: Kislap ng Isang Parol Jomar
2014 Magpakailanman: My Love Forever Teen Jonathan
Magpakailanman: Tatay na si Totoy, Nanay na si Nene Moymoy
Wagas: Jam and Mich Love Story Jam
Seasons of Love: My Soulmate, My Soulhate Rustico "Rusty" Bayani
Magpakailanman: Cain at Abel: Ang Kalakal boys - The Cedric Macdon and Joven Santos Story Cedric
2015 Magpakailanman: Kapatid Ko, Pasan Ko Carlo
Maynila: Lola Madonna Joel
Maynila: Sa Ngalan ng Ina Leeno
Maynila: My Rebel Heart Derrick
Wagas: Anjo & Aleine Robrigado Love Story Anjo
Wagas: Dez & Ana Love Story Dez
Karelasyon: Sumpa Nando
Dangwa Carl
2016 Wagas: Summit Lovin Briggs
Karelasyon: Poser Marvin
Ruru Madrid at the Candy Style Awards ceremony held in May 2013


Year Title Role Network
2015 Pepito Manaloto Jose Guest role
Sabado Badoo Himself Guest role/Cameo Footage

Variety and reality shows

Year Title Role Network
2012/2013 Party Pilipinas Himself / Performer GMA Network
2013/2015 Sunday All Stars
2016 Dishkarte of the Day Himself / Guest GMA News TV
2016 Sunday PinaSaya Himself / Mainstay GMA Network


Year Title Role
2013 My Lady Boss Elvin Lontoc
Bamboo Flowers Omel
2014 Above the Clouds Andres
Overtime Enrique Amistoso
2015 Felix Manalo Eusebio Sunga

Stage plays

Year Title Role
2014 Ang Sugo: The Play Young Felix Manalo


Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2012 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Runner-Up N/A Won
2013 61st FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award[5] N/A Won
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Male TV Personality[6] Maynila: "Faith in Love" episode Won
2014 30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year[7] Bamboo Flowers Nominated
2014 30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Indie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year (as interpreter)[7] "Mamahalin Kita" (Bamboo Flowers) Nominated
2014 5th Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[8] Dormitoryo Won
2014 11th Golden Screen Awards Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[8] Bamboo Flowers Nominated
2014 11th Golden Screen Awards Best Original Song (as interpreter)[9] "Mamahalin Kita" (Bamboo Flowers) Nominated


  1. Paroa Pinoy Exchange
  2. Ruru Madrid Official Fan Page
  3. Ruru Madrid graduates high school, eyes filmmaking course
  4. Ruru Madrid graduates from high school
  5. Magsanoc, Kai (21 April 2016). "WINNERS: 61st FAMAS Awards". Rappler.
  6. Smith, Chuck (25 November 2013). "Marian Rivera, Coco Martin lead winners of 27th Star Awards for TV". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  7. 1 2 Reyes, William (25 February 2016). "30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies nominees unveiled". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  8. 1 2 "Full list: Winners at the 5th Golden Screen TV Awards". Rappler. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  9. "FULL LIST: Winners, 11th Golden Screen Awards". Rappler. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.

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