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Fernando Poe Jr.

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.

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Aug 20, 1939 In Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Anak ng Bulkan 1959-09-07
Latest Project:
Movie Tatlong Hari 2022
Known For
Poster of Sheman: Mistress of the Universe
Poster of Ang Anino Ni Asedillo
Poster of Partida
Poster of Pearl of the Orient
Movie Tatlong Hari Unknown 2022
Movie Salamat sa Alaala Himself 2015-08-09
Movie Pakners Nanding Escalante 2003-05-28
Movie Batas Ng Lansangan Major Ruben Medrano 2002-02-27
Movie Ang Alamat ng Lawin Unknown 2002-12-25
Movie Ayos na... ang kasunod Unknown 2000-08-16
Movie Ang Dalubhasa Dr. Jaime de Guzman 2000-01-26
Movie Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko Badong Rivera 1999-06-09
Movie Pagbabalik ng Probinsyano 1998-02-08
Movie Ang Probinsyano Ador / Kardo 1997-01-01
Movie Eseng ng Tondo 1997-01-01
Movie Ikaw ang Mahal Ko Pilo 1996-01-01
Movie Isang Bala Ka Lang Part 2 Berting Rodriguez 1996-01-01
Movie Hagedorn Edward Hagedorn 1996-01-09
Movie Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan Nanding 1996-09-25
Movie Minsan Pa: Kahit Konting Pagtingin 2 1995-03-15
Movie Kahit Butas Ng Karayom Papasukin Ko... Daniel 1995-07-01
Movie Hindi pa Tapos ang Laban Carding Villamar 1994-01-25
Movie Epimaco Velasco: NBI Atty. Epimaco Velasco 1994-11-30
Movie Walang Matigas na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape Mike 1994-06-29
Movie Dito sa Pitong Gatang Berting Cayabyab 1992-01-01
Movie Mabuting Kaibigan Masamang Kaaway Mando Guevarra 1991-01-01
Movie Batas ng .45 1991-04-19
Movie Kahit Konting Pagtingin 1990-03-09
Movie Hindi ka na sisikatan ng araw: Kapag puno na ang salop Part III Unknown 1990-08-30
Movie Ako ... ang huhusga 1989-12-19
Movie Wanted: Pamilya Banal Victor Banal 1989-10-12
Movie Ang Anino Ni Asedillo Unknown 1988-06-01
Movie Agila ng Maynila Mauro Reyes 1988-12-25
Movie Sheman: Mistress of the Universe Panday 1988-09-07
Movie Kapag puno na ang salop Guerrero, Sgt. Isagani 1987-11-26
Movie Iyo ang Tondo Kanya ang Cavite Crisanto 1986-01-15
Movie Magnum Muslim .357 Unknown 1986-07-07
Movie Batang Quiapo Baldomero "Baldo" Dimaguiba 1986-10-16
Movie Partida 1985-11-21
Movie Ang Padrino Emong Sanchez 1984-12-06
Movie Ang Panday IV Panday 1984-12-25
Movie Roman Rapido Roman Rapido 1983-11-13
Movie Isang Bala Ka Lang Berting Rodriguez 1983-04-15
Movie Brando Bandido Unknown 1983-05-13
Movie Pepeng Kaliwete 1982-06-04
Movie Ang Panday... Ikatlong Yugto Flavio / Panday 1982-12-25
Movie Pagbabalik ng Panday Flavio 1981-12-24
Movie Ang maestro 1981-08-28
Movie Aguila Daniel 1980-02-14
Movie Kalibre .45 1980-08-05
Movie Ang Panday Flavio 1980-12-25
Movie Durugin Si Totoy Bato Totoy Bato 1979-11-09
Movie Patayin Si… Mediavillo Unknown 1978-10-12
Movie Mga Mata Ni Angelita Conrado the Ex-Convict 1978-08-11
Movie Tatak ng Tundo Roberto 'Berting' Reyes 1978-12-08
Movie Totoy Bato Unknown 1977-03-25
Movie Little Christmas Tree Unknown 1977-11-25
Movie Bato sa buhangin Unknown 1976-08-13
Movie Plunderers of the Sea Gomer 1975-08-08
Movie Andalucia Eliseo 1975-11-26
Movie The Eagle and the Sun Ronwaldo Reyes 1973-06-17
Movie Ang alamat Unknown 1972-12-07
Movie Asedillo 1971-09-03
Movie Divina Gracia Benedik 1970-05-30
Movie Santiago! Gonzalo 1970-11-13
Movie Pearl of the Orient Ramir 1969-05-17
Movie Tanging ikaw Unknown 1968-02-06
Movie Zamboanga 1966-05-20
Movie The Ravagers Sgt. Rubinio Gaudiel 1965-01-08
Movie The Walls of Hell Sgt. Nardo Maglaya 1964-03-07
Movie Mano-Mano Unknown 1964-04-25
Movie Suicide Commandoes Unknown 1962-06-12
Movie Sandata at Pangako Unknown 1961-04-29
Movie Night of Terror 1960-02-29
Movie Anak ng Bulkan Arturo 1959-09-07
Movie Tough Guy Donato Navales 1959-09-30