Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla (born 23 November 1969) is a Filipino actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is known as the “Bad Boy” of Philippine Cinema for portraying antiheroic protagonist gangster roles in his films. He adopted the name Abdul Aziz when he was converted to Islam.
He was born on 23 November 1960 in Daet, Camarines Norte to Roy, a film director and politician, and to Lolita Eva, an actress. He has three other siblings namely BB, Rommel, and Royette, who are all actors. His half-brother, Casimero, is a union leader, congressman, and a three-term Governor of Camarines Norte.
Padilla has been active on the silver screen during the 80s. His first break was when he was introduced in Public Enemy No. 2: Maraming Number Two in 1985. He was discovered and managed by Deo Fajardo, Jr.
In 1994, he was arrested and convicted for illegal possession of firearm, but his jail term was cut short when then Senator Ramon Revilla passed a bill reducing the punishment for persons convicted of owning unlicensed guns. He converted to Islam while serving his jail term. He was granted a conditional pardon and released by then President Fidel V. Ramos in 1998.
In the 2000s, he started to appear in TV shows in ABS-CBN and GMA 7. He also started to appear on comedy films. He has since proven to be a versatile actor after appearing in comedy, thriller, horror, and drama films and TV series. He also has a recurring stint as a judge in Pilipinas Got Talent, a Philippine adaptation to British Got Talent series wherein judges search for the most unique and talented act in the Philippines.
Among the acting awards he received were:
- Best Actor, 2006 Urian Awards
- Best Drama Actor, 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV
- Cinema One Legend Award, 2009 Cinema One Originals Film Festival
- Best Actor, 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)
- Best Actor, 2014 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards
In 2007, he put up a school for Muslim children, Liwanag ng Kapayapaan (Light of Peace) in Fairview, Quezon City. The students were given textbooks, school uniforms, and bus rides. His visit to war-torn parts of Mindanao opened his eyes that the root of insurgency problem in Southern Philippines boils down to the lack of education.
In 2016, he campaigned for presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. In November 2016, Duterte granted him full civil and political rights.
On 8 October 2021, Padilla filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as part of the Alfonso Cusi-led PDP-Laban’s Senate slate.
Padilla is an anti-malaria advocate and appealed for media to support his cause against the disease. As a Movement Against Malaria (MAM) spokesperson, he appeared in TV shows to campaign for the use of mosquito nets.
In 2007, he built a free preschool for Muslim children and donated Php 2.5 million pesos to the Muay Thai Association of the Philippines.
He is also an advocate of nationalism and love of country, which he shows in many of his media appearances.
Padilla has four children with Liezl Sicangco: Elizabeth, Kylie Nicole, Sherileen Zel, and Robinhood Fernando. He is married to Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla. They have two daughters: Maria Isabella and Gabriela.
|2020||Hayop Ka!||Roger||Rocketsheep Studio|
|2019||Bato (The General Ronald dela Rosa Story)||Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa||Regal Entertainment|
|2017||Unexpectedly Yours||Cocoy||Star Cinema|
|2014||Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo||Andrés Bonifacio||Philippians Films|
Tuko Film Productions
Buchi Boy Entertainment
|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
|2009||Paano Ginawa ang Isang Robin Padilla||Himself||RCP Productions|
|2008||Ikaw Pa Rin, Bongga Ka Boy!||Boy||Viva Films|
|Triple Romance||Marco||Viva Films|
|Brown Twelve||Leon||GMA Films|
|2007||Blackout||Gil Blanco||RCP Productions|
|2006||Till I Met You||Gabriel||Viva Films|
|2005||La Visa Loca||Jesus Huson||Unitel Pictures|
|2003||Alab ng Lahi||Gregorio Magtanggol||RCP 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|
|Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2||Anghel||Viva Films|
|2001||Pagdating ng Panahon||Manuel|
|Oops, Teka Lang... Diskarte Ko 'To!||Dario Daliaga||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|
|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|
|Bad Boy 2||Bombo||Viva Films|
|Grease Gun Gang||Carding Sungkit|
|Miss Na Miss Kita (Utol Kong Hoodlum II)||Ben|
|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|
|Walang Awa Kung Pumatay||Narding||Four N Films|
|Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko||Romano||Viva Films|
|1989||Carnap King? (The Randy Padilla Story)||Randy Padilla||Cine Suerte|
|Delima Gang||Berto Delima||Bonanza Films|
|Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay||Nanding Valencia||Viva Films|
|Eagle Squad||Ptr. Raymond Perez||Viva Films|
|Arrest: Pat. Rizal Alih – Zamboanga Massacre||The Golden Lions Production|
|1988||Sgt. Victor Magno: Kumakasa Kahit Nag-iisa||Brando|
|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||RCP Productions|
|2020||Kesayasaya||Carding Magtanggol||Net 25|
|Unlad: Kaagapay sa Hanapbuhay||Himself / Host|
|2018||Sana Dalawa ang Puso||Leonardo "Leo" Tabayoyong||ABS-CBN|
|2016||Game ng Bayan||Himself / Host|
|Pilipinas Got Talent||Himself / Judge|
|2015||2 1/2 Daddies||Apostol / Apol Pastoran||TV5|
|2014||Tonight with Arnold Clavio||Himself / Guest||GMA News TV|
|The Ryzza Mae Show||GMA Network|
|Talentadong Pinoy 2014||Himself / Host||TV5|
|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|
|Guns and Roses||Abelardo "Abel" Marasigan||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Pilipinas Win Na Win||Himself / Host|
|Wowowee||Himself / Special 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!||Himself / Host||NBN|
|Kamao: Matira Matibay||ABS-CBN|
|2003||Basta't Kasama Kita||Alberto "Ambet" Katindig|
|1999||Pwedeng Pwede||Carding Caguiat|
|2004||Sigaw||Story and screenplay||Robinhood C. Padilla|
|2002||Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2||Robinhood Cariño Padilla|
|1993||Makuha Ka sa Tingin (Kung Puwede lang)|
|1992||Miss na Miss Kita: Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum 2||Robinhood C. Padilla|
|Bad Boy 2||Robinhood Padilla|
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