Saturday, June 07, 2008



picture of RUDY FERNANDEZRudy Fernandez was born in Manila, the son of film director Gregorio Fernandez. He made his film debut at the age of three, appearing in Luksang Tagumpay (1956), which was directed by his father. He also appeared in another film of his father's, Emily (1960).

Fernandez started his active film career while a student at the University of Santo Tomas, when he was signed to a contract by Sampaguita Pictures in 1970. He was first featured by Sampaguita Pictures in For Your Mama (1970), then paired with Connie Angeles in Sweet Matutina (1976). Fernandez spent the next few years in teenage parts until he made his breakthrough as an action star with Bitayin si Baby Ama (1976). His viability as an action star was further enhanced with the box-office success of Ang Leon, Ang Tigre at ang Alamid (1979).

Beginning with ..Baby Ama, a biopic of a well-known Filipino criminal, Fernandez has specialized portraying true-to-life characters. One of his notable action films is Markang Bungo (Skull Mark), a film based on a true story, where he portrayed the well-known Baguio City police officer Bobby Ortega, was released in 1992. This film is famous for Fernandez's Tagalog line, "Trabaho lang ito, walang personalan." ("It's work only, nothing personal"), which has since been cited as among the most memorable quotes in Philippine cinema by QTV's Ang Pinaka television program. Iligpit si Bobby Ortega, Markang Bungo 2 (Execute Bobby Ortega, Skull Mark 2) is a sequel that was released in 1995. Aside for portraying a real police officer, he was cast in the lead roles for the biopics of Filipino politicians Vincent Crisologo and Ping Lacson. In the film Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story, he starred as Eddie Fernandez, a Filipino actor during the 1970s and the father of Pops Fernandez.

With the decline of production of Filipino action films during the 2000s, Fernandez turned to television roles. In the short-lived GMA Network sitcom Da Boy, en Da Girl, he starred opposite Rosanna Roces. He also played as a supporting role in other TV series in GMA like Twin Hearts and Atlantika. He was also the host of the docu-drama "Kasangga".

Fernandez hometown was Lubao, Pampanga. He has one son, Mark Anthony Fernandez, with former partner Alma Moreno and two sons, Renz Marion and Raphael Fernandez (with Lorna Tolentino, his current wife).

In 2007, it was revealed by Lorna Tolentino on Startalk that Fernandez had been diagnosed with periampullary cancer. Fernandez underwent treatment in Tokyo, Japan for his illness. After a May 10 healing mass by several friends at the Christ the King Church, Quezon City, he was rushed to a San Juan City hospital for back pains. Alternately, the newspaper Sun Star reported that Rudy actually suffered from pancreatic cancer, instead.

After celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Rudy suffered a seizure on Wednesday but refused to be taken back to the Cardinal Santos Memorial Center in San Juan City.] Fernandez died at his Quezon City home on the morning of June 7, 2008. His remains were brought to the Heritage Memorial Park Crematorium in Taguig City at 8:00 a.m.

source: wikipedia

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* 1974 Patayin Ang Dugong Tirador
* 1976 Bitayin Si Baby Ama; Wanted: Agad-Agad
* 1977 Makahiya at Talahib;Alfredo Lim: Sa Kamay ng Ibabaw; Gameng
* 1978 Bilangguan Walang Rehas;Teteng Salonga ng Tondo
* 1979 Maynila
* 1980 Tatak Angustia;Sa Init ng Apoy; 1980 Pader at Rehas
* 1981 Pepeng Shotgun;Ulo ng Gapo; Lukso ng Dugo
* 1982 Tres Kantos;Bagong Boy Condenado; Mga Pambato; Get My Son Dead Or Alive
* 1982 Kumander Elpidio Paclibar
* 1983 Sumuko Ka na Ronquillo; Kumusta Ka na Hudas?;Alex San Diego: Alyas Wanted
* 1983 Kunin mo ang ulo ni Magtanggol
* 1984 Idol; Sarge;Tulisang Dagat; Kriminal; Somewhere; Pasukuin Si Waway
* 1985 Anak ng Tondo; Bilang na ang Oras mo; Baun Gang; Tatak Munti; Calapan Jailbreak; Sangley Poiin Robbery
* 1986 Tatak ng Yakuza; Deadly Target; Teritoryo Ko Ito; Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa!
* 1987 Vigilante; Victor Corpuz; Tubusin ng Dugo
* 1989 Ipaglalaban Ko; 1989 Sandakot na Bala
* 1990 Ayaw Matulog ng Gabi; Kaaway ng Batas
* 1991 Bingbong The Vincent Crisologo Story
* 1992 Kahit Buhay Ko; Kamay ni Kain; Markang Bungo: The Bobby Ortega Story
* 1993 Kung Kailangan Mo Ako; Tumbasan mo ng Buhay
* 1994 Nagkataon Nagkatagpo; LAGALAG: The Eddie Fernandez Story
* 1995 Matimbang Pa Sa Dugo; 1995 Markang Bungo 2: Iligpit Si Bobby Ortega
* 1995 Kuratong Baleleng
* 1996 Itataya Ko Ang Buhay mo;1996 Wag na Wag Kang Lalayo
* 1997 Ayos Lang Pare ko!
* 1998 Birador
* 1999 Gintot Pilak
* 2000 Palaban
* 2000 Ping Lacson Story
* 2002 Diskarte
* 2002 Hula mo Huli ko[16]


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