- November 30, 1976 (age 44)
Robert Riu Andrews, popular known as his stage name, Bobby Andrews (born November 30, 1975) is a Filipino American actor and former matinee idol. Starting out as a commercial model, he rose to fame when he teamed up with Angelu de Leon in the famous teen-oriented television show T.G.I.S. and its sequel Growing Up.
In the 90s Andrews gained fame with the hit GMA-7 and Viva television show T.G.I.S., a teen-and-youth-oriented show which was the competition for Gimik a famous teen-and-youth-oriented show of ABS-CBN. In 1997 he did the hit soap Ikaw Na Sana and ended with a movie after the day the soap finished with his co-star and then-screen partner Angelu de Leon.
His team up with de Leon in the mid and late 1990s made him very popular: Their TV shows gained sky-high ratings and their movies are certified blockbuster hits. He was paired with other actresses during that time, but his popularity almost came to a halt when in 1998, at the peak of his and de Leon's popularity, Angelu admitted to the public that she was pregnant with Joko Diaz's child. Despite this, Bobby had the full support of his mother company Viva and managed to get remarkable TV and movie roles as a solo actor. After breaking away from Viva in 2002, he shifted from matinee idol roles to offbeat roles in several ABS-CBN and GMA Network shows.
In 2009 Bobby appeared in the Philippine remake series of Zorro aired on GMA Network. He was part of the installment of Sine Novela called Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit with Iza Calzado, Wendell Ramos and Angelika dela Cruz.
In 2010, he went back to ABS-CBN to be part of the Precious Hearts Romances Presents of Martha Cecila's Impostor. He is now seen in the hit primetime remake of Emil Cruz Jr.'s Mara Clara.