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Ronnie Ricketts

Actor, Film Director
Ronaldo Naldo Calzado Ricketts in real life, known as Ronnie Ricketts (born May 26, 1965) is a Filipino actor, scriptwriter, film director, producer, martial artist, and Chairman of Optical Media Board (OMB) in the Philippines. He is one of the top action star in Philippine movies. He is famous for his martial arts expertise. --- Ricketts was a ramp model before he entered the movie industry in the early 80's. He was first noticed by RVQ's (Dolphy) film production as a potential handsome action star. He was introduced in the Dolphy-Nida Blanca film, My Heart Belongs To Daddy (1982), where he was paired with Maricel Soriano. He was being built as the other love interest of Soriano in the movie I Love You, I Hate You (1983), together with William Martinez, and The Graduates (1986) under Regal Films starring Snooky Serna and Gabby Concepcion. He was casted in several Dolphy-Alma Moreno movie flicks such as the Good Morning, Professor (1982) and Crazy Professor (1985) with Aga Muhlach and Janice de Belen. His movies were a blend of drama, comedy and action. He worked with other action stars that were also at the peak of their careers, Lito Lapid, Dante Varona and Bong Revilla. His unforgettable portrayal was with Revilla in the Imus Production's Sparrow Unit, where he won an award as Best Supporting Actor. He nominated as Best Supporting Actor FAMAS Award in the movie Sparrow Unit (1987), and FAMAS Best Actor in the movies' Tatak Ng Isang Api (1989), and Isa-Isahin Ko Kayo (1990). He landed lead roles in movies such as Uzi Brothers 9mm (1989) with Sonny Parsons, Target: Maganto (1989),Gapos Gang (1989), Baril Ko Ang Uusig (1990), and Matira Ang Matibay (1995) to name a few, some of which he did with his own movie outfit, Rockets Productions. He had the chance to play opposite many leading ladies such as Beverly Vergel, Vina Morales, and his real life partner, Mariz. In 1994, Ronnie started producing movies through Rockets Productions. He was one of the youngest producers in tinsel town, who was able to produce quality films at reasonably low budgets. The company produced films which he himself wrote and directed. One of his projects, Mano Mano (1995) was a testament of his creative talent, he wrote the script, did the lead role, directed and produced the movie as Ronn-Rick in his Movie Director, which became a big hit. The movie was so popular that a follow-up was inevitable. There were two sequels to the film - Mano Mano 2 (2001) and Mano Mano 3 (2004). He received Recipient of Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award and Walk of Fame, Eastwood. In 2013, he will star on the film The Fighting Chefs in which he is also its director. It will serve as his film comeback. --- Ricketts, born and raised in Manila. His parents Max Ricketts, a half German and a half Australian businessman from Manila and Edith Naldo, a Bicolana from Iriga City were now based in San Diego, California where they manage their real estate business, the Naldo-Ricketts Realty. He has two brothers, the late Grandmaster Christopher Ricketts (Chief Instructor and co-founder of Bakbakan International) and Alex Ricketts (now in Afghanistan where he served in the U.S. Airborne and Civil Affairs). He started his primary schooling in Don Bosco and later spent his high school days at the Philippine Christian University-Union High School of Manila (PCU-UHSM). He was a famous player in the school's "Panthers" basketball team, where he was the team captain for several years. He enrolled at PCU college for a degree in Business Management. Again, Ronnie joined the school's varsity team and he made the team proud in several occasions. He is married to actress, singer, and TV-host Mariz since December 18, 1993 in San Antonio Church in Forbes Park. They are blessed with two daughters Marella Rosabelle and Raechelle Marie. Mariz is also his business partner. ER Ejercito introduced Mariz to Ricketts. He also became one of the past presidents of the Film Actors Guild. He has been a spokesperson for the Philippine Cancer Society for years.

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Born
Ronaldo Naldo Calzado Ricketts
May 26, 1965 (age 58)
Profession
Actor, Film Director
Spouse
Mariz
Parents
Max Ricketts, Edith Naldo
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