Richard Yap

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Richard Yap
Born Richard Edison Yap
(1967-05-18) May 18, 1967 (age 47)
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Other names Papa Chen
Sir Chief
Alma mater Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu
De La Salle University
Occupation Actor, businessman
Years active 2011–present
Agent Star Magic (2011–present)
Height 5'9

Richard Edison Yap (born May 18, 1967) is a Filipino actor and businessman, best known for his role as "Papa Chen" in My Binondo Girl and in the television drama Be Careful With My Heart as Richard "Sir Chief" Lim.

Personal life[edit]

Yap was born and raised in Cebu City Philippines. He graduated from Sacred Heart School and De La Salle University. Coming from a family who loves to cook, Richard aspired to be full-blooded chef in his younger years.


In 2011, Yap launched his career via My Binondo Girl where he played Kim Chiu's father, Chen Sy. Little did he know that through this role he would gain wide recognition from fans of the series.[1]

In 2012, Yap made several appearances in the network. He played a recurring character in Walang Hanggan as Henry de Dios.[2] He was playing the lead role as Sir Chief in Be Careful With My Heart along with Jodi Sta. Maria as Maya dela-rosa Lim from 2012-2014.



Year Title Role Network
2015 Home Sweetie Home Dr. Richard Dee ABS-CBN
2013 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself/Guest
2012–2014 Be Careful With My Heart Richard "Sir Chief" Lim
2012 Kapamilya Deal or No Deal Himself/Player
Walang Hanggan Henry de Dios
It's Showtime Himself/Judge
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gayuma Edgar
2011–2012 My Binondo Girl Chen "Papa Chen" Sy
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine Jandy/Guest Cast


Year Title Role
2013 Ekstra Himself (cameo)
2014 Praybeyt Benjamin 2 General Wilson Chua

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2012 Golden Screen TV Awards Breakthrough Performance of an Actor My Binondo Girl Won
Anak TV Seal Awards Favorite Anak TV Makabata Stars
(shared with Jodi Sta. Maria)
N/A Won
2013 Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Ensemble Performance
(shared with Be Careful with My Heart cast)
Be Careful With My Heart Won
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Love Team on Television
(shared with Jodi Sta. Maria)[3]
27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Won
2014 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Love Team on Television
(shared with Jodi Sta. Maria)[4]


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