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|Born||Ronald Naldo Ricketts
May 26, 1965
|Occupation||Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Government Official|
Ronald Naldo 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 cast in several Dolphy-Alma Moreno movies such as 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 was 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, played the lead role, directed and produced the movie where he was credited as Ronn-Rick, 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).
Ricketts, born and raised in Manila. His parents Max Ricketts, an American businessman and 1963 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Edith Naldo, a Bicolana from Iriga City who are now based in San Diego, California where they manage their real estate business, Naldo-Ricketts Realty. He has two brothers, the late Grandmaster Christopher Ricketts (Chief Instructor and co-founder of Bakbakan International) and Alex Ricketts (a decorated U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and 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.
Optical Media Board (OMB)
In 2009, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, appointed Ronnie as the Chairman of the Optical Media Board following the resignation of Edu Manzano.
He received many awards and recognitions with his staff for his excellent performance as chairman of OMB, like Face of the Global Anti-Piracy of TFC-ABS-CBN, Certificate of Recognition on Anti-Piracy from the FAMAS, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines-IPR Enforcement Champion, MMDA Achievement Award, SM Cinema Certificate of Recognition Association of Video Distributors in the Philippines (AVIDPHIL), Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council, Certificate of Recognition Upholding Anti-Piracy, and Plaque of Recognition Against Piracy from PARI and AWIT Awards.
Ricketts has agreed to direct and appear in an action movie with Viva Films - on condition that he would only shoot on weekends so as not to hamper his job as chairman of Optical Media Board. He has so far turned down offers to appear in shows on the three major networks - ABS-CBN 2, GMA 7 and TV5 - because his work with the OMB "has now become a passion".
- 2014 Dream Dad (ABS-CBN) 
- 2013 Tunay Na Buhay (GMA 7)
- 2010 True Confessions (TV5)
- 2008 Codename: Asero (GMA 7)
- 2008 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (GMA 7)
- 2007 Asian Treasures (GMA 7)
- 2006 Kamao (ABS-CBN)
- 2005 Magpakailanman (GMA 7)
- 2000 Pintados (GMA 7)
- 1999 Kapag May Katriwan, Ipaglaban Mo! (ABS-CBN)
- 1999 Oka Tokat! (ABS-CBN)
- 1998 Calvento Files (ABS-CBN)
- 1997 GMA True Stories (GMA 7)
- 1995 Haybol Rambol (GMA 7)
- 1995 Mikee (GMA 7)
- 1993 GMA Telecine Specials (GMA 7)
- 1991 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)
- 1990 Valiente (ABS-CBN)
- 1989 Maricel Drama Special (ABS-CBN)
- 1988 Agila (RPN 9)
- 1988 Ang Tabi Kong Mamaw (IBC 13)
- 1987 Lovingly Yours (GMA 7)
- 1986 Herederos (RPN 9)
- 1985 Mother Studio Presents (GMA 7)
- 2013 The Fighting Chefs
- 2007 One Percent Full
- 2006 Lagot Ka Sa Kuya Ko
- 2005 Uno
- 2004 Mano Mano 3: Arnis The Lost Art
- 2003 Utang Ng Ama - Director (Uncredited)
- 2003 Dayo
- 2001 Mano Mano 2: Ubusan Ng Lakas
- 1999 Ang Boyfriend Kong Pari
- 1999 Desperado, Bahala Na Ang Itaas
- 1998 May Sayad
- 1998 My Guardian Debil
- 1998 Kamandag Ko Ang Papatay Sa 'Yo (Released Date: 4 February 1998)
- 1998 Anting-Anting
- 1997 Emong Salvacion
- 1997 Ilaban Mo Bayan Ko
- 1997 Wala Ka Ng Puwang Sa Mundo (Released Date: 22 October 1997)
- 1996 Kahit Sa Bala Kakapit Ako (Released Date: 9 October 1996)
- 1996 Hawak Ko Buhay Mo (Released Date: 25 September 1996)
- 1996 Madaling Mamatay, Mahirap Mabuhay (Released Date: 22 May 1996)
- 1995 Huwag Mong Isuko Ang Laban (Released Date: 25 December 1995) to (1995 MMFF)
- 1995 Mano Mano
- 1995 Angel On Fire
- 1995 Ultimate Revenge
- 1995 Gen. Tapia, Sa Nagbabagang Lupa
- 1995 Matinik Na Kalaban (Released Date: 8 November 1995)
- 1994 Matira Ang Matibay (Released Date: 22 June 1994)
- 1993 Maton (Directed by: TOTO NATIVIDAD) (Released Date: 24 November 1993)
- 1993 Pambato (Released Date: 6 October 1993)
- 1993 Ikaw Lang (Released Date: 25 August 1993)
- 1993 Alejandro 'Diablo' Malubay (Released Date: 26 May 1993)
- 1992 Boy Recto (Released Date: 25 December 1992) to (1992 MMFF)
- 1992 Basagulero (Released Date: 14 October 1992)
- 1992 Dalawa man ang Buhay mo Pagsasabayin ko (Released Date: 12 August 1992)
- 1992 Aguila At Guerrero (Released Date: 22 July 1992)
- 1992 True Confessions (Evelyn, Myrna, & Margie)
- 1992 Zhi Fa Wei Long
- 1991 Ganti Ng Api
- 1991 Kumukulong Dugo
- 1991 Anak ng Dagat
- 1990 Baril ko ang Uusig (Released Date: 14 November 1990)
- 1990 Isa-Isahin Ko Kayo (Released Date: 6 June 1990)
- 1990 Kakampi Ko Ang Diyos (Released Date: 8 May 1990)
- 1989 My Darling Domestic (Greyt Eskeyp)
- 1989 Black Sheep Baby (Released Date: 22 November 1989)
- 1989 UZI Brothers (Released Date: 27 September 1989)
- 1989 Uzi Brothers 9mm (Released Date: 9 August 1989)
- 1989 Tatak Ng Isang Api (Released Date: 26 April 1989)
- 1989 Gapos Gang (Released Date: 22 March 1989)
- 1988 Alex Boncayao Brigade: The Liquidation Arm Of The Npa
- 1988 Kumakasa, Kahit Nag-iisa
- 1988 Tumayo Ka't Lumaban
- 1988 Target: Maganto
- 1987 The Rookies And The Mighty Kids
- 1987 Mga Agila Ng Arkong Bato
- 1987 Ambush
- 1987 Target Sparrow Unit
- 1987 Cabarlo
- 1987 Kamandag Ng Kris
- 1986 Payaso
- 1986 Nakagapos Na Puso
- 1986 Agaw Armas
- 1986 Bodyguard: Masyong Bagwisa Jr.
- 1986 I Love You Mama, I Love You Papa
- 1986 The Graduates
- 1986 John En Marsha '86 TNT Sa America
- 1986 Dongalo Massacre
- 1985 The Crazy Professor
- 1985 Heated Vengeance
- 1984 Sa Hirap At Ginhawa
- 1983 Love Birds
- 1983 I Love You, I Hate You
- 1982 Good Morning, Professor
- 1982 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
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- http://entertainment.inquirer.net/16865/acting-as-recreation-for-ricketts "Acting as recreation for Ricketts"
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