29 April 1910|
|Died||11 August 1970
|Other names||Ruby Robles|
Rudy Robles (29 April 1910 – 11 August 1970) was a Filipino film and television actor. He was one of the first Filipino actors to appear in Hollywood movies.
Robles was born in Tacloban. He began his schooling in the Philippines and then emigrated to the United States. He completed high school and college in California, where he excelled in debating and acting. Producer Samuel Goldwyn reportedly discovered and gave him the screen name Rudy Robles, whilst he was working as a bellhop at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Hollywood.
His credits include pre- and post-World War II films, as Lt. Yabo in The Real Glory, starring Gary Cooper and David Niven. Among his uncredited roles are The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942), Wake Island (1942), Manila Calling (1942), Nocturne (1946), and Singapore (1947), starring Ava Gardner and Fred McMurray.
Robles also played a Filipino assassin in the 1942 film Across the Pacific. After the war, he returned to the Philippines, where he raised a family and started to produce, direct and star in his own films. One of his last on-screen appearances was in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1956.
On 11 August 1970, Robles died in Manila at the age of 60.
|1939||The Real Glory||Lt. Yabo||Credited as Ruby Robles|
|1940||South of Pago Pago||Luna|
|1941||The Blonde from Singapore||Servant||Uncredited|
|1941||Honolulu Lu||Elevator Boy||Uncredited|
|1942||Blue, White and Perfect||Kali - Chauffeur||Uncredited|
|1942||Song of the Islands||Akomi - Native Boy||Uncredited|
|1942||The Adventures of Martin Eden||San||Uncredited
Alternative title: High Seas
|1942||Submarine Raider||Steward Seffi|
|1942||Across the Pacific||A Filipino Assassin|
|1942||Manila Calling||Moro Soldier||Uncredited|
|1947||The Son of Rusty||Gono, Gibson's Valet|
|1949||Rusty Saves a Life||Gono Sandoval|
|1949||Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God||Tembo|
|1950||Princesa sa Tawi-Tawi||Director|
|1956||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Horace||Episode: "Whodunit"|
|1956||Passport to Danger||Steward||2 episodes|
|1955-1956||Soldiers of Fortune||Various roles||2 episodes|
- "Rudy Robles: Hollywood actor". philstar.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013.