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|Born||Fernando Kelley Poe II
May 4, 1943
Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines
|Died||May 20, 1995
Quezon City, Philippines
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Known for||The real "Fernando Poe, Jr."|
|Spouse(s)||Yvette Christine de Marcaida-Poe|
Early life and career
He was born as Fernando Kelley Poe II on May 4, 1943, son of Filipino actor Fernando Poe, Sr. and Irish American wife Elizabeth "Bessie" Kelley, and brother of Elizabeth or Liza, Genevieve, Evangeline, Ronnie or FPJ and Freddie Poe, as well as half-brother of Conrad Poe.
Andy Poe had to assume another screen name when his real name was used by his brother, Ronald Allan "Ronnie" Kelley Poe, who was popularly known as Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ), the King of Philippine movies. Andy studied at the San Beda College in Mendiola Manila for his elementary years up to his sophomore years. He transferred to the Jose Rizal College for junior and senior high school years and graduated from JRC. He then went to the University of the Philippines to study Architecture. It was after college that he went on to pursue an acting career in the movies like his older brother Ronnie. Andy chose to use his nickname "Andy" as his screen name and became known as Andy Poe.
From 1982 to 1984, Andy and Yvette established DAY FILMS and produced three movies namely: Pamilya Dimagiba, Brando Bandido, and Magtago Ka Na Sa Pinanggalingan Mo. In 1995 Andy and his family Immigrated to the USA and resided in Jersey City, New Jersey until 1993 where both Andy and Yvette became active in the real estate business as realtors with Century 21. Andy came back home to the Philippines in 1993 and did several movies until his sudden demise.
- Bukas, bibitayin si itay (1995)
- Gising na ang higanteng natutulog (1995) as Delfin Guerrero
- Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994)
- Megamol (1994) as Elias
- Nandito Ako (1993) as Col. Borromeo
- Tumbasan mo ng buhay (1993) as Valdez
- Adan Ronquillo: Tubong Cavite, Laking Tondo (1993) as Hepe
- Manila Boy (1992) as Maj. Zaragosa
- Lacson, batas ng Navotas (1992) as Andy
- Darna at Ding (1980)
- Pepeng kulisap (1979)
- Isa para sa lahat, lahat para sa isa (1979)
- Brothers for Hire (1968)
- Dos por dos (1968)
- Jingy (1968) as Jingy
- El Niño (1968) as El Nino
- Alamat ng 7 kilabot (1967)
- Dobol trobol (1966)
- Magtago ka na sa pinangalingan mo (1965)
In 1979, he met 20-year-old, Yvette Christine de Marcaida who was the leading lady of his brother FPJ in "Ang Lihim Ng Guadalupe" which was the entry of FPJ Productions in the 1979 Metro Manila Film Festival. Yvette descended from the Portuguese-Indian Barrettos of the Philippines and distantly related to the Zambales Barrettos. Andy and Yvette got married in Matinez County, California, USA on July 31, 1980. They had two sons, Fernando Poe IV ("Donnie") and Alexander Vaughn Poe ("Lex") in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He was married to Yvette Christine Reyes de Marcaida-Poe.
Poe died of a heart attack on May 20, 1995, only 2 weeks after his 52nd birthday.