Bobby Andrews

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Bobby Andrews
Born Robert Riu Andrews
(1976-11-30) 30 November 1976 (age 39)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Robert, Bob
Occupation Actor, TV Host, Matinee Idol
Years active 1995-present

Robert Riu Andrews, popularly known as Bobby Andrews (born November 30, 1976) is a Filipino actor, TV host and former matinee idol. Starting out as a commercial model, he rose to fame when he teamed up with Angelu de Leon in the famous teen-oriented television show T.G.I.S. and its sequel Growing Up.

Career[edit]

His team up with Angelu de Leon in the mid and late 1990s made him very popular. Their TV shows gained sky-high ratings and their movies were blockbuster hits. His popularity almost came to a halt when in 1998, at the peak of his and de Leon's popularity, Angelu admitted that she was pregnant with Joko Diaz's child. Despite this, Bobby had the full support of his mother company Viva and managed to get TV and movie roles as a solo actor. After breaking away from Viva in 2002, he shifted from matinee idol roles to offbeat roles in several ABS-CBN and GMA Network shows.

In 2009, Bobby appeared in the Philippine remake series of Zorro aired on GMA Network. He was part of the installment of Sine Novela called Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit with Iza Calzado, Wendell Ramos and Angelika dela Cruz.

In 2010, he went back to ABS-CBN to become part of the Precious Hearts Romances Presents of Martha Cecila's Impostor. He was also seen in the hit primetime remake of Emil Cruz Jr.'s Mara Clara.

Television success[edit]

In the 90s, Andrews gained fame with the hit GMA-7 and Viva television show T.G.I.S., a teen-and-youth-oriented show which was the competition for Gimik, a famous teen-and-youth-oriented show of ABS-CBN. In 1997, he did the hit soap Ikaw Na Sana and ended with a movie with his co-star and then-screen partner Angelu de Leon. In 1998, he became part of GMA soaps such as Ganyan Kita Kamahal and Halik Sa Apoy. In 2002, he was part of the melodramatic soap Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. In 2004, he came to ABS-CBN to star in the now-defunct hit memorable first fantasy television drama Marina. In 2005, he became part of GMA-7's first fantasy series Encantadia The First Season and 2006's Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat. In 2007, he came back to primetime as Ronald Santilian in the primetime series Walang Kapalit and 2008's, Lobo as a supporting role. In 2009, he was part of the Sine Novela afternoon soap Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit. In 2010, he was in the afternoon hit soap Martha Cecila's Impostor which topped the afternoon line up and was mostly seen daily on the primetime remake of Emil Cruz Jr.'s Mara Clara as Amanthe Del Valle.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1995 T.G.I.S. Joaquin Torres III GMA Network
1996 Tierra Sangre Cesar Sangre PTV
1997 Growing Up Joaquin Torres III GMA Network
1997 Ikaw Na Sana Rafael Huico
1998 Ganyan Kita Kamahal Henry Cortez
1998 GMA Love Stories Various
1998/1999 Halik Sa Apoy Enrico
2002/2003 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Vladimir Gaston
2002 Magandang Morning Philippines Host RPN (now CNN Philippines)
2004 Marina Raphael Sandico ABS-CBN
2005 Encantadia Asval GMA Network
2006 Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat Gonzalo
2007 Walang Kapalit Ronald Santillian ABS-CBN
2008 Lobo Emilio "Emil" Ortega
2008 Codename: Asero Jupiter GMA Network
2008 Obra Maloy
2009 Pare Koy Paul ABS-CBN
2009 Zorro Sergeant Pedro Gonzales GMA Network
2009/2010 Sine Novela: Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit Nick Arnaldo
2010 Claudine Presents: Stage Mother Various
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor Leo Serrano ABS-CBN
2010/2011 Mara Clara Amanthe Del Valle
2011 Rod Santiago's The Sisters Young Enrique Zialcita TV5
2011 Wansapanataym: Sabay-Sabay Pasaway Dr. Ferrer ABS-CBN
2011/2012 Munting Heredera Stanley Lobregat GMA Network
2012 Wansapanataym: Dollhouse Nestor ABS-CBN
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Panyo
2012 Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? Neil GMA Network
2012/2013 Teen Gen Joaquin Torres III
2013 Indio Young Hernando
2013 Love and Lies Jose Lorde Villamor
2013 One Day, Isang Araw Jun
2013 Got To Believe Rodolfo San Juan ABS-CBN
2015 Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote Angelo Delgado
Buena Familia Arthur Buena GMA Network
Sunday PinaSaya Himself
2016 Juan Happy Love Story Miguel
Dear Uge Raul
Tonight with Arnold Clavio Himself

Movies[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Andrews is married to a Chinese woman named Bienne Co. They have two children named Arty and Gabbie.

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