Derek Ramsay

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Derek Ramsay
Derek Ramsay at the KC Concepcion Live Concert Press Conference, November 2010.jpg
Ramsay at the KC Concepcion Live! Concert press conference, November 2010
Born (1976-12-07) 7 December 1976 (age 43)[1]
Enfield, England, United Kingdom[2]
Other namesDerek Ramsey
Years active1997–present[1]
AgentGMA Artist Center
(2001–2004; 2019–present)
Viva Artists Agency
Regal Entertainment
Star Cinema
(2006–2015; 2018–2019)
Star Magic
TV5 Talent
Mary Christine Jolly
(m. 2002; separated 2003)
ChildrenAustin Gabriel Ramsay (with Jolly)[3]
Derek Ramsay

Derek Arthur Paggao Ramsay Jr. (born 7 December 1976)[1][6] is a British-born Filipino model, actor, host, and former VJ.

He was born in Enfield, England and was raised in Cainta, Rizal, Philippines. His Filipina mother, Remedios Paggao-Ramsay[2] was the head of the housekeeping unit of 11 Cadogan Gardens in England, and his British father, Derek Arthur Ramsay Sr. was an inspector for the Metropolitan Police Service stationed in Scotland Yard.[2][7][1]



Early in the 2000s, Ramsay found work as an MTV VJ, a model, as well as TV commercial actor.[2] He was also discovered in the country's longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga! as a co-host of the segment Pool Watch from 2001 to 2004 on GMA Network.[8] He is best known for his supporting roles in the ABS-CBN television dramas Ysabella, Habang May Buhay and Magkaribal. He also appeared in commercially successful films I Love You, Goodbye, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin and No Other Woman.[citation needed]

In April 2012, he signed a three-year contract and transferred to TV5.[9]

His first show on TV5 was The Amazing Race Philippines. After his contract expired in February 2015, he signed another three-year contract with TV5 on 28 April 2015.[10]

After months of speculations about network transfer, Ramsay returned to GMA Network and signed a contract with the network on 3 April 2019. He started in the network as a co-host of Eat Bulaga! from 2001 to 2004.[11]


Ramsay has also been a competitor for the Philippines national ultimate frisbee team. He was the ninth top scorer at the 13th World Ultimate and Guts Championship 2012.[12]

Ramsay is currently the head ambassador of the Philippine national beach football team, and was set to participate in the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Asian qualifiers, but ultimately did not due to his commitment to Kidlat, where he was playing the lead role.[13]


He was educated in the Philippines at Maria Montessori High School and a boarding school in England. He studied for an undergraduate degree in Marketing in New Hampshire and Boston.[2]



Year Title Role Network
2001–2004 Eat Bulaga! Host GMA Network
2005–2006 Ang Panday: Book 1&2 Kahimu ABS-CBN
Entertainment Konek Himself/Host
2006 Your Song: Wish Mark
Super Inggo Louie/Machete
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Love Letter Abner
2006–2007 U Can Dance Himself/Host
2007 Your Song: Kailan Kaya Migs
Your Song: Never Knew Love Like This Before Eric
Ysabella Mito Valenzuela
Your Song: Never Knew Love Like This Before Eric
Your Song: Upside Down Ricky
Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Joaquin Delos Santos
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon Chris
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Isda Buboy
2009 Your Song: Open Arms Raphael
Your Song: Feb-ibig Ralph
Precious Hearts Romances Presents:
Ang Lalaking Nagmahal Sa Akin
Zephyrus "Zephy" McNally
Komiks Presents: Nasaan Ka Maruja? Rodrigo Santiago / Ross Lozano
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Boarding House Richard
The Wedding Warren Garcintorena / Philip Garcintorena
2010 Habang May Buhay Samuel David Corpuz / David Briones
Magkaribal Louie Villamor
2011 Your Song Presents: Kim Ariel
2012 The Amazing Race Philippines Host 5
2013 Kidlat Voltaire Megaton / Kidlat
Undercover Roy Velasco
For Love or Money Edward
Let's Ask Pilipinas Himself
2014 The Amazing Race Philippines 2 Host
2015 Mac & Chiz Mac Vasquez
Extreme Series: Kaya Mo Ba 'To? Host
2018 Brillante Mendoza's Amo Rodrigo Macaraeg
2019 The Better Woman Andrew De Villa GMA Network


Year Title Role Films
2006 Kasal Kasali Kasalo Ronnie Star Cinema
One More Chance Mark
2007 Sakal Sakali Saklolo Ronnie
2009 T2 Jeremy
And I Love You So Oliver Cruz
I Love You, Goodbye Gary Angeles
2011 No Other Woman Ram Escaler Star Cinema and Viva Films
The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin Brandon Estolas
2012 Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Daniel Star Cinema and Skylight Films
A Secret Affair Anton Viva Films
2014 Trophy Wife Chino
The Janitor Indie film
English Only, Please Jeremy Quantum Films
2015 Ex with Benefits Adam Jacob Castrences Star Cinema and Viva Films
Etiquette for Mistresses Arthur Clemente Star Cinema
All You Need Is Pag-Ibig Dom
2016 Love Is Blind Wade Santillan Regal Entertainment
The Escort Xyruz
My Candidate Sonny Suarez Quantum Films
Pangil Sa Tubig Marlon
2017 All of You Gab Quantum Films
2018 Kasal Wado Dela Costa Star Cinema
The Girl in the Orange Dress Ethan Quantum Films
2019 Mga Mata Sa Dilim iWant

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2015 17th Gawad PASADO Awards PinakaPASADOng Actor English Only, Please Nominated
31st PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actor of the Year English Only, Please Nominated
2014 40th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor English Only, Please Won
2013 61st FAMAS Awards Best Actor A Secret Affair Nominated
2012 60th FAMAS Awards Best Actor No Other Woman Nominated
30th Luna Awards Best Actor No Other Woman Nominated
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Box-Office King[14] No Other Woman Won
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actor of the Year No Other Woman Nominated
Male Face of the Night N/A Won
Mr. Great Shape Personality N/A Won
2011 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series Magkaribal Nominated
25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Magkaribal Nominated
2010 12th Gawad PASADO Awards Pinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktor I Love You, Goodbye Won
2009 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor I Love You, Goodbye Nominated



  1. ^ a b c d "Derek Ramsay Official Website – About Derek". 7 December 1976. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Lo, Ricky (12 October 2008). "Beyond Body Beautiful". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Derek Ramsay and Mary Christine Jolly Wedding Photos, Derek Sued by Wife and Son Austin Gabriel". 2 August 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Derek Ramsay on reconciliation with ex Angelica Panganiban". Rappler. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Derek Ramsay asks for help: 'My dogs, Beyonce and Lowfat, are missing'". 12 November 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Derek To The Point",; accessed 11 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Derek Ramsay biography". 7 December 1976. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Derek Ramsay, babalik din sa Eat Bulaga?". GMA Network. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  9. ^ "(UPDATED) Derek Ramsay is now a certified Kapatid; signs three-year exclusive contract with TV5". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Derek Ramsay stays with TV5; signs another three-year contract". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  11. ^ "It's official, Derek Ramsay is now a Kapuso". GMA Network. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Derek Ramsay, Philippine ultimate frisbee team compete in world championships". 12 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  13. ^ "'Kidlat' forces Kapatid star Derek Ramsay out of Philippines' campaign in FIFA beach soccer tilt". 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title" Archived 1 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine,; retrieved 20 May 2014.

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