Roderick Paulate

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Roderick Paulate
Born (1963-04-04) April 4, 1963 (age 55)
OccupationActor, comedian, host, and politician
Years active1973–present

Roderick Paulate (born April 4, 1963) is a Filipino actor, TV host, comedian and politician. Kuya Dick was previously hosted tv shows like Vilma On 7, Tonight With Dick & Carmi, Magandang Tanhgali Bayan & Singing Bee. Kuya Dick is also a comedian in shows Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata, Oki Doki Doc, Mana Mana, Ang Tanging Ina The Comedy Series & Tweets For My Sweets. Kuya Dick is also a dramatic actor in previous shows, Malayo Pa Ang Umaga, Makita Ka Lang Muli, Rosalinda, Munting Heredera & his current action drama series the long running FPJ's Ang Probinsyano which he plays a straight man Mayor Politician.


Child actor[edit]

Paulate started his career as a child actor. He received his first Best Child Actor award from the Manila Film Festival for the movie Kasalanan Kaya in 1968. His first FAMAS award was for Anghel na Walang Langit in 1970.[1]

Gay roles[edit]

Paulate’s first foray in gay roles was in 1979 when he appeared in Maryo J. De Los Reyes' High School Circa ’65. A producer then gave him the lead role in Charot, a movie inspired by Dustin Hoffman's gender-bending performance in Tootsie. His movie Inday Inday sa Balitaw was a huge success, that in 1987 he made four gay movies in a span of eight months: Jack en Poy, Bb. Tsuperman, Kumander Gringa, and 1+1=12+1.[2] Paulate continued to play gay roles in movies and television. Paulate' influenced Vice Ganda, Allan K, and Paolo Ballesteros.

Non gay roles[edit]

Kuya Dick's 1st comedy non gay role in 1989 was Last Two Minutes which he play a straight man high school basketball coach with his fellow basketball members PBA Legends Alvin Patrimonio, Jerry Cordillera & Paul Alvarez, also in the movie as Zoren Legaspi, Jeffrey Santos, Aljon Jimenez with leading leadies Carmina Villaruel-Legaspi, Ruffa Gutierrez & Aiko Melendez & also in a special participation role and also introducing was Benjie Paras which Benjie plays a catholic priest for supposed to be a marriage inside a basketball gym. Kuya Dick also played the role of Ding, a mentally-challenged homeless mute in 1980 in the first Philippine TV series Malayo Pa Ang Umaga, about village life in the Philippines in the second world war under Japanese Imperial Army occupation. Kuya Dick's 1st fantasy drama role was Engkanto with the late hip hop king Francis Magalona was released in 1993 who also plays a straight tree man who saves the environment from nasty illegal loggers.

Singer and performer[edit]

Dubbed as the Rick Astley Of The Philippines, Kuya Dick also ventured mostly as a singer where he influenced his singing idol Rick Astley. Kuya Dick is also a singer performer in a various defunct variety shows, Tonight With Dick & Carmi, Vilma & Magandang Tanghali Bayan.


All in all, Paulate has received six Best Child Actor awards and 17 awards during his adult years starting with Inday, Inday sa Balitaw in 1986 (co-starring Maricel Soriano) when he received the Best Supporting Actor trophy.[1] In 1996, Paulate was named Best Actor in Drama at the Asian Television Awards,[1] and then in 2000, for his role in the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode "Wristwatch" and again in 1981, for his very difficult role in Malayo Pa Ang Umaga, the very first successful TV series in the Philippines.[3]

Kuya Dick is also inducted to the Philippines Eastwood City Walk Of Fame in 2012 for contributing his acting, singing, hosting and also being a comedian.

Political career[edit]

Roderick M. Paulate
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Member of the Quezon City Council from second district
In office
June 30, 2010 – January 22, 2016
Personal details
Born (1960-04-04) April 4, 1960 (age 58)
Political partyNPC
ProfessionPolitician, TV host, actor

Paulate was elected as councillor for Quezon City's 2nd District in 2010.[4] Paulate was removed from office by the Office of the Ombudsman as councilor of Quezon City because of ghost employees.[5] He was barred to run for any public office.

Despite barring him to run on public office, Paulate ran for his third term as a councilor and eventually elected.[6]

On December 12, 2016 however, the Court of Appeals overturned the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Paulate, together with 3 other officials of the Quezon City local government from the public service.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Paulate is single. He has previously dated Jacquie Aquino.[8] (a cousin of former President Noynoy Aquino & Senator Bam Aquino)

He finished his secondary education in 1984 at Jose Rizal College (now Jose Rizal University).



Year Title Role Network
2018-2019 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Mayor Adonis with Carmi Martin ABS-CBN
2017 Wansapanataym: Amazing Ving Chris with Awra Briguela
2016 Magandang Buhay Himself / Guest
Magpakailanman Geni GMA Network
2013–2015 The Singing Bee Himself / Host ABS-CBN
2013 Gandang Gabi Vice Himself / Guest with Amy Perez
It's Showtime
Genesis Senator Bernado Cabral GMA Network
The Ryzza Mae Show Himself / Guest
2012–2013 H.O.T. TV Host
2012 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Mentor
Tweets For My Sweet JB Mercado
2011 Spooky Nights Presents: Ang Munting Mahadera Tatay Rody
Munting Heredera Manny
2009 Rosalinda Florencio
2007 That's My Doc Major Ret ABS-CBN
2006–2007 Makita Ka Lang Muli Valetin Barba/Vicar Barbarosa GMA Network
2005 M.R.S. (Most Requested Show) Himself / Host ABS-CBN
1998–2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan
1998 Wansapanataym Christmas Special ?????
1993 Oki Doki Dok Dickson
1991–1997 Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata Benny dela Croix
1988–1991 Tonight With Dick & Carmi Host
1980-1982 Malayo Pa Ang Umaga Ding, a mentally-challenged homeless mute



Year Award Giving Body Category Work Result
1987 Metro Manila Film Festival [9] Best Supporting Actor 1+1=12+1 Won
2012 Philippines Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Inducted Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Singer Won


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