Ronaldo Naldo Ricketts
|Occupation||Actor, film director, screenwriter, government official|
|Years active||1982 - present|
|Chairman of the Optical Media Board|
|President||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno Aquino III|
|Preceded by||Edu Manzano|
|Succeeded by||Anselmo Adriano|
Ronaldo Naldo Ricketts, more popularly known as Ronnie Ricketts, is former President of the Philippine Film Actors Guild, and former Chairman of Optical Media Board (OMB), Philippines. He is a Filipino actor, scriptwriter, film director, line producer, and martial artist.
He is one of the top action stars in Philippine movies and is famous for his martial arts expertise. In 2013, Ricketts' OMB office received the Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award from the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines. In 2016, he will be running for Congressman of Muntinlupa, Philippines.
Ricketts was a ramp model before he entered the movie industry in the early 1980s. He was first noticed by RVQ's (Dolphy) film production as a potential handsome action star. He was introduced in the Dolphy-Nida Blanca film, My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1982), where he was paired with Maricel Soriano. He was being billed as the other love interest of Soriano in the movie I Love You, I Hate You (1983), together with William Martinez, and The Graduates (1986) under Regal Films starring Snooky Serna and Gabby Concepcion. He was cast in several Dolphy-Alma Moreno movies such as Good Morning, Professor (1982) and Crazy Professor (1985) with Aga Muhlach and Janice de Belen.
His movies were a blend of drama, comedy and action. He worked with other action stars that were also at the peak of their careers, Lito Lapid, Dante Varona and Bong Revilla. His unforgettable portrayal was with Revilla in the Imus Production's Sparrow Unit, where he won an award as Best Supporting Actor. He was nominated as Best Supporting Actor FAMAS Award in the movie Sparrow Unit (1987), and FAMAS Best Actor in the movies Tatak ng Isang Api (1989), and Isa-Isahin Ko Kayo (1990).
He landed lead roles in movies such as Uzi Brothers 9mm (1989) with Sonny Parsons, Target: Maganto (1989), Gapos Gang (1989), Baril Ko ang Uusig (1990), and Matira ang Matibay (1995) to name a few, some of which he did with his own movie outfit, Rockets Productions. He had the chance to play opposite many leading ladies such as Beverly Vergel, Vina Morales, and his real life partner, Mariz.
In 1994, Ricketts started producing movies through Rockets Productions. He was one of the youngest producers in tinsel town, who was able to produce quality films at reasonably low budgets. The company produced films which he himself wrote and directed.
One of his projects, Mano Mano (1995) was a testament of his creative talent, he wrote the script, played the lead role, directed and produced the movie where he was credited as Ronn-Rick, which became a big hit. The movie was so popular that a follow-up was inevitable. There were two sequels to the film - Mano Mano 2 (2001) and Mano Mano 3 (2004).
Optical Media Board (OMB)
In 2009, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, appointed Ricketts as the Chairman of the Optical Media Board following the resignation of Edu Manzano.
He received many awards and recognitions with his staff for his excellent performance as chairman of OMB, like Face of the Global Anti-Piracy of TFC-ABS-CBN, Certificate of Recognition on Anti-Piracy from the FAMAS, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines-IPR Enforcement Champion, MMDA Achievement Award, SM Cinema Certificate of Recognition Association of Video Distributors in the Philippines (AVIDPHIL), Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council, Certificate of Recognition Upholding Anti-Piracy, and Plaque of Recognition Against Piracy from PARI and AWIT Awards.
Ricketts agreed to direct and appear in an action movie with Viva Films on condition that he would only shoot on weekends so as not to hamper his job as chairman of Optical Media Board. He has so far turned down offers to appear in shows on the three major networks - ABS-CBN 2, GMA 7 and TV5 - because his work with the OMB "has now become a passion."
- 2016 - Ang Probinsyano (ABS-CBN 2)
- 2015 - Sabado Badoo (GMA 7)
- 2014 - Dream Dad (ABS-CBN)
- 2013 - Tunay Na Buhay (GMA 7)
- 2010 - True Confessions (TV5)
- 2008 - Codename: Asero (GMA 7)
- 2008 - Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (GMA 7)
- 2007 - Asian Treasures (GMA 7)
- 2006 - Kamao (ABS-CBN)
- 2005 - Magpakailanman (GMA 7)
- 2000 - Pintados (GMA 7)
- 1999 - Kapag May Katwiran, Ipaglaban Mo! (ABS-CBN)
- 1999 - !Oka Tokat (ABS-CBN)
- 1998 - Calvento Files (ABS-CBN)
- 1997 - GMA True Stories (GMA 7)
- 1995 - Haybol Rambol (GMA 7)
- 1995 - Mikee (GMA 7)
- 1993 - GMA Telecine Specials (GMA 7)
- 1991 - Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)
- 1990 - Valiente (ABS-CBN)
- 1989 - Maricel Drama Special (ABS-CBN)
- 1988 - Agila (RPN 9)
- 1988 - Ang Tabi Kong Mamaw (IBC 13)
- 1988 - Squad 13 (IBC 13)
- 1987 - Lovingly Yours, Helen (GMA 7)
- 1986 - Herederos (RPN 9)
- 1985 - Mother Studio Presents (GMA 7)
- 2013 - The Fighting Chefs
- 2007 - One Percent Full
- 2006 - Lagot Ka sa Kuya Ko
- 2005 - Uno
- 2004 - Mano Mano 3: Arnis The Lost Art
- 2003 - Utang ng Ama - Director (Uncredited)
- 2003 - Dayo
- 2001 - Mano Mano 2: Ubusan ng Lakas
- 1999 - Ang Boyfriend Kong Pari
- 1999 - Desperado, Bahala Na ang Itaas
- 1998 - May Sayad
- 1998 - My Guardian Debil
- 1998 - Kamandag Ko ang Papatay sa 'Yo (Release date: 4 February 1998)
- 1998 - Anting-Anting
- 1997 - Emong Salvacion
- 1997 - Ilaban Mo Bayan Ko
- 1997 - Wala Ka ng Puwang sa Mundo (Release date: 22 October 1997)
- 1996 - Kahit sa Bala Kakapit Ako (Release date: 9 October 1996)
- 1996 - Hawak Ko Buhay Mo (Release date: 25 September 1996)
- 1996 - Madaling Mamatay, Mahirap Mabuhay (Release date: 22 May 1996)
- 1995 - Huwag Mong Isuko ang Laban (Release date: 25 December 1995) to (1995 MMFF)
- 1995 - Mano Mano
- 1995 - Angel on Fire
- 1995 - Ultimate Revenge
- 1995 - Gen. Tapia, sa Nagbabagang Lupa
- 1995 - Matinik Na Kalaban (Release date: 8 November 1995)
- 1994 - Matira ang Matibay (Release date: 22 June 1994)
- 1993 - Maton (Directed by Toto Natividad) (Release date: 24 November 1993)
- 1993 - Pambato (Release date: 6 October 1993)
- 1993 - Ikaw Lang (Release date: 25 August 1993)
- 1993 - Alejandro 'Diablo' Malubay (Release date: 26 May 1993)
- 1992 - Boy Recto (Release date: 25 December 1992) to (1992 MMFF)
- 1992 - Basagulero (Release date: 14 October 1992)
- 1992 - Dalawa Man ang Buhay Mo Pagsasabayin Ko (Release date: 12 August 1992)
- 1992 - Aguila at Guerrero (Release date: 22 July 1992)
- 1992 - True Confessions (Evelyn, Myrna, & Margie)
- 1992 - Zhi Fa Wei Long
- 1991 - Ganti ng Api
- 1991 - Kumukulong Dugo
- 1991 - Anak ng Dagat
- 1990 - Baril Ko ang Uusig (Release date: 14 November 1990)
- 1990 - Isa-Isahin Ko Kayo (Release date: 6 June 1990)
- 1990 - Kakampi Ko ang Diyos (Release date: 8 May 1990)
- 1989 - My Darling Domestic (Greyt Eskeyp)
- 1989 - Black Sheep Baby (Release date: 22 November 1989)
- 1989 - UZI Brothers (Release date: 27 September 1989)
- 1989 - Uzi Brothers 9mm (Release date: 9 August 1989)
- 1989 - Tatak ng Isang Api (Release date: 26 April 1989)
- 1989 - Gapos Gang (Release date: 22 March 1989)
- 1988 - Alex Boncayao Brigade: The Liquidation Arm of the NPA
- 1988 - Kumakasa, Kahit Nag-iisa
- 1988 - Tumayo Ka't Lumaban
- 1988 - Target: Maganto
- 1987 - The Rookies and the Mighty Kids
- 1987 - Mga Agila ng Arkong Bato
- 1987 - Ambush
- 1987 - Target Sparrow Unit
- 1987 - Cabarlo
- 1987 - Kamandag ng Kris
- 1986 - Payaso
- 1986 - Nakagapos Na Puso
- 1986 - Agaw Armas
- 1986 - Bodyguard: Masyong Bagwisa Jr.
- 1986 - I Love You Mama, I Love You Papa
- 1986 - The Graduates
- 1986 - John & Marsha '86: TNT sa Amerika
- 1986 - Dongalo Massacre
- 1985 - The Crazy Professor
- 1985 - Heated Vengeance
- 1984 - Sa Hirap at Ginhawa
- 1983 - Love Birds
- 1983 - I Love You, I Hate You
- 1982 - Good Morning, Professor
- 1982 - My Heart Belongs to Daddy
- "Ricketts balik-pelikula". Tempo. 21 July 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- Espinosa, Aries B. (28 February 2013). "Ricketts: PH off piracy watch list". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- "Suspendidong OMB Chair na si Ronnie Ricketts balik acting sa ABS-CBN". Pilipino Star Ngayon. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- "Ronnie Ricketts Joins 'Squad 13'". Manila Standard. Standard Publications, Inc. 9 January 1988. p. 11. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
- http://asianjournalusa.com/ronnie-ricketts-from-fame-to-social-responsibility-p11447-157.htm "Ronnie Ricketts: From Fame to Social Responsibility"
- http://entertainment.inquirer.net/16865/acting-as-recreation-for-ricketts "Acting as recreation for Ricketts"
- http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/132229/ronnie-ricketts-mariz-2-hearts-beating-o "Ronnie Ricketts & Mariz: 2 Hearts beating"
- http://dokumentaryonijuantagalog.weebly.com/ronnie-ricketts.html "RONNIE RICKETTS"
- http://www.pep.ph/news/32114/Ronnie-and-Mariz-Ricketts-reveal-secret-of-their-successful-marriage "Ronnie and Mariz Ricketts reveal secret of their successful marriage"
- http://www.tempo.com.ph/2012/12/ronnie-ricketts-palihim-ang-diskarte/ "Ronnie Ricketts palihim ang diskarte"