Ramon Revilla, Sr. - biography

Actor from Philippines

Jose Acuña Bautista (born March 8, 1927), better known as Ramon Revilla, Sr., is a Filipino actor and former Senator of the Philippines. He already had a degree in Commerce from the Far Eastern University before he got discovered (while he was pumping gas) to appear on the big screen. Born Jose Acuña Bautista on March 8, 1927 in Imus, Cavite. he assumed the name Ramon Revilla when he entered the movies. In his initial showbiz entry, the young Ramon Revilla was cast only in bit roles which was not enough for him so he left the movies to become head of the Secret Service Unit of the Bureau of Customs in 1965. He returned to showbiz in 1972 with the movie Nardong Putik. Like the tough guy he was, he returned to showbiz on his own terms, creating his own film production, Imus Productions, for him to star in. Together with wife Azucena, they ran the film outfit with Revilla writing and directing his films. In 1973, Revilla won a Famas Best Actor Award for "Hulihin si Tiyagong Akyat" together with his eldest son Marlon for a Famas Best Child Actor Award of the same movie. Imus Films was also recognized as Outstanding Film production in 1975. The next year, Revilla snagged the Outstanding  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Senator Ramon Revilla Sr.,Jose Acuña Bautista,Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr.,Ramon Revilla Sr.,Ramon Revilla,Ramon Revilla, Jr.,Jose A. Bautista
Date of birth
1927-03-08
Place of birth
Imus, Cavite
Nationality
Philippines
Profession
Politician, Actor, Businessperson

Political career

Party From To
Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats

Performances

Year Performance Character
1983 The Killing of Satan
1955 Balisong

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