Rico Yan
Filipino actor
Rico Yan
Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan was a Filipino matinee idol, model and actor. He was under an exclusive contract in the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network. Rico Yan was a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic. He graduated from De La Salle University-Manila. Yan finish a degree in Business Management. Yan was a Youth Spokesman for the Department of Education before he died.
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Lovi: Jake or Richard? - Journal Online
Google News - over 5 years
“Si Claudine naman was paired with the likes of Diether Ocampo, the late Rico Yan, Piolo Pascual, but never with me. Now, I finally get to work with her in GMA7's 'Iglot' at ang sarap pala niyang katrabaho. Kapag kaeksena mo siya, she's so good kaya
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Claudine Barretto says she's happy at home, saddened by biz intrigues - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Said Claudine: “I never got to work with Jolina over at ABS-CBN. We did a movie, 'Flames,' but we were in separate episodes. She was paired with Marvin; I, with [the late] Rico [Yan],” she said. “We'll do a lot of catching up on the set.”
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Dawn Zulueta returns to TV acting - Ang Peryodiko
Google News - almost 6 years
The three leads—roles that were played by Diether Ocampo, Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto in the 1997 version—are now played by Enrique Gil, JM de Guzman and Lauren Young. Aside from them, there are other young actors in the cast, like Paul Salas and
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His family, friends and colleagues describe AJ Perez as a good-natured guy - Manila Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
Like AJ, her ex-boyfriend, matinee idol Rico Yan, also had a shocking death during the Holy Week in 2002. In spite of his unexpected passing, AJ will live on not only through his work in movies and TV but also through his corneas which were donated to
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Bon voyage, AJ! - Philippine Star
Google News - almost 6 years
AJ was being built up by ABS-CBN's Star Magic as “The New Rico Yan.” The short lives of the two have disquieting parallels: Both graduated from La Salle Greenhills, their wakes were held at La Salle Greenhills (AJ's remains were later moved to Christ
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    On March 29, 2002, Yan was found dead inside his hotel room by his friend, actor Dominic Ochoa at the Dos Palmas Resort in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
    More Details Hide Details Autopsy concluded that Yan died of cardiac arrest caused by acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis while asleep (bangungot). He was 27. According to Ochoa, the group attended a party the night before and went back to their cottage at around 2 AM Friday. The five friends slept together in one big room, but Yan occupied the loft because he was a snorer. At around 6 AM, Yan was heard groaning but his companions dismissed it as mere snoring. When Ochoa tried to wake Yan at past 9AM, he found Yan stiff and lifeless. His public wake was held in La Salle Greenhills. An estimated 10,000 people attended his last funeral rites in Manila. His funeral was also televised live on ABS-CBN, countless television tributes was given to him. Gary Valenciano moved people to tears to his rendition of The Warrior is a Child, Yan's requested song. He was buried in Manila Memorial Park, Parañaque City. Yan's burial was ranked #6, "List of Most Attended Funerals in Philippine History" of SPOT.
  • 2001
    Age 25
    On September 2001, he showed his humorist side by playing the pleasant and witty Castro in an all male comedy sitcom, focusing in three characters on Whattamen alongside, Dominic Ochoa, Marvin Agustin and Ai Ai De Las Alas.
    More Details Hide Details A restaurant possessor, who is the charming guy, is all charms and the sane one in the group. Later on the trio had a spin-off from sitcom to daily afternoon show Magandang Tanghali Bayan, where Yan was launched as one of the new hosts.
    In 2001, Yan maneuvered to a different genre from leading man to be part of a comic triumvirate called Whattamen whom initially started on Gimik.
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  • 1998
    Age 22
    In the film Kay Tagal kang Hinintay, a romantic drama, directed by Rory Quintos In September 1998, Yan played Alex Medina, an aspiring businessman whose only dream is to open his own restaurant.
    More Details Hide Details Paired opposite Judy Ann Santos whose character needs to choose between family and Alex, the movie was Yan's first full-length role as a leading man, shot in one of the most romantic place Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. In June 1998, following the success of Mula Sa Puso then came Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita. Yan played Miguel Quirino, an elitist, methodical student council president that has exceptionally high standards, whose character was constantly pissed and flirted by Mela (Claudine Barretto) just to get his attention. The film received a positive response critical and commercial. Yan's line was "I don't like the way you dress. I even don't like your make up. But i love you."
  • 1997
    Age 21
    On Star Drama Presents, Yan did showcased his versatility with depth as an actor by playing off beat characters that was not his typical. He was one of the few Talent Center artists who had numerous appearances in the series, starring in twelve, as featured artist on March 1997 and April 1998.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, Yan next starred on television drama Saan Ka Man Naroroon opposite Claudine Barretto. He was the agriculturist named Daniel Pineda, an uncomplicated young man but when love transpire, acquired uncertainty with how life's been hard on him. Married a rich old maid to ameliorate living nevertheless union was tormented with lies and deceit. Yan worked with Director Chito Rono in a mini series titled Detour (2000), making it as his third starring role for Star Drama Presents. He was Carl, an eccentric rich young man who was dying and in journey through life. Carl bumps into all sorts of equally weird characters emerging as a better person at the end of the road. Wearing all the prosthetics during summer of 2000 where the temperature shoots up to 38 degrees Celsius. Yan being the professional and thespian, did his job without a single complaint and gave a profound depiction of the said character.
    In 1997, Yan played the protagonist Gabriel Maglayon in successful primetime television drama Mula Sa Puso, an assiduous cab driver who is willing to give up everything for the family and loved one, alongside Claudine Barretto.
    More Details Hide Details The series ran auspiciously for 2 years and was adapted for motion picture release, Mula Sa Puso: The Movie in 1999. Playing Gabriel was one of Yan's unforgettable characters on television.
  • 1996
    Age 20
    In June 1996, Yan played the boy next door character in youth-oriented show Gimik, named Ricky Salveron directed by Laurenti Dyogi shown on The Filipino Channel TFC.
    More Details Hide Details The show was about the lives of a solid bunch of juvenile living in an imaginary village that tackles the experiences and fun of being young, alongside Judy Ann Santos, Jolina Magdangal, Giselle Toengi, Mylene Dizon, Patrick Garcia, Diether Ocampo and Marvin Agustin. The show ran tremendously for three years and was adapted in motion picture release, Gimik: The Reunion in 1999, because of the outpouring on screen chemistry of Yan and Santos on Gimik the team up continued on television drama Mara Clara, he played the young medical intern named Derrick Gonzales. In the same year, Yan became a co host on 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila, a noon time variety show where he had a portion called Ricollection.
    1996 marked as a compelling period on Yan's career; he became notable.
    More Details Hide Details As a matinee idol he was most charming.
  • 1995
    Age 19
    Though surprised, Yan auditioned and got the part of his first television commercial debut in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details His preppy rich persona was used to effect in subsequent films such as Radio Romance, Ama, Ina, Anak and Madrasta. After several television and movie parts, Yan became a household name when he played Ricky Salveron in Gimik (1996) and Gabriel Maglayon in Mula Sa Puso (1997). He had then spawned highly rated television shows amongst these are Mara Clara (1996), 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila (1996), Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1999), Magandang Tanghali Bayan (2001) and Whattamen (2001). Yan's remarkable films on Star Cinema add Paano Ang Puso Ko? (1997), Kay Tagal kang Hinintay (1998), Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita (1998), Gimik: The Reunion (1999), Mula sa Puso: The Movie (1999) and Got 2 Believe (2002). In 2014, Star Cinema ranked him the No. 5 in the List of "The Kings of Star Cinema", twelve years after his death. Yan starred in communically successful television and films with pairings opposite Judy Ann Santos and Claudine Barretto.
    He was an alumnus of Star Circle Batch 1 now ABS-CBN's Star Magic on November 1995.
    More Details Hide Details He started as commercial model under Cosmopolitan Modeling Agency and then became an actor. He was discovered while falling in line in one of the fast foods on his school De La Salle University when a talent scout asked him if he wanted to be a commercial model.
    Yan graduated from De La Salle University in 1995 with a degree in Marketing Management.
    More Details Hide Details He was the first official youth spokesman for the Department of Education Culture and Sports in 1998, touring the Philippines for free to promote education among youths. As well as establishing Pinoy Yan Movement, a non-profit organization that aims to make young people stay in school and value education, Yan assisted the Are You a Forest King? Foundation, visiting many schools to promote the importance of tree growth and was associated in various foundations and initiatives that furthered the interests of the youth and leadership formation and studies, among them are the One Dream Foundation, the Blue Eagle Foundation for Sports Development, the Blue Eagle/KIDS/ODF Leadership, Athletic and Spiritual Summer Training, the Youth Study 2001 and the Leadership Research Center. Yan was also the first Philippine National Red Cross Pledge 25 spokesperson in 1999.
  • 1975
    Born on March 14, 1975.
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