Robinhood Ferdinand Carino Padilla is an award-winning film actor, screen writer, producer, director, trusted Filipino brands endorser and an advocate.
Today, Robin is one of the most in-demand Filipino celebrity having played in numerous television programs, movies and product endorsements.
His movies with Sharon Cuneta in Maging Sino Ka Man and Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum with Vina Morales were blockbuster hits. Robin is known for his iconic roles in films and programs such as Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, Pagdating ng Panahon, Tunay na Tunay: Gets Mo? Gets Ko!, Tulak ng Bibig Kabig ng Dibdib, Mistah, Manila Boy, and a lot more.
He is well-loved because of his machismo image and charismatic appeal to all social levels particularly the masses. For many Filipinos, he is a symbol of masculinity, hope and patriotism. His life has been an inspiration to many because of his resilience and generosity.
After being imprisoned for two years for illegal possession of firearms, which he considers the trajectory of his life, he converted to Muslim and came out as a reformed man. His life in prison has opened his eyes to the social realities of this country. This was the beginning of his commitment to become a social revolutionary.
To many Filipinos, he is not just an action star in his films but a real action star in real life.
He is an active Anti-Malaria advocate since 2004. He made significant contributions in the Department of Health’s Movement Against Malaria by engaging television networks in its campaign to fight the disease.
He is also an outspoken advocate of the Muslim community. His celebrity status has helped him reached to many poor Muslim communities in the Philippines. In 2007, he donated 2.5 million pesos to the Muay Association of the Philippines and became part of building free pre-schools for Muslim children in Quezon City through Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation.
Just recently, he led the civic moment Tindig Marawi to aid the government in rebuilding the devastated city of Marawi. His efforts successfully encouraged his fellow celebrities, corporations and organizations to provide support the Marawi residents. Robin donated Php 5 million cash for the psyho-social intervention of the children and personally distributed Php 5 million worth of relief goods.
Robin is a versatile actor appearing from television to movie screen and continuously reinventing from his “bad boy” image.
He starred in blockbuster Viva action films and box office hits like Ang Anak ni Baby Ama, Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum, Grease Gun Gang, Bad Boy and Maging Sino Ka Man.
He appeared in ABS-CBN comedy show Pwedeng-Pwede and top-billed his first primetime action-drama series, Basta’t Kasama Kita with Judy Ann Santos.
In 2005, he did his first thriller movie Kulimlim and the comedy La Visa Local where he received Best Actor honors for Urian Awards in 2006.
After his contract with ABS-CBN, Robin moved to GMA Network where he starred in the TV drama-action series, Asian Treasures together with Angel Locsin. He also starred in the romantic film, Till I Met You and the suspense film Sundo with Viva Films.
Returning to Kapamilya network, he played as an astig father in the sitcom Toda Max together with Angel Locsin, Vhong Navarro and Pokwang.
He returned to his original mother network in 2015 and became one of the judges in Pilipinas Got Talent for its 5th season and current running season.
His latest acting project is with Sana Dalawa ang Puso where he is playing as the loving and principled Leo Tabayoyong with Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap.