Rudy “Daboy” Fernandez, was a multi-awarded Filipino action star or actor, and producer. He came to prominence as an action star in the Philippines from the 1980s up to the 1990s.
As of 2023, Rudy "Daboy" Fernandez's net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.
|Net Worth||$2.5 million|
|Given Name||Rodolfo Valentino "Rudy" Padilla Fernandez|
|Famous Name||Rudy "Daboy" Fernandez|
|Source(s) of Fame||Actor|
|Date of Birth||March 3, 1952|
|Place of Birth||Tondo, Manila, Philippines|
|Relationships||Married, Lorna Tolentino,|
Rodolfo Valentino “Rudy” Padilla Fernandez was born on March 3, 1952 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. His father is Gregorio Fernandez who was a Filipino film actor and director while his mother is Pilar Padilla-Fernandez who was a Philippine physician. Both of his parents are from Lubao, Pampanga. Rudy grew up with his two sisters Ma. Luisa “Merle” Fernandez and Marie Fernandez.
Rudy made his first tv appearance when he was still three years old. He appeared in the film “Luksang Tagumpay” in (1956). The film was directed by his late father Gregorio. After that, he appeared in another film which was again directed by his father entitled “Emily” in 1960.
While Rudy was still enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas, he signed a contract with Sampaguita Pictures in 1970. Rudy was first featured by Sampaguita Pictures in “For Your Mama” in the same year then he was paired with the actress Connie Angeles in “Sweet Matutina”.
In his early years as an actor, Fernandez played bit parts in movies and TV shows before landing a leading role in the movie “Enkuwentro ” in 1982. He followed it up with other blockbuster action films such as “Montemayor: Tulisang Dagat” in 1984, “Tubusin Mo ng Dugo” in 1988, and Fernando Poe Jr. starter, “Ang Panday” (1990).
In 2001, Rudy Fernandez tried entering politics and ran for the position of mayor for the city of Quezon but unfortunately, he didn’t win and was defeated by Sonny Belmonte of the People Power Coalition.
In the year 2007, Rudy was given the award the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award by FAMAS. The following year, the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) awarded him the 2008 Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. He also received the Film Academy of the Philippines FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award.
Fernandez married Lorna Tolentino on June 1, 1983, they have three children together namely Mark Anthony Fernandez, Renz Fernandez, and Raphael Fernandez. Mark Anthony and Renz are both actors while Raphael is a film producer.
Rudy has also two grandchildren now named Grae Fernandez and Chelsea Denise Fernandez.
Rudy Fernandez died on June 7, 2008 (aged 56) after his long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with periampullary cancer in late 2007 and then underwent several chemotherapy sessions.
Rudy Fernandez doesn’t have any social media accounts.
The late Rudy Fernandez is one of the most popular action stars in the Philippines in his time. He started his career in 1982 and starred in a lot of blockbuster action films. He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
Rudy "Daboy" Fernandez has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Hina Khan, Ajay Devgn, Gippy Grewal, Johnny Sins, Dov Glickman, Karla Tamburrelli, Akin Akinozu, Ted Cassidy, and Rob Collins.