BirthdayMarch 14, 1975

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Rico Yan

    Full name: Rico Yan
    Also known as: Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan, Rico Yan, Yan, Rico
    Professions: Filipino actor
    Occupation: Matinee idol, Actor, Model, Businessman, Spokesperson

  2. Rico Yan Measurements

    Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

  3. Rico Yan Death information

    Died: Friday, 29th of March, 2002 (Age: 27)

  4. Rico Yan Biography

    Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan (March 14, 1975 – March 29, 2002) was a Filipino matinee idol, model, actor and entrepreneur. Born in Medical City, Manila, Philippines. He grew up in a family of soldiers and business men that's why Yan was also a successful strategist entrepreneur having owned several businesses before his death like Orbits Pearl Shakes, Java Hut, Buddy Burger, Timbuktu Cafe and Tequila Joe Grill and Restaurants. He was under an exclusive contract in the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network and was one of the original members of Talent Center Batch 1 now Star Magic in November 1995. He was the first Philippine National Red Cross Pledge 25 Spokesperson in 1999. And was the first Youth Spokesman for the Department of Education, 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. He assisted the Are You a Forest King? Foundation, visiting many schools to promote the importance of tree growth.Yan started as commercial model and then became an actor. He was discovered while falling in line in one of the fast food in his school De La Salle University when a talent scout asked him if he wanted to be a commercial model. Though surprised, Yan auditioned and got the part of his first television commercial debut for Master Facial Cleanser: Sikreto ng mga Gwapo (Secret of the Good Looking) ad in 1995. Did several television and movie parts, Yan became a household name when he played Ricky Salveron in Gimik and Gabriel Maglayon in Mula Sa Puso. He had then spawned highly rated television series, among these are Gimik (1996), Mula Sa Puso (1997), Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1999), Magandang Tanghali Bayan (2001) and Whattamen (2001). And movies in Star Cinema like Paano Ang Puso Ko? (1997), Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (1997), Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita (1997), Gimik: The Reunion (1999) and Got 2 Believe (2002). Yan starred in communically successful television and films with pairings opposite Judy Ann Santos and Claudine Barretto.Yan graduated from De La Salle University, with a degree in Marketing Management (1997). He attended elementary education in Xavier School.He had a column in Manila Bulletin entitled Boys to Men.

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