Rudy Fernandez

Birth Name: Rodolfo Valentino Padilla Fernandez

Date of Birth: March 3, 1952

Place of Birth: Tondo, Manila, Philippines

Date of Death: June 7, 2008

Place of Death: Quezon City, Philippines

Ethnicity: Filipino [Kapampangan, Tagalog, some Bicolano, remote Hiligaynon], some Chinese, some Spanish

Rudy Fernandez was a Filipino actor and producer. He was nicknamed Daboy.

He was the son of Maria Pacita Ruiz Padilla and film director and actor Gregorio Montemayor Fernandez. His father was a native of Lubao, Pampanga, and was of Kapampangan, some Bicolano and Chinese, and remote Hiligaynon, descent. His mother was a native of Plaridel, Bulacan, and was of Tagalog, and some Spanish, descent. He was a cousin of actor, model, and businessperson Rommel Padilla, actress, model, and entertainer BB Gandanghari, and politician and actor Robin Padilla. His niece is singer and actress Zsa Zsa Padilla.

Rudy was married to actress, host, and television producer Lorna Tolentino, until his death. He had a son, actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, with his former partner, actress and politician Alma Moreno; and two children, including actor Renz Fernandez, with Lorna. His grandson is actor, host, and recording artist Grae Fernandez, who is Mark’s son.

Rudy’s paternal grandfather was Eugenio Fernández y Araneta (the son of José Fernández and María Balbina Araneta y Cubacub). Eugenio was born in Lubao, Pampanga, Central Luzon, Philippines. María Balbina was the daughter of Tomás Araneta y Germán and Marcela Anastacia Cubacub y Macaspac.

Rudy’s paternal grandmother was María Montemayor y Lugue (the daughter of Paulino Montemayor and Roberta Lugue). Tomás’ father, Joaquín de Araneta, was mestizo sangley/Chinese mestizo, from Molo, Iloilo. Tomás’ mother, Justa Germán, was Bicolana, from Naga, Camarines Sur. Justa’s mother, Vicenta Ágata, came from Albay.

Rudy’s maternal grandfather was José Padilla y Reyes (later José Reyes Padilla, Sr., the son of Pedro Padilla Ortiz and Mónica Gálvez y Mariano). José was born in Plaridel, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines. Pedro was the son of Rufino Padilla and Macaria Ortiz. Rufino’s patrilineal great-great-grandfather, Luis Ortiz de Padilla, came from the Canary Islands, Spain. Monica was the daughter of Luisa Villanueva Tapia.

Rudy’s maternal grandmother was named María Clara “Clarita” Ruiz. María Clara was born in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Sources: Birth record of Rudy Fernandez –

Genealogy of Rudy Fernandez –

Marriage record of Rudy’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Joaquín de Araneta and Justa Germán –

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