Ariel Ureta

Ariel Ureta (born November 5, 1946) is a Filipino comedian, actor and TV host.

Ariel Ureta
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Ariel Ureta

(1946-11-05) November 5, 1946 (age 74)
EducationUniversity of Santo Tomas
OccupationHost, radio commentator, actor, comedian
Years active1972–present


Early careerEdit

Ureta's first movie was Zoom Zoom Superman a fantasy comedy movie with the former child wonder Niño Muhlach in 1973, followed by his next comedy movie, Si Popeye ATBP Movie was also released the same year. On television, he co-hosted the mid-day variety show Noontime Matinee with Tina Revilla over GMA-7 which was later became, Ariel con Tina over BBC-2 (now ABS-CBN 2). He also hosted Ariel and Co after 6 in the same television network. He also hosted a variety show called Patok na Patok was formerly aired on MBS 4 (now PTV 4) from 1975 to 1977. He also hosted a party themed night musical variety program RSVP on Kapuso Network GMA 7 from 1991 to 1995 with co-host Dawn Zulueta. Ureta also a host of a short live comedy game program Go For It on ABC 5 from 1998 to 1999. He is also a former sitcom directior of a comedy show Ober Da Bakod, formerly aired on GMA Network from 1993 to 1997. His comeback movie was Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel, with co star fellow comedian and television host Eugene Domingo was released in 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

Ureta is an architecture graduate from the University of Santo Tomas.[1]

Current careerEdit

Ureta is a comedic icon in the Philippines during the 60's and the 70's.[2][3] He has done many Filipino films. This includes Zoom Zoom Superman, Si Popeye at iba pa, Jack en Poy, Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo, Kimmy Dora and its sequel and Of All The Things.

Ureta is a segment host of the Philippine morning television show, Umagang Kay Ganda[4] and a former co-anchor of DZMM's Todo-Todo Walang Preno with Winnie Cordero until August 28, 2020.

Ureta is a part of Kimmy Dora and its sequel as Luisito Go Dong Hae, Kimmy and Dora's father.[5] The film is a box-office success in the Philippines earning PHP80 million and PHP133,963,009 for the first and second film respectively.[6]

Ariel celebrated his 70th Birthday on UKG with his co-hosts and friends in 2016.




TV directorEdit


  • Todo-Todo Walang Preno (DZMM-AM 630 kHz, 2004–2020)


  • Winner, Best Morning Show Hosts UKG Barkadas - 2012-2017 PMPC Star Awards For TV)
  • Winner, Best Male TV Host RSVP - 1992 PMPC Star Awards For TV


  1. ^ San Diego, Jr., Bayani. "Ariel & company, forever". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Mendoza, Ruel J. "Ariel Ureta says the "Sa ikauunlad ng Bayan, bisikleta ang kailangan" story about him is an urban legend". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 12 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Carballo, Bibsy M. "Ariel Ureta: No need to relive past glories". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Umagang Kay Ganda". ABS-CBN. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Pumaloy, Rey. "Ariel Ureta appears in Of All the Things; says he owes revival of career to Kimmy Dora". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 12 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn. "Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme grossed P80 million in its 6-week run". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 12 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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