Robert Riu Andrews (born November 30, 1976[1]), popularly known as Bobby Andrews, is a Filipino actor, TV host and former matinee idol. Starting out as a commercial model, he rose to fame when he teamed up with Angelu de Leon in the famous teen-oriented television show T.G.I.S.[2][3][4] and its sequel Growing Up.

Bobby Andrews
Robert Riu Andrews

(1976-11-30) November 30, 1976 (age 47)[1]
Occupation(s)Actor, TV host, Matinee Idol
Years active1995–present
AgentViva Artists Agency (1995–present)
Political partyLakas–CMD

Acting career


In 2009, Andrews appeared in the Philippine remake series of Zorro aired on GMA Network. He was part of the installment of Sine Novela called Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit with Iza Calzado, Wendell Ramos and Angelika dela Cruz.

In 2010, he went back to ABS-CBN to become part of the Precious Hearts Romances Presents of Martha Cecila's Impostor. He was also seen in the hit primetime remake of Emil Cruz Jr.'s Mara Clara.

Television success


In the 1990s, Andrews gained fame with the hit GMA-7 and Viva television show T.G.I.S., a teen-and-youth-oriented show which pioneered teen television dramas in the Philippines. In 1997, he did the hit soap Ikaw Na Sana and ended with a movie with his co-star and then-screen partner Angelu de Leon.

In 1998, he became part of GMA soaps such as Ganyan Kita Kamahal and Halik sa Apoy. In 2002, he was part of the melodramatic soap Sana ay Ikaw na Nga. In 2004, he came to ABS-CBN to star in the now-defunct hit memorable first fantasy television drama Marina.

In 2005, he became part of GMA-7's first fantasy series Encantadia The First Season and 2006's Agawin Mo Man ang Lahat. In 2007, he came back to primetime as Ronald Santilian in the primetime series Walang Kapalit and 2008's, Lobo as a supporting role. In 2009, he was part of the Sine Novela afternoon soap Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit. In 2010, he was in the afternoon hit soap Martha Cecila's Impostor which topped the afternoon line up and was mostly seen daily on the primetime remake of Emil Cruz Jr.'s Mara Clara as Amanthe Del Valle.

Political career


Andrews entered into politics when he filed his candidacy for councilor in Quezon City's 4th district for the May 2022 polls under Lakas–CMD. He was included in the Malayang Quezon City coalition of Anakalusugan partylist representative Mike Defensor.[5]

However, he failed to win a seat in the city council when he got the 8th place in the official count.[6]

In 2023, Andrews filed his candidacy for the October 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections for Barangay Captain in Quezon City's 4th district, Barangay Sacred Heart. Andrews lost once again after placing 2nd, losing to incumbent candidate, Camille Malig David.




Year Title Role
1995 Sabado Nights Jerome
1996 Wanted Perfect Mother Arnel
1996 Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim Jude
1997 Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig Eric
1999 Katawan Andres
2001 Abakada... Ina Jojo
Susmaryosep! Four Fathers Fr. Ep
2002 Mga Batang Lansangan Ngayon
Mahal Kita, Final Answer Kenneth
2003 Sukdulan Roy
2004 Annie B. Alberto
Masikip sa Dibdib: The Boobita Rose Story
Volta Oh-Vlading
Lastikman: Unang Banat Adan
2006 Kapag Tumibok ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice
2007 A Love Story Roy
Resiklo Dos
2008 For the First Time Mike Villaraza
Magkaibigan Lito
2010 You to Me Are Everything Atty. Ronnie Domingo
Vox Populi
2011 In the Name of Love Neil
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Robin's father
My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Ariel
2013 Ano ang Kulay ng Mga Nakalimutang Pangarap?
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Jack
2014 Talk Back and You're Dead Teddy Pendleton
2015 Felix Manalo Apolinario "Inar" Ramos
2017 Deadma Walking Doctor
2018 Kasal Alfie
2020 Suarez: The Healing Priest


Year Title Role Network
1995 T.G.I.S. Joaquin Torres III GMA Network
1996 Tierra Sangre Cesar Sangre PTV/RPN
1997 Growing Up Joaquin Torres III GMA Network
Ikaw na Sana Rafael Huico
1998 Ganyan Kita Kamahal Henry Cortez
GMA Love Stories Various
1998–1999 Halik sa Apoy Enrico
Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? Jude IBC
2000–2001 Subic Bay
2000–2002 Kagat ng Dilim Nathan
2002–2003 Sana ay Ikaw na Nga Vladimir Gaston GMA Network
2002 Magandang Morning Philippines Himself / Host RPN
2004 Marina Raphael Sandico ABS-CBN
2005 Encantadia Asval GMA Network
2006 Agawin Mo Man ang Lahat Gonzalo Valverde
2007 Walang Kapalit Ronald Santillian ABS-CBN
Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis Binatang X
2008 Lobo Emilio "Emil" Ortega
Codename: Asero Jupiter GMA Network
Obra Maloy
2009 Pare Koy Paul ABS-CBN
Zorro Sergeant Pedro Gonzales GMA Network
2009–2010 Sine Novela: Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit Nick Arnaldo
2010 Claudine Presents: Stage Mother Various
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor Leo Serrano ABS-CBN
2010–2011 Mara Clara Amanthe Del Valle
2011 Rod Santiago's The Sisters Young Enrique Zialcita TV5
Wansapanataym: Sabay-Sabay Pasaway Dr. Ferrer ABS-CBN
2011–2012 Munting Heredera Stanley Lobregat GMA Network
2012 Wansapanataym: Dollhouse Nestor ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Panyo
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? Neil GMA Network
2012–2013 Teen Gen Joaquin Torres III
2013 Indio Young Hernando
Love and Lies Jose Lorde Villamor
One Day Isang Araw Jun
Got to Believe Rodolfo San Juan ABS-CBN
2015 Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote Angelo Delgado
2015–2016 Buena Familia Arthur Buena GMA Network
2016–2017 The Greatest Love Alvin Sales ABS-CBN
2017 A Love to Last Himself / Guest
Wansapanataym: My Hair Lady Marcus Agustin
Mulawin vs. Ravena Antonio GMA Network
Road Trip Himself / Guest
Wildflower Mateo Ruiz ABS-CBN
2018 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Special Assistant to the President William Celerio
Ipaglaban Mo: Titser Peter Roces
Ipaglaban Mo: Bastardo Rommel Aguilar
Magpakailanman: Top of the Clash Joseph GMA Network
2019 Halik Manuel Vegafria ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: Malasakit Bobby
2020 Pamilya Ko Carlitos Quisumbing
Descendants of the Sun Eric Chavez GMA Network
Bawal na Game Show Himself / Contestant TV5
Stay-In Love Chris Ortega
2021 Paano ang Pangako? Richard Dominante-Cruz
Di Na Muli Alfred
2022 Maria Clara at Ibarra Anton Villarama GMA Network
Tadhana: Isabella Crisanto
Suntok sa Buwan Benj TV5
2023 Luv is: Caught in His Arms Lorenzo Almero GMA Network
Stolen Life Julian Hidalgo
2024 Lilet Matias: Attorney-at-Law Ramir Engano

Personal life


Andrews is married to a Chinese woman named Bienne Co. They have two children.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Date of birth of Bobby Andrews". abs-cbn news. November 30, 2009. Archived from the original on December 8, 2021.
  2. ^ "WHERE ARE THEY NOW: TGIS Batch 1 stars". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Bobby Andrews, Angelu de Leon revive their roles in new 'T.G.I.S'". LionhearTV. November 6, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  4. ^ "Throwback: Growing up in the '90s, 'TGIS' and all". GMA News. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "Bobby Andrews, Angelu de Leon to run for local posts". ABS-CBN News. September 29, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Global, Philstar (May 15, 2022). "Celebrities who won and lost in 2022 polls". Philstar. Retrieved May 15, 2022.