Richard Gutierrez

Richard Kristian Rama Gutiérrez (born January 21, 1984), popularly known as Richard Gutierrez, is an American-born Filipino actor, environmentalist[1] and model. He is one of the sons of actor Eddie Gutierrez.

Richard Gutierrez
Richard Kristian Rama Gutiérrez

(1984-01-21) January 21, 1984 (age 36)
Other namesChard
Years active1986–present
AgentGMA Network (1986-2014)
GMA Artist Center (2001–2013)
Viva Artists Agency (2009–2016)
TV5 Network (2014-2017)
ABS-CBN (2017-present)
Star Magic (2018–present)
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Spouse(s)Sarah Lahbati (m. 2020)
ChildrenZion Gutierrez (son)
Kai Gutierrez (son)
Parent(s)Eddie Gutierrez (father)
Annabelle Rama (mother)
RelativesRaymond Gutierrez (twin brother)
Ruffa Gutierrez (sister)
Rocky Gutierrez (brother)
Elvis Gutierrez (brother)
Ritchie Paul Gutierrez (brother)
Tonton Gutierrez (half-brother)
Ramon Christopher Gutierrez (half-brother)
Lorin Bektas (niece)
Venice Bektas (niece)
Janine Gutierrez (half-niece)
Aria Gutierrez (niece)
Ezra Gutierrez (niece)
David Gutierrez (nephew)
Jessica Gutierrez (half-niece)
Maxine Gutierrez (half-niece)
Diego Gutierrez (half-nephew)
WebsiteRichard G. on Instagram

Early lifeEdit

Richard Gutierrez was born on January 21, 1984 in Beverly Hills, California, United States with his twin brother, Raymond Gutierrez to actor Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama. He has five siblings (Ruffa Gutierrez, Rocky Gutierrez, Elvis Gutierrez, Raymond Gutiérrez and Ritchie Paul Gutierrez) and two half-brothers (Tonton Gutierrez and Ramon Christopher Gutierrez).


Gutierrez began acting as a child with his twin brother. He has worked in many movies with his father and his brothers. He appeared on the GMA-7 show Click and primetime series Habang Kapiling Ka with Angelika dela Cruz. He starred in the TV fantasy series Mulawin which aired from August 2, 2004 until March 18, 2005, where he played the lead character Aguiluz. The series led to a feature-length film of the same name (Mulawin: The Movie). Since then he has played lead roles in other GMA-7 shows including Sugo, Kamandag, Codename: Asero, Zorro, Lupin, Full House and Captain Barbell. Gutierrez signed a non-exclusivity contract with Viva Artists Agency in 2008, wherein he worked in a movie Patient X and where his ex-girlfriend Anne Curtis is a talent; in 2015, he, his twin brother Raymond and sister Ruffa signed an exclusivity contract with Viva Artists Agency.[2]

In 2012, Gutiérrez headlined GMA Network's upcoming Heavy Drama & Action Series entitled Makapiling Kang Muli. He is also an environmentalist[1] and hosted documentary and reality series and television specials such as Anatomy of a Disaster, Full Force Nature, Pinoy Adventures, Signos: Banta ng Nagbabagong Klima, Planet Philippines, the third and fourth seasons of Survivor Philippines, Oras Na, Wildlife for Sale, Extra Challenge Extreme and Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge.

Gutierrez was a freelance actor following the end of his exclusive contract with GMA Network on June 26, 2013.[3] On August 7, it was reported by the Philippine Entertainment Portal that Guiterrez had fathered a child with Sarah Lahbati. The couple welcomed a boy whom they named Zion back in April 2013.[4] He later confirmed the news on the first episode of It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez, a reality TV program that revolves around his family's life. The show began airing on June 2014.[5][6]

In 2017, Richard signed a contract with ABS-CBN, and starred in the horror fantasy series La Luna Sangre and he joined the cast of Ang Probinsyano in 2020 and later starred in the upcoming drama Kahit Minsan Lang in 2021.[7]


In 2009, Gutierrez was charged with reckless imprudence, arising from the death of his production assistant, Norman Pardo, who died in a car accident in May 2009. Gutierrez and Pardo were driving to Manila from Silang, Cavite. Gutierrez was injured, and Pardo, seated in the passenger seat, died on the spot.[8]

In August 2012, the Court of Appeals reinstated the charge of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide. The appellate court granted the petition filed by Pardo's widow seeking the nullification of the two resolutions that had been issued by former justice secretaries Agnes Devanadera and Alberto Agra, respectively. The appellate court stated, "To the mind of this court, if indeed private respondent was not driving fast, it would have been easy for him to stop his car and thwart any untoward incident."[9]



Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2008 Signos: Banta ng Nagbabagong Klima Host GMA Network Narrator, first Philippine documentary on climate change [10]
Full Force Nature Based on GRB Entertainment and The Weather Channel series of the same name [11][12]
2009 Planet Philippines [13]
Baha, Bahay, Buhay Imbestigador Special Report, with Vicky Morales
2010 Anatomy of a Disaster (based on GRB Entertainment series of the same name, also called Anatomy of Disaster [14]
Wildlife For Sale [15]
2011 ORAS NA [16][17]
2012 Pinoy Adventures Himself travel-adventure show


Year Title Role Studio Notes Ref.
1987 Lahing Pikutin Richard Regal Entertainment
RGutz Productions
Takbo, Bilis... Takboooo!
1988 Kambal Tuko Kokoy
1989 One Two Bato Three Four Bapor Richard Seiko Films
RGutz Productions
1990 Juan Tanga, Super Naman, at ang Kambal na Tiyanak Ting Regal Entertainment
RGutz Productions
Feel Na Feel Richard
1992 Takbo Talon Tili! Tito Seiko Films
RGutz Productions
2002 Bakit Papa Dong Regal Entertainment
RGutz Productions
2003 Mano Po 2 Erickson Tan
2004 Kuya Ted
I Will Survive B.J.
Sigaw Marvin
2005 Pinoy/Blonde N/A UNITEL PICTURES
Let the Love Begin Eric GMA Pictures
RGutz Productions
Mulawin: The Movie Aguiluz sequel to the Mulawin television series
2006 I Will Always Love You Justin
Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Nathan Regal Entertainment
2007 The Promise Daniel GMA Pictures
Regal Entertainment
RGutz Productions
2008 My Bestfriend's Girlfriend Primitivo "Evo" Gonzales
My Monster Mom Young Waldo
For the First Time Seth Villaraza Star Cinema
RGutz Productions
2009 When I Met U Benjie GMA Pictures
RGutz Productions
Patient X Dr. Lukas Esguerra GMA Films
Viva Films
RGUTZ Productions
2010 In Your Eyes Storm GMA Pictures
Viva Films
RGutz Productions
2011 My Valentine Girls Arvin/Oslec/Zach/Aidan GMA Pictures
Regal Entertainment
RGutz Productions
2013 Seduction Ram Regal Entertainment
RGutz Productions
My Lady Boss Zach GMA Films
Regal Entertainment
RGutz Productions
2014 Overtime Dom Garcia GMA Pictures
RGutz Productions
2018 Fantastica Prince Pryce Star Cinema
Viva Films
RGutz Productions
2019 Unbreakable Justin Valderama Star Cinema

TV dramasEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
1999 Beh Bote Nga Peter GMA Network
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Iñigo Zeñorosa first appearance in a primetime drama series
2002 Click Enzo second batch
Habang Kapiling Ka Basilio Malvarosa
2003 Love to Love: Maid for Each Other Ralph
Love to Love: My 1, 2 Love JM Rodriguez / Tomas
2004 Mulawin Aguiluz / Julian
2005 Sugo Miguel / Amante
2006 Captain Barbell Potenciano "Teng" Magtanggol
/ Arell / Captain Barbell
2007 Lupin André Lupin de Dios
Kamandag Vergel / Kamandag
2008 Codename: Asero Grecko Abesamis / Agent Phoenix/Asero
A Handsome Journey Himself
2009 Zorro Antonio Dela Cruz Peláez / Zorro
Full House Justin Lazatín
2011 Captain Barbell: Ang Pagbabalik Teng / Captain Barbell / Roberto
Spooky Nights Presents: KaLAbit Miguel
2012 Makapiling Kang Muli Martin Caballero
2013 Love & Lies Edward Galvez
2016 Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday Flavio TV5
2017 Mulawin vs. Ravena Aguiluz GMA Network Brief appearance — archive footage from the movie
La Luna Sangre Sandrino M. Villalobo / Gilbert Imperial / Supremo ABS-CBN
2020 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Lito Valmoria [18]
N/A Kahit Minsan Lang N/A Kapamilya Channel

Game showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2015 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal ABS-CBN Player

Magazine and talk showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2013 Gandang Gabi, Vice! ABS-CBN Guest
2015 Rated K Guest with Sarah Lahbati and his son, Zion
2017 Tonight with Boy Abunda Guest

Reality showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2010 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown GMA Network Host
Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge
2011 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown
2012 Extra Challenge Extreme [19]
2014 It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez TV5 & E! Philippines Himself [20]
2015 KISPinoy - The K-Pop Philippination TV5 Host, reality-based talent competition

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2003 Nuts Entertainment GMA Network Co-Host
2004 SOP Gigsters Host
2008 ASAP '08 ABS-CBN Guest Performer
2010 Party Pilipinas GMA Network Co-host, performer
2015 It's Showtime ABS-CBN Guest judge
2017 Guest

Awards and nominationsEdit

Golden Screen TV Awards

  • 2011: Outstanding Adapted Reality Competition Program Host Nominee for Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Edition
  • 2011: Outstanding Natural History/Wildlife Program Host Nominee for Anatomy of a Disaster
  • 2013: Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Host Nominee for Survivor Philippines: Double Celebrity Showdown
  • 2013: Outstanding Natural History/Wildlife Program Host Nominee for Oras Na

UPLB Gandingan Awards

  • 2011: Gandingan ng Edukasyon Special Citation

PMPC Star Awards for Television

  • 2012: Best Lifestyle/Travel Show Host Winner for Pinoy Adventures
  • 2013: Best Reality Competition Program Host Pending Nominee for Extra Challenge

FAMAS Awards

  • 1988: Best Child Actor Nomination for Takbo, bilis... takboooo!
  • 2009 : Best Actor Nomination for For the First Time
  • 2015: Face of the Night with Toni Gonzaga

German Moreno Youth Achievement Award

  • 2004:German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Awardee

GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards


  1. ^ a b "Richard Gutierrez concentrates on environmental advocacy while on break from teleserye". Philippine Entertainment Portal. November 26, 2008. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Richard, pasisiglahin muli ang career bilang bagong 'Panday'" (in Tagalog). Journal Online. Archived from the original on 2015-11-16. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  3. ^ "Richard Gutierrez is now a "freelance actor" after expiration of GMA-7 contract". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Source: Sarah Lahbati gave birth to baby boy in April". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  5. ^ "‘It Takes guts to be a Gutierrez’ on the E! channel". Yahoo! News Philippines. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  6. ^ "Richard Gutierrez: 'I am a proud father'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Richard Gutierrez, Kapamilya na". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Richard Gutierrez charged with death of personal assistant". Filipino Journal. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  9. ^ Aning, Jerome. "Court of Appeals reinstates charges vs Richard Gutierrez in car mishap". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Signos: Banta ng nagbabagong klima" to be replayed on QTV 11. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-6-21.
  11. ^ Richard Gutierrez, Green-minded. GMA Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  12. ^ Final airing of Full Force Nature. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  13. ^ iGMA: GMA-7 airs Planet: Philippines on Sunday. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-6-21.
  14. ^ iGMA: 'Anatomy of a Disaster' examines landslides on Sunday. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-6-21.
  15. ^ "Richard exposes wildlife sale". The Philippine Star. July 25, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  16. ^ ORAS NA: A GMA News and Public Affairs Special Hosted by Richard Gutierrez. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-6-21.
  17. ^ ‘ORAS NA,’ a GMA News and Public Affairs Special this Sunday. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-6-21.
  18. ^ Asis, Salve (July 4, 2020). "Richard nasa probinsyano na". Pilipino Star Ngayon. PhilStar Global. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  19. ^ Chika Minute: Marian Rivera & Richard Gutierrez, bagong hosts ng Extra Challenge. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-6-21.
  20. ^ 'It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez' is the latest reality show. Retrieved 2017-6-21.
  21. ^ "The 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards (Part 2)". Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  22. ^ "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Retrieved 2014-05-21.

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