Roland Dantes

Rolando Pintoy Dantes (June 15, 1940 – March 16, 2009) was an actor, champion bodybuilder[1] and Filipino martial artist who trained with Remy Presas for over 30 years.

Roland Dantes (Rolando Pintoy Dantes)
Born(1940-06-15)June 15, 1940
DiedMarch 16, 2009(2009-03-16) (aged 68)
OccupationActor, Eskrimador(Grandmaster)
Known forMr. Philippines, Mr. Universe, Mr. World

He was born on June 15, 1940 in the Philippines.

He has also trained with other martial arts masters, such as Cacoy Canete and Edgar Sulite. He worked several years as a police officer before becoming an actor.

He is one of the best-known Philippine actors. He has had leading roles in different films including "The Pacific Connection" and "Arnis: The Sticks Of Death." In addition, Dantes was a bodybuilder who won the "Mr. Philippines" title five times between 1971–1980 and placed in competitions for the titles "Mr. Universe" and "Mr. World".

Grand Master Dantes died on March 16, 2009.[2] He was 68.


Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Pacific Connection Ben
1977 Banta ng kahapon
1979 Durugin si Totoy Bato
1981 Uhaw na dagat Golem
1981 Cuatro y medya
1981 Ermitaño
1982 My Only Love
1982 Amuyong
1982 Ninong
1983 Dalmacio armas
1983 Urriqueia: Matigas na bakal
1983 Kato: Son of the Dragon
1983 Dugong buhay Lakas
1983 Tulume Alyas Zorro
1984 Moises ang sugo
1984 Donato Akakdang bato
1984 Kumander Sumulong
1986 Forgotten Warrior Stick Fighter
1986 Kahit sa bala, hindi kami susuko
1986 Arnis: The Sticks of Death Johnny Guevero
1987 Tigershark Ponsok
1988 Sgt. Ernesto 'Boy' Ybañez: Tirtir Gang
1990 Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Ramon's Bodyguard #2
1993 Angelfist Bayani
1993 Live by the Fist Captain Vargas
1994 Point of No Return Korean Bodyguard 1
1995 Under the Gun Lee
2000 Tumbador
2002 Trojan Warrior Tanng (final film role)
2013 The Search for Weng Weng Interviewee Documentary interview released posthumously

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  1. ^ Velasco, Bill (February 18, 2012). "Bodybuilding finally unified". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Former bodybuilder and actor Roland Dantes dies". ABS-CBN News. March 18, 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2013.

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