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José Ezekiel "Ruru" Misa Madrid (born December 4, 1997) is a Filipino actor who rose to fame in Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break. In 2016, Madrid landed the role of Ybarro/Rama Ybrahim in the television remake of GMA Network's Encantadia.[1][2][3]

Ruru Madrid
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José Ezekiel Misa Madrid

(1997-12-04) December 4, 1997 (age 21)
Zamboanga City, Philippines
Years active2012–present

Personal lifeEdit

Ruru's high school Alma mater is the National Christian Life College in Marikina City. He had studied there before he rose to his fame. He was a 2nd year high school student there when he joined Protégé. The young actor is a member of a Christian church, Iglesia Ni Cristo.[4][5][6][7][8]

Ruru has a younger sister, Rere, who has joined the seventh season of StarStruck.


Title Year
"Nawawala" 2019


Television dramaEdit

Year Title Role Notes Network
2012 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Rasul Lead role GMA Network
2013 Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas Junior Morales Supporting role
Dormitoryo Charlie Chavez Main cast
2014 My Destiny Paul Andrada Supporting role
2015 InstaDad Zig Supporting role
Let the Love Begin Frederick "Erick" Pontenciano Lead role
Dangwa Gerald Guest of the week
2015–16 The Half Sisters Joaquin Castillo Extended role
2016 Naku, Boss Ko! Joven Jon Philip Ganid/Jon G. Lead role
2016–17 Encantadia Ybarro / Ybrahim Main role
2017 Alyas Robin Hood Andres Silang Main role
2018 Sherlock Jr. Sherlock "Jack" Jackson Jr. Main role
Inday Will Always Love You Pabs Extended Role
2018-2019 Barangay 143 Wax Dubbed Voice
2019 TODA One I Love Raymond "Emong" Magsino Main Role

Drama anthologyEdit

Year Title Role
2013 Maynila: Faith in Love Mark
Maynila: Love By An Angel Julius
Magpakailanman: Ang Pakawalang Anghel James
Magpakailanman: Kislap ng Isang Parol Jomar
2014 Magpakailanman: My Love Forever Teen Jonathan
Magpakailanman: Tatay na si Totoy, Nanay na si Nene Moymoy
Wagas: Jam and Mich Love Story Jam
Seasons of Love: My Soulmate, My Soulhate Rustico "Rusty" Bayani
Magpakailanman: Cain at Abel: Ang Kalakal boys – The Cedric Macdon and Joven Santos Story Cedric
2015 Magpakailanman: Kapatid Ko, Pasan Ko Carlo
Maynila: Lola Madonna Joel
Maynila: Sa Ngalan ng Ina Leeno
Maynila: My Rebel Heart Derrick
Wagas: Anjo & Aleine Robrigado Love Story Anjo
Wagas: Dez & Ana Love Story Dez
Karelasyon: Sumpa Nando
Dangwa Carl
2016 Wagas: Summit Lovin Briggs
Karelasyon: Poser Marvin
2017 Wish Ko Lang: Room Boy Justine
2018 Wagas: The Gladys Reyes and Christopher Roxas Love Story Christopher Roxas
Magpakailanman: Takbo ng Buhay ko: The Renson Embradura Story Renson Embradura
2019 Magpakailanman: Adik sa'yo: The Radji Kem Galos Story Radji Kem Galos
Ruru Madrid at the Candy Style Awards ceremony held in May 2013


Year Title Role Network
2015 Pepito Manaloto Jose Magtigan Guest role
Sabado Badoo Himself Guest role/Cameo Footage
2018 Daddy's Gurl Anton Guest

Variety and reality showsEdit

Year Title Role Network
2012/2013 Party Pilipinas Himself / Performer GMA Network
2013/2015 Sunday All Stars
2016 Dishkarte of the Day Himself / Guest GMA News TV
2016–present Sunday PinaSaya Himself / Mainstay GMA Network


Year Title Role
2013 My Lady Boss Elvin Lontoc
Bamboo Flowers Omel
2014 Above the Clouds Andres
Overtime Enrique Amistoso
2015 Felix Manalo Eusebio Sunga
2017 Meant To Beh Diego
2019 Cara X Jagger

Stage playsEdit

Year Title Role
2014 Ang Sugo: The Play Young Felix Manalo


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2012 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Runner-Up N/A Won
2013 61st FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award[9] N/A Won
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Male TV Personality[10] Maynila: "Faith in Love" episode Won
2014 30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year[11] Bamboo Flowers Nominated
2014 30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Indie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year (as interpreter)[11] "Mamahalin Kita" (Bamboo Flowers) Nominated
2014 5th Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[12] Dormitoryo Won
2014 11th Golden Screen Awards Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[12] Bamboo Flowers Nominated
2014 11th Golden Screen Awards Best Original Song (as interpreter)[13] "Mamahalin Kita" (Bamboo Flowers) Nominated
2017 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Male Actor (tied with Dingdong Dantes for Alyas Robin Hood)[14][15] Encantadia Won
2018 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Single Performance by An Actor (tied with James Blanco for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Hapag Kainan) Magpakailanman: Takbo Ng Buhay Ko Won


  1. ^ Ruru Madrid Official Fan Page
  2. ^ Paroa Pinoy Exchange
  3. ^ Inc., GMA New Media,. "LOOK: Ruru Madrid in full regalia as Prinsipe Ybrahim of 'Encantadia'". Retrieved April 15, 2017.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  4. ^ Ruru Madrid graduates high school, eyes filmmaking course
  5. ^ Ruru Madrid graduates from high school[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Garcia, Rose. "What will Ruru Madrid choose between religion and love?". Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "What Ruru Madrid thinks about difference in religion with Gabbi Garcia". GMA News Online. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  8. ^ Marasigan, Ruben. "Ruru Madrid turns down TV project because of his religion". Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  9. ^ Magsanoc, Kai (April 21, 2016). "WINNERS: 61st FAMAS Awards". Rappler.
  10. ^ Smith, Chuck (November 25, 2013). "Marian Rivera, Coco Martin lead winners of 27th Star Awards for TV". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Reyes, William (February 25, 2016). "30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies nominees unveiled". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Full list: Winners at the 5th Golden Screen TV Awards". Rappler. March 22, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, 11th Golden Screen Awards". Rappler. October 5, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  14. ^ "Nominees for 2017 Star Awards for TV revealed". ABS-CBN News. October 30, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  15. ^ Soriano, Gia Allana. "'Encantadia' stars win big at the 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television". GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved November 13, 2017.