Subas Herrero

Ricardo Wright Herrero, better known by his stage name Subas Herrero (April 3, 1943 – March 14, 2013), was a Spanish Filipino actor, comedian and singer of Spanish-American descent.[2]

Subas Herrero
Born
Ricardo Wright Herrero

(1943-04-03)April 3, 1943
DiedMarch 14, 2013(2013-03-14) (aged 69)
Other namesRicardo Herrero
Subas Herrero
Subhas Herrero
Zubas Herrero
Years active1971–2010 (sporadically from 2000)[1]
Spouse(s)Maripaz Herrero
ChildrenSandra Herrero-Gonzalvez
Inez Herrero-Redman
Cutuy Herrero
Marimi Herrero-Jaarsma
Choy Herrero

CareerEdit

Herrero is best known for Champoy (1980–85), a Philippine gag show where he formed a Laurel and Hardy-like tandem with fellow Ateneo de Manila University alumnus and Filipino actor Noel Trinidad.[2] Aside from television, Herrero also appeared in several films, which include Bakekang (1978), Karapatan ko ang pumatay... Kapitan Guti (1990), and Gao ya xian (1995).[3] He played villain for several action stars like Fernando Poe, Jr., Ramon Revilla, Joseph Estrada and Rudy Fernandez in films and also co-starred in comedy films with Dolphy, Chiquito, Redford White and the trio of Tito, Vic and Joey.

In 1986, Herrero and Trinidad went live on Philippine television to call for the Filipino public to join the crowds at EDSA calling for the ouster of then-Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. After the revolution, Herrero recorded Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo (The Gift of the Filipinos to the World) along with 14 other Filipino artists to celebrate the peaceful revolt.

Herrero remained very active in showbusiness until he suffered from a stroke in 2000. Despite his subsequent state of health, he remained sporadically active and even took part in the EDSA Revolution of 2001, this time to call for the ouster of then-Philippine President Joseph Estrada and make a guest appearance in Bubble Gang's tribute to Champoy in 2003.[1] Incidentally, Herrero previously appeared with Estrada in the films Erap Is My Guy (1973) and Diligin mo ng hamog ang uhaw na lupa (1975).[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Herrero was a practicing Roman Catholic.[2] He was married to his wife Maripaz and had five children, namely Sandra, Inez, Cutuy, Marimi and Choy. The entire family moved to the United States in 2010 except for Choy, who chose to stay in the Philippines.[4]

DeathEdit

Herrero died in Rochester, New York on 14 March 2013 of pulmonary embolism, nearly three weeks shy of his 70th birthday. He had been wheelchair-bound for quite some time as a result of some mild strokes and other health issues caused by diabetes.[4]

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Title Year Role Notes
Buenavista - Governor
Pagdating sa dulo 1971
Daluyong! 1971
The Big Bird Cage 1972 Moreno
Kill the Pushers 1972
Hatinggabi na Vilma 1972
Black Mama, White Mama 1973 Luis (credited as Ricardo Herrero)
Panic 1973
Impossible Dream 1973 Don Enrico
Erap Is My Guy 1973
Ang mahiwagang daigdig ni Pedro Penduko 1973
Super Gee 1973
Dragon Fire 1974
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men 1974 (credited as Zubas Herrero)
Xia nan yang 1974 American's advisor
Fe, Esperanza, Caridad 1974 Demon (segment "Caridad")
Savage Sisters 1974 Victor (credited as Subhas Herrero)
Black Mamba 1974 Pathologist
Ang nobya kong sexy 1975
Supercock 1975 Seeno Nono
Diligin mo ng hamog ang uhaw na lupa 1975
Beloy and the kid 1976
Blind Rage 1976 Chief Rodriguez
Sinta! Ang bituing bagong gising 1976
Taho-ichi 1976
Too Hot to Handle 1977 Octavio Calderone
Bakekang 1978
Disgrasyada 1979 Don Miguel
Mahal... Ginagabi ka na naman 1979 Mr. Solomon
Mamang Sorbetero 1979
Diborsyada 1979
Pakawalan mo ako 1981 Don Nilo
Burgis 1981 College president
Pabling 1981
Enter the Ninja 1981 Alberto
Sambahain ang ngalan mo 1981 Padre Simon
D'Gradweyts 1981
Ambrocio Defontorum 1981
Indio 1981
T-Bird at Ako 1982 Father
Dancing Master 2: Macao Connection 1982
I Have Three Hands 1985 Don Severino
Commando Leopard
(released as Kommando Leopard)
1985 Homoza (credited as Subas Herrera)
Ano ang kulay ng mukha ng Diyos? 1985 Mr. Perez
Send in the Clowns 1986
Cordillera 1986 Mendez
Forward March 1987 Major Santiago
Maging aking ka lamang 1987 Don Alvino Brigo
Ibulong mo sa Diyos 1988
3 mukha ng pag-ibig 1988
Haw haw de karabaw 1988 Don Victor
Penoy... Balut 1988
Sa puso ko hahalik ang mundo 1988
Sandakot na bala 1988
Gawa na ang balang papatay sa iyo 1988 Montefalcon
Hindi palulupig 1989 Andres Gallego
Si Baleleng at ang gintong sirena 1989 Don Jose
Pahiram ng isang umaga 1989 Mr. Lorenzo - Client
Sa Kuko Ng Agila 1989
Abot hanggang sukdulan 1989 Congressman Barredo
Galit sa mundo 1989
Isang bala isang buhay 1989 Mr. Abad
Walang Sinasanto Ang Bala Ko 1989
Island of Fire 1990 Police officer Uncredited
Irampa si Mediavillo 1990 Don Luis
Hepe: ...Isasabay kita sa paglubog ng araw 1990 Mayor
Kahit konting pagtingin 1990 Dionisio
Sa Diyos lang ako susuko 1990 Governor Santarina
Ako ang batas: General Karingal 1990 Judge San Agustin
Kapag wala ng batas 1990
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection 1990 President Alcazar
Isa-Isahin ko Kayo! 1990
APO: Kingpin ng Maynila 1990
Karapatan ko ang pumatay... Kapitan Guti 1990
Anak ni Baby Ama 1990 Johnny Roa
Lumaban ka... Sagot kita sa Diyos! 1990 Don Carlo Montenegro
Hukom .45 1990 Congressman Pablo
Angel Molave 1990 Don Roman
May isang tsuper ng taxi 1990
Kalawang sa bakal 1990 Don Raphael Ocampo
Madonna, babaeng ahas 1991
Mabuting kaibigan masamang kaaway 1991 Atty. Agustin
Kung patatawarin ka ng bala ko! 1991 Don Julian
Para sa iyo ang huling bala ko 1991 Don Basilio
Boyong Mañalac: Hoodlum Terminator 1991 Orosa
Anak ng cabron: Ikalawang ugat 1991 Julio's true father
Buburahin Kita Sa Mundo! 1991 Hepe Francisco
Shake Rattle & Roll III 1991 Mr. Redoblado (segment: "Ate")
Darna 1991 Dr. Redoblado
Ang totoong buhay ni Pacita M. 1991 Lawyer of Mrs. Estrella
Lt. Palagawad: Mag-uunahan Ang Paa mo sa Patak ng Hukay! 1991
Yakapin mo ako muli 1992 Don Simeon
Miss na Miss kita: Ang utol kong Hoodlum 2 1992
Jesus dela Cruz at ang mga batang riles 1992 Don Rosendo
Alyas Pogi 2 1992 Don Felipe
Pangako sa iyo 1992
Big Boy Bato: Kilabot ng Kankaloo 1992 Don Pio
Shotgun Banjo 1992 Atty. Davao
Andres Manambit: Angkan ng matatapang 1992 Gallego
Zhi fa wei long 1992
Manong Gang: Ang kilabot at ang maganda 1992 Don Leo Cordero
Taong Gubat 1993
Lt. Col. Alejanndro Yanquling, WPD 1993 Senor Remino De Ocampo
Kakambal ko sa tapang 1993 Militon
Isang bala ka lang, Part II 1993 The Congressman
Buenavista 1993 Governor
Tikboy Tikas at mga Khroaks Boys 1993
Ms. Dolora X 1993
Dalawa laban sa mundo: Ang siga at ang beauty 1993 Gladys's father
Di na natuto (Sorry na, puede ba?) 1993 Don Ramon
Pedrito Masangkay: Walang bakas na iniwan 1994 Jose
Cuadro de Jack 1994
Hataw tatay hataw 1994
Kapantay ay langit 1994 Mr. Yuson
Ah sau ging gat: Si gou aat sin 1994
Relax ka lang, sagot kita 1994 Don Romino
Run Barbi Run 1995 Atty. Ramon Lazaro
Lei ting xing dong 1995
Indecent Professor 1995 Eusebio Holmes
Demolisyon: Dayuhan sa sariling bayan 1995
Bunso: Isinilang kang palaban! 1995 Governor Guevarra
Batas ko ang katapat mo 1995 Congressman
Ipaglaban mo: The Movie 1995
Kahit butas ng karayom, papasukin ko 1995
Hataw na 1995 Fr. de los Reyes
Bilang na ang araw mo 1996 Don Esteban
Ama, ina, anak 1996 Fernando Alvarez
Cedie 1996 Mr. Hobbs
Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure 1996 Lolo Minyong
Kung marunong kang magdasal, umpisahan mo na 1996 Financier
Ano Ba Talaga, Kuya? 1996 Señor Balas Y Subas
Yue gui zhi lang 1996
Milyonaryong mini 1996 Mang Minggoy
Ipaglaban mo: The Movie 1996
Wanted Perfect Murder 1997 Rod Rosales
Tapatan ng tapang 1997 Mr. Oscar Perez
Puerto Princesa 1997
Amanos: Patas na ang laban (as Amanos, patas ang laban) 1997
Wow... Multo! 1997 Saint Peter
Pagbabalik ng Probinsyano 1998 Emilio Torralba
Sgt. Hidalgo: Bala ng katarungan 1998 Mayor
Jose Rizal 1998 Alcocer
Ang kabit ni Mrs. Montero 1999 Dr. Yuseco
Maldita: Ang babaeng walang patino 1999 Don Enrique
Unfaithful Wife 2: Sana'y huwag akong maligaw 1999
Noriega: God's Favorite 2000 Gabriel Arias TV movie, (final film role)

TV Shows/SpecialsEdit

Title Year Role Network
Baltic and Co. 1974–1976 Don GMA Network
Champoy 1980–1985 Himself RPN
Executive Champoy 1991–1993 Himself ABS-CBN
Star Smile Factory 1993–1995 Host ABS-CBN and RPN
Bubble Gang 2003 Himself/Guest role GMA Network

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bubble Gang Tribute To Champoy on YouTube
  2. ^ a b c d Subas Herrero of 'Champoy' dies According to Martin Gonzalvez, Subas Herrero's son-in-law, Herrero was of Spanish (not Mexican as earlier reported) and American descent.
  3. ^ Subas Herrero, people.theiapolis.com
  4. ^ a b Comedian Subas Herrero dies in New York

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