Alden Richards

Alden Richards

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Alden Richards

Real Name: Richard R. Faulkerson, Jr.
Birthday: January 2, 1992
Height: 5’11”ft/in | 180.3cm

Alden Richards, dubbed as “Asia’s Multimedia Star,” is an award-winning Filipino actor, host, model, entrepreneur, and recording artist. He is known for his hosting stint in the noontime show Eat Bulaga, and his various roles on television such as Dennis in Tween Hearts, Tisoy in One True Love, Yago Flores in Carmela, Jose Rizal in Ilustrado, and Sep in The Gift. In 2019, he starred in the movie Hello, Love, Goodbye, the Philippines’ highest-grossing local film of all time. It earned him multiple awards, such as the Phenomenal Star of Philippine Cinema and Film Actor of the Year 51st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards, Ani ng Dangal Awardee in the 12th Ani ng Dangal Awards 2020 by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, etc. Alden has already appeared on the cover of several magazines such as MEGA MAN, Esquire, Preview, Scout, METRO.style, Expedition, Rank, Spotted, etc. He is also a hands-on owner of his businesses – McDonald’s NXTGEN Store in Biñán, Laguna, and Concha’s Garden Café in Tagaytay.

Named after his father, Alden Richards was born Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr. on January 2, 1992 in Quezon City and was raised in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines. He is the second child of Richard Peralta Faulkerson, Sr. of Ermita, Manila and Rosario Reyes, a native of Pampanga. He has three siblings, an older brother and two younger sisters. Richards is of American descent of English ancestry through his paternal grandfather, whom he has never met personally. Growing up, Richards wanted to be a pilot but his mother urged him to pursue acting instead. After his mother died, to support his family financially and to fulfill his mother’s wish for him to be an actor, Richards decided to join various male beauty pageants in Laguna and worked as a part-time commercial model. He holds the titles Ginoong Sta Rosa 2009 and Ginoong Laguna 2010. He auditioned for the reality television shows StarStruck and Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010, but both auditions failed. He also appeared in various commercials, including for a telecommunications company, fast-food chains and a multivitamins product. He studied at Paco Catholic School in Paco, Manila and at Colegio de Santa Rosa de Lima High School, where he graduated. He began, but has not completed, a Business Management Degree at De La Salle Canlubang in Laguna.

Television

2020 2020 Lockdown: Food Diaries Host
2020 All-Out Sundays Host
2020 Centerstage Host
2020 I Can See You: Love on the Balcony Inigo Mapa
2019 The Gift Sep Apostol
2019 Daddy’s Gurl: First Crush Aldrich Reyes
2019 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Lola Enchanted Nonoy
2018 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Nonoy, ang Santang Pinoy Nonoy
2018 Victor Magtanggol Victor Magtanggol/Hammerman
2018 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: Haligi Ng Pangarap Andrei
2018 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Pepe and the Werpa Kids Jose Rizal
2017 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Si Jessie at si Dante Higante Jessie
2017 Destined to be Yours Benjie Rosales
2017 Alaala: A Martial Law Special Boni Ilagan
2017 Magpakailanman: The Jomille Pavia Story Jomille Pavia
2017 Wish Ko Lang: Doctor to the Barrio Dr. Dalvie Casilang
2017 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: Kapatid Franco
2016 Encantadia Lakan
2015 Magpakailanman: Rehas ng Pag-ibig Danny
2015 Sunday PinaSaya Host
2015 Eat Bulaga! Host
2015 Maynila: Unexpected Love Boarder Ambo
2015 Wish Ko Lang: Bayani ang Tunay kong Pag-ibig PO3 John Lloyd Sumbilla
2015 APT Entertainment Lenten Presentation: Pag-uwi Sam Carbonne
2014 Carmela: Ang Pinakamagandang Babae sa Mundong Ibabaw Santiago “Yago” Torres Flores
2014 Wagas: Tom & Jeza Love Story Young Harry Gasser
2014 Magpakailanman: Gas Mo, Bukas Ko Jovel
2014 Ilustrado Jose Rizal
2014 Magpakailanman: Isinakdal ko ang Aking Anak: The Julita Renato Story Allan
2013 Mundo Mo’y Akin Jerome
2013 Indio Young Simeon
2013 Magpakailanman: Kriminal na Biktima sa Saudi Arabia Dondon
2012 My Beloved Rico
2012 Teen Gen Rafael Castillo
2012 One True Love Tisoy
2011 Alakdana Joma Perez
2010 Tween Hearts Dennis

Movies

2019 Hello, Love, Goodbye Ethan
2018 Meant To Beh Gruber passenger
2016 Imagine You & Me Andrew
2016 Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers Richards
2015 My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore Dondi
2013 10000 Hours Young Gabriel
2012 Si Agimat si Enteng Kabisote at si ako Al
2012 Sosy Problems Inigo
2011 Ang Panday 2 Gubli
2011 The Road Teenage Luis
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Christian

Single / Album

2018 Until I See You Again
2015 Wish I May
2015 Alden Richards (Special Edition CD)
2013 Alden Richards

Commercials

2020 Head & Shoulders
2020 Century Tuna Superbods
2020 Embassy Whisky
2019 Neozep Forte
2019 Magnolia
2018 McDonald’s
2016 McDonald’s
2016 Cebuana Lhuillier
2015 Talk ‘N Text
2015 McDonald’s

Awards

  • 2021 Man of the Decade – FNET Critics Awards 2021
  • 2021 Best Actor – 7th Urduja Heritage Film Awards
  • 2020 Pampelikulang Samahan Ng Mga Dalubguro (Philippine Normal University) – Pinaka PASADONG Aktor
  • 2020 18th Gawad Tanglaw Awards – Film Acting Awardee
  • 2020 22nd Gawad Pasado Awards – Pinaka PASADONG Aktor
  • 2020 12th Ani ng Dangal Awards 2020 (National Commission for Culture and the Arts) – Recipient for Ani ng Dangal Awards
  • 2020 51st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Phenomenal Star of Philippine Cinema
  • 2020 51st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Film Actor of the Year
  • 2019 11th PMPC Star Awards for Music        – Pop Album of the Year
  • 2019 11th ComGuild Media Awards – Most Popular TV Personality of the Year
  • 2019 14th Seoul International Drama Awards 2019 – Asian Star Prize
  • 2019 9th EdukCircle Awards — Most Influential Male Celebrity Endorsers of the Year
  • 2019 Inside Showbiz Awards 2019 – Showbiz Personality of the Year
  • 2018 Most Influential Male Endorser of the Year – 8th EdukCircle Awards
  • 2018 Best Male TV Host – 32nd PMPC Stars Awards for Television
  • 2018 Male Recording Artist of the Year – 49th Box Office Entertainment Awards
  • 2018 AlDub – PEP.ph’s PEPsters’ Choice Celebrity Pair of The Year
  • 2017 Album Of The Year – PMPC Star Awards for Music 2017
  • 2017 Pop Album Of The Year – PMPC Star Awards for Music 2017
  • 2017 Male Pop Artist Of The Year – PMPC Star Awards for Music 2017 9th Comguild Awards —
  • Most Loved Male Teen Endorser
  • 2017 Inside Showbiz People’s Choice Awards – Male Trending Star of the Year
  • 2017 7th EdukCircle Awards — Most Influential Male Celebrity Endorser of the Year
  • 2017 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: Kapatid 31st PMPC Star Awards for TV – Best Single Performance by an Actor
  • 2017 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Prince of Philippine Movies
  • 2017 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards — Male Recording Artist of the Year
  • 2017 Anak TV Makabata Star Award
  • 2016 People Choice Awards (People Asia Magazine) – “People of the Year”
  • 2016 Myx Music Awards 2016 – Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video
  • 2016 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Breakthrough Recording/Performing Artist
  • 2016 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards – Breakthrough Male Star of Philippine Movies and TV
  • 2016 14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards – Best Performance by an Actor – (Single Performance)
  • 2016 3rd PEPList Awards – Editor’s Choice: Male TV Star of the Year
  • 2016 3rd PEPList Awards – Best PEPTalk episode
  • 2016 3rd PEPList Awards – Male Stylish Star of the Year
  • 2016 2nd Alta Media Icon Awards – Most Promising Male TV Star
  • 2016 6th EdukCircle Awards – Most Influential Celebrity Endorsers of the Year
  • 2016 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Pop Album of the Year
  • 2016 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Album of the Year
  • 2016 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Song of the Year
  • 2016 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music – Male Pop Artist of the Year
  • 2016 29th Awit Awards – Best Selling Album of the Year
  • 2016 29th Awit Awards – Most Downloaded Song 2015
  • 2016 29th Awit Awards – Most Downloaded Artist
  • 2015 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television – Best Drama Actor
  • 2015 Catholic Social Media Awards – Catholic Social Media Achievement Awardee
  • 2011 59th FAMAS Awards – German Moreno Youth Achievement Award
  • 2011 1st Yahoo! OMG Awards – Amazing Male Newcomer
  • 2011 Alakdana Golden Screen TV Awards – Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor

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