Derek Ramsay whose full name is Derek Arthur Ramsay, born on December 7, 1976 in England. He is a professional actor, model, host and VJ who has been active in the Philippine showbiz industry since 2005 to present. Derek’s father is a British who was a detective inspector in London’s Metropolitan Police when the latter met his mom who was the head of housekeeping in Cadogan Hotel, England. Their family settled in the Philippines and started a now successful security agency. The prosperity of the business led his father to become a prominent member of the Manila British business community and had been active being the former president of the Manila Club. Derek returned to England at age 18 to pursue his studies in Electrical Engineering.
Derek Ramsay began his career in showbiz as a co-host in an entertainment magazine talk show, Entertainment Konek, a VJ for MTV Philippines and a host to U Can Dance, a celebrity dance show for two seasons. He took part in as Kahimu in Panday and Machete in Super Inggo for supporting roles and eventually got his first lead roles in Ysabella as chef Mito Valenzuela. Derek has been known for his masculine built that made him a good candidate for many commercial endorsements. Derek is not only busy with his career in show business but also busy as an entrepreneur.
Among the TV shows he has appeared in are Your Song, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik, Komiks, The Wedding, Precious Hearts Romances Presents, Habang May Buhay, Magkaribal, The Biggest Loser, The Amazing Race Philippines and the latest Kidlat. Among the films he took part in are Matakot Ka Sa Karma, Kasal Kasali Kasalo, One More Chance, Sakal Sakali Saklolo, Tenement 2, And I love You So, I Love You, Goodbye, No Other Woman, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang, Boy Pick Up: The Movie, A Secret Affair and the most recent Aswang Na Si Daniel. In 2010, He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Gawad PASADO for the film I Love You, Goodbye.
After successful TV and movie appearances with ABS-CBN from which his contract has ended in 2012, Derek Ramsey signed and took part to become TV5’s personalities. He first hosted The Amazing Race Philippines, a reality program that was based on The Amazing Race. The program has run from October 29, 2012 to December 15, 2012. At present, he plays the lead role for Kidlat, a TV series at TV5. Derek Ramsay plays a Filipino Superhero and teamed with Ritz Azul. The TV show is rated well in Philippine television with commercials packed running between 15 to 20 spots.
Derek Ramsay is Derek Arthur Ramsay who was born from a British father, a detective inspector in the Metropolitan Police in London and a Filipino mother who was also in England working as the head of the Housekeeping Department of a prestigious hotel. He was born on December 7, 1976 in England and is currently one of the hottest male celebrities in the Philippines. He is a host, an actor a model and a VJ. His father started a business in the country and decided to stay for good and his father himself made a big name in the business community in Manila for being the former President of the prestigious Manila Club. Derek pursued his education in electrical engineering in college in England.
Derek became a VJ for MTV Philippines and he started appearing as a host in Entertainment Konek which is a magazine talkshow that airs every Saturday. He also hosted the U Can Dance which is a popularity celebrity dance show for two seasons. Derek’s mentor is Paquito Caporte. His blockbuster film was the movie themed as sexy adult drama genre No Other Woman which he starred together with Anne Curtis. He was also a part of the cast in the movie Praybeyt Benjamin which was starred by Vice Ganda. His contract under the ABS CBN Network ended in 2012 and he then transferred under TV 5 where he hosted the Amazing Race Philippines under the network management.
Derek appeared with a supporting role in the movie Ang Panday with the character of Kahimu and in the movie Super Inggo with the character of Machete, Derek finally took his first lead role in the movie Ysabella. He is a contract star under the Star Cinema. As an endorser, Derek appeared in various television advertisements to include Nesvita of Nestle Philippines, and Isang Platitong Mani which was a remake of the TV commercial of San Miguel Beer where he also starred with the famous billiard icon Efren Bata Reyes, the iconic boxer Manny Pacquiao and Michael V, a popular Filipino comedian. He also promotes the products of Belo Men, Dunkin Donuts Philippines, GAOC Dental Clinic, Kristn, Cignal TV, Boardwalk Apparel and Eastwest Bank.
In 2010, Derek was a nominee for the Gawad Pasado Award for best supporting acting in the movie I Love You, Goodbye. He has made several movies under Star Cinema namely Corazon Ang Unang Asawang”, Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, No Other Woman, I Love You, Goodbye, Tenement 2, Matakot Ka Sa Karma, One More Chance, I Love You So, and Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo. He also made the movie Boy Pick-Up: The Movie under GMA Films and Regal Entertainment and he took the lead role as Anton in the movie A Secret Affair under Viva Films. He is currently taking the lead role in the teleserye Kidlat under TV 5 where he portrays the role of a super hero.