A versatile actor, Roderick Paulate is undeniably one of the most accomplished actors in the industry. 'Kuya Dick' has succeeded in effectively portraying various roles from drama to comedy, and has won several awards from different award giving bodies. As a politician as well, it is amazing to see how he is able to juggle his showbiz career and his service to the people.
Birthday: April 4
What’s your showbiz anniversary?
“Basta April ‘yon. I think magkasabay kami ni Aiza Seguerra eh. Joke! I think late 60’s.”
What’s your hobby or interest?
“Ngayon, wala akong hobby eh. Kasi very busy pero dati ang hobby ko mga sports ng unti tapos magbasa lang. Pero ngayon wala nang time. Kasi nagbabasa ako pero mas gugustuhin ko na matulog na lang. I used to swim noong ‘di pa ako nato-trauma sa swimming tsaka boating. ‘Yan mga ganyan. Ang interest ko talaga reading books before, pero once in a while I read books pero hindi na ‘yong nakaka-relax. ‘Yong mga binabasa ko ngayon na libro mahirap talaga sa utak. “
What’s your philosophy in life?
“ Nako ayoko na ‘yong ‘Try and try until you succeed,’ pero mayroon akong ginagamit noong bata pa ako at I think na-post ko na rin ito sa Facebook. Iyong ‘What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?’ ayon.”
Who do you look up to?
“My papa, my dad and my mom also. Syempre parents, maka-pamilya kami eh. Marami sa showbiz, pero daddy ko talaga.”
What’s your advice for those who wanted to enter show business?
“Dapat eager, at nandun ‘yong conviction niya. Hindi ‘yong gusto lang niya maging sikat, gusto niya lang kumita, because of course that is given. Dapat sila ‘yong artistang kikilalanin at rerespetuhin balang-araw. “
What’s your message to your fans?
“Wow! Walang best word na pwede sabihin sa fans ko kundi ‘thank you!’ kasi di rin magiging possible na tumagal ako dito sa industriya kung wala sila. Tsaka ang nakakatuwa sa mga fans ko alam mo, ‘yong nire-relay nila sa mga anak nila, at pinapasa nila sa mga anak nila. Kasi siguro ‘yong ibang bata ‘di ako kilala ang feeling ko talaga pinaliliwanag nila on how I started as a child star. Maraming maraming salamat sa mga fans dahil all through these years to my ups and downs, at pinaka-dark moments ko when my parents left me, they were there to support me at pati ‘yong respeto, kaya I’m very glad. At kahit sa social network, they are very respectful and very supportive. “