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Rafael Aranda Roco, Jr

(1953-11-20) November 20, 1953 (age 66)
Other namesBembol Roco
Occupation Actor
Years active1970–present
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Rafael Aranda Roco, Jr. (born November 20, 1953) is a Filipino actor whose work ranges from films to television. He is famous for his critically acclaimed role as Julio Madiaga in Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag ("Manila in the Claws of Light"). Though he acts in his country's films, he also had an important role in the 1982 Australian-U.S. film The Year of Living Dangerously . He also portrayed bald villain roles in Philippine action movies as well as various supporting roles. Bem starred in Sine Novela: Tinik sa Dibdib .


He has twin sons named Felix and Dominic.

A recurring theme in some of his films is his character being teased for baldness in various forms. On one occasion, when he guested in the sitcom Home Along Da Riles , his character was referred to by Kevin Cosme (played by the sitcom's lead actor Dolphy) as Mr. Ecleo, a reference to both his own and Ruben Ecleo's Bald Head.

Roco appeared in a minor role in 2010's Dagim , a Cinema One Original film directed by Joaquin Pedro Valdes, about the strange goings-on in a remote mountain province.

He is well known to be most collaborative works with the late Lino Brocka as a "Brocka" regular and directors such as Ishmael Bernal, Chito Roño, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, and Joel Lamangan in the late nineteenth century.



YearTitleRole Network
2019 The Gift Crispin Anzures
GMA Network
Kara Mia Sio
2018 My Special Tatay Stefano Palomares
The One That Got Away Pancho Makalintal
Pepito Manaloto Benny Manaloto
2016 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano PC/Supt. Redentor Almario
Once Again Romulo Del Mundo
GMA Network
2015 Little Nanay Berto Batongbuhay
Karelasyon Warren
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Nurse Cap Mr. Palma
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Fidel De Guzman
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Bert
Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Fabian Reyes
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Dream House Paeng
Muling Buksan Ang Puso Ernie Cabigas
Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy Cesar Ortiz
GMA Network
Bayan Ko Ernesto Santiago
May Isang Pangarap Turing
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Komiks Gilbert
One True Love Henry Sandoval
GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Motorsiklo Danilo
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gayuma Vic
2011 Ikaw ay Pag-Ibig Robert Jimenez
Sa Ngalan ng Ina Armando "Amang" Deogracias
Sisid Don Segismundo Zaragoza
GMA Network
2010 Beauty Queen Angelo "Anya" Castillo
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medal Of Valor Domeng Rubi
Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib Tiburcio "Tibo" Yadao
GMA Network
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Singsing Jun
Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom Hector Dasmaquinoz
Iisa Pa Lamang Martin Dela Rhea
2007 Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Tomas Arroyo
Pangarap na Bituin Alex Rodriguez
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rosaryo Alberto Bautista
Asian Treasures Marcus Vergara
GMA Network
2006 Maging Sino Ka Man Tomas Arroyo
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Korte Ernie
Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Kadyo
Sa Piling Mo Al Fernandez
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Palaisdaan Gusting
2002 Ang Iibigin ay Ikaw Oscar
GMA Network
1999–2000 Labs Ko si Babe Silvestre "Rocky" Escallon
1997 Esperanza Luis
1995 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Abo Igme


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