Richard Kristian Rama Gutiérrez (born January 21, 1984), popularly known as Richard Gutierrez, is an American-born Filipino actor and model. He is one of the sons of actor Eddie Gutierrez.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Richard Gutierrez was born on January 21, 1984 in Beverly Hills, California, United States with his twin brother, Raymond Gutierrez to actor Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama. He has five siblings (Ruffa Gutierrez, Rocky Gutierrez, Elvis Gutierrez, Raymond Gutiérrez and Ritchie Paul Gutierrez) and two half-brothers (Tonton Gutierrez and Ramon Christopher Gutierrez).
Career[edit | edit source]
Gutierrez began acting as a child with his twin brother. He has worked in many movies with his father and his brothers. He appeared on the GMA-7 show Click and primetime series Habang Kapiling Ka with Angelika dela Cruz. He starred in the TV fantasy series Mulawin which aired from August 2, 2004 until March 18, 2005, where he played the lead character Aguiluz. The series led to a feature-length film of the same name (Mulawin: The Movie). Since then he has played lead roles in other GMA-7 shows including Sugo, Kamandag, Codename: Asero, Zorro, Lupin, Full House and Captain Barbell. Gutierrez signed a non-exclusivity contract with Viva Artists Agency in 2008, wherein he worked in a movie Patient X and where his ex-girlfriend Anne Curtis is a talent; in 2015, he, his twin brother Raymond and sister Ruffa signed an exclusivity contract with Viva Artists Agency.
In 2012, Gutiérrez headlined GMA Network's upcoming Heavy Drama & Action Series entitled Makapiling Kang Muli. He is the host of the 2012 documentary show, Pinoy Adventure.
Gutierrez was a freelance actor following the end of his exclusive contract with GMA Network on June 26, 2013. On August 7, it was reported by the Philippine Entertainment Portal that Guiterrez had fathered a child with Sarah Lahbati. The couple welcomed a boy whom they named Zion back in April 2013. He later confirmed the news on the first episode of It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez, a reality TV program that revolves around his family's life. The show began airing on June 2014.
In 2017, Richard signed a contract with ABS-CBN, and starred in the horror fantasy series La Luna Sangre.