Richard Yap | The Man - Actor, Singer and Endorser
Richard Yap’s rise to fame has been phenomenal. From playing Papa Chen in the prime time soap “Binondo Girl”, Richard is now known as the well-adored Sir Chief in the daytime TV series “Be Careful with My Heart.”
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Showbiz Life

Who is Richard Yap?

Philippine showbiz world is obsessed with youth — the younger, the better. With the likes of Daniel Padilla and James Reid hogging the limelight, it seemed like the heartthrob status is reserved for the young; — then comes Richard Yap.

In his 40s, Richard Yap was just like everyone else—a regular employee. But Yap, born May 18, 1967, never thought that broadcasting giant ABS-CBN would be instrumental to his phenomenal jump in showbiz.

Richard was asked by a friend to audition for a role in a new TV series. While being used to getting TV commercial stints, he never thought that acting will get into his life. He got the audition and soon was launched as an actor in 2011 as Kim Chiu’s father “Papa Chen” in the series My Binondo Girl. And it didn’t take long before his charm swept everyone across the nation.

After his very successful debut into showbiz as Papa Chen in My Binondo Girl, the clamor to see more of the charming Chinoy prompted his network to give him the lead role of “Ser Chief” in the phenomenal hit morning soap, Be Careful with My Heart., which ran from 2012 to 2014.

As the strict widower boss-turned-devoted boyfriend of the ever sunny Maya dela Rosa (Jodi Sta. Maria), Ser Chief became an even more popular household name in the Cinderella-inspired modern day love story. The May-December pairing was also successful in achieving the all-important “kilig factor” in Pinoy teleseryes, and even earned added points in presenting family values in lighthearted script.

Soon after, movies, concert, recording, product endorsements are all in the table. His face became a household name from all his TV projects and TV ads exposures.

Now at 50 THE MAN is a certified star and remains one of Philippine showbiz brightest and most dependable leading men.


Film & Television

Milestone Film and Television works of Richard Yap.

2011 - My Binondo Girl


His role as Chen Sy in this teleserye earned him the monicker Papa Chen that trended nightly during the duration of the show where he plays as the father of Kim Chiu’s character Jade. His breakout role in this series paved the way for his phenomenal career on TV and Movies.

2012 - Be Careful With My Heart


In this daytime TV drama, Richard Yap was cast opposite Jodi Sta. Maria. Here is where their loveteam JoChard was launched. His character Richard Lim, a widower with 3 kids fell in love with a simple barrio lass Maya who came into their lives as the nanny of his youngest daughter. Due to its immense popularity and critical acclaim, albums, concerts, and worldwide tours were spawned. The show ran for 2 years and has been aired in regions of Africa, around Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

Richard Yap Movie: You're Still The One

2015 - You're still the one


This 2015 Filipino romantic drama film directed by Chris Martinez starred Richard yap opposite Maja Salvador with Dennis Trillo and Ellen Adarna. This is his first try on movie acting and he got considerable rave in his role as the other love interest of the character of Maja Salvador.

2016 - My Super D


Richard Yap’s first fantaserye that featured him as the original Super D, a being from another planet who draws his power from a blue diamond, and who saves the lives of many people.

Richard Yap Movie: Achy Breaky Heart

2016 - The Achy Breaky Hearts


This 2016 Filipino romantic comedy film directed by Antoinette Jadaone, stars Richard Yap with Ian Veneracion, and Jodi Sta. Maria. The film intended to cash-in from the success of two of Jodi Sta. Maria's previous TV projects: Be Careful With My Heart, where she starred opposite Richard Yap, and Pangako Sa 'Yo remake where she starred opposite Ian Veneracion.

Chinoy 7 Mano Po

2017 - Mano Po: Chinoy


Seven years since the last Mano Po movie, the family drama franchise returns to tell a story about the challenges and stuggles within a Filipino-Chinese family.<br /> Richard Yap, best known for his role as Sir Chief in the hit show Be Careful with My Heart, leads the cast with Enchong Dee, Jean Garcia, Janella Salvador, Jake Cuenca, Jana Agoncillo, Jessy Mendiola, Marlo Mortel, Kean Cipriano, and the special participation of Eric Quizon. Mano Po 7: Chinoy revolves around the Wong family and the challenges they face. The relationship between Wilson (Richard) and Debbie (Jean) is tested, when Debbie begins to get attracted to a younger man (Jake), while their eldest children Son (Enchong) and Caroline (Janella) also rebel against Wilson. Some of the scenes were filmed in Taiwan.<br />

Sana Dalawa Ang Puso

2018 - Sana Dalawa Ang Puso


In the Kapamilya teleserye Sana Dalawa Ang Puso, Jodi plays dual characters Lisa and Mona, who look identical but are polar opposites in their status in life. The former is a lady boss, while the latter is a bet collector. Both will cross paths with the Richard Yap’s character, the wealthy businessman Martin Co.



Listen and enjoy.

Richard Yap (2013)



Track No. Title
1 Promise Ain’t Enough 5:01
2 I Think I’m In Love Again 4:01
3 Don’t Know What to Do 3:18
4 Can’t Find No Reason 3:02
5 You Take My Breath Away 3:20
6 Chasing Cars 4:00
7 High 4:41
8 After Glow 3:02
9 Oh Babe – Chinese Version 3:12
10 Please Be Careful With My Heart (ft. Jodi Sta. Maria) 3:42
11 Salamat 4:34

Richard x Richard: The Chinito Crooners (2016)



Track No. Title Artist
1 Love Boat Richard Poon 2:45
2 Can’t Smile Without You Richard Poon 2:36
3 Grow Old With You Richard Poon 2:41
4 The Last Time Richard Poon 3:56
5 Goodbye Richard Poon 4:06
6 You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Richard Yap 4:28
7 Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You Richard Yap 4:07
8 You Can’t Hurry Love Richard Yap 2:49
9 Don’t Know What to Do, Don’t Know What to Say Richard Yap 3:16
10 Promise Ain’t Enough Richard Yap 4:58