The former Kapuso actor Richard Gutierrez is now officially a Kapamilya.
Richard signed a contract with the Network, ABS-CBN.
It was made in the presence of Cory Vidanes, COO for broadcast; Malou Santos, Finance head for broadcast; and Cat Lopez, news & current affairs; and Annabelle Rama, Richard’s talent manager.
Richard will be part of the upcoming ABS-CBN’s fantasy series ‘La Luna Sanggre’ top-billed by the love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. He will play the role of Sandrino, the long lost son of Magnus played by Jake Roxas.
The actor will also be paired with Angelica Panganiban and fellow former Kapuso talent and on-screen partner Angel Locsin in a movie under Star Cinema.
Richard was a Kapuso talent since he started back in 2002 at the teen-oriented show, ‘Click’.
He also appeared in the primetime series ‘Habang Kapili Ka’.
He instantly gained a huge fanbase because of his boy-next boy looks .
His first on-screen partner Chynna Ortaleza was also a huge hit that led them to star in a few more movies such as ‘Bakit Papa’ (2002), ‘Mano Po 2: My Home’ (2003) and ‘Kuya’ (2004).
It was his stint as ‘Aguiluz’ in GMA-7’s ‘Mulawin’ that catapulted him to superstardom and he became the Kapuso Primetime King.
Richard was paired with Angel Locsin in ‘Mulawin,’ who played the role of Alwina and their highly successful team-up secured their spots in local showbiz as among the top young stars of their time.
That successful team-up was blessed with a number of movies including ‘Sigaw’ (2004), ‘Mulawin: The Movie’ (2005), ‘Let the Love Begin’ (2005), ‘I Will Always Love You’ (2006), ‘Mano Po: Gua Ai Di’ (2006) and ‘The Promise’ (2007).
He went on to do lead roles in other Kapuso shows including ‘Captain Barbell’, ‘Sugo’, ‘Kamandag’, ‘Codename: Asero’, ‘Zorro’, ‘Lupin’ and ‘Full House’.
He headlined GMA-7’s drama and action series, ‘Makapiling Kang Muli’ in 2012 and hosted the documentary show, ‘Pinoy Adventure’ but in 2013, his contract with his mother network ended.