Fernando Poe, Jr. or Da King was known as the King of Phil. Movies. He is Ronald Allan Kelley-Poe in real life. He was born in Manila, the second child of actor-producer Fernando Poe, Sr. and Elizabeth Kelley. His siblings are Elizabeth, Andy, Genevieve (Jenny), Fredrick (Freddieboy), and Evangeline. Conrad Poe, also an actor, was the half-brother of FPJ.
He planned of serving the Filipino people when he run for president in 2004 but became unsuccessful against the prevalent and incumbent Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. FPJ, as called by his family, friends and fans, received the Philippine National Artist award last May 24, 2006 based from Philippine Proclamation No. 1065.
FPJ started to work as an actor in some of the films shown in 1940s. He spent his grade school at San Beda College, then he went to San Sebastian College, Mapua Institute of Technology, and University of the East for his secondary education.