Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla better known by his stage name Robin Padilla is a Filipino film director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist and actor. Padilla is both a matinee idol and cultural icon; he is sometimes referred to as "James Dean" and dubbed as the "Bad Boy" of Philippine Cinema; as he portrayed 'protagonist gangster roles' in his films Anak ni Baby Ama, Grease Gun Gang, Bad Boy 1 & Bad Boy 2. Padilla is active in television series programs. He has played important roles in Asian Treasures, Joaquin Bordado, Totoy Bato, Guns and Roses, and Toda Max.
Both the acting and showbiz industry industry are not new to Padilla. He comes from a multi-faceted background, which includes talented performers, and a political family. His father Casimiro Padilla Sr., who was a film director, served as vice-governor of Camarines Norte in the 1970s and assemblyman in the 1980s; while his mother was an actress, and three of his siblings Rustom, Rommel and Royette are actors. His Half brother Casimiro Roy Padilla Jr. succeeded his father's political endeavors, serving as a union leader, a congressman, and three-term governor of Camarines Norte.