John Regala, who died on Saturday (3 June), was the son of character actor Mel Francisco and Ruby Regala. Learn more about John Regala’s family and parents below.
John Regala died of cardiac arrest caused by liver and kidney disorders. The actor’s wife stated that he had spent the last three weeks in the intensive care unit. John, who debuted in the Filipino film business with the 1989 television series “That’s Entertainment,” quickly rose to prominence.
John was last seen on television in 2016. He had not been working due to health issues. He was hospitalized in 2020 owing to hepatic cirrhosis. He was also suffering from gout and diabetes.
While much has been written about John Regala’s professional life and health concerns, there is still more to learn about his background, parents, and family. Here’s everything we know about it.
John Regala Family And Parents
On May 28, 1965, John Regala was born. Mel Francisco and Ruby Regala, his parents, greeted him in Manila, Philippines. His parents were both actors. John Regala’s full name is John Paul Guido Boucher Scherrer. The actor looks to be his parents’ only child. Regala’s parents’ professions and accomplishments as actors and actresses must have influenced him to pursue a career as an actor. When it comes to his family history has been said that John’s father was from the Padilla clan. Padilla families include Filipino athletes, politicians, and celebrities.
John’s mother and father’s relationship timeline is a little hazy. Mel and Ruby’s marital status is unknown. Their bond, however, did not last. John had a close relationship with his father and mother. His parents encouraged him as he began his career in the 1980s.
Meet John Regala Father Mel Francisco
Mel Francisco was born Adolfo Padilla Scheerer Jr. The former character actor was born in the Philippines on January 24, 1943. He belonged to the Padilla family, as previously stated. Adolfo, better known by his stage name Mel Francisco, was a household name in the Filipino entertainment business from the 1960s to the 1980s.
The Strip Teaser (1970), Mansanas sa Paraiso (1965), Eagle Commandos (1967), Bala Ko Ang Hahatol (1985), and Pusakal At Mga Yagit (1986) are some of Mel Francisco’s significant films or series.
On July 25, 2021, John Regala’s father died in a hospital from cardiogenic shock. Mel Francisco’s former partner, Jeraldine Mirasol, informed the local media of his death. Jeraldine also stated that Mel tested negative for Covid-19 infection on his death certificate.
Get To Know John Regala Mother Ruby Regala
John Regala’s mother worked in the film industry as well. Ruby was a well-known actress. Susan Gregorio was the true name of the late actress. Susan Gregorio was best known as Ruby Regala on stage.
John’s mother died on January 12, 2020, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, of a brain tumor. Her ashes were returned to her home in the Philippines a month later. The actress was laid to rest in St. Peter’s Chapel-Commonwealth in Quezon City.
John Regala Biography Timeline
- John Regala was born on May 28, 1965, as John Paul Guido Boucher Scherrer.
- He is 57 years old and Gemini is his zodiac sign.
- John faced some trouble with his wife after his mother passed away in 2019.
- The actor was hospitalized for liver cirrhosis in August 2020.
- He has not publicly disclosed the details regarding his net worth and other earnings.