Richard Yap first charmed the Filipino audience with his chinito appeal as Papa Chen, Kim Chiu’s father in the soap My Binondo Girl. This initial venture immediately won him the Breakthrough Performance of an Actor award at the Golden Screen TV Awards. He then played a recurring character in the drama series Walang Hanggan before signing up to play Jodi Sta. Maria’s love interest in the phenomenal hit series Be Careful With My Heart. The tandem’s success in the said soap earned them the award for the Most Popular Love Team on Television for two consecutive years from the GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. Recently, the pair reunited in the film The Achy Breaky Hearts, which also starred Jodi’s Pangako Sa ‘Yo partner Ian Veneracion.
The charming chinito has also made unforgettable appearances in the television series Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita, Ang Probinsyano, My Super D and Till I Met You. He has also appeared in the films Praybeyt Benjamin 2, You’re Still The One, Felix Manalo, Just The 3 of Us, and Mano Po 7. He has also relased his own solo album entitled Popular Music by Richard Yap.