- Dropped out of school at the age of 15 to provide financial help his family; worked as a messenger in a film exchange office.
- Got his big break through his role in the film Lo Waist Gang (1956).
- Started his own production company called FPJ Productions.
- Ran for Filipino presidency in 2004, but lost to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
- Has been dubbed as the King of Philippine Cinema.
- Frederick Poe — Brother
- Susan Roces — Wife
- Grace Poe — Daughter
- Fernando Poe Sr. — Father
- Lovi Poe — Daughter
- Bessie Kelly — Mother
- Evangeline Poe — Sister
- Conrad Poe — Stepbrother
- Ronian Poe — Son
- Elizabeth Poe — Sister
- Andy Poe — Brother
- Genevieve Poe — Sister
- Rowena Moran — Ex-significant Other
- Anna Marin — Ex-significant Other
- Attended University of the East, manila, Philippines