I was born in the Philippines in October 1944 and now residing in New York City, USA.
I am the fourth child in the family. I grew up and studied in Manila. I went to school at San Beda, Arellano U Juan Sumulong. I went to the University of the East in my college days and took up Business Administration Majoring in Accounting.
During my teenager in my grade and high school days in the 1950s and 1960s, I used to appear in the Philippine movies as a bit player actor. I wanted to be an actor in the Philippines because I wanted to known. At the time when I was appearing in the movies, I was dancing the ballroom and latin dancing too. I was also playing basketball in the school intramural tournament. I tried out for a varsity basketball team but I was not able to play the game. I was playing the chess games at that time too but I stoped playing chess because I was very busy in the movies, dancing the ballroom and latin dance, playing basketball and my studies.
When I found out that I won't be able to become a character actor in the Philippine movies, I decided to concentrate to finish my accounting courses. When I graduated in 1970 I went to New York City, USA to imgrate. I worked at many companies in New York City as a clerk, salesman, bookkeeper and accountant.
I'm now a retired Filipino-American living in New York City and enjoying my retirement. I'm visiting the Philippines almost every year.
I'm still interested in going back to the Philippine movies if there is still an opportunity to go back there but I think that will not happen anymore because I already tried it whenever I go to visit the Philippines.
Ray Duque III (GMBD), New York City
1960s - Student, Basketball Player, Ballroom and Latin Dancer, Bit Player Actor
1970s - Clerk and Salesman at New York City companies
1980s - Bookkeeper and Accountant at L.A. and New York City companies
1990s - Bookkeeper and Accountant at New York City companies
2000s - Retired, Enjoying my retirement.