Actor and basketball player nicknamed The Tower of Power; earned two PBA MVP awards and the PBA Rookie of the Year award in 1989.
He was born Venancio Johnson Paras in the Philippines.
Not only is he known for his talent on the court, but he acted in several TV shows such as My Guardian Abby, Fantastic Man, and Got to Believe.
He divorced his first wife, Jackie Forster in 2003, and had a son named Riley with his second wife, Lyxen Diomampo.
He and boxer Manny Pacquiao starred in the TV sitcom Show Me da Danny.