Aga Muhlach

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Aga Muhlach
Born Ariel Aquino Muhlach
(1969-08-12) August 12, 1969 (age 44)
Manila, Philippines
Alma mater Far Eastern University, Manila
Years active 1976-present
Spouse(s) Charlene Gonzales- Muhlach
Children Luigi Muhlach
Andres Muhlach
Atasha Muhlach
Awards FAMAS Best Actor
1992 Sinungaling Mong Puso
Gawad Urian Best Actor
1996 Sana Maulit Muli
Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor
1987 Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Supporting Actor'
2012

Ariel Aquino Muhlach (born August 12, 1969), commonly known as Aga Muhlach, is a two-time Gawad Urian and FAMAS award-winning Filipino actor and product endorser. A popular matinee idol since his teens, he was acclaimed, beginning in the 1990s, as one of the country's top dramatic actors.[1]

He is part of TV5 contract actors.

Biography[edit]

Born in Manila to an acting family, Muhlach's cousin, Niño Muhlach, was a leading child actor of the 1970s, and his aunt, Amalia Fuentes, was a leading dramatic actress. His father has Spanish-German ancestry and his younger brother is one of the member of XLR8 Aj Muhlach [2]

As for his educational background,Muhlach finished Grade School and High School at Aquinas School.Then he went to San Beda College to take up a degree in Commerce.Unfortunately,he did not finish his studies as he concentrated on his acting career.

He began his career as a child actor using his real name Ariel Muhlach, appearing in the 1976 film,Babaing Hiwalay Sa Asawa and the 1978 film, May Lalaki sa Ilalim ng Kama.He also appeared in the 1980 film starring Fernando Poe Jr. and Christopher de Leon in the movie, Aguila[1] His popularity soared in teeny-bopper roles upon using his new screen name,Aga Muhlach in movies such as Bagets (1983) and Super-Wan-Tu-Tri (1986), one of the films he co-starred with Janice de Belen, with whom he would have a son (Luigi Muhlach; married to Patty Petil).[citation needed]

In 1984, he first attracted critical attention as the titular character in Miguelito, Ang Batang Rebelde, where he portrayed a rebellious teen in conflict with his mother. The role would gain him nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the FAMAS and Best Actor from the Gawad Urian.[1] In 1987, Muhlach would win his first Gawad Urian award, as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie.

Aga would later on appear in most Regal movies, either as support or lead as the 1980s transitioned to the 1990s. With more younger stars coming out, he would later take it as a challenge to increase his stock as one of showbiz's top matinee idol. Hiring publicist Ethel Ramos as his manager, Aga would later on capture more leading man roles and endorsements.[citation needed]

Emerging as one of the top dramatic actors of the 1990s, he won Best Actor awards from the FAMAS for Sinungaling Mong Puso (1992) and the Gawad Urian for Sana Maulit Muli (1996). He also made the headlines for his romantic relationship with the Puerto Rican former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who would later marry the singer Marc Anthony.[citation needed] Muhlach married Charlene Gonzalez, the beauty queen who represented The Philippines in the 1994 Miss Universe pageant. They have two children, Andres and Atasha.

To date, Muhlach has appeared in 61 movies, as well as several television sit-coms such as ABS-CBN's Oki Doki Doc. He also is a longtime commercial endorser for the Jollibee fast food chain.[citation needed] He is also the founder of MaAga Ang Pasko, a Christmas gift giving event such as used toys and all other stuffs was launched in 1994 by Jollibee.

Political pursuits[edit]

In August 2012, Muhlach announced that he is going to run for Congressman on the fourth district of Camarines Sur (or 1st district of Nueva Camarines if become a province) on the May 2013 elections. He will run under the administration Liberal Party of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, and he will oppose the incumbent Rep. Arnulfo Fuentebella's son Felix William "Wimpy" Fuentebella of the Nationalist People's Coalition thru the United Nationalist Alliance, and he allied with LRay Villafuerte and Lenie Robredo. But on December 21, 2012 the Commission on Elections nulls Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales voter's registration in San Jose, Camarines Sur due to lack of residency status, he appeals to the local court but it was denied. However on January 15, 2013, the Philippine Court of Appeals stationed in Manila ordered the Election Commission for inclusion of Muhlach and Gonzales in the voters list in San Jose, CamSur, thus means he can run for a congressional seat in the Partido area. The election result has been controversial as he won his position against Wimpy by more than 2,500 votes, unforunately the board of canvassers reversed the proclamation. As result he file a electoral protest against Furentebella on HRET.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
1984 Bagets Adie
1984 Hotshots
1984 Campus Beat
1985 The Crazy Professor
1986 Napakasakit, kuya Eddie Dino
1987 Topo Topo Barega
1991 Joey Boy Munti, 15 anyos ka sa Muntilupa Joey Boy
1992 Sinungaling Mong Puso Jason Caballero
1993 Hindi Kita Malilimutan
1994 Nag-Iisang Bituin Miggy Caballero
1994 Forever Chito
1995 Basta't Kasama Kita Alex
1996 Sana Maulit Muli Jerry Morales
1999 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Andrew Castro
1999 Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Bryan
2001 Narinig Mo Na Ba Ang L8est Popoy
2001 Pangako...Ikaw Lang Vince
2002 Kailangan Kita Carl Diesta
2003 Kung Ako Na Lang Sana Enteng
2004 All My Life Sam
2005 Dubai Raffy Alvarez
2007 A Love Story Ian Montes
2008 When Love Begins Ben Caballero
2010 RPG: Metanoia Daddy (Voice)
2011 In The Name Of Love Emman Toledo
2012 Of All The Things Umboy

Television[edit]


Awards and Nominations[edit]

FAMAS Awards

2012 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award In the Name of Love (2011) 

2009 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award When Love Begins... (2008) 

2008 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award A Love Story (2007) 

2006 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award Dubai (2005) 

2005 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award All My Life (2004) 

2004 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award Kung ako na lang sana (2003)   2000 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award Dahil may isang ikaw (1999) 

1997 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award Bayarang puso (1996) 

1996 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award Sana maulit muli (1995) 

1994 Nominated Best Actor FAMAS Award May minamahal (1993) 

1993 Won Best Actor FAMAS Award Sinungaling mong puso (1992)

1986 Nominated Best Supporting Actor FAMAS Award Miguelito: Batang rebelde (1985) 


FAP Awards, Philippines

2013 Nominated Best Actor FAP Award Of All the Things (2012) 

2009 Nominated Best Actor FAP Award When Love Begins... (2008) 

2008 Nominated Best Actor FAP Award A Love Story (2007) 

1996 Nominated Best Actor FAP Award Sana maulit muli (1995) 


Gawad Urian Awards

2004 Nominated Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Kung ako na lang sana (2003) 

2003 Nominated Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Kailangan kita (2002) 

1996 Won Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Sana maulit muli (1995) 

1994 Nominated Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award May minamahal (1993) 

1993 Nominated Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Bakit labis kitang mahal (1992) 

1992 Nominated Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Akin ka magdusa man ako (1993) 

1987 Won Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Napakasakit, kuya Eddie (1986) 

1986 Nominated Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Miguelito: Batang rebelde (1985) 


Golden Screen Awards, Philippines

2013 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) Golden Screen Award Of All the Things (2012) 

Won Dekada Award

2012 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) Golden Screen Award In the Name of Love (2011)

2006 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) Golden Screen Award Dubai (2005) 

2004 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Musical or Comedy) Golden Screen Award Kung ako na lang sana (2003') 


Maria Clara Awards

2006 Won Best Actor Maria Clara Award Dubai (2005)


Metro Manila Film Festival

1993 Won Best Actor Festival Prize May minamahal (1993) 

1992 Won Best Actor Festival Prize Bakit labis kitang mahal (1992')  

Star Awards for Movies

2013 Nominated Movie Actor of the Year Star Award Of All the Things (2012) 

Nominated Darling of the Press Special Award

2012 Won Movie Actor of the Year Star Award In the Name of Love (2011) Tied with Jorge Estregan for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (2011)

2009 Nominated Movie Actor of the Year Star Award When Love Begins... (2008) 

2008 Nominated Movie Actor of the Year Star Award A Love Story (2007) 

2006 Won Movie Actor of the Year Star Award Dubai (2005) 


Young Critics Circle, Philippines

1996 Nominated Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role YCC Award Sana maulit muli (1995) 

1994 Won Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role YCC Award Hindi kita malilimutan (1993) 

1992 Won Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role YCC Award Joey Boy Munti, 15 anyos ka sa Muntilupa (1991)

38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards (Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation)

Film Actor of the Year - Aga Muhlach 

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cristine Directo (1994). "Philippine Film". In Nicanor Tiongson. CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art VIII (1st ed.). Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. p. 283. ISBN 971-8546-31-6. 
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