Carlos Agassi

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Carlos Agassi
Born Amir Carlos Damaso Vahidi Agassi
(1979-12-12) December 12, 1979 (age 34)
Makati City, Philippines
Other names The Amir of Rap
Years active 1995-present

Amir Carlos Damaso Vahidi Agassi (born December 12, 1979 in Makati City, Philippines), popularly known as Carlos Agassi and simply Amir, is a Filipino actor, TV host, rap artist, and model of Iranian descent. He was launched as a member of ABS-CBN's Star Circle (now Star Magic) Batch 3 in 1993.

Career[edit]

Agassi is a member of ABS CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic. He was part of a male group dubbed as "The Hunks" together with Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Diether Ocampo, and Bernard Palanca. During his tenure as part of The Hunks, he has been a primetime actor when he co-starred with Claudine Barretto in the hit teleserye Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan which ran from 2001 to 2003.

Aside from acting, he had hosting stints in the variety show ASAP and also hosted a hidden camera practical joke television series entitled Victim, patterned on America's Punk'd.

After an almost two year hiatus from acting, Agassi returned on television via ABS-CBN's Agua Bendita in 2010 where he played as one of the primary antagonists.

Controversies[edit]

Agassi has been a victim of death hoax stating that he died due to alleged anabolic steroid abuse and prior to his rumored death, had undergone dialysis for a kidney failure. The rumors had been proven false by Agassi himself.[1] Agassi stated in an interview that his buff physique is a product of physical workout since the age of 16.[2]

Given the moniker "The Prince of (Philippine) Rap", Agassi was met with criticism by the likes of veteran rappers Loonie, D-Coy of Madd Poets and Krazykyle of Rapskallion. He even filed a case against D-Coy and Krazykyle in 2006 and demanded the pulling of copies of the album United Freestyle v.2 where the lyrics of songs "Right Now" (D-Coy) and "No Album Got Skills" (Krazykyle) contain the lines "Ang dapat sa'yo mag-disappear tulad ng showbiz na si Amir" and "I destroy emcess more than your eyes can see, don't battle me I'll make you look like Carlos Agassi" respectively. The case, however, was quietly settled. In response to criticism, he together with award-winning rapper Gloc 9 and Mitchell Silonga released a single entitled "Alay Ko" in 2009, a song about Agassi's thoughts on destructive criticisms.

Personal life[edit]

His younger brothers Aaron and Michael followed in his footsteps. Aaron, a recording artist whose debut album Right Next To Me under Universal Records was released in 2006, is recently seen in Star Magic Presents Abt Ur Luv, while Michael was last seen in the reality loveteam search Qpids. In 2007, Michael married actress Cherry Lou.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Producer
2012 Every Breath U Take Star Cinema
Moron 5 and the Crying Lady Viva Films
2011 The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin Star Cinema & Viva Films
2010 My Amnesia Girl Star Cinema
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Beginning of the Legend M-Zet Productions & OctoArts Films
2006 Oh, My Ghost! Octoarts
2003 Pinay Pie Star Cinema
2002 Dekada '70 Star Cinema
1999 Tar-San Star Cinema
1998 Mystrio (Uno...Dos...Tres Pilyos!) Star Cinema
Hiling Star Cinema
Muling Ibalik Ang Tamis Ng Pag-ibig Star Cinema
1997 Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2 Regal Films
1996 Ang TV: The Adarna Adventure Star Cinema

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2012 Wansapanataym: Perfect Gift Jeff ABS-CBN
2012 Wako Wako Tommy Nograles ABS-CBN
2011 Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Mr. Dizon ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: A Boy's Bestfriend Billy's Dad ABS-CBN
2010 Imortal Vergara ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Ali Badbad en da Madyik Banig Epoy ABS-CBN
Agua Bendita Baldo Barrameda ABS-CBN
2009 Banana Split Romeo/Himself ABS-CBN
2008 Dragonna Rafael ABS-CBN
2007 Princess Sarah Philip Burrow ABS-CBN
Rounin Sephdo ABS-CBN
Palimos ng Pag-ibig Dick ABS-CBN
2006 Star Magic Presents: Ang Lovey Kong All Around Max ABS-CBN
Ang Panday Jaffir ABS-CBN
2005 Bora: Sons of the Beach Caloy ABS-CBN
Kaya Mo Ba 'To? Host/Himself ABS-CBN
2003 Masayang Tanghali Bayan Host/Himself ABS-CBN
2003–10 ASAP Host/Himself ABS-CBN
2003 Buttercup Pippo ABS-CBN
Victim Host/Himself ABS-CBN
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Benjamin "Benjie" Ilagan / Benedicto ABS-CBN
1999 Saan Ka Man Naroroon Richard Luciano ABS-CBN
1996 Gimik Marco Trinidad ABS-CBN
1995–98 ASAP Host/Himself ABS-CBN

Discography[edit]

Year Title Producer
2005 AMIR Star Records
2003 C.A.R.L.O.S. (Can Agassi Rap Like Old School?) Star Records
2000 The Amir of Rap Star Record

References[edit]

  1. ^ Almo, Nerisa (26 August 2007). "Carlos Agassi on rumors that he's dying: "Buhay na buhay po ako."". PEP.ph. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/sb/sb005045.htm[dead link]
  3. ^ Bonifacio, Julie (18 September 2007). "Cherry Lou and Michael Agassi exchange wedding vows". PEP.ph. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 

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