Enchong Dee

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Enchong Dee
Enchong Dee at the Star Magic Tour, April 2011.jpg
Dee at the Star Magic Tour, April 2011
Born Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee
(1988-11-05) November 5, 1988 (age 25)
Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Residence Quezon City
Nationality Filipino
Other names Enchong Dee, ELD,
Alma mater De La Salle University-Manila
Occupation Actor, Model, Swimmer
Years active 2006–present

Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee, known as Enchong Dee (born November 5, 1988) is a Filipino TV and movie actor, model, and swimmer. Dee is a contract artist of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. He came to prominence after starring in his first major TV drama Katorse (2009). He the role of "Luis" in the Filipino remake Maria La Del Barrio (2011). He also starred in Ina, Kapatid, Anak (2012-13), and Muling Buksan Ang Puso

He is the younger brother of actor and model, AJ Dee.

Biography[edit]

Enchong Dee was born in Naga City, Camarines Sur on Saturday, November 5, 1988. He has two brothers, Angel James Dee, who is also an actor, while his younger brother, Isiah Dee, is a student in De La Salle University Manila- College of St. Benilde. Enchong also has a younger sister.

Graduated from Naga Hope Christian School. He further pursued his swimming career at De La Salle University in Manila. Dee was part of the Philippine national swimming team and has participated in the SEA Games and 2006 Asian Games.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Dee's first TV appearance in television came in 2006 when he appeared in a Philippine talk show Homeboy as one of the guests. He caught the eye of a modeling agency and advertisers and soon appeared in several advertising campaigns including Close Up, Bench, KFC and Timex.

In May 2007, Dee's contract with KFC expired and he transfer to Jollibee as a new endorser.

Dee landed several acting roles beginning in 2007 which have included Abt Ur Luv, Sineserye, Komiks, Your Song and My Girl.

In 2009, he was added to the main cast of Katorse, an adaptation of the 1968 film (that was also remade in 1981).

In 2010, he then reunited with some of his co-stars, Erich Gonzales and Ejay Falcon, in Tanging Yaman. He then became part of Magkaribal. He starred in the film, Sa 'yo Lamang where he gained award nominations and won the Gawad PASADO for Best Supporting Actor. Enchong gained his first movie lead role, alongside his premiere leading lady, Erich Gonzales, in I Do.

In 2011, he starred in the Philippines' remake of Maria La Del Barrio as Luis de la Vega.

He recently appeared in the 2012 film, The Reunion, with Enrique Gil, Xian Lim and Kean Cipriano. After co-starring in 2012-2013 teleserye Ina, Kapatid, Anak alongside Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador, he appeared in Muling Buksan Ang Puso with Julia Montes and Enrique Gil.

Enchong won the one-million pesos briefcase in the August 18, 2012 episode of "Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal" together with his "The Reunion" co-star Kean Cipriano.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007 Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Mark ABS-CBN
Your Song Presents: Tulak ng Bibig Marlon
Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Rafael "Raffy" Gipit
Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv:Ur Lyf 2 Blue Mangubat
2008 Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Haay...Skul Lyf Ipe
Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Luvin' Lyf Epi
My Girl Nico Legaspi
Your Song Presents: My Only Hope Juanito "Jhun" Dimaano Jr.
2009–present ASAP 18 Host/Performer
2009 Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's: Nasaan Ka Maruja? Brian Lozano
Your Song Presents: Boystown Arnel Dela Cruz
Tayong Dalawa David Anthony Garcia III
Katorse John Joseph "Jojo" Wenceslao
2010 Your Song Presents: Love Me, Love You Water Boy
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kariton Efren Penaflorida
Tanging Yaman Jose Mari "Jomari" Buenavista
Magkaribal Caloy Javier
Your Song Presents: Andi Nico Mariveles
Wansapanataym: Ali Badbad en da Madyik Banig Ali Badbad
Shout Out! Himself/TV Host
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Toto
2011 Your Song Presents: Kim Manny
Mara Clara Cameo Appearance
Maria La Del Barrio Luis Fernando Dela Vega
2012-13 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Ethan Castillo
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Leonel Beltran
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Orasan Johnny

Movie[edit]

Year Film Role Film company
2009 BFF (Best Friends Forever) Paco Star Cinema
Paano Ko Sasabihin? [1] Mike Cinema One Originals
2010 Sa 'Yo Lamang [2] James Alvero Star Cinema
I Do Lance Anderson Tan
2012 The Reunion Lloyd
The Strangers Dolfo
  • Quantum Films,
  • MJM Productions,
  • Star Cinema
2013 Four Sisters and a Wedding CJ Salazar Star Cinema
Tuhog Caloy Sicat
Call Center Girl Vince Sandoval

Music Video[edit]

Year Song Artist Director
2013 "Chinito" Yeng Constantino Avid Liongoren

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Film Award/Critics Award Result
2009 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Male Fashionista Nominated
2010 Gawad PASADO Pinakapasadong Kabataan Won
2010 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards Most Promising Love Team with Erich Gonzales Won
2010 Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor for Paano Ko Sasabihin? Nominated
2010 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
2010 Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Romantic Couple with Erich Gonzales Won
2010 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Male Fashionista Nominated
2010 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Erich Gonzales Nominated
2010 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Loveteam with Erich Gonzales Nominated
2010 41st Box Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Love Team of the Year with Erich Gonzales Won
2011 Barkada Choice Awards Choice Male Icon Nominated
2011 Barkada Choice Awards Choice Actor of the Year for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Won
2011 Barkada Choice Awards Choice Breakthrough Artist of 2010 Won
2011 Gawad PASADO Pasadong Katuwang Aktor for Sa'yo Lamang Won
2011 Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actor of the Year for Sa'yo Lamang Nominated
2011 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Male Fashionista Nominated
2011 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Pin Up Boy Won
2011 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Erich Gonzales Nominated
2011 Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Favorite Couple with Erich Gonzales Won
2011 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Nominated
2011 Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actor for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Won
2012 Gawad TANGLAW Best Performance by an Actor (Single Performance) for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Won
2012 43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards Best Loveteam for TV and Movies with Erich Gonzales Won

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