Paolo Contis

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Paolo Contis
Born Paolo Enrico Tusi Contis
(1984-03-14) March 14, 1984 (age 30)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor, host and comedian
Years active 1992-present
Agent Star Magic (1992–2004)

Paolo Enrico Tusi Contis (born March 14, 1984 in Manila, Philippines), better known as Paolo Contis, is a Filipino-Italian actor who first appeared as a child actor in the ABS-CBN show Ang TV. In 2004, he transferred to GMA Network. He has won several awards, particularly at the PMPC Star Awards.

Biography and career[edit]

Paolo Contis is half-Italian (from his father) and half-Filipino (from his mother). He was launched as a member of Star Circle (now Star Magic) Batch 3 in 1993. He was a popular child actor during the mid-1990s. Despite being cast in the popular teleserye Mara Clara, Contis was better known for being part of the kids-oriented program Ang TV.

In his teenage years, Contis also rose to fame for his appearance in the youth-oriented teen drama show Tabing Ilog.

In 2004, Paolo Contis moved to GMA Network. He ventured into more mature roles as his child actor and teenybopper days have ended. Contis played supporting and comic roles in many GMA shows and movies, and has also found his niche in portraying villain roles. In 2008, Contis was hailed as the Best Actor at the 24th PMPC Star Awards Best Actor award for Banal, a film directed by GMA reporter Cesar Apolinario, who won as Best Director in the Metro Manila Film Festival in that same year.

Paolo used to host the now-defunct GMA 7 comedy info-tainment show OC To The Max! (second season), replacing Marvin Agustin's show Outrageous and Courageous. Contis has previously hosted World Records as well.

In August 2009, Contis played the role of Kobra, Valentina's father, in the fantaserye Darna. This was the second time that Contis has worked with actress Marian Rivera. The two had previously worked together in Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang. Contis and Rivera worked together for the third time when they starred in the TV comedy sitcom Show Me Da Manny, co-starring with Benjie Paras, Lovi Poe, and Ogie Alcasid.

Paolo also hosted the now-defunct GMA 7 comedy reality show, "Wipeout: Matira Ang Matibay". This became Contis' ninth comedy show in his television career, and his fourth comedy show with GMA.

Contis was formerly part of a newest GMA 7 Afternoon Drama, Little Star, marking his return to dramatic roles. He also became a guest-host of the game show Press It, Win It on GMA when original host Joey De Leon took a temporary leave of absence. De Leon later returned to host the show.

In 2010, Contis returned to doing reality shows through Puso Ng Pasko: Artista Challenge, GMA's first Christmas Reality Show.

In 2011, Paolo recently work with his former teleseryes are Machete and Futbolilits. He's also formerly hosted a game show again entitled Manny Many Prizes with his main host boxing champion and Cong. Manny Pacquiao. He also hosted his 1st talent show I-Shine: Talent Camp TV with his co-host Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and child actress Jillian Ward.

In 2012, Paolo also starred in two GMA shows, My Beloved & Aso Ni San Roque

In 2013, Paolo appeared in Love & Lies, and the recent remake of Villa Quintana. This was Contis' 25th dramatic show in his TV career, and 23rd dramatic show with GMA.

TV shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1992–1996 Ang TV Himself ABS-CBN
1992–1997 Mara Clara Jepoy
1993-2001 Star Drama Presents Guest role
1993–2000 Oki Doki Doc Paolo
1997 Kaybol: Ang Bagong TV Himself
!Oka Tokat Nico
1999–2003 Tabing Ilog Badong
2002-2004 Klasmeyts Host
2004 Love 2 Love: Duet for Love GMA Network
Love 2 Love: Pretty Boy Ian/Ianne
2005 Sugo Adan
Love 2 Love: Haunted LoveHouse Nico
Extra Challenge Challenger
2005–present Bubble Gang Himself/Regular Guest/Main Cast
2005 Noel various QTV
Maynila various GMA Network
2006 Atlantika Piranus
Love 2 Love: Like Mother, Like Daughters Ivan
Baywalk Various QTV
Love 2 Love: Fat Is Fabulous Boyong GMA Network
2007 Mga Mata Ni Angelita Martin
Magpakailanman: The Mom's Cake Band Story
Asian Treasures Victor
Who's Your Daddy Now? Paulo Burgos
Fantastic Man Madam Tisay
2007–2008 La Vendetta Jun-Jun Sabino
2008 Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita Tyrone San Juan
Midnight DJ Patrick TV5
Codename: Asero Dave Avjeo GMA Network
2009 Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang Rado
My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad Host
SRO Cinemaserye: Suspetsa Adam
OC To The Max! Host
Show Me Da Manny Eric Paredes
2009-2010 Darna Kobra/Xandro
2010 Wipeout: Matira Ang Matibay Host
Pilyang Kerubin Jonas Alejandrino
5 Star Specials Various TV5
Showbiz Central Guest Host GMA Network
Claudine Presents: Teacher's Pest Various
Little Star Lester Lumibao
Jollitown Alfredo
Suwerteng Swerte Sa Siyete: Press It Win It! Guest Host
Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge Challenger
2011 Pablo S. Gomez's Machete Homer
I-Shine Talent Camp TV Host
Futbolilits Enrico Almodovar
2011-2012 Manny Many Prizes Co-Host
2012 Spooky Valentine Presents: Masahista Mike
My Beloved Geronimo 'Gimo' Magtoto
2012–present Bubble Gang Himself/Main Cast
2012-2013 Aso ni San Roque Peter Silverio/Sento
2013 Love and Lies Emmanuel "Manny" Perez
Magpakailanman: Bayaning Yagit Mario
Wagas: Puso sa Puso Jojo Rugay GMA News TV
Wagas: Langit at Lupa Rene Bijasa
Magpakailanman: Sa Mata ng Daluyong Jiggy Manicad GMA Network
Villa Quintana Robert Quintana

Movies[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Film Production
1994 Narito Ang Puso Ko Viva Films
1994 Ang Kuya Kong Siga Utoy Star Cinema
1995 Basta't Kasama Kita Paolo Star Cinema
1995 Mara Clara: The Movie Jepoy Star Cinema
1995 Oki Doki Doc: The Movie Paolo Star Cinema
1996 Ang TV: The Movie Jeremy Star Cinema
1997 I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day Paolo Mendiola Star Cinema
1998 Haba-baba-doo, Puti-puti-poo Paolo Star Cinema
1998 Hiling Elwood Star Cinema
1998 Mystrio (Uno... Dos.. Tres... Pilyos!) Paul Star Cinema
Taxi Ni Pilo
Trip Ram
Noon at Ngayon Bryan
Asboobs: Asal Bobo Ronan
Spirit of the Glass Drue
Let the Love Begin Uno
2005 Hari ng Sablay Popoy Regal Films
2005 Mulawin: The Movie Banoy GMA Films
Oh! My Ghost Dennis
Nasaan Si Francis? Boy
Moments of Love Juancho
Pamahiin Damian Regal Films
Reyna: ang makulay na pakikipagsapalaran ng mga achucherva, achuchuva, achechenes.... Chuvaneska Viva Films
Resiklo Jerzon
Banal Cris
Scaregiver Ramil
One Night Only Diego
Land Down Under Leo
2009 Status: Single Randy Viva Films
2009 Litsonero Fidel APT Entertainment
2012 Ang Mundo Ni Andong Agimat TBA Viva Films, GMA Films, Unitel Pictures

Awards & recognitions[edit]

  • Winner, Best Actor in a Mini Series for "Maalaala Mo Kaya" - PMPC Star Awards for Television (2000, 2002, 2005 & 2006)
  • Winner, 24th PMPC’s Star Awards’ Best Movie Actor of 2008: "Banal" Comguild Productions[1]

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