AJ Dee

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AJ Dee
Born Angel James Dee III[1]
(1982-07-27) July 27, 1982 (age 34)[2]
Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Alma mater Ateneo de Naga University
Occupation Actor, model[3]
Years active 2004–present
Agent Star Magic (2004–2009)
Family Enchong Dee (brother)

Angel James Dee III, professionally known as AJ Dee (born July 27, 1982 in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines) is a Filipino actor, model and swimmer. He is the brother of fellow swimmer and actor Enchong Dee.

Early life[edit]

While in high school, Dee participated in the Philippines' Palarong Pambansa and was picked to join the Philippine swimming team and participated in events in Hong Kong, Brunei, Singapore, and Taiwan.[4][5][6]

Dee also participated in the Mossimo Bikini Summit[7] and the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP)'s Body Shots Model Search.[8]

Career[edit]

Dee became a co-host of the variety show MTB: Ang Saya Saya after becoming a runner-up on the show's "TV Idol UR D Man" contest.[6][9] Previously, Dee had a small role in Basta't Kasama Kita and was one of the hosts of ABS-CBN's regional variety show Kilig Bicool![4]

Dee's first film appearance was in Star Cinema's Dreamboy in 2005.[10] In the same year, he was cast in the primetime teleserye, Vietnam Rose and joined The Buzz as one of the hosts of the "Wanna Buzz" segment.[6]

In 2014, Dee played Caleb, the half-wolf father of Meg Imperial's character, in Moon of Desire and appeared in docu-dramaSa Puso Ni Dok.

In 2015, he had a special participation in Bridges of Love[11] and in Pasión de amor.

Aside from acting, Dee modeled for Bench and appeared in TV commercials. He also maintains a fashion blog—The Filo Dapper.

Personal life[edit]

Dee studied high school at Naga Hope Christian School and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree at the Ateneo de Naga University.[6] He is the older brother of Enchong Dee.[5][12]

Dee is currently based in Norway with his wife Olga[11] and sons Maximus James[13] and Alexandros Jayden.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2005 MTB: Ang Saya Saya Himself - Host [4][14]
2005 Vietnam Rose Tran Him Hahn-Trihn [15]
2006 The Buzz Himself - Host Segment: "WannaBuzz", "PBB Buzz" [16]
2007 Rounin Braullo
2007 U Can Dance Version 2 Himself - Contestant [17]
2008 Eva Fonda Martin [18]
2009 Precious Heart Romances: The Bud Brothers Anton
2009–11 Show Me Da Manny Marco Antonio Barreiro
2009–10 Ikaw Sana Dominic
2011 Amaya Paratawag
2012 My Beloved Warren
2012 Tweets For My Sweet Ariel
2013 Never Say Goodbye Steve
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Edgar
2013 Maghihintay Pa Rin Lance
2014 Moon of Desire Caleb
2014 Sa Puso ni Dok Jomar
2015 Bridges of Love Louie Sandejas [11][19]
2015 Pasión de amor Daniel Burgos [11]
2016 Tubig at Langis Matteo [12]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2005 Dreamboy Isidro [10]
2006 Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Anderson
2007 You Got Me! Francis Villanueva
2008 When Love Begins Greg
2009 Love Me Again Koboy
2010 You to Me Are Everything Carding
2012 My Amiga Girl
2012 Shake, Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion Pvt. 1st Class Blas Rogado Segment: "Lost Command"
2015 Etiquette for Mistresses Man in car Cameo
2015 Turo turo

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 Oedipus the King Oedipus Cultural Center of the Philippines [20]
2007 A Portrait of the Artist Tony Javier [2]
2011 The Frog Prince Frog Prince Clark Pampanga Theater

References[edit]

  1. ^ Avante, Wells (4 January 2007). "AJ Dee Talks About Goals and Dream Roles". pep.ph. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Red, Isah (13 August 2007). "July-born Stars feel the Magic of being Kapamilya". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Lo, Ricardo (14 April 2008). "Lovelier the Second Time Around". The Philippine Star (via ABS-CBN News). Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Abunda, Boy (8 September 2004). "AJ Dee: Life after TV Idol". Directline. The Philippine Star. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Gonzales, Rommel (24 July 2007). "ABS-CBN talent AJ Dee does the Stage while Waiting for Projects" (in Tagalog). pep.ph. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c d Abunda, Boy (6 September 2006). "AJ Finds Oedipus a 'Complex' Role". Directline. The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2009 – via Philippine Headline News Online. 
  7. ^ Vergara, Alex Y. (13 May 2005). "Itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny". Lifestyle. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 September 2016 – via Google News. 
  8. ^ Manipon, Roel Hoan (29 May 2014). "A Shot at Modeling Fame". The Daily Tribune. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "TV Idol Mania". Manila Bulletin. 18 September 2004. Archived from the original on 2005-05-28. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Ramos, Ethel (19 January 2005). "Aga, Regine, Juday Movie Shelved". Studio Whispers. Malaya. Retrieved 20 April 2009 – via Philippine Headline News. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Jimenez, Joyce (16 July 2015). "AJ Dee to Quit Showbiz for Family". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Top 15 Kapamilya Celebrity Siblings". Star Cinema Mobile. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Why AJ Dee is not with his Family in Norway". ABS-CBN News. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Salterio, Leah C. (13 August 2004). "Who will be the next TV Idol?". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Forget Ho Chi Minh City". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 20 July 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2016 – via Google News. 
  16. ^ Velarde, Emmie G. (31 July 2005). "ABS-CBN's Monster Party". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 September 2016 – via Google News. 
  17. ^ Torre, Nestor U. (26 August 2006). "Celebrities Shine in Exciting 'U Can Dance' Finals". Viewfinder. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 September 2016 – via Google News. 
  18. ^ Gonzales, Rommel (22 August 2009). "New Kapuso Talent AJ Dee Finds Primetime Exposure in 'Show Me Da Manny'" (in Filipino). pep.ph. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  19. ^ "'Bridges of Love' Quote of the day: 'Wala kayong puso! Niloko niyo ang kapatid ko!'". Star Cinema. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  20. ^ "Amy & AJ onstagesic". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 5 August 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2016 – via Google News. 

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