Enchong Dee

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The matronymic is Velasquez and the family name is Dee.
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 27)
Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines[1]
Residence Quezon City
Nationality Filipino
Other names Enchong Dee, ErLo
Alma mater De La Salle University-Manila
Occupation Actor, Model, Swimmer, Singer
Years active 2006–present
Agent Star Magic (2006–present)
Parent(s) Johnson Molina Dee
Maria Theresa Diño Velasquez
Family AJ Dee (brother)

Ernest Lorenzo "Enchong" Velasquez Dee (born November 5, 1988)[1] is a Filipino 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 played 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.

Early life and education[edit]

Enchong Dee was born at 8:21 PM on Saturday, November 5, 1988 at Mother Seton Hospital in Naga, Camarines Sur, to Johnson Molina Dee and Maria Theresa Diño Velasquez.[1] 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 young sister, Angelika Dee, is a student in Immaculate Conception Cathedral School in Cubao, Quezon City

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]


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 transferred 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.

In 2014, Dee release his first carrier single, Chinito Problems, as response to Yeng Constantino's 2013 hit Chinito.



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 19 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
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/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
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Alak Paul
Ipaglaban Mo: Paano Na Ang Pangarap? Rolly
2015 Ipaglaban Mo: Sa Aking Pag-gising Dino
Wansapanataym: My Kung Fu Chinito Diego Calasiao
Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Houseguest/Host
2015 Nathaniel Angel Eldon
2017 The Second Wife TBA


Year Film Role Film company
2009 BFF (Best Friends Forever) Paco Star Cinema
Paano Ko Sasabihin? [2] Mike Cinema One Originals
2010 Sa 'Yo Lamang [3] James Alvero Star Cinema
I Do Lance Anderson Tan
2012 The Reunion Lloyd
The Strangers Dolfo
2013 Four Sisters and a Wedding CJ Salazar Star Cinema
Tuhog Caloy Sicat
Call Center Girl Vince Sandoval
2014 Once a Princess Leonard Jamieson
2016 Lila TBA Sinag Maynila Film Festival[4]
I Love You to Death Regal Films

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Director Label
2013 "Chinito" Yeng Constantino Avid Liongoren Star Music
2014 "Chinito Problems" Enchong Dee Jasper Salimbangon
2015 "Seloso" Jemimah Dadula
2015 "Step No Step Yes"
2015 "Isip O Puso"



Year Album Singles Label
2014 "Enchong Dee" Chinito Problems Star Music
2016 EDM (Enchong Dee Moves) Telenobela
Di Ko Alam

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
41st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards Most Promising Love Team with Erich Gonzales[5] Won
Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor for Paano Ko Sasabihin? Nominated
FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Romantic Couple with Erich Gonzales Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Male Fashionista Nominated
Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Erich Gonzales Nominated
Pop Loveteam with Erich Gonzales Nominated
2011 Barkada Choice Awards Choice Male Icon Nominated
Choice Actor of the Year for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Won
Choice Breakthrough Artist of 2010 Won
Gawad PASADO Pasadong Katuwang Aktor for Sa'yo Lamang Won
Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actor of the Year for Sa'yo Lamang Nominated
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Male Fashionista Nominated
Pop Pin Up Boy Won
Pop Fans Club for Loveteam with Erich Gonzales Nominated
Star Magic Ball Star Magic Ball's Most Favorite Couple with Erich Gonzales Won
Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Nominated
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
43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards[6] Best Loveteam for TV and Movies with Erich Gonzales Won
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor (Muling Buksan Ang Puso) Nominated
2015 MOR Pinoy Music Awards[7] Dance Hit of the Year (Chinito Problems) Won
7th PMPC Star Awards for Music New Male Recording Artist of the Year Nominated
Dance Album of the Year (Enchong Dee) Nominated


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