Kim Atienza

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Kim Atienza
Kim Atienza.jpg
Atienza in April 2011
Born
Alejandro Atienza

(1967-01-06) January 6, 1967 (age 52)[1][2]
Other namesKuya Kim
CitizenshipFilipino
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines
OccupationWeatherman, television host/anchor, actor
Years active1987-present
Spouse(s)Felicia Hung [3]
ChildrenJose III, Eliana, Emman
Councilor
Member of the Manila City Council from the 5th district
In office
30 June 1995 – 30 June 2004

Alejandro Ilagan Atienza (born January 6, 1967[1][2]), known professionally as Kim Atienza or Kuya Kim, is a Filipino television host, actor, weather anchor and a former politician. He is currently a resident weather anchor in ABS-CBN's TV Patrol's segment, "Weather-Weather Lang". Atienza served as councilor of the 5th District of Manila for three terms.[3][4]

Atienza is the eldest son of former Mayor of Manila and Buhay Party-List Representative Lito Atienza and the brother of Ali Atienza.[5]

Career[edit]

Political career[edit]

Atienza has been in politics for twelve years. From 1995 to 2004, he served as councilor of the 5th district of Manila for three terms.[4] One of his notable resolutions that he filed to the city council is the resolution in 1998 declaring actress Claire Danes as persona non grata and banning her films after Danes criticized the state of Manila's cleanliness.[6] In 2004, he ran as representative of the 5th District of Manila but lost to Joey Hizon.[7] His father, former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, asked him in 2007 to run as Mayor of Manila but he declined and then he retired thinking that politics are scary.[8]

Radio and television career[edit]

He started his broadcasting career in the early 1990s, as the anchor of "Mata ng Agila", an early morning newscast of DZEC Radyo Agila 1062, together with Onin Miranda.[9]

Atienza started his stint on TV when he began hosting Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas' Animalandia as well as voice acting in the 90's. He is also best known for voicing Takeru (renamed as Michael Joe) which is portrayed by Japanese Sentai actor Ryousuke Kaizu from the Super Sentai series, Hikari Sentai Maskman and he also references this in later years when he was being interviewed by fellow celebrity hosts.

He then became ABS-CBN's weather tracker for TV Patrol until he became the show's resident weatherman when Ernie Baron died of myocardial infarction.[8]

He left the early morning show, Umagang Kay Ganda in 2009 to host the late morning variety show It's Showtime (then named Showtime).[5] He began hosting Matanglawin (Hawkeye) on March 24, 2008.[5]

Kuya Kim returns to radio for the 2nd time overall and also for the 1st time on DZMM via Sakto! with Amy Perez-Castillo replaces original host Marc Logan who left the show and replaces him as a new host of the show, it also aired both on DZMM 630AM & DZMM Teleradyo in 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Family[edit]

Kim Atienza is married to Felicia Hung,[3] and they have three children: Jose III, Eliana, and Emman. Atienza is the President and Founding Member of Chinese International School Manila (CISM). Kim Atienza is an avid marathoner, triathlete and cyclist. Politician Lito Atienza is Atienza's father while another politician, Ali Atienza, is his brother.

Health & Recovery[edit]

Atienza had a stroke in 2010,[8] In 2013 was diagnosed to have Guillain–Barré syndrome, a rare disease that attacks the nervous system. Atienza totally recovered and has since finished several marathons, 70.3 Ironman and full Ironman races. He continues to compete and lead his age group to this day[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Muscles in Motion (1987) (RPN 9)
  • Sports Review (1991–1993) (RPN 9)
  • Daimos (1993) (IBC-13) as Kazuya Ryuzaki (Richard Hartford) (Voice Dubber)
  • Hikari Sentai Maskman (1989-1990) (ABS-CBN) (1993-1998) (replayed in IBC-13) as Takeru (renamed as Michael Joe) (Voice Dubber)
  • Ultraman Ace (1993) (ABS-CBN) as Captain Mura (Voice Dubber)
  • Magma Man (1993) (ABS-CBN) as Misakey (Voice Dubber).
  • Voltes V (1999) (GMA) as Kenichi Go (Steve Armstrong) (Voice Dubber)
  • Umagang Kay Ganda (2007–2009) - host (ABS-CBN)
  • Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (2007) (ABS-CBN) - Celebrity player (won the one-million-peso briefcase)
  • TV Patrol (2005–present) - weatherman/Weather-Weather Lang host (ABS-CBN)
  • Matanglawin (2008–present) - Host (ABS-CBN)
  • It's Showtime (formerly called as Showtime) (2009–2016, 2019-present) - Co-host (ABS-CBN)
  • Magpasikat (2010) - Co-host (ABS-CBN)
  • Barangay DOS! (2011) - Host (ABS-CBN)

Film[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • Sakto (DZMM 630) (2018-present)

Awards[edit]

  • 29th Star Awards for Television Best Education Program Host - for Matanglawin
  • 28th Star Awards for Television Best Education Program Host - for Matanglawin
  • 26th Star Awards for Television Best Education or Children's Program Host - for Matanglawin
  • 25th Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program Host - for Matanglawin
  • 24th Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program Host - for Matanglawin
  • 22nd Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program Host - for Matanglawin
  • 32nd Star Awards for Television Best Educational Program Host - for Matanglawin
  • 26th Star Awards for Television Best Game or Reality Show Host - for It's Showtime
  • 2015 KBP Golden Dove Awards for Best Children's Show - for Matanglawin
  • 2008 KBP Golden Dove Awards for Best Children's Show - for Matanglawin
  • 2007 KBP Golden Dove Awards for Best Children's Show - for Matanglawin
  • 2015 Golden Screen Awards for Outstanding Natural History Wildlife Program Host and Show - for Matanglawin
  • 2012 Golden Screen Awards for Outstanding Natural History Wildlife Program Host and Show - for Matanglawin
  • 2011 Golden Screen Awards for Outstanding Natural History Wildlife Program Host and Show - for Matanglawin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kim Atienza's Birth Certificate
  2. ^ a b "THEN AND NOW: 10 celebrities born in Year of the Sheep". ABS-CBN. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Lo, Ricky (15 February 2002). "Councilor Kim takes a bride". Philippine Star. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Kim Atienza won't go into politics anymore". ABS-CBN News. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Gorospe, Marjorie (March 22, 2011). "Kuya Kim hopes to instil value of learning among Pinoys". omg! Philippines News Blog. Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "Manila Is Mad At Claire Danes". CBS News. 1 October 1998. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  7. ^ Felipe, Cecille Suerte (18 May 2004). "Atienza triumphs in Manila". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Rowena, Tan (22 May 2015). "The many hats Kuya Kim wears". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Kim Atienza's episode". Moments. Season 28 (in Tagalog). September 5, 2015. Net 25. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  10. ^ Ricky Lo (22 October 2013). "Kim 'as good as new' after week-long hospitalization". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  11. ^ Denny, Christine (25 October 2013). "Kim Atienza remains unfazed by rare disease afflicting him". Philippine Entertainment Portal (in Filipino and English). Retrieved 4 April 2016.