|Born||Paolo Enrico Tusi Contis
March 14, 1984
|Occupation||Actor, host and comedian|
|Agent||Star Magic (1992–2004) GMA Artist Center (2005-present)|
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
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.
|1990||My Other Woman||(Credited as Paul Conti)||Regal Films|
|1991||Darna||Young Dong||Viva Films|
|1992||Narito Ang Puso Ko||Dondon||Viva Films|
|BigBoy Bato: Kilabot ng Kankaloo||Regal Films|
|Sonny Boy, Public Enemy Number 1 of Cebu City||Young Sonny||Seiko Films|
|1993||Ang Kuya Kong Siga||Utoy||Moviestars Production|
|1993||Magkasangga sa batas||Boyet (Credited as Paolo Conti)||Harvest International Films,Golden Kay International Film & My Way Film Company (international version)|
|1994||Hindi pa tapos ang labada, darling||Paolo||Star Cinema|
|1994||Eat All You Can||Seiko Films|
|1994||O-ha! Ako Pa?||Teddy||OctoArts Films|
|1995||Basta't Kasama Kita||Paolo||Star Cinema|
|1996||Mara Clara: The Movie||Jepoy||Star Cinema|
|1996||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||Mystrio (Uno... Dos.. Tres... Pilyos!)||Paul||Star Cinema|
|2001||Taxi Ni Pilo||Star Cinema|
|2003||Noon at Ngayon||Bryan||Star Cinema|
|2003||Asboobs: Asal Bobo||Ronan||Nu Art Movies|
|2004||Spirit of the Glass||Drue||OctoArts Films & Canary Films|
|2005||Let the Love Begin||Uno||GMA Films|
|2005||Hari ng Sablay||Popoy||Regal Films|
|2005||Mulawin: The Movie||Banoy||GMA Films & Regal Films|
|2006||Oh! My Ghost||Dennis||OctoArts Films|
|2006||Nasaan Si Francis?||Boy||Unico Entertainment & Crazy Angle Productions|
|2006||Moments of Love||Juancho||GMA Films|
|2006||Reyna: ang makulay na pakikipagsapalaran ng mga achucherva, achuchuva, achechenes....||Chuvaneska||Viva Films|
|2007||Resiklo||Jerzon||Imus Productions & Ignite Media|
|2008||Scaregiver||Ramil||APT Entertainment & M-Zet Productions (Credited as M-Zet TV Production)|
|2008||One Night Only||Diego||OctoArts Films & Canary Films|
|2009||Status: Single||Randy||Viva Films|
|2012||Boy Pick-Up: The Movie||Kapitan||Regal Films & GMA Films|
|2015||La Amigas||TV Reporter||OctoArts Films & GMA Films|
|2015||Haunted Mansion||Regal Entertainment|
Awards and recognitions
- 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
- Paolo Contis at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile on GMA website
- gmanews.tv/video, Paolo Contis tightly guarding Isabel Oli - 21 January 2008