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Enchong Dee
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Born
Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee
(1988-11-05) November 5, 1988 (age 31)
Naga City, Philippines
Nickname(s)
Chong
Ethnicity
Filipino, Chinese
Occupation
Actor, model, swimmer
Years active
2006-present
Portrays

Enchong Dee (born Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee on November 5, 1988 in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines) is a Filipino actor, model, and swimmer. Dee is currently part of ABS-CBN's Star Magic group of contract artists. He played John Joseph 'Jojo' Wenceslao in the 2009 TV series Katorse. He also played the role of Luis in Maria Del Barrio. He recently appeared on Ina, Kapatid, Anak as Ethan.

He portrays Leonel in Muling Buksan Ang Puso.

Early LifeEdit

Enchong Dee was born in Naga City, Camarines Sur. He has two brothers, Angel James 'AJ' 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 younger sister.

He 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.

CareerEdit

Dee's first TV appearance on television came in 2006 when he appeared in a Philippine talk show Home Boy 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.

Dee landed several acting roles on ABS-CBN 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 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[1] 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. 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 Cipriano. He also starred in the horror film The Strangers with Gil, Julia Montes and JM De Guzman. The film was one of the official entries for the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival.

In 2013, he co-starred in the film Four Sisters and a Wedding as CJ Salazar, playing the younger brother to Toni Gonzaga, Bea Alonso, Angel Locsin, and Shaina Magdayao. He also appeared in the film Tuhog with Eugene Domingo, Leo Martinez, Jake Cuenca, and Empress Schuck, which was released on July 17, 2013.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

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 Himself
2009 Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's: Nasaan Ka Maruja? Brian Lozano
Your Song Presents: Boystown Arnel Dela Cruz
Tayong Dalawa David Anthony Garcia III
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
Shoutout! Himself/TV 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

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Network
2009 BFF (Best Friends Forever) Paco Star Cinema
Paano Ko Sasabihin? [2] Mike Cinema One Originals
2010 Sa 'Yo Lamang James Alvero Star Cinema
I Do Lance Anderson Tan
2012 The Reunion Lloyd
The Strangers Dolfo Quantum Films
2013 Four Sisters and a Wedding CJ Salazar Star Cinema
Tuhog Caloy Skylight Films

Music VideosEdit

Year Song Artist
2013 Chinito Yeng Constantino

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