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Ogie Alcasid
Birth name Herminio Alcasid, Jr.
Born August 27, 1967 (1967-08-27) (age 42)
Origin Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines
Genres Ballad, OPM, pop, novelty
Years active 1988-present
Labels Octoarts
EMI Philippines
MCA Music Philippines
Viva Records
Universal Records

Herminio Alcasid, Jr., more popularly known as Ogie Alcasid (born August 27, 1967), is a Filipino singer, songwriter, comedian, composer, television host, actor, and entrepreneur.

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Recording career

Alcasid debuted as a singer in 1989 with the release of his self-titled album. Ogie Alcasid reached gold record status, while his debut single "Nandito Ako" (I Am Here) was awarded "Song of the Year" by local radio station Magic 89.9. He has since released 18 albums, including a Christmas album (Larawan ng Pasko/ Images of Christmas, 1994), a live album (OA sa Hits (Live), 2002), and four greatest hits albums.

He has received a total of five gold records, three platinum records, and three double platinum records.[1]

Television career

Alcasid's television career started as one of the hosts of comedy show Small Brothers on ABS-CBN on 1992. He also appeared on other comedy programs such as ABS-CBN's Mana Mana (from 1991 to 1992), ABC's Tropang Trumpo (from 1994 to 1995), GMA Network's Bubble Gang (from 1995 to present), QTV's Ay, Robot! (from 2005 to 2007), and his recent current sitcom on GMA Network, Show Me Da Manny (from 2010 to present).

He also branched out as a game show host, beginning in ABS-CBN's Game Na Game Na on 1995 and the Philippine version of Family Feud on ABC-5 in 2001. Alcasid also recently hosted Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition on GMA with Regine Velasquez and is currently one of the main hosts on musical variety show SOP Rules.[1] Alcasid had his own break in a GMA Primetime drama Hanggang Kailan opposite Lorna Tolentino and Christopher de Leon. This was Alcasid's first drama show and he also sung its main theme with Aiza Seguerra.

Alcasid is recently the judge in Pinoy Idol.[2] and hosted in his new game show Da Big Show. He played a spoiled brat Angelina in "Ang Spoiled" segment on Bubble Gang. Angelina's notable quote from "Ang Spoiled" segment is "Whatever yaya, you're such a loser" while using finger gestures on a maid (Michael V.)

Alcasid returns to sitcom via "Show Me Da Manny", where he plays "Manny Pa-Cute". This was Ogie's 5th comedy show in his TV career and his very 1st sitcom on GMA 7 replacing Manny Pacquiao in his absence due to boxing fight.

Alcasid also hosted an infomative documentary show on GMA, "Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition: Featuring Wild Animals", with his co-hosts Ramboy Revilla (youngest son of Sen. Bong Revilla), and Jayda Avanzado (daughter of singer-actress Jessa Zaragosa-Avanzado, and singer-actor and councilor Dingdong Avanzado).

Film career

Alcasid has appeared in 30 movies either as the leading man or a sidekick. He first appeared as a leading man in the fantasy flick Feel na Feel (I Really Feel It) with Manilyn Reynes in 1990. Other notable movies include Si Ayala at si Zobel (Ayala and Zobel, 1994), Isko Adventures in Animasia (1995), Bestman: 4 Better, Not 4 Worse (2002), and Shake, Rattle and Roll 2k5 (2005).[1][3]

Alcasid made a big screen comeback as the lost sister of Ruffa Gutierrez, Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado and Marian Rivera in the sequel of Desperadas shown during the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival. He played another female character in OMG (Oh, My Girl!) opposite Judy Ann Santos.

Alcasid returns again to the movie scene in his GMA Films comedy movie "Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie" which he plays "Angelina" together with Michael V. who plays "Yaya" were they're very wacky in the movie.

Business career

Alcasid owns a chain of hot dog stalls called Oggie Doggie.[4]

Personal life

He was married to Michelle van Eimeren, Australia's representative to the 1994 Miss Universe pageant; they had 2 daughters. After their divorce, Michelle and her children moved back to Australia. He is in a relationship with singer-actress Regine Velasquez.

His closest friends include Michael V. and Janno Gibbs.

Discography

Year of release Title Certification
1989 Ogie Alcasid Gold
1990 Pagkakataon (Opportunity)
1992 A Step Ahead Platinum
1994 On Air Double Platinum
1994 Larawan ng Pasko (Picture of Christmas)
1995 A Different Light Gold
1997 Phases
1998 Ogie 10th-All the Best Platinum
2000 Now and Then Gold
2001 Movie Moments
2002 A Better Man Double Platinum
2002 OA sa Hits (Live)
2003 Mga Kuwento ng Pag-ibig (Stories of Love) Double Platinum
2004 The Songbird and the Songwriter Platinum
2004 I Am a Singer Gold
2005 Ogie Alcasid Greatest Hits Gold
2006 Greatest Hits, an Audio-visual Anthology
2006 Lumilipad (Flying)
2007 Ogie All the Classics
2008 The Great Filipino Songbook Gold

Filmography

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TV Shows

TV Show Character Year
Party Pilipinas Co-Host 2010
Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition Guest Host 2010
Show Me Da Manny Manny Pa-Cute 2010
Hole in the Wall (as Angelina) Host 2009
Bubble Gang various 1995-present
Pinoy Idol Idol jury member 2008
Da Big Show host 2008
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Rodrigo 2007
Magpakailanman Former Sen. Juan Flavier 2006
Ay Robot! Douglas 2005-2007
SOP (Sobrang Okey Pare) performer/host 1997-present
Fast Break host 1997-2000
Hanggang Kailan George 2004
Family Feud host 2001
Lunch Date co-host 1993
Purungtong various 1992
Tropang Trumpo various 1992
Game Na Game Na host 1991
Eat Bulaga host/performer 1989
Small Brothers host/performer 1988

Movies

  • Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie!
  • OMG (Oh, My Girl!) [5]
  • Desperadas 2
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 2k5
  • Captain Barbell
  • A.B. Normal College
  • Pedro Penduko, Episode II: The Return of the Comeback
  • Nanggigigil Ako Sa Iyong Kagandahan
  • Ayos Lang, Pare Ko (It's Okay, My Buddy)
  • Si Ayala at Si Zobel
  • Isko: Adventures in Animasia
  • Manolo en Michelle Hapi Together
  • Mama's Boys
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll III
  • Pitong Gamol
  • Small En Terrible
  • Feel Na Feel

Awards

  • 2008 Aliw Awards "Entertainer of the Year"[6]
  • (2000, 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2008) Winner, PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actor

Singles

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Footnotes


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