Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee was born November 5, 1988. He 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). Enchong played the role of “Luis” in the Filipino remake Maria la del Barrio (2011). He also starred in Ina, Kapatid, Anak (2012–2013), and Muling Buksan ANg Puso. He is the younger brother of actor and model, Aj Dee. Enchong Dee was born at Mother Seton Hospital in Naga, Camarines Sur, to Johnson Molina Dee and Maria Theresa Diño Velasquez. Dee has two brothers, Angel James Dee, who is also an actor, while his younger brother, Isiah Dee, is a student in De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde. Enchong also has a younger sister, Angelika Dee, who is a student in Immaculate Conception Cathedral School in Cubao, Quezon City. 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.
Dee’s first TV appearance 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. 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, he appeared in Muling Buksan Ang Puso with Julia Montes and Enrique Gil. In 2014, Dee released his first carrier single, Chinito Problems, as response to Yeng Constantino’s 2013 hit Chinito.
Echong Dee is also showing an activeness on various social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The YouTube channel, Enchong Dee, was created on March 5, 2020. On this platform Enchong shares his lifestyle, interesting videos such as business related videos, travel videos, funny videos and many other contents. As for now, Dee’s channel has more than 700K subscribers, there are 83 uploaded videos and over 24.5 million total number of views. The Instagram account is called mr_enchongdee. On instagram, Dee’s audience exceeds 2.3 million followers. As for Twitter, Enchong joined this platform and created his channel in October 2012. His channel is Enchong Dee and has more than 694K followers. The last platform on which Dee has a presence is Facebook. His account is Enchong Dee and here the audience is more than 671K followers.
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