WHO IS ANGEL JAMES DEE III?
ANGEL JAMES DEE III professionally known as AJ DEE , an actor-model, swimmer born on July 27 1982 in Naga city. Dee is a Bicolano-Chinese descent and graduated from Naga Hope Christian School and earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Management at Ateneo de Naga University. He is the older brother of a fellow actor-swimmer Enchong Dee.
Aj is now a certified GMA Kapuso Network and starred on the sitcom Show me the Manny every Sunday from 2009-2011.
Before becoming a Kapuso, Dee started in the rival network ABS-CBN Kapamilya Network. He became a co-host of the defunct variety show MTB: Ang Saya Saya after becoming a runner-up on the “TV Idol” contest of the said show. He also became a host every Sunday on the Buzz in the segment “Wanna Buzz.” He was also cast in the primetime teleserye Vietnam Rose as Tran Him Hahn-Trihn. Dee was being co-managed by ABS-CBN’s Star Magic and Boy Abunda’s Backroom, Inc.
After his contract with ABS-CBN expired Dee transferred to the rival network GMA. Since Aj’s transfer also came with the change of his manager from Boy Abunda to Popoy Caritativo who also manages Marian Rivera, Mat Escudero and Dennis Trillo.
As a theatre actor, Aj played the role of Tony Javier in the play “A Portrait of the Artist”; he also played the role of a Frog prince at SM City Clark events center in Clark Pampanga last January and February 11, 2011.
Now that Aj Dee is a certified Kapuso Network; how is he now? (Kamusta na siya ngayon?) According to an interview via PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) Aj said: Okay naman, Masaya ako ngayon dito sa Kapuso lalo na ngayon may show na ako, Itong Show Me Da Manny yung first show ko sa GMA” (I’m happy here in GMA especially that I have a show, the Show Me Da Manny, my first show in GMA”)
It is not easy being compared to his brother Enchong Dee also a model-actor-swimmer whose career is swiftly rising. The question is: Did Enchong’s career affect AJ’s decision to switch networks? According to an interview he said:”For me I can’t work properly, because I didn’t have any show, so I said I needed to work, the important thing is I have work. Now that I’m here and he’s on the other network, at least we have our own career, our own path, so that everything we’ll be okay. Honestly there is no envy between the two of us, I have also been there that projects were after another and whatever happens, he’s still my brother. Before other people, I still look out for him, he’s my brother. Whatever he achieves I’m happy for him. So whenever we see each other we update and bond with each other.”
Dee starred in the most awaited Epic-Serye AMAYA as Paratawag the General/Servant of Rajah Mangubat portrayed by Gardo Versoza, with Marian Rivera as AMAYA and introduced actor-model Michael Daez as Lumad. AMAYA was one of (AJ DEE’s) big projects.
After Amaya Aj Dee still acts in theater plays which he recently starred in Antony and Cleopatra as Antony that was held in BSU at Batangas last September 2012. Aside from being a theater actor, Dee is now studying Culinary Arts at SKD a very prestigious school in Quezon City.
He also appeared on an interview with Kris together with his brother ENCHONG DEE last September 26 2012 on KrisTv.
Aside from being a great actor, swimmer, model he is also loving father to his very cute new born child Maximus James Dee. (sympre hindi si aj yung nanganak) and I’m sure he’s a great lover/boyfriend to his longtime Norweigan girlfriend.
After “Amaya”, Aj also appeared in My Beloved in 2012 as Warren and Tweets for My Sweet as Areil in TV5 . He returned to ABS-CBN in 2013 and appeared in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala as Edgar and Caleb in Moon of Desire.
Last February 7, 2015 Dee appeared in the episode titled “Nasaan Ang Konsensya?” of Ipaglaban Mo.
Since AJ doesn’t appear to on T.V. or movies that much nowadays, people think he has taken a break for showbiz, and it doesn’t mean that he’s not busy.
However ,he still also acts in theater plays, and writes his own blog The FiloDapper about life style, fashion , health and more.
To know more about Aj Dee and his updates follow him on twitter Follow @Thefilodapper
Mary Angeli A. Atutubo
July 26 2011
Author’s note: this article was written for a job last 2011 and I just edited and updated the information about AJ DEE.
Source: PEP SHOW ME DA MANNY