Ogie Alcasid Biography, Music, Family, Net Worth and Awards
Ogie Alcasid – Herminio Jose Lualhati Alcasid Jr. (born 27 August 1967), known as Ogie Alcasid is a Filipino singer-songwriter, television presenter, comedian, parodist, and actor. He is currently the President of OPM (Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit) and Commissioner of the Edsa People Power Commission.
Ogie Alcasid Early Career
gie is a former batch member of all male singing group Kundirana batch 1985 after Gary Valenciano. His first album was released in 1988. His debut movie was Feel Na Feel released by Regal Entertainment in 1990, followed by his 2nd movie Tiny Terrestrial: The Tiny Professors released by OctoArts films in 1991. The same year, Ogie made his VIVA films debut movie, Pitong Gamol.
Ogie Alcasid Television career
Alcasid’s television career started as one of the hosts of comedy show Small Brothers on ABS-CBN in 1992. He appeared on other comedy programs such as ABS-CBN’s Mana Mana (1991–92), ABC’s Tropang Trumpo (from 1994–95), GMA Network’s Bubble Gang (1995-2013), QTV’s Ay, Robot! (2005–07), and a sitcom Show Me Da Manny (2010–11).
Ogie Alcasid also branched out as a game show host, beginning in ABS-CBN’s Game Na Game Na in 1995 and the Philippine version of Family Feud on ABC-5 in 2001. He hosted Fastbreak, a former basketball game show on IBC 13 in 2002 and Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition on GMA. He was a host on SOP Rules. He got his big break in Hanggang Kailan, his first drama show, and also sang its main theme with Aiza Seguerra. In 1995, he moved to GMA Network, leaving ABS-CBN.
Alcasid is recently the judge in Pinoy Idol. and hosted such game shows as Da Big Show and Hole In The Wall. In 2013, he left GMA Network and moved to TV5, where he first project under the channel was The Mega and The Songwriter.
In 2016, Ogie Alcasid returned to his home network, ABS-CBN. He joined Tawag Ng Tanghalan on It’s Showtime as a judge and he was also a judge of Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids, replacing Jed Madela, the judge of season 1 and 2 of the same show.
Before he returned to ABS-CBN, his contract on TV5 had expired. He later appeared on several GMA Network shows as a guest. He appeared as a guest on Yan Ang Morning, Sunday Pinasaya, and on Eat Bulaga! as a guest judge. He was a special guest in Sarap Diva, hosted by his wife, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, and the comedy show Bubble Gang, where he recently seen until 2013 before his transfer to TV5.
Ogie Alcasid 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 twelve gold records, three platinum records, and three double platinum records.