Aga Muhlach

One of the country’s bonafide movie stars, Aga Muhlach is the Philippines’ ultimate matinee idol, the one that aspiring matinee idols look up to. The multi-award actor, known for his handsome face and wholesome appeal as much for his great acting skills, started his career as a child actor. Born Ariel Aquino Muhlach on August 12, 1969, show business runs in Aga’s blood. His aunt is Amalia Fuentes, a great dramatic actress. His cousin is Nino Muhlach, a very popular child actor during the 1970s.

His first film appearance was in May Lalaki sa Ilalim ng Kama in 1978. His matinee idol status originated from his teeny-bopper roles in Bagets and Super-Wan-Tu-Tri. Aga moved on to dramatic roles and starred in Miguelito, Ang Batang Rebelde. He got a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the FAMAS and Best Actor nomination from the Gawad Urian. He finally won his first award in Napasakit, Kuya Eddie, where he got a Best Supporting Actor trophy from the Gawad Urian.

Aga’s popularity and bankability as an actor intensified during the 1990s. He starred in numerous films with popular leading ladies. He won more awards for his dramatic roles. The actor also graced the small screen, where he showed his talent for comedy. He starred in sitcoms such as Oki Doki Doc and Da Body en da Guard.

His status in showbiz made him one of the most in-demand endorsers in the country. Aga is reportedly second only to actress Sharon Cuneta when it comes to number of endorsement contracts. He is a long-time endorser for the Jollibee fastfood chain.

Aga became a young dad when he got actress Janice de Belen pregnant at the height of their teenage career. The two never married each other but remained friends. With his looks and charm, Aga successfully wooed two of the most beautiful women in the business. He grabbed headlines when he became involved with former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who eventually married singer Mark Anthony. As for Aga, he married another great beauty, Charlene Gonzales, who represented the country in the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant. They are proud parents of twins Andres and Atasha.

Filmography

Movies

  • Aguila (1979)
  • Bagets (1984)
  • Campus Beat (1984)
  • Hotshots (1984)
  • Erpat Kong Forgets (1985)
  • Paano Ba Ang Magmahal (1984)
  • Miguelito (Batang Rebelde) (1985)
  • The Crazy Professor (1985)
  • Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie (1986)
  • When I Fall in Love (1986)
  • Super wan, tu, tri (1986)
  • OKS na OKS pakner (1986)
  • Lord, Bakit ako pa? (1988)
  • Impaktita (1989)
  • Here Comes the Bride (1989)
  • Hot Summer (1989)
  • My Pretty Baby (1989)
  • Trese (1990)
  • Pagputok ng Araw,Babaha ng Dugo
  • Joey Boy Munti, 15 anyos ka sa Muntilupa (1991)
  • Bakit labis kitang mahal (1992)
  • Sinungaling mong puso (1992) (as Jason Caballero)
  • Hindi kita malilimutan (1993)
  • Humanda ka mayor (1993)
  • May minamahal (1993)
  • Bakit pa kita minahal (1994)
  • Basta’t kasama kita (1994)
  • Forever (1994)
  • Nag-iisang bituin (1994) (as Migie/Mike Caballero)
  • Sana maulit muli (1995)
  • Oki Doki Doc (1996)
  • Sa aking mga kamay (1996)
  • Bayarang puso (1997)
  • Dahil ba sa kanya (1998)
  • Ikaw pa rin ang iibigin (1998)
  • Dahil may isang ikaw (1999)
  • Hinahanap-hanap kita (1999)
  • Pangako… ikaw lang (2001)
  • Narining mo na ba ang l8est? (2001)
  • Kailangan Kita (2002)
  • Alex Antonio (2003)
  • All My Life (2004)
  • Bakit madalas ang tibok ng puso
  • Paniwalaan mo
  • Rosa mistika
  • I Love You, Goodbye (2005)
  • Dubai (2005)
  • A Love Story (2007)
  • When Love Begins (2008)

TV

  • Happy Haus
  • Young Love Sweet Love
  • Four the Boys
  • Vilma on Seven
  • Oki Doki Doc
  • Da Body en da Guard
  • Da Pilya en da Pilot
  • OK Fine Whatever
  • Ok Fine ‘To Ang Gusto Nyo!
  • OK Fine, Oh Yes
  • That’s My Doc
  • Bagets

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