Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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.
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. He also hosted Fastbreak, a former basketball game show on IBC 13 in 2002. 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. 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 and hosted in his former game shows Da Big Show and Hole In The Wall [with his fellow co-host, Michael V]. He played a spoiled brat Angelina in "Ang Spoiled" segment on Bubble Gang.
Alcasid returned to sitcom via "Show Me Da Manny", playing "Manny Pa-Cute".
Alcasid also hosted a kids documentary show on GMA, "Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition: Featuring Wild Animals", with co-hosts Ramboy Revilla and Jayda Avanzado.
He was married to Australian beauty queen Michelle van Eimeren but eventually divorced. He re-married to Regine Velasquez on December 22, 2010.