- Paolo Enrico Tusi Contis
March 14, 1984 (age 37)
Paolo Enrico Tusi Contis (born on March 14, 1984 in Manila,Philippines), better known as Paolo Contis, is a Filipino-Italian actor who first appeared as a child actor in the ABS-CBN show Ang TV. In 2004 he transferred to GMA Network. He has won several awards, particularly at the PMPC Star Awards.
Paolo Contis is half-Italian (from his father) and half-Filipino (from his mother). Contis was launched as a member of Star Circle (now Star Magic) Batch 3 in 1993. He became a popular child actor during the mid-1990s. Although he was in the cast of the popular teleserye Mara Clara, Contis was better known for being part of the kids-oriented program Ang TV.
In his teenage years, Contis also rose to fame for his appearance in the youth-oriented teen drama show Tabing Ilog.
In 2004, Paolo Contis moved to GMA Network. He ventured into more mature roles as his child actor and teenybopper days have ended. Contis appeared has played supporting and comic roles in many GMA shows and movies, and has also found his niche in portraying villain roles. In 2008, Contis was hailed as the Best Actor at the 24th PMPC Star Awards Best Actor award for Banal, a film directed by GMA reporter Cesar Apolinario (who won as Best Director in the Metro Manila Film Festival in that same year).
He is a former host of the now-defunct GMA 7 comedy info-tainment show OC To The Max! (second season), replacing Marvin Agustin's show Outrageous and Courageous. Contis has previously hosted World Records as well.