Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee is known as Enchong Dee in Philippine show business is a Filipino actor, commercial model and swimmer. He is from Naga City, Camarines Sur born on November 5, 1988. Enchong Dee is currently part of a Star Magic group of contract artists under ABS-CBN. He took on the role of Jojo Wenceslao in the 2009 tv series, Katorse. He also played the role of Luis in Maria Del Barrio.
He has two brothers, AJ Dee who is also an actor and Ice Dee, currently a student of De La Salle University Manila – College of St. Benilde, and he also has a younger sister. Enchong Dee is a graduate of Naga Hope Christian School. He furthered his career in swimming in De La Salle University in Manila. He was part of the Philippine National Swimming Team through which he participated in the SEA Games and the 2006 Asian Games. He first appeared on a talk show, Home Boy as a guest when he was noticed by a number of modeling agencies and advertising agencies. Soon he was offered projects to appear in a number of Television Adverts. Subsequently, in 2007, he ventured into acting that landed him into several roles in Philippine Movies and Television.
Among the TV shows he appeared at includes Komiks Presents, Your Song Presents, Mars Ravelo’s Lastikman, Star Magic Presents, ASAP, Tayong Dalawa, Katorse, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Tanging Yaman, Magkaribal, Wansapanataym, Shout Out, Mara Clara, Maria Del Barrio and the most recent Ina, Kapatid, Anak. Among the movies he appeared at includes BFF (Best Friends Forever), Paano Ko Sasabihin?, Sa ‘Yo Lamang, I Do, The Reunion and The Strangers.
Among the Awards he received are Gawad PASADO’a Pinakapasadong Kabataan in 2010, 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards for Most Promising Love Team with Erich Gonzales in 2010, FAMAS Awards for German Moreno Youth Achievement Award in 2010, Star Magic Ball for Star Magic Ball’s Most Romantic Couple with Erich Gonzales in 2010, 41st Box Office Entertainment Awards for Most Promising Love Team of the Year with Erich Gonzales in 2010.Most recently, he received in 2012; Star Awards for TV – Best Single Performance by an Actor for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol, Gawad TANGLAW for Best Performance by an Actor (Single Performance) for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol and 43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards for the Best Loveteam for TV and Movies with Erich Gonzales.