Amir Carlos Damaso Vahidi Agassi (born December 12, 1979 in Makati City, Philippines), popularly known as Carlos Agassi and simply Amir, is a Filipino actor, TV host, rap artist, and model. He was launched as a member of ABS-CBN's Star Circle (now Star Magic) Batch 3 in 1993.
Amir Carlos Damaso Vahidi Agassi
December 12, 1979
|Other names||The Amir of Rap|
|Agent||Star Magic (1993–2014)|
GMA Artist Center (2014-present)
Agassi is a member of ABS CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic. He was part of a male group dubbed as "The Hunks" together with Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Diether Ocampo, and Bernard Palanca. During his tenure as part of The Hunks, he has been a primetime actor when he co-starred with Claudine Barretto in the hit teleserye Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan which ran from 2001 to 2003.
In 2014, Agassi appeared in GMA's Elemento.
Agassi has been a victim of numerous death hoax claiming that he had died due to alleged anabolic steroid abuse and that prior to his rumored death, Agassi had undergone dialysis procedure with the reason being on a kidney failure. The rumors had been proven false by Agassi himself. Agassi stated in an interview that his buff physique is a product of physical workout since the age of 16.
Given the moniker "The Prince of (Philippine) Rap", Agassi was met with criticism by the likes of veteran rappers Loonie, D-Coy of Madd Poets and Krazykyle of Rapskallion. He even filed a case against D-Coy and Krazykyle in 2006 and demanded the pulling of copies of the album United Freestyle v.2 where the lyrics of songs "Right Now" (D-Coy) and "No Album Got Skills" (Krazykyle) contain the lines "Ang dapat sa'yo mag-disappear tulad ng showbiz na si Amir" and "I destroy emcees more than your eyes can see, don't battle me I'll make you look like Carlos Agassi" respectively. The case, however, was quietly settled. In response to criticism, he together with award-winning rapper Gloc 9 and Mitchell Silonga released a single entitled "Alay Ko" in 2009, a song about Agassi's thoughts on destructive criticisms.
Agassi went a hiatus in showbiz sometime in mid 2000s to finish his degree in Psychology at De La Salle University. He also ventured into the restaurant business and opened Brasas, a Latin-American inspired restaurant in Metro Manila. Agassi also has his own recording studio called "Amir Carlos Agassi, Inc." where he releases his rap music and collaborates with other artists.
|1995||Eezy Dancing||Himself — Host||ABS-CBN|
|1995–2010||ASAP||Himself — Host / Performer|||
|1996||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode: "Basketball"|||
|1999||Saan Ka Man Naroroon||Richard Luciano|
|2001||Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan||Benjamin "Benjie" Ilagan / Benedicto|||
|2003||Masayang Tanghali Bayan||Himself — Host|
|2003||Victim||Himself — Host|
|2005||Bora: Sons of the Beach||Caloy|
|2005||Kaya Mo Ba 'To?||Host / Himself|
|2006||Star Magic Presents: Ang Lovey Kong All Around||Max|
|2007||Princess Sarah||Philip Burrow|||
|2007||Palimos ng Pag-ibig||Dick|
|2009||Banana Split||Romeo / Himself|
|2010||Agua Bendita||Baldo Barrameda|
|2010||Wansapanataym||Epoy||Episode: "Ali Badbad en da Madyik Banig"|
|2011||Wansapanataym||Billy's Dad||Episode: "A Boy's Bestfriend"|
|2011||Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig||Mr. Dizon|
|2012||Wako Wako||Tommy Nograles|
|2012||Wansapanataym||Jeff||Episode: "Perfect Gift"|
|2013||Swak na Swak||Co-host|
|2015||Imbestigador||Anacleto "Dongoy/Nono" Brezuela||Episode: "Robin Jacques Ong Rape-Slay Case"||GMA Network|
|2015||Elemento Presents : Pandora, Ang Diwata ng Wawa||James|
|2015||Mac & Chiz||Dodong||Episode: "Buwang for All"|
|2015||Juan Tamad||Senator Iñigo Imperial|
|2015||Karelasyon||Ronald||Episode: "Unhappy Wife"|
|2016||Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday||Ador|
|2016||Dear Uge||Ken Mariano||Episode: "Faking Girls"|
|2017||Karelasyon||Dick||Episode: "Perfect Woman"|
|2017||Wish Ko Lang||Estong||Episode: "Matador"|
|2018||Victor Magtanggol||Arvin Espiritu|
|2019||Beautiful Justice||Adam Balagtas|
|2019||One Of The Baes||Carpenter Boy|
|1996||Ang TV: The Adarna Adventure|
|1997||Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2|
|1998||Mystrio (Uno...Dos...Tres Pilyos!)|
|1998||Muling Ibalik Ang Tamis Ng Pag-ibig|
|2006||Oh, My Ghost!|
|2007||Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Beginning of the Legend|
|2010||My Amnesia Girl|
|2011||The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin||Paul Marigma|||
|2012||Every Breath U Take|
|2012||Moron 5 and the Crying Lady||Alvin Cabalda|
|2000||The Amir of Rap||PARI:|
|2003||C.A.R.L.O.S. (Can Agassi Rap Like Old School?)||PARI:|
- Almo, Nerisa (26 August 2007). "Carlos Agassi on rumors that he's dying: "Buhay na buhay po ako."". PEP.ph. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
- Bonifacio, Julie (18 September 2007). "Cherry Lou and Michael Agassi exchange wedding vows". PEP.ph. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
- "'PBB' Housemate Calls Filipino Boyfriend 'the Worst'". ABS-CBN News. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- Pumaloy, Rey (27 August 2014). "Carlos Agassi, Aminadong Mama's Boy; 'di na Matutuloy ang Pagpapakasal sa Nobya". pep.ph. Retrieved 20 November 2016 – via GMA News Online.
- "About". ASAP. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- "Basketball". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
- "What Happened to Carlos Agassi?". ABS-CBN News. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- "'Princess Sarah' Cast Members". 30 January 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- Paredes, Andrew (2 January 2003). "Easier on the Eyes". Manila Standard. Retrieved 12 October 2016 – via Google News.
- "Praybeyt Benjamin Available on Video". The Philippine Star. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2016.