Who is Alfred Vargas?
Alfredo Paolo Dumlao Vargas III (born on October 24, 1981 in San Juan City, Manila) is a Filipino actor and model. He also won as a councilor in the 2nd District of Quezon City. Having the second highest votes in the district.
Vargas graduated in A.B. Management Economics in Ateneo de Manila University. He began his career as a member of ABS-CBN Star Magic (formerly Star Circle) acting workshop Batch 10. From there, he had his TV role in the drama soap opera, Pangako Sa'yo, from the same network. But this Ateneo de Manila graduate was acting in theatre long before the talent scouts lured him into television.
His breakthrough role came in the film Bridal Shower in which he was able to display his acting potential as a drama actor. This along with the move to the GMA Network opened a slew of opportunities for the young actor. This move has seen him featured prominently in three notable shows in Philippine television: the daytime drama series, Daisy Siete, the fantasy series, Encantadia (as Aquil), and its prequel series Etheria (as Amarro, Aquil's father).
He played the leading role on the GMA daytime series Muli, opposite the Malaysian actress Carrie Lee and Marian Rivera as well as being part of the cast of Impostora in 2007. In 2008, he worked again with Marian Rivera in Dyesebel. He is also part of the upcoming installment of Una Kang Naging Akin co-starring Angelika dela Cruz, in which he plays "Ronnie".
His most recent movie projects include Status: Single and When I Met U. He is set to do an indie film, Amamanhig. In 2009, he appeared in All About Eve where he is reunited with his Impostora castmates Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, and Mark Anthony Fernandez. He then made a villainous turn when he played the pirate captain Lima Wong in Zorro. He went on to play "Gabriel" in Darna but had to leave the series as he applied for candidacy for councilor.
In 2010, Alfred Vargas is currently reappearing in "Darna", becoming a successful reporter. His character will play an important part of a plot line that revolves around Nadine Samonte and Katrina Halili.
In December 2010, he decided to change his current network from GMA-7 and move to his ABS-CBN and do projects for ABS-CBN uncontracted as he is a public servant and doesn't want to be exclusive. He currently plays the role of Prinsipe Irvin in ABS-CBN's Mutya.
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