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Andrew E.
Birth name Andrew Ford Valentino Espiritu
Born (1967-07-30) July 30, 1967 (age 56)
Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Origin Parañaque, Philippines
  • Pinoy hip hop
  • pop-rap
  • dirty rap
  • Pinoy rap
  • Rapper
  • actor
  • comedian
  • producer
  • entrepreneur
  • toy collector
Years active 1985–present
  • Dongalo Wreckords
  • Viva
Associated acts Salbakuta

Andrew Ford Valentino Espiritu (born July 30, 1967) is a Filipino rapper, record producer, actor, toy collector and comedian. He is best known in the Philippines for his 1990 debut hit single "Humanap Ka Ng Panget" (Look For Someone Ugly). Andrew E. won a 'Rap Album of the Year' award for his latest album Clubzilla at the 2010 PMPC Star Awards for Music. His latest single is "Shoot Shoot Part 2" which later used as instrumental for campaign jingle "Heto Na Inday Sara."


Espiritu first worked as a DJ in a popular club, Euphoria and was discovered by guitarman Ramon "RJ" Jacinto in 1991. He made his television debut on That's Entertainment, a variety show hosted by the late German Moreno on GMA-7. He eventually started his professional career in December 1990 when he released his debut single "Humanap Ka ng Panget" (transl. Find Someone Who Is Ugly).

Andrew's career branched out as he began to star in comedy films based on his songs.

In mid-1997, Espiritu founded an independent rap label named Dongalo Wreckords for the purpose of discovering and producing new rap talents, one of them being the rap group Salbakuta, with their debut single "S2upid Luv" becoming a best-seller and spawning a film starring Espiritu. He also runs the rap scene in Dongalo Wreckords, using the pseudonym "Pooch".

Espiritu spent some time in Japan in the late 1990s, performing in clubs and eventually releasing a CD single with two rap songs in Japanese about the misadventures of a tourist in Tokyo.

In 2000, he was a consultant to Caloocan City Mayor Reynaldo Malonzo "for entertainment and cultural affairs".

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In 2010, he was one of the judges in ABS-CBN's noontime variety/talent show Showtime. He later returned as a judge in the Showtime segment "Hype Best".

He has notably collaborated with Sharon Cuneta, Willie Revillame, Joey de Leon, Regine Velasquez, Francis M., Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, Carlos Agassi, Death Threat, Salbakuta, DJs such as DJ Coki of Wil Time Big Time, DJ MOD of Showtime and DJ Belal of New York, and actresses such as Maricel Soriano, Ana Roces, Nanette Medved, Charlene Gonzalez, Vina Morales, Sheryl Cruz, Gelli de Belen, Alice Dixson, Amanda Page, Rufa Mae Quinto, Donita Rose and Rica Peralejo.

Espiritu returned to acting in 2016 as Uge, the biological father of Serena (played by Liza Soberano) in ABS-CBN's drama series Dolce Amore.

Andrews first Star Cinema movie was "Raketeros", a comedy movie was released in 2013 for the film company's 20th anniversary of Star Cinema and ABS-CBN Film Productions.

Andrew returns to big screen via a newest wackiest comedy film Sanggano, Sanggago't Sanggwapo, marking his returning to Viva Films since his last film was AB Normal College was released in 2004. Sanggano, Sanggago't Sanggwapo was released in theaters in September 2019, with co stars Dennis Padilla, Janno Gibbs, Louise Delos Reyes and Eddie Garcia with Al Tantay as director.

Personal life

Espirutu married Mylene Espiritu in March 2000. The couple have three children.



Year Title Role Ref.
1990 Humanap Ka ng Panget Andy
1991 Pitong Gamol Ambong
1991 Andrew Ford Medina: Huwag Kang Gamol Andrew Ford Medina
1992 Alabang Girls Unat/Straight
1992 Mahirap Maging Pogi Parding Pogi
1992 Pretty Boy Pretty Boy/Cute
1993 Manchichiritchit Isko
1993 Gagay: Prinsesa ng Brownout cameo appearance as himself
1993 Ang Boyfriend Kong Gamol Tom Cruz
1993 Row 4: Ang Baliktorians Agapito "Aguy" Santos
1994 Pinagbiyak Na Bunga: Lookalayk Urot/Blacky
1994 Megamol Clark "Uragon" Bokol
1994 Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko Robin
1995 Bikini Watch Kiko
1995 P're Hanggang Sa Huli Cooper Guerrero
1995 Bangers Hap Hibang
1996 Neber-2-Geder Bert Control
1996 Where 'D' Girls 'R' Andong
1997 Si Mokong, si Astig, at si Gamol Gamol
1997 Roberta Special Participation (Andrew E.'s 1st Drama Movie)
1997 Matinik Na Bading, Mga Syukeng Nuking Tirso/Tricia
1997 Extranghero Botong
2000 Markova: Comfort Gay Chiquito/Tintoy on the film set
2000 Mana-Mana Tiba-Tiba Wilson
2001 Tusong Twosome Bano
2001 Banyo Queen Drew
2002 Burles King Daw, O! Troy
2002 D' Uragons: Never Umuurong Always Sumusulong Orot
2002 S2pid Luv George
2003 A.B. Normal College (Todo Na 'Yan, Kulang Pa 'Yun) Andres
2013 Raketeros Andoy
2019 Sanggano, Sanggago't Sanggwapo Andy
2020 Pakboys Takusa John
2021 Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo 2: Aussie! Aussie (O Sige) Andy
2021 Mang Jose Mount Apolinario
2021 Shoot Shoot Jack


Year Title Role Network Ref.
2016 Dolce Amore Uge, Selena's father ABS-CBN
2017–present I Can See Your Voice Himself / Sing-vestigators ABS-CBN, Kapamilya Channel



  • 1990 - "Humanap Ka ng Panget"
  • 1990 - "Ize Ba Tayo Dyan?"
  • 1990 - "Wag Kang Gamol"
  • 1991 - "Mas Gusto Mo Siya"
  • 1991 - "Mahal Kita"
  • 1991 - "Bini B. Rocha"
  • 1991 - "Andrew Ford Medina"
  • 1992 - "Mahirap Maging Pogi"
  • 1992 - "Alabang Girls"
  • 1993 - "Manchichiritchit"
  • 1994 - "Ang Boyfriend Kong Gamol" (featuring Alice Dixson)
  • 1994 - "Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko"
  • 1995 - "Banyo Queen"
  • 1995 - "Akala Ko" (duet with Sharon Cuneta)
  • 1995 - "Bikini Watch"
  • 1995 - "Hibangers"
  • 1996 - "Neber-2-Geder"
  • 1997 - "Where the Girls Are"
  • 1999 - "Maggy"
  • 1999 - "Rubber Dickey"
  • 1999 - "Babala" as Pooch
  • 2000 - "Kagat ng Aso" (Dog bite)
  • 2001 - "Sinabmarin"
  • 2002 - "ShaNaNa"
  • 2003 - "Honey"
  • 2004 - "Shoot Shoot"
  • 2004 - "Pink Palaka"
  • 2004 - "That's Why I Love You" (with Regine Velasquez)
  • 2005 - "Banyo Queen 2"
  • 2006 - "Clean"
  • 2008 - "Ikaw" (Humanap Ka ng Panget Part 2)
  • 2010 - "Sophisitkado" (PMPC Winner/Rap Album of the Year)
  • 2010 - "Danz Now" (with Bugoy na Koykoy and Anne Jameo)
  • 2010 - "A.N.D.R.E.W.F.O.R.D"
  • 2013 - "Ayokong Magtiis Ka" (Niloko si Mark Nievera)
  • 2013 - "I Wish I Can" (with Bastee)
  • 2016 - "Neng, Ikaw Ba Yan?" (with Damuho Skwad)
  • 2020 - "Huwag Kang Gamol" (2020 Remix)
  • 2020 - "Tamang-tama"
  • 2021 - "Shoot-Shoot" (Part 2)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 Awit Awards Best Novelty Recording "Cowboy - Cowgirl" Nominated
MYX Music Awards Favorite Urban Video "Ikaw (Humanap Ka Ng Pangit Part 2)" Nominated
2010 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music Rap Album of the Year "Clubzilla" Won

See also

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