Kristoffer Ryan Agoncillo, popularly known as Ryan Agoncillo, is a a Filipino actor and television host.
He is the main host of Philippine Idol, the national talent search contest patterned after American Idol.
Agoncillo was born on April 10, 1979 in Manila, Philippines. Growing up in an upper middle-class family, he attended private schools from elementary to college.
He graduated from De La Salle University-Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Organizational Communication.
Agoncillo started modeling at the age of fifteen (15). He has appeared in television commercials, most notably for Penshoppe, a clothing line; Sprite, a sofdrink brand; and Islacom, a wireless cellular communications provider.
Agoncillo became one of the original hosts of Mornings at GMA, an early morning variety program of GMA Network. He also hosted Campus Video, a short-lived program shown every Saturday mornings at GMA Network.
He moved to ABS-CBN Network, and became a co-host in Talk TV, a late morning talk show co-hosted by broadcasters Julius Babao and Christine Bersola, and actress Janette McBride. Agoncillo was briefly paired with co-host Janet McBride. Rumors spread that the two were exclusively dating for a period of time.
He also hosted Breakfast, an early morning variety program; and Y-Speak, a youth-oriented talk show and debate forum. Both shows are still aired in Studio 23, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Network. He won his first KBP Golden Dove Awards for his Best Talk Show host in 2005 for Studio 23's "Y-Speak".
Agoncillo is current the main host of Philippine Idol, a reality singing contest telecast on ABC-5. He works alongside fellow ABS-CBN actress Heart Evangelista.
Agoncillo joined the talent cast of ABS-CBN. He is most memorable for playing the love interest of Judy Ann Santos in the television soap opera Krystala. He again appeared with Santos in the movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo. He received best actor nominations from different award-giving bodies for his portrayal of a confused newly-wed husband in this film.
He also played a main cast role in Bituing Walang Ningning, an ABS-CBN soap opera featuring singer-actresses Sarah Geronimo, Angelika De la Cruz, and Zsa Zsa Padilla in the leads.
Agoncillo also played leading roles in independent film projects and television drama shows. He played the distinct roles of a grease-filled beggar and a transvestite in two separate dramatic episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya, the biographical drama series of ABS-CBN.