Jorge Garcia’s Bio | About Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia’s Bio – If you are a fan of Hollywood movies, you would know that movies featuring Jorge Garcia are usually full of hilarious and rib-cracking scenes. Read on to know more about him.
Jorge Garcia's Bio
Jorge Garcia is an American actor who is, at the same time, a comedian. Although he has been featured in hundreds of movies, he gained global attention from the TV series titled “Lost,” where he portrayed Hugo “Hurley” Reyes, which lasted from 2004 to 2010.

Nationality And Birth

Jorge Garcia was born to Humberto Garcia, a Chilean-born doctor in Omaha, and Dora Mesa, a Cuban-born professor, Nebraska, on 28th April 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States of America. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 180kg.

While growing up in San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California, he had a passion for wrestling, and he took it up in high school. Due to his expertise, he was nicknamed “Baby-Faced Killer.” He was later chosen as the “Triton of the Year,” which happened to be the highest award given to a graduating senior.

In 1995, He graduated with a major in Communication Studies from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1995. He also took classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school.

Relationship And Marriage

Jorge Garcia was in a relationship with Malia Hansen between 2004 and 2006. Later in 2017, he began dating Bethany Leigh Shady ( ‘Lost’ co-star and novelist) in 2007. They lasted till 2013, after which they were no longer on social media platforms.
He got married to Rebecca Birdsall in 2019, whom he started dating in 2013 after he pathed ways with Bethany Leigh Shady, and they are yet to have a child.
Acting Career
Jorge Garcia has been featured in so many movies. Below are some of the movies he has acted in and the role which he portrayed.
  1. Raven’s Ridge (1997)- As Monty
  2. Tomorrow by Midnight (1999)- As Jay
  3. King of the Open Mics (2000)- As Meatloag
  4. The Slow and the Cautious (2002)- As Teddy
  5. Old School (2003)- As Jorge
  6. Our Time Is Up (2004)- As Gardener
  7. The Good Humor Man (2005)- As Mt. Rushmore
  8. Little Athens (2005)- As Pedro
  9. Deck the Halls (2006)- As Wallace
  10. Sweetzer (2007)- As Sergio
  11. Maktub (2011)- As Carlos
  12. The Ordained (2013)- As Carlos
  13. Cooties (2014)- As Rick
  14. The Wedding Ringer (2015)- As Lurch/ Garvey
  15. The Healer (2015)- As Father Malloy
  16. The Ridiculous 6 (2015)- As Herm
  17. Get a Job (2016)- As Fernando
  18. Food Truck (2014)- As Kyle
  19. Rock Dog (2016)- As Germue, etc.

The Journey Till Now

Garcia was not confused about his passion, so he was attending auditions for TV roles while he worked at Borders Books and music. In 1997. His acting debut was out. He acted as Hector Lopez in Becker TV series.

This was after he acted in a comic movie he featured titled Curb Your Enthusiasm after the producers spotted him on the comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm. He acted the role of Dr. Diego Soto in Alcatraz.

In the first episode of “How I Met Your Mother,” he was found titled Blitzgiving. He assumed the role of Bob Robinson Bobert in Mr. Sunshine 2001. He portrayed the role of Steve Wozniak in iSteve, a parody film produced by Funny or Die.

In season four of Hawaii Five, he appeared in a guest role where he played the character of Jerry Ortega but was later taken in as a regular on the show.

Jorge Garcia Facts

  • He had to skip his sister’s wedding on the hinterland because he was in Hawaii filming Lost (2004).
  • Jorge has had some popularity as a stand-up comedian in addition to his acting career.
  • His massive discography is well-known among his colleagues.
  • Nunu, Garcia’s pet dachshund-Chihuahua hybrid, was killed in a car accident on the day he was supposed to fly back to Los Angeles from Hawaii after completing “Lost.”
  • Has Cuban and Chilean ancestors.
  • He is the first Lost actor to be cast (2004).
  • Jorge claims that he was called to tryout for Lost (2004) because someone from the series recalled his appearance in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Car Pool Lane, according to an interview with Entertainment Weekly (2004).
  • Was a member of the wrestling squad in junior high. The Baby Face Assassin was his moniker.
  • He used to work at a bookstore. When he participated on the GSN game programme Russian Roulette, he revealed this information.
  • In Los Angeles, he participated in the ABC Actors Competition.
  • His image is widely used on Weezer’s album cover.
  • On September 14, 2010, the film “Hurley” was released. The album is titled after his Lost character (2004).
  • He also co-hosted Geronimo Jack’s Beard, a weekly podcast in which he and girlfriend Bethany Leigh Shady talked about the Season 6 screenplay.


Jorge Garcia’s Bio (Awards and Nominations)

Because of Garcia’s expertise in acting, he has earned a lot of awards. Check them out below;

1. Teen Choice Awards

2007- Nominee in the Choice TV: Sidekick category

2006- Nominee in the TV- Choice Sidekick category

2005- Nominee in the Choice TV Breakout Performance- Male and Choice TV Sidekick categories.

2. Screen Actors Guild Awards

2006- Winner of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award

3. ALMA Awards

2009- Nominee in the Actor in Television- Drama category

2008- Winner of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television Series award

2007- Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor- Television Series, Miniseries or Television Movie

2006- Winner of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series

4. Monte-Carlo TV Festival

2010, 2009, 2007- Golden Nymph nominee in the Outstanding Actor- Drama Series category

4. Gold Derby Awards

2010- Nominee in the Ensemble of the Year category 2008- Winner of Ensemble of the year

2007- Nominee in the Ensemble of the Year category

2006- Nominee in the Ensemble of the Year category

6. Imagen Foundation Awards

2010- Nominee in the Best Actor- Television category

2009- Nominee in the Best Supporting Actor/Television category

2007- Nominee in the Best Supporting Actor- Television category

He was nominated the Best Actor/Television at the Imagen Foundation Awards in 2012 for Alcatraz’s role.

Jorge Garcia’s Bio (Net worth)

Jorge Garcia’s net worth as of October 2020 is over $8 million.

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