Jorge Garcia Bio, Age, Wife, Career, Net Worth, Weight Loss, Movies

Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on Becker probably best known for…

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Jorge Garcia Biography

Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker but is probably best known for his portrayal of Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the television series Lost from 2004 to 2010.

Jorge Garcia

Garcia performs as a stand-up comedian. He starred in the FOX television series Alcatraz and played a minor character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He stars as Jerry Ortega on Hawaii Five-0 and can be seen in the Netflix original movie Ridiculous 6. Garcia also appeared on the cover of Weezer’s 2010 album Hurley in a close-up shot from a photo he took with vocalist Rivers Cuomo

Jorge Garcia Age

The comic actor who is of Cuban and Chilean ethnicity was born on April 28, 1973, in Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha.

Jorge Garcia Parents

He is the son of Dora Mesa, a Cuban-born professor, and Humberto Garcia, a Chilean-born doctor. Garcia grew up with his parents in San Juan Capistrano of Orange County, California and he schooled at San Clemente High School.

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Jorge Garcia Wife

His first relationship that went public was with Malia Hansen whom he dated between 2004 and 2006. The two remained together until 2007 when he began to date his Lost co-star, Bethany Leigh Shady.

The two were seen together on red carpet events and they even had their pictures posted on their various social media platforms.

Jorge Garcia Education

Garcia attended San Clemente High School where he participated in wrestling. He was nicknamed “Baby-Faced Killer.” In addition to wrestling, Garcia was also drawn to acting and performed in school plays.

Despite his passion for extracurricular activities, Garcia wasn’t a dummy. In his senior year, he was named “Triton of the Year,” the highest award ever given to a senior graduand. He attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) graduating in 1995 with a major in Communication Studies.

Jorge Garcia Career

Garcia spent six years working at Borders Books and Music while auditioning. He was in a few commercials during that time. Jorge later said that his first taste of street recognition came from starring in a Jack in the Box commercial which was aired frequently on local television. He began landing roles in television and film, but his career really took off when he played the role of Hugo Reyes (Hurley) in the television series Lost.

Garcia was the first actor to be cast on Lost after the producers saw him on Curb Your Enthusiasm the night before casting began, and created the character of Hugo Reyes specifically for him. Garcia appeared in the second episode of the eighth season of Celebrity Poker Showdown, where he lost to Michael Ian Black. He was a contestant on an episode of Russian Roulette on Game Show Network. He missed a question about the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 and fell through the trap door.

Garcia is scheduled to star in the movie When We Were Pirates, for which he is also an associate producer. In the independent film, he will play a man named Jerry, who along with a group of close friends, learn that their childhood love of playing pirates helps them overcome some of the difficulties they face later in their lives. He is also seen singing in the studio for the upcoming project on an officially released YouTube clip.

During Lost’s run, Garcia wrote a blog about the show called Dispatches from the Island. He also hosted a weekly podcast, Geronimo Jack’s Beard, in which he discussed the script of Season 6 along with his then-girlfriend Bethany Leigh Shady.

Garcia is also featured on the front cover of Weezer’s album Hurley, released on September 10, 2010. The album is named after his character from Lost. He performed as a guest vocalist at several Weezer concerts in 2010.

On 21 November 2010, Entertainment Weekly announced that Garcia was cast in the upcoming U.S. television series Alcatraz. On 22 November 2010, Garcia made a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mothers episode “Blitzgiving”. In the episode, references are made to Garcia’s time on Lost.

In 2011, Garcia appeared as a recurring character in Mr. Sunshine, portraying a caretaker at the Sunshine Center. Starting in January 2012, Garcia portrayed Dr. Diego Soto, an Alcatraz expert, in the FOX series, Alcatraz. The show was a mid-season replacement for Fox’s Terra Nova. Despite an impressive start, the series was officially canceled by Fox on May 9, 2012, due to dropping viewership throughout its run. Garcia appeared on The Nerdist podcast posted June 18, 2012.

In 2013, Garcia played Steve Wozniak in the parody film, iSteve, produced for the Funny or Die website. After appearing as a guest star in several seasons four episodes of Hawaii Five-0, Garcia, who plays the character of Jerry Ortega, was promoted to a series regular starting with season five. In 2015, he joined the cast of The Healer starring with British actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Camilla Luddington, and Jonathan Pryce.

Jorge Garcia Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor and comedian has about $5 million as his net worth. He was able to gather such a huge amount for himself through his acting career and partly from his career as a comedian.

Jorge Garcia Height

Garcia stands tall at height 1.83 m.

Jorge Garcia Weight Loss

While many think that Garcia’s career may be limited due to his weight, the actor has never seen it as a challenge, instead, he used it to his own advantage. However, there are times where he needed to lose some weight for him to effectively play a role in films.

For instance, he kinda lost up to 30 pounds before the series, Lost began. Currently, the actor is an inch taller than 6 feet and his body weight is estimated at 400 lbs. Some sources have it that the actor has been sternly warned to work on his weight or risk falling victim to illnesses like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart attack.

Jorge Garcia Movies

  • The Wedding Ringer
  • Cooties
  • Rock Dog
  • Deck the Halls
  • The Healer
  • The Good Humor Man
  • Get a Job
  • Little Athens
  • Sweetzer
  • Tomorrow by Midnight
  • Our Time Is Up
  • The Ridiculous 6

Where is Jorge Garcia Now?

After playing a role as Hurley in Lost, Garcia has been in a variety of television shows including Maggie, Bojack Horseman, Alcatraz and Hawaii Five-0. He is currently said to be working on a forthcoming drama When We Were Pirates and thriller Running Out of Time, which will also feature some of his Lost co-stars.

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