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Jorge Garcia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jorge García (born April 28, 1973, height 5' 11½" (1,82 m)) is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker and later for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the television series Lost. Garcia also performs as a stand-up comedian. He most recently starred in the FOX television series Alcatraz, as well as playing a minor character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. García was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Dora Mesa, is a Cuban-born professor, and his father, Humberto Garcia, is a Chilean-born doctor. He grew up in Southern California and went to San Clemente High School. As a senior, he was selected by the faculty as "Triton of the Year", the highest award given to a graduating senior. Garcia graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1995 as a Communication Studies major. García 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. García 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 due out in 2012. In the independent film, he will play a man named Jason, 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 23 November 2010, Garcia made a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother's 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 cancelled 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.


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Born:
Apr 28, 1973 In Omaha - Nebraska - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1983-04-04
Latest Project:
Movie The Healer 2017-02-17
Known For
Poster of Rock Dog
Poster of Once Upon a Time
Poster of Becker
Poster of Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Filmography
Movie The Healer Father Malloy 2017-02-17
Series Lost: Missing Pieces Unknown 2016
Movie Get a Job Fernando 2016-03-25
Movie Rock Dog Germur (voice) 2016-07-08
Movie The Wedding Ringer Lurch / Garvey 2015-01-16
Movie The Ridiculous 6 Herm 2015-12-11
Movie Cooties Rick 2014-10-10
Movie iSteve Steve Wozniak 2013-04-14
Series Alcatraz Diego Soto 2012-01-16
Series Once Upon a Time Giant/Anton 2011-10-23
Movie Maktub Carlos 2011-12-16
Series Hawaii Five-0 Jerry Ortega 2010-09-20
Movie The Good Humor Man Mt. Rushmore 2008-02-19
Series Fringe Unknown 2008-09-09
Movie Deck the Halls Wallace 2006-11-22
Series How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Movie Little Athens Pedro 2005-06-01
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Movie Tales from the Crapper Racoon Head 2004-01-29
Movie Our Time Is Up Gardner 2004-01-01
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Lost Hugo "Hurley" Reyes 2004-09-22
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Rock Me Baby Unknown 2003-09-16
Series Becker Hector Lopez 1998-11-02
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04