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Jorge Garcia

Actor
Born April 28, 1973 (51 years)
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.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Deck the Halls
  • The Healer
  • Rock Dog
  • Condor's Nest
  • Tales from the Crapper
Known For
  • Lost
  • The Ridiculous 6
  • The Wedding Ringer
  • Alcatraz
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
  • Nobody Knows I'm Here
  • Deck the Halls
  • Cooties
  • The Munsters
  • Get a Job
  • Becker
  • The Healer
  • Bookie
  • Lost: Epilogue - The New Man in Charge
  • Mr. Sunshine
  • Rock Dog
  • Our Time Is Up
  • Condor's Nest
  • Columbo: Columbo Likes the Nightlife
  • The Good Humor Man
  • iSteve
  • All the World Is Sleeping

Filmography

2023
Bookie (TV Series) · as Hector
2023
Condor's Nest · as Proprietor Hipolito
2022
The Munsters · as Floop
2022
2021
2020
2020
The Wrong Missy · as Guy On Plane
2019
The Masked Singer (US) (TV Series) · as Cyclops
2016
The Healer · as Father Malloy
2016
MacGyver (2016) (TV Series) · as Jerry Ortega
2016
Rock Dog · as Germur (voice)
2016
Get a Job · as Fernando The Janitor
2015
The Ridiculous 6 · as Herm
2015
The Wedding Ringer · as Lurch / Garvey
2014
Cooties · as Rick
2014
BoJack Horseman (TV Series) · as Jorge Garcia (voice)
2014
Spade · as Alfred
2013
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series) · as Bryan
2013
2013
iSteve · as Steve Wozniak
2012
Alcatraz (TV Series) · as Diego Soto
2011
Maktub · as Carlos
2011
Once Upon a Time (2011) (TV Series) · as Anton
2011
Mr. Sunshine (TV Series) · as Bobert
2010
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (TV Series) · as Jerry Ortega
2010
2010
2010
Lost: Final Chapter · as Hugo Reyes
2009
Lost: A Journey in Time · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2009
Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6 · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2009
Lost: Destiny Calls · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2008
Fringe (TV Series) · as Kevin
2007
Phineas and Ferb (TV Series) · as Rodrigo
2007
Sweetzer · as Sergio
2007
Californication (TV Series) · as Drug Dealer
2007
Lost: The Answers · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2007
2006
2006
Lost: A Tale of Survival · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2006
The Lost Survival Guide · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2006
Click · as Ammer In Sap Scene (uncredited)
2006
Lost: Reckoning · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2006
Lost: Revelation · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2005
Destination Lost · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2005
How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) · as Steve Henry
2005
Little Athens · as Pedro
2005
Lost: The Journey · as Hugo 'hurley' Reyes
2005
The Good Humor Man · as Mt. Rushmore
2004
Our Time Is Up · as Gardner
2004
Lost (TV Series) · as Hurley Reyes
2004
Higglytown Heroes (TV Series) · as Dog Trainer Hero
2004
2004
Best Week Ever (TV Series)
2004
Happily Even After · as Chris
2003
Rock Me Baby (TV Series) · as Vizzy
2003
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
2003
Old School · as Jorge
2002
2001
2000
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) · as Drug Dealer
1999
Raven's Ridge · as Monty
1998
Becker (TV Series) · as Hector Lopez
1998
The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series) · as Ricardo (voice)
1996
Spin City (TV Series) · as Cabbie
1971
Columbo (TV Series) · as Julius

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