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Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian who is widely famous for his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker and as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the television series Lost from the year 2004 to 2010.

Jorge Garcia was born on 28th April 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States of America. As of 2019, his age is 46 years old with his birth sign Taurus. He was born to parents Humberto Garcia (father) and Dora Mesa (mother). His father is a Chilean-born doctor while his mother is a Cuban -born professor.

Jorge Garcia with his family during his childhood
Caption: Jorge Garcia with his family during his childhood
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Jorge holds American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group (Cuban and Chilean). He was raised in San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California.

Education

He completed his high school from San Clemente High School. In high school, Jorge was a wrestler and was nicknamed Baby-Faced killer for his innocent looking face but killer moves in the ring. As a senior, he was chosen by the faculty as Triton of the Year, an award was given to a graduating senior.

In the year 1995, he graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Communication Studies major. He had an interest in acting since childhood, so Garcia also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Jorge Garcia?

Jorge Garcia has collected a huge amount of sum through her career as an actor. He has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million as of 2019. Likewise, the source of his income is his on-screen work and his advertisement deals simultaneously with stock investments. In the year 1997 in Raven’s Ridge, he earned an estimated salary of $58k in an episode of 2004.

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Caption: Jorge Garcia actor/comedian
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While he played in Lost, Jorge charged $40k per episode which later increased to $80k. Also, he is an associate producer of the movie When We Were Pirates that stacked up $32.3 million. Jorge 2016 movie Rock Dog earned around $15 million at the box office.

House

He owns a house in New York which he bought for $40 million.

Relationship Status

Jorge Garcia recently tied the wedding knot with the beautiful Rebecca Birdsall at Leixlip Manor, close to Dublin.

Jorge Garcia with his wife, Rebecca Birdsall during their wedding
Caption: Jorge Garcia with his wife, Rebecca Birdsall during their wedding
Photo: Instagram

Past Relationships

He was in a relationship with Malia Hansen for almost 2 years from 2004 to 2006. After the breaking up with Malia, he began dating novelist, and Lost co-star Bethany Leigh Shady in 2007. During the beginning of their relationship, the couple were seen together at the red carpet events and posted pictures of each other on the social sites. In 2013, they vanished from the media spotlight.

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Caption: Jorge Garcia with ex-girlfriend, Bethany Leigh Shady
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Height & Weight

Jorge Garcia stands at a tall height of 6 feet whereas his body weight is around 136 kg. He has hazel eyes color with dark brown hair color.

Weight Loss

Jorge adopted veganism and consumed an entirely plant-based diet excluding all kinds of animal products including dairy products. This lifestyle change had a significant impact on his life and weight as he lost around 100lbs. As of now, he weighs 300lbs and is out of the danger zone.

Jorge is active on social sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 94.3k followers on his official Twitter account and around 199k followers on his official Instagram account.

Career

Garcia started his acting career officially in 1997 after he studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school. While he auditioned for roles, Garcia worked at Borders Books and Music to support himself. He spent six years as an employee of Borders Books and Music too. Then he got television advertisements gigs, the most popular amongst all was a Jack in the Box commercial that aired on the local TV stations. His initial recurring character came in Becker where Jorge characterized Hector Lopez for almost 13 episodes.

Jorge Garcia
Caption: Jorge Garcia actor/comedian
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His big break came in the year 2004 after landing the role of Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes in American Drama Television series Lost. After that, he appeared in 108 episodes and for his performance won him a Screen Actors Guild Award. After his big achievement in Lost, Jorge got a chance to play a handful of film gigs involving Little Athens in 2005, Deck the Halls in 2006 and Sweetzer in 2007.

Also, he had a guest role in How I Met Your MotherFringe, and Mr. Sunshine.  Besides this, he was cast in the FOX series, Alcatraz, however, the show was discontinued because of the low ranking. Some of his recent feature film gigs include Get a Job (2016) and Rock Dog (2016).

Facts of Jorge Garcia

Full NameJorge Garcia
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1973
Age47 years 1 months
Place Of BirthOmaha, Nebraska, United States
Height6 feet
Weight136 kg
ProfessionActor, comedian
EducationUniversity of California Los Angeles (UCLA), San Clemente High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseRebecca Birdsall 
ParentsHumberto Garcia, Dora Mesa
Star SignTaurus
AwardsSAG Award, ALMA Awards
NominationsImagen Award, ALMA Award, Teen Choice Award, Scream Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2006)
Movies"Lost" (2004-2010), "Alcatraz" (2012), "Hawaii Five-0" (2013-), "How I Met Your Mother" (2010,2014), "Food Truck" (2014), "The Ridiculuos 6" (2015), "The Wedding Ringer" (2015)
TV ShowsOnce Upon a Time (2012-2013), "Russian Roulette" on Game Show Network

Quotes of Jorge Garcia

#Quote
1I have been sent three or four scripts for television series, but there wasn't anything I really wanted to do. I want to tell a good story, whether it's a TV show, a movie, whatever. That's really my No. 1 criteria.
2There's certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it's tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.
3J.J. Abrams is definitely a guy that when he calls, you want to answer. He's incredibly focused. When he was shooting the pilot on 'Lost,' we'd do a take and he'd go back to his tent and be working on the first episodes of 'Lost' as well as the cliffhanger for the eighth season of 'Alias.' He's an incredible multitasker.
4People don't really want to know what happens. They ask you for just a second, but then they don't want to know.
5I just enjoy the ride while I have it.
6You can get fired from any job at any time.
7I'm perfectly happy doing nothing. I'll hang around the house and take the dog to the park.
8That's always a cool thing to be the voice of what the eyes are seeing. It gives you the role of the Greek chorus and that's always fun to do.
9I have gotten used to working in the dark and I dig it.
10I definitely try to mix humor into anything I do, even if it is into a drama.
11Life is very nice in Hawaii. I rent a place that has its own cottage so when my friends and family come to visit, they have somewhere nice to stay.
12I used to work at this store called Music Plus in San Clemente, California, when I was growing up, and then they became Blockbuster Music, and, like, you had to get a haircut to work there, and at the time I had some pretty long hair. So after that policy was imposed, I knew that was going to be my last summer working there.
13Mixing humor and harsh reality is a very human behavior, it's the way people stay sane in their daily lives.
14Bad people are intriguing!

Quick Facts of Jorge Garcia

#Fact
1He also hosted a weekly podcast, Geronimo Jack's Beard, in which he discussed the script of Season 6 along with girlfriend Bethany Leigh Shady.
2Used to be a news stand operator. Ironically, his character Hector on 'Becker (1998)' became the proprietor of the news stand after the finale when Jake moved to Chicago.
3His picture is prominently featured on the cover of Weezer's album "Hurley", released on September 14, 2010. The album is named after his character from Lost (2004).
4Was in the ABC Actors Showcase in Los Angeles.
5Used to be a newsstand operator. He gave this information when he appeared on GSN game show Russian Roulette.
6Was on the High School Wrestling team. His nickname was the Baby Face Assassin.
7In an interview given to Entertainment Weekly, Jorge says that he was invited to audition for Lost (2004) because someone involved with the show remembered his performance in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Car Pool Lane (2004).
8The first actor to be cast on Lost (2004).
9Is of Cuban and Chilean descent.
10His beloved a dachshund-Chihuahua mix, Nunu, was hit and killed by a car on the day Garcia was scheduled to move to Los Angeles from Hawaii after wrapping "Lost.".
11He is well-known among friends for his enormous record collection.
12Besides his success as an actor, Jorge has been fairly successful as a stand-up comedian.
13He had to miss his sister's wedding back on the mainland because he was shooting Lost (2004) over in Hawaii.

Trademarks of Jorge Garcia

#Trademark
1Long curly hair

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