Handsome and muscular leading man who made his screen debut in _Chanoc (1966)_. Born in Dominican Republic from Spanish parents who relocated to Mexico, García was a leading sex symbol from the late '60s into the '80s. He won a well-publicized bout with cancer in the '90s by -- it is claimed -- using an herbal remedy. His sons Andrés García Jr. and Leonardo García Vale are also actors. Nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Ariel in 1974 for _Principio, El (1972)_. Over the past decade, García has dedicated most of his time to soap operas.
He was the first and only man who risked his life daring to ride Lemon, Bull, Blue and Tiger sharks in the open ocean thirty years ago.
His helicopter crashed into a lake and he lost consciousness while trapped underwater. Miraculously he was able to escape two minutes later.
Prostate cancer almost took his life when 2 huge tumors in his prostate nearly spread to his urinary tract with a count of PSA 8. Today 7 years later his PSA count is 0.1 and according to the doctors, Andres is cured.
Andres survived an attempted assasination when 16 bullets riddled his car in Venezuela.
20 years ago, a friend suggested he take a medication for emotional control in incorrect toxic dosages which resulted in his developing leukemia.