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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 April 1973Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Birth NameJorge Fernando Garcia
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jorge Garcia was born on April 28, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Jorge Fernando Garcia. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), The Wedding Ringer (2015) and Deck the Halls (2006).

Trade Mark (1)

Long curly hair

Trivia (13)

He had to miss his sister's wedding back on the mainland because he was shooting Lost (2004) over in Hawaii.
Besides his success as an actor, Jorge has been fairly successful as a stand-up comedian.
He is well-known among friends for his enormous record collection.
His 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.".
Is of Cuban and Chilean descent.
The first actor to be cast on Lost (2004).
In 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).
Was on the High School Wrestling team. His nickname was the Baby Face Assassin.
Used to be a newsstand operator. He gave this information when he appeared on GSN game show Russian Roulette.
Was in the ABC Actors Showcase in Los Angeles.
His 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).
Used 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.
He also hosted a weekly podcast, Geronimo Jack's Beard, in which he discussed the script of Season 6 along with girlfriend Bethany Leigh Shady.

Personal Quotes (14)

Bad people are intriguing!
Mixing humor and harsh reality is a very human behavior, it's the way people stay sane in their daily lives.
I 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.
Life 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.
I definitely try to mix humor into anything I do, even if it is into a drama.
I have gotten used to working in the dark and I dig it.
That'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.
I'm perfectly happy doing nothing. I'll hang around the house and take the dog to the park.
You can get fired from any job at any time.
I just enjoy the ride while I have it.
People don't really want to know what happens. They ask you for just a second, but then they don't want to know.
J.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.
There'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.
I 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.

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