Jorge Garcia Biography
|Date of Birth:||1973 , April-28|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||Jorge Fernando Garcia|
|Birth Place/City||Omaha, Nebraska|
|Profession||Actor and Comedian|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Weight in KG||136|
|Girlfriend||Bethany Legh Shady|
|Education||University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)|
|Awards||2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards|
|Movies||iSteve, Get a Job and Rock Dog|
|TV Show||Lost, Becker|
Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian. His performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker got him public attention. But apparently, he became famous for playing the role of Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes in the TV series Lost from 2004 to 2010. In recent, he starred in the FOX Television series Alcatraz as well as playing a small role on ABC's Once Upon a Time.
Early Life And Education Of Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia was born on 28 April 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. He is the son of Humberto Garcia (father) and Dora Mesa (mother). His father is a Chilean-born doctor and mother is a Cuban -born professor.
Garcia was raised in San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California. He completed his high school from San Clemente High School. In high school, he was a wrestler and was nicknamed 'Baby-Faced killer' for his innocent looking face but killer moves in the ring.
As a senior, Gracia was chosen by the faculty as 'Triton of the Year', an award was given to a graduating senior. In 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 he also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school.
Jorge Garcia's Career
Garcia kick-started acting career officially in 1997 after he studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school. While he auditioned for roles, he worked at Borders Books and Music to support himself. He spent six years as an employee of Borders Books and Music.
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 he characterized Hector Lopez for almost 13 episodes.
His big break came in 2004 after landing the role of Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes in American Dram Television series Lost. He appeared in 108 episodes and for his performance won him a Screen Actors Guild Award.
After his big achievement in Lost, he got chance to play a handful of film gigs involving Little Athens in 2005, Deck the Halls in 2006 and Sweetzer in 2007. He also had a guest role in How I Met Your Mother, Fringe, and Mr. Sunshine.
He was cast in FOX series, Alcatraz, however, the show was discontinued because of the low ranking. Some of his recent feature film gigs are Get a Job (2016) and Rock Dog (2016).
Jorge Garcia's Net Worth
Jorge Garcia gained worldwide recognition for his performance in Lost is playing in millions. As his exact net worth is not public, however, from all the contributions in the acting field Garcia has been able to gather a net worth of $5 million.
Well, the source of his income is his on-screen work and his advertisement deals simultaneously with stock investments. Garcia who started his acting career in 1997 in Raven's Ridge earned an estimated salary of $58000 in an episode of 2004.
While he played in Lost, he charged $40000 per episode which later increased to $80000. Garcia is also associate producer of the movie When We Were Pirates that stacked up $32.3 million. His 2016 movie Rock Dog earned around $15 million at the box office.
He has a house in New York which he bought for $40 million.
Jorge Garcia's Personal Life
For almost 2 years, Garcia dated Malia Hansen. And after breaking up with her rumors swirled about Garcia dating Bethany Legh Shady, Lost co-star and novelist, in 2007. During the beginning of their relationship, Garcia, and Shady were seen together at the red carpet events and posted pictures of each other on the social sites.
In 2013, there were rumors that the pair had broken up as they were not seen together publicly. However, both have not commented anything about their relationship. Despite the perceived break up, many of the people consider that couple are still together and will get married.
As likely as that may look, it is also probable that Garcia and Shady have split and Gracia is searching for someone else away from the media's attention.
Height- 6 feet and 1 inch (180 cm)
Weight- 300 lbs
Diet- He is on diet called Nooch/ Nutritional Yeast
Here is an old video of Garcia talking with Jimmy Fallon.