Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

  • Highest Rated: 55% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Get a Job (2016)
  • Birthday: Apr 28, 1973
  • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Jorge Garcia's large stature and larger personality made him a star long before he was cast on the hit TV series Lost. Even while he was growing up in Southern California, the charismatic young man was well liked by both his peers and his elders, even taking home the "Triton of the Year" award at his high-school graduation, an honor bestowed by the faculty to the class' most outstanding senior. He then enrolled at UCLA, majoring in Communications, but a guest lecture by Dustin Hoffman changed his direction. Hoffman told a story about Sir Laurence Olivier describing the acting bug as a feeling of "Look at me, look at me, look at me!" Garcia couldn't help but relate to the idea, so he began to pursue a career in acting and standup comedy.Success didn't come easily, though, and Garcia spent six years working at a bookstore, scoring occasional parts in commercials. Slowly but surely, however, the more substantial roles started coming. Along with appearances on shows like Spin City and Columbo, Garcia nabbed a recurring role on the sitcom Becker, making several appearances over the next six years. Then in 2004, he played a drug dealer in an episode of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm and caught the attention of ABC producers, who were in the initial stages of casting a new show called Lost. They brought Garcia in to read for the part of Sawyer, which would later go to Josh Holloway, but eventually decided to create the role of Hurley specifically for Garcia. The innovative show was a mystery thriller with a sci-fi twist, and the honest, funny, and totally unpretentious character of Hurley would become wildly popular with fans, making the 31-year-old actor an instant star.Garcia moved to Hawaii, where Lost was filmed, and stuck with the landmark show until it ended its run in 2010. The actor would go on to remain active on screen, appearing on such series as Mr. Sunshine and Alcatraz.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

17% The Healer Actor 2018
47% Rock Dog Germur $9.5M 2017
5% Get a Job Fernando the Janitor 2016
45% Cooties Rick 2015
55% Escobar: Paradise Lost Carlos Lehder 2015
27% The Wedding Ringer Lurch/Garvey 2015
No Score Yet Extinction Soup Producer 2014
No Score Yet iSteve Steve Wozniak 2013
No Score Yet Sweetzer Actor 2007
6% Deck the Halls Wallace $35.1M 2006
40% Little Athens Pedro 2006
No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Mt. Rushmore 2005
No Score Yet Tales From the Crapper Racoon Head 2004
No Score Yet Columbo: Columbo Likes the Nightlife Julius 2003
No Score Yet Raven's Ridge Actor 1997

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Jerry Ortega
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2015
  • 2010
57% Californication
2007-2014
The Dealer
  • 2013
80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Anton Giant/Anton Giant
  • 2013
  • 2012
60% Alcatraz
2012
Diego "Doc" Soto
  • 2012
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2012
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Kevin
  • 2011
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Steve "The Blitz"
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
90% Lost
2004-2010
Hurley
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Ace of Cakes
2006
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Drug Dealer
  • 2004
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Hector
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Julius
  • 2003
No Score Yet Alcatra
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Cabbie

QUOTES FROM Jorge Garcia CHARACTERS

Rick
Nap time mother...
Rick
You know that suiting up montage in every movie? This is that scene.
Rick
Let's roll!