Jorge Garcia

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Jorge Garcia
Birth name Jorge Fernando Garcia
Born April 28, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Notable Roles Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in Lost
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 ALMA Award
1 SAG Award

Jorge Garcia is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in ABC's Lost.



Jorge Garcia was born on April 28, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska. Of Chilean descent, Garcia's mother, Dora, taught Spanish and his father, Humberto, is a retired medical doctor. At the age of 3, Garcia and his family moved to Orange County, California and Garcia was raised there in San Juan Capistrano. Garcia attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with a degree in communications. He considered becoming a filmmaker, but found acting to be more appealing and began taking acting classes. While trying to find acting work, Garcia did stand-up comedy at night. However, the small roles he was able to get weren't enough to making a living on and Garcia took a job selling books at Borders while continuing to perfect his craft at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Garcia now resides in Hawaii with his girlfriend Malia Hansen.

While taking classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Garcia eventually got a brief part on Spin City in 2001. About two years later, Garcia won a part on a sitcom pilot that never aired, but it helped him land a one-time appearance on the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. The small role won him the chance to audition for a role on CBS' Becker which Garcia managed to land. As Becker headed into its final season, Garcia auditioned for the Lost pilot and was cast as Hugo "Hurley" Reyes.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Becker Hector Lopez 2003–2004 6
Lost Hugo Reyes 2004–2010 1 2 3 4 5 6
Alcatraz Diego Soto 2012 1
Hawaii Five-0 Jerry Ortega 2013–2020 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Wild Thornberrys Ricardo 3x10 - Spirited Away October 28, 2000
Spin City Cabbie 6x01 - The Arrival (1) September 18, 2001
Rock Me Baby Vizzy 1x03 - Would I Lie to You? September 30, 2003
Curb Your Enthusiasm Drug Dealer 4x06 - The Car Pool Lane February 8, 2004
Higglytown Heroes Dog Trainer Hero 2x08 - Me and My Shadow/Out to Sea 2005
How I Met Your Mother Steve Henry (The Blitz) 6x10 - Blitzgiving November 22, 2010
Mr. Sunshine Bobert 1x01 - Pilot February 7, 2011
Mr. Sunshine Bobert 1x04 - Hostile Workplace February 28, 2011
Fringe Kevin 3x16 - Os March 11, 2011
Mr. Sunshine Bobert 1x08 - The Assistant March 28, 2011
Once Upon a Time Anton 2x06 - Manhattan November 4, 2012
Once Upon a Time Anton 2x13 - Tiny February 10, 2013
Californication Drug Dealer 6x05 - Rock and a Hard Place February 17, 2013
Californication Drug Dealer 6x09 - Mad Dogs and Englishmen March 17, 2013
Once Upon a Time Anton 2x19 - Lacey April 21, 2013
Maggie Gaspar 1x09 - Gaspar, the Friendly A.D.S.A. June 26, 2013
Maggie Gaspar 1x10 - Gaspar, the Ambiguous July 10, 2013
How I Met Your Mother Steve Henry (The Blitz) 9x21 - Gary Blauman March 17, 2014
BoJack Horseman Himself 3x02 - The BoJack Horseman Show July 22,2016
Maggie Gaspar 3x02 - Denying Everything About Death February 6, 2017
Maggie Gaspar 3x05 - How do you... with a ghost? February 27, 2017
Maggie Gaspar 3x08 - Goodbye March 20, 2017
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Bryan 2x02 - The Duke September 10, 2017

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Columbo Likes the Nightlife Julius January 30, 2003 Columbo
57th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself September 18, 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards
2007 ALMA Awards Himselff June 5, 2007 ALMA Awards
58th Primetime Emmy Awards Hugo "Hurley" Reyes September 18, 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Jimmy Kimmel Live Show 180 January 17, 2005
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 2925 May 2, 2005
20/20 Lost Special May 6, 2005
Live with Regis & Kelly May 18, 2005
The Tony Danza Show Show 158 May 25, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live May 25, 2005
Entertainment Tonight August 17, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live February 7, 2006
The View May 24, 2006
Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 8, Game 2 June 7, 2006
Richard & Judy July 5, 2006
1 Leicester Square Show 15 July 9, 2006
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2228 November 6, 2006
Late Show with David Letterman Show 2653 November 10, 2006
(Top Ten List)
Jimmy Kimmel Live May 21, 2007

Awards and Accolades

ALMA Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series (2004)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie (2005)

Imagen Foundation Awards

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Television (2007)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2006)

Teen Choice Awards

  • Nominated: Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male (2005)
  • Nominated: Choice TV Sidekick (2005)
  • Nominated: TV - Choice Sidekick (2006)
  • Nominated: Choice TV: Sidekick (2007)


  • is of Cuban and Chilean descent