Jorge Garcia

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Jorge Garcia
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Birth name Jorge Fernando Garcia
Born April 28, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Notable Roles Lost: Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
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 on ABC's Lost.

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Biography

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.

Roles

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 (2010) Jerry Ortega 2013–  4 5 6 7

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
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
Fringe Kevin 3x16 - Os March 11, 2011
Once Upon a Time Anton 2x06 - Manhattan November 4, 2012
Once Upon a Time Anton 2x13 - Tiny February 10, 2013
Once Upon a Time Anton 2x19 - Lacey April 21, 2013

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 Himself 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)
Lost
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie (2005)
Lost

Imagen Foundation Awards

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Television (2007)
Lost

Screen Actors Guild Awards

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

Teen Choice Awards

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

Trivia

  • is of Cuban and Chilean descent