Born on the 28th of April, 1973, Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian who became famous for his standing as Hugo”Hurley” Reyes in the show “Lost.” He became widely famous for his roles in the movies “Becker” and “Hawaii Five-0.”
In Omaha, Nebraska, Garcia also spent most of his childhood in San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California. He’s Dora Mesa’s son, a Cuban-born professor, and Humberto Garcia, a Chilean-born doctor.
Garcia was schooled in San Clemente High School, where he played wrestling and has been known as the Baby-Faced Killer.
Garcia then enrolled in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated in 1995 with a Communication Studies degree.
Jorge Garcia’s Career
As an actor, Garcia started in Borders Books and Music, in which he worked for some years, even a long time to be exact, while travelling around the city auditioning.
He first took part in a variety of commercials, then in his first film, “Raven’s Ridge” in 1997, then “Tomorrow by Midnight” in 1999. His early years as a performer helped improve his career in addition to his budget.
Following a look in “Columbo” and “Rock Me Baby“, he eventually obtained his career boost when he looked at “Becker” as a man named Hector Lopez. From 2003 to 2004, he started getting significant praise from the show’s repertoire of fans, which certainly helped his career immensely, and also skyrocketed his worth.
Jorge Garcia in Lost
After enjoying significant success in “Becker”, Garcia then had a unique part in a new series, “Lost,” the first actor to be included in the series. Amongst the executive producers, one of them saw him in the movie “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and then decided to have him.
“Lost” is a gorgeous movie about a group of survivors of a plane crash flying between Sydney and Los Angeles. Since Hugo “Hurley” Reyes served as a comic relief among the natives, Garcia’s role is mainly portrayed as funny. Later on, in the series, his position became more intensive and demanded a more complex storyline. His performance made him one of the series’s favourites, catapulting him to stardom and radically increasing his net worth.
Jorge Garcia, when he was done with “Lost”.
Garcia continued featuring in various movies and string through and after his stint at “Lost.” He also featured at the Netflix original film “Ridiculous 6.”
He had been scheduled to participate in “Alcatraz” as Dr Diego Soto, an Alcatraz expert, but the show only lasted for one season. He took the Use of Anton, the Giant at “Once Upon a Time”, “Californication“, and “Maggie.”
Finally, in 2013, Garcia became another regular at a favourite show when he was cast in “Hawaii Five-0” for the film’s fourth year as “Jerry Ortega“. The initial plan was to allow him to star in a couple of episodes.
Nevertheless, after his performance gained a positive reaction from the show’s audience, he became a series regular and partook in the program till this day.
He is also very famous for his long and curled black hair.
Jorge Garcia’s Net Worth
As of late 2018, and according to credible resources, Garcia’s net value is reported to be $8 million, which was acquired during his 20 decades of work as a movie character.
Jorge Garcia’s Personal Life
In terms of his private life, Garcia is very much single; he also outdated Malia Hansen between 2004 and 2006, but their love didn’t finish at the aisle.
In 2007, he was spotted dating his “Lost” co-star and novelist Bethany Leigh Shade, in which they were spotted together a few occasions attending red carpet occasions. But they broke-up in 2013.
Garcia has confronted a massive battle about his weight throughout the last couple of years — in 2014, he attained a damning 400 lbs.
This became an issue because of his loved ones, friends, and fellow celebrities. Doctors wanted him to get a gastric bypass to help him cut off his fat, but he chose to adhere to a more organic plan and attempt veganism, and his efforts forced him to shed 100 pounds.