• Jorge Garcia (born 1973) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his role in TV series “Lost”.
• He studied communication at the University of California, Los Angeles and acted at Beverly Hills Playhouse.
• He has appeared in many films, TV series and shorts, while he is also a stand-up comedian.
• He is married to Rebecca Birdsall and they share a pet dog and a cat.
• His net worth is estimated at over $5 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$185 million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1973
MarkLong curly hair
FactWas on the High School Wrestling team. His nickname was the Baby Face Assassin.

Where is Jorge Garcia in 2020? Wiki Bio

Jorge Garcia was born in Omaha, Nebraska USA, on 28 April 1973, so his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a comedian, perhaps best known for playing Hugo Reyes in the TV series “Lost”, while he is currently mostly focused on his career as a stand-up comedian.

Early life and education

Jorge spent the first couple of years in Omaha, where he was raised by his parents Humberto Garcia who was a doctor, and Dora Mesa who was teaching at a local high school.

The family then moved to San Juan Capistrano, and Jorge attended San Clemente High School where he became interested in comedy as well as in wrestling which he was good at, and was nicknamed ‘Baby-Faced Killer’ by his peers. He went on to attend the University of California, Los Angeles graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in communication in 1995, and from there he enrolled at the acting school Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Jorge became interested in stand-up comedy while attending high school, and occasionally attended stand-up performances at local bars with his friends. He entertained his peers with his jokes and was advised by his friends to pursue a career in comedy.

Career as an actor and other ventures

Jorge auditioned for many roles at Borders Books and Music at the start of his career and although he didn’t win any, he appear in several commercials, and the one for Jack in the Box helped him gain recognition, as it was often shown on TV.

He made his debut film appearance in “Raven’s Ridge” in 1997, and then appeared in movies such as “Tomorrow by Midnight” in 1999, and “King of the Open Mics” in 2000. He made his debut TV series appearance in the same year in “The Wild Thornberrys”, and then portrayed a taxi driver in a single episode of “Spin City”.

He was cast to portray Teddy in the short film “The Slow and the Cautious” in 2002, and then appeared in the direct-to-video “Tales from the Crapper”, and the film “Old School”. He acted in a single episode of two series of “Columbo” and “Rock Me Baby”, before being invited to play the lead role as Hector Lopez in the “Becker” comedy TV series, which stars Ted Danson and Hattie Winston, and follows Dr. John Becker who is leading anything but a normal life.

In 2004, Jorge began portraying Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes in the TV series “Lost”, which also starred Josh Holloway and Yunjin Kim, and follows a group of people whose plane crashes and strands them on a mystical island which seems to be the home of a powerful and unnatural being.

He was awarded two Alma Awards, one for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a TV Series and the other for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama TV Series, while he was nominated for six others. He was a member of the main cast until 2010 when the show finished after 108 episodes. While shooting for “Lost”, he appeared in many films, such as “Little Athens” in 2005, “Deck the Halls” in 2006, and “Sweetzer” in 2007 among others.

In 2012, he portrayed Dr. Diego Soto in 13 episodes of the TV series “Alcatraz”, and then voiced Rodrigo in the animated series “Phineas and Ferb”.

Jorge Garcia

He played Rick in the film “Cooties” in 2014 and Lurch in the movie “The Wedding Ringer”, before winning the recurring role of Jerry Ortega in the TV series “Hawaii Five-0”, for which he was shooting through 2019 when the series ended. Some of Jorge’s latest roles have been in movies “Get a Job” and “Rock Dog” in 2016, while he has recently been cast to portray Jerry Ortega in a single episode of the TV series “MacGyver”, set to be released in 2020.

He has been a stand-up comedian for years now, making his debut performance in 2005 at a local pub in Los Angeles. Jorge is also a co-creator of “Kaiju Podcast” which began airing on 14 November 2016, with Jorge and his co-host Ralph Apel using it to talk about kaiju films.

Love life and relationships

Jorge started dating Bethany Leigh Shady sometime in 2007 according to the IMDb movie rating website, and the two were together for several years before splitting for unknown reasons – rumor has it that they dated until 2013, just a month or two before Jorge met Rebecca.

He started dating actress Rebecca Birdsall in 2013, and the two moved in together in 2015 with both of them often uploading pictures of themselves together onto their social media accounts. Both of them are huge lovers of animals, and they have a pet dog and a pet cat which are living with them inside their home.

They married on 22 June 2019 at a small ceremony held at Leixlip Manor in Dublin, Ireland, attended by only their closest friends and family, and spent their honeymoon in Greece. Jorge and Rebecca don’t have any children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Jorge is interested in comedy, and has explained that the only way for him to stay sane in the world full of mean people is to joke about everything. He likes to travel and has been all around the US as well as to several countries in Europe with his wife, such as Greece, France and Germany, while his favorite place is Hawaii, where he has his own house and where he usually spends summers.

Jorge is interested in music with some of his favorite performers and bands being ZZ Top, Bob Dylan, and AC/DC, while he has been featured on the album “Hurley” of the band Weezer – the entire album named after the character Hurley that Jorge played in the TV series “Lost”.

Some of Jorge’s favorite actors and actresses are Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Goldie Hawn, while some of the movies he enjoys watching the most are “Ace Ventura”, “Patch Adams”, and “Good Morning, Vietnam”.

Appearance and net worth

Jorge is 46 years old. He has curly brown hair and brown eyes, is 6ft (1.83m) tall, and weighs around 265lbs (120kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $5 million.

General Info

Full NameJorge Garcia
Net Worth$185 million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1973
Height1.83 m
ProfessionComedian, Actor
EducationSan Clemente High School, University of California, Los Angeles


ParentsHumberto Garcia, Dora Mesa


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor
MoviesThe Ridiculous 6, The Wedding Ringer, Cooties, Get a Job, Deck the Halls, The Good Humor Man, iSteve, Little Athens, Tales from the Crapper, Our Time Is Up, Sweetzer, Rock Dog, The Healer, Maktub, Extinction Soup, Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie, When We Were Pirates, Tomorrow by Midnight, ...
TV ShowsAlcatraz, Lost, Lost: Missing Pieces, Becker, Hawaii Five-0

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#Marks / Signs
1Long curly hair


1I have been sent three or four scripts for television series, but there wasn't anything I really wanted to do. I want to tell a good story, whether it's a TV show, a movie, whatever. That's really my No. 1 criteria.
2There's certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it's tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.
3J.J. Abrams is definitely a guy that when he calls, you want to answer. He's incredibly focused. When he was shooting the pilot on 'Lost,' we'd do a take and he'd go back to his tent and be working on the first episodes of 'Lost' as well as the cliffhanger for the eighth season of 'Alias.' He's an incredible multitasker.
4People don't really want to know what happens. They ask you for just a second, but then they don't want to know.
5I just enjoy the ride while I have it.
6You can get fired from any job at any time.
7I'm perfectly happy doing nothing. I'll hang around the house and take the dog to the park.
8That's always a cool thing to be the voice of what the eyes are seeing. It gives you the role of the Greek chorus and that's always fun to do.
9I have gotten used to working in the dark and I dig it.
10I definitely try to mix humor into anything I do, even if it is into a drama.
11Life is very nice in Hawaii. I rent a place that has its own cottage so when my friends and family come to visit, they have somewhere nice to stay.
12I used to work at this store called Music Plus in San Clemente, California, when I was growing up, and then they became Blockbuster Music, and, like, you had to get a haircut to work there, and at the time I had some pretty long hair. So after that policy was imposed, I knew that was going to be my last summer working there.
13Mixing humor and harsh reality is a very human behavior, it's the way people stay sane in their daily lives.
14Bad people are intriguing!


1He also hosted a weekly podcast, Geronimo Jack's Beard, in which he discussed the script of Season 6 along with girlfriend Bethany Leigh Shady.
2Used to be a news stand operator. Ironically, his character Hector on 'Becker (1998)' became the proprietor of the news stand after the finale when Jake moved to Chicago.
3His picture is prominently featured on the cover of Weezer's album "Hurley", released on September 14, 2010. The album is named after his character from Lost (2004).
4Was in the ABC Actors Showcase in Los Angeles.
5Used to be a newsstand operator. He gave this information when he appeared on GSN game show Russian Roulette.
6Was on the High School Wrestling team. His nickname was the Baby Face Assassin.
7In an interview given to Entertainment Weekly, Jorge says that he was invited to audition for Lost (2004) because someone involved with the show remembered his performance in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Car Pool Lane (2004).
8The first actor to be cast on Lost (2004).
9Is of Cuban and Chilean descent.
10His beloved a dachshund-Chihuahua mix, Nunu, was hit and killed by a car on the day Garcia was scheduled to move to Los Angeles from Hawaii after wrapping "Lost.".
11He is well-known among friends for his enormous record collection.
12Besides his success as an actor, Jorge has been fairly successful as a stand-up comedian.
13He had to miss his sister's wedding back on the mainland because he was shooting Lost (2004) over in Hawaii.




The Healer2016/IVcompletedFather Malloy
Running Out of TimeannouncedPaul Alexander
When We Were PiratesannouncedJ.T.
Hawaii Five-02013-2016TV SeriesJerry Ortega
BoJack Horseman2016TV SeriesJorge Garcia
Rock Dog2016Germur (voice)
Get a Job2016Fernando
The Ridiculous 62015Herm
The Lummox2015ShortJohn Mackendrick
The Wedding Ringer2015Lurch / Garvey
Food Truck2014TV MovieKyle
How I Met Your Mother2010-2014TV SeriesSteve Henry (The Blitz)
Maggie2013TV SeriesGaspar
Once Upon a Time2012-2013TV SeriesAnton the Giant Anton
iSteve2013Steve Wozniak
Californication2013TV SeriesDrug Dealer
The Ordained2013TV MovieCarlos
Alcatraz2012TV SeriesDr. Diego Soto
Mr. Sunshine2011TV SeriesBobert
Fringe2011TV SeriesKevin
Lost - Epilogue: The New Man in Charge2010TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2010TV SeriesHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Lost2004-2010TV SeriesHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Lost: Missing Pieces2007-2008TV Mini-SeriesHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Deck the Halls2006Wallace
Hitman: Blood Money2006Video GameAlvaro D'Alvade / Skip Muldoon (voice)
Little Athens2005Pedro
The Good Humor Man2005Mt. Rushmore
Higglytown Heroes2005TV SeriesDog Trainer Hero
Our Time Is Up2004ShortGardener
Happily Even After2004Chris
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004TV SeriesDrug Dealer
Tales from the Crapper2004VideoRacoon Head (as Joge Garcia)
Becker2003-2004TV SeriesHector Lopez
Rock Me, Baby2003TV SeriesVizzy
Columbo2003TV SeriesJulius
Old School2003TV MovieJorge
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie2002TV MovieWaiter
The Slow and the Cautious2002ShortTeddy
Spin City2001TV SeriesCabbie
Tomorrow by Midnight2001Jay
King of the Open Mics2000Meatloag
The Wild Thornberrys2000TV SeriesRicardo
Raven's Ridge1997Monty


When We Were Piratesassociate producer announced
Testing2015Short co-executive producer
Extinction Soup2014Documentary producer


The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV Special performer: "Born to Run" - uncredited
LostTV Series 1 episode, 2007 performer - 1 episode, 2005




Frankly, Rebecca2013Short the producers wish to thank
Birdbath2013Short special thanks
Lost: The Final Journey2010TV Movie documentary special thanks
Cut2010/Ivery special thanks
Lost: Final Chapter2010TV Movie special thanks
Lost: A Journey in Time2009TV Movie special thanks
Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV Movie special thanks


Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2015TV SeriesHimself
One Question Interviews2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion - Cast and Creators Live at PaleyFest2014VideoHimself - Panelist
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
Dr. Shocker's Vault of Horror2013Video documentaryNarrator
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Bri Squared2011TV MovieHimself
NerdHQ2011TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
ACME Saturday Night2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The Cast of 'Lost': Before They Were TV Stars2010TV MovieHimself
Scream Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Lost: The Final Journey2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Dinner: Impossible2010TV SeriesHimself
The View2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Perdidos unplugged: Temporada final2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ace of Cakes2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
El hormiguero2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2008TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Himself
2007 ALMA Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHimself
Lost: 2005 PaleyFest2006VideoHimself - Panelist
1 Leicester Square2006TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2006TV SeriesHimself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Before They Were Lost: Personal Stories and Audition Tapes2005Video documentary shortHimself
Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot2005Video documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentaryAnton - The Giant (uncredited)
Sidewalks Entertainment2011TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHugo Reyes
Lost: Final Chapter2010TV MovieHugo Reyes
Lost: A Journey in Time2009TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes (uncredited)
Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 62009TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes (uncredited)
Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes (uncredited)
Lost: The Answers2007TV Movie documentaryHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Lost Survivor Guide2007TV Movie documentaryHurley (uncredited)
Lost: A Tale of Survival2006TV Movie documentaryHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
The Lost Survival Guide2006TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Secrets from the Hatch2006Video documentary shortHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Lost: Reckoning2006TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Lost: Revelation2006TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Destination Lost2005TV Movie documentaryHugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Lost: The Journey2005TV MovieHugo 'Hurley' Reyes


Won Awards

2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television SeriesLost (2004)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2006ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Television SeriesLost (2004)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)

Nominated Awards

2012Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor/TelevisionAlcatraz (2012)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2010Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionLost (2004)
2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActor in Television - DramaLost (2004)
2009Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor/TelevisionLost (2004)
2009Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2007ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieLost (2004)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2007Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor - TelevisionLost (2004)
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: SidekickLost (2004)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice SidekickLost (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Performance - MaleLost (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV SidekickLost (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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