Jorge Garcia (I)

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Jorge Garcia (I)

Born

4/28/1973, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Birth Name

Jorge Fernando Garcia

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Born to a Chilean-American father and a Cuban-American mother, Jorge grew up in Southern California. He went to San Clemente High School in California and majored in Communications in UCLA in California. After college he joined the Beverly Hills Playhouse and worked as a stand-up comedian. To cover…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • If Jorge could bring back one dead character on the show, Lost, it would be Libby. This is so because he liked the relationship between Libby and his character, Hurley.

    • Jorge has had long and curly hair ever since he was in high school.

    • Jorge knows how to play Table Tennis. In fact, he was shown playing in one of the episodes of Lost.

    • Jorge always wanted to be a musician.

    • According to Jorge, the only negative thing about doing Lost is that its too intense.

    • Jorge's favorite character on Lost is Sawyer.

    • Like his character in Lost, if he had won a lottery he would have bought a house in Hawaii.

    • Jorge TiVos Battlestar Galactica, The Daily Show and Ace of Cakes.

    • Jorge was a huge fan of Star Wars, and used to play with its action figures.

    • In his spare time, Jorge likes to hang out with his friends and family.

    • Jorge loves playing video games.

    • Jorge is very good friends with the whole cast of Lost.

    • Jorge is left-handed.

    • Jorge used to work as a newsstand operator.

    • While shooting for season one of the Lost, Jorge hosted poker tournaments on the set of the show. A total of eight players enter the game with a buy-in of 10 dollars per player. The single winner wins 80 dollars.

    • Awards & Nominations:
      2005-2007 - Teen Choice Award "Choice TV Sidekick" for Lost (nominated)
      2005: Teen Choice Award "Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male" for Lost (nominated)
      2006 - SAG Award "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" for Lost, shared with cast mates (won)
      2006 - ALMA Award "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series" for Lost (won)
      2007 - Imagen Award "Best Supporting Actor - Television" for Lost (nominated)
      2007 - ALMA Award "Outstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie" for Lost (nominated)
      2008 - ALMA Award "Supporting Actor in a Television Series, Drama" for Lost (nominated)

    • In November 2007, Jorge did recording work for the Tales from the Crapper video as Racoon Head. As a child Jorge appeared in one of Mr.T's Recoupe videos which showed kids how to respond to tricky situations.

    • Jorge has received the oddest things from Lost fans. A lady fan once sent him a coupon for Slim Fast and several religious pamphlets. She also sent him some dieters' tea. Other fans have sent him a picture of themselves with his requested autographed picture seen on the background.

    • Magazine Covers:

      - TV Guide (USA) dated 28 August 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 35 - Entertainment Weekly (USA) dated 19 May 2006, Vol. 1, Iss. 877 - TV Guide (USA) dated 28 August 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 35

    • Jorge was on his high school's wrestling team. His nickname on the team was Baby-Faced Killer. They also called him Afro Man because of his big curly hair.

    • Jorge sings in Matthew Fox's band "Lost Souls". They performed together at the airing of an episode of Lost.

    • Jorge is very involved in the Lost fan communities and doesn't just listen to pod casts but actually calls in and gives his opinions too.

    • In August 2006, Jorge became the first cast member of Lost to start his own official MySpace page. His username is JorgeGarciaTheRealOne. Since August of 2007, Jorge has also maintained his own blog entitled "Dispatches from the Island".

    • Jorge, like his character Hurley, believes that the numbers in Lost are cursed.

    • Jorge starred in a series of commercials for Jack in the Box. He also appeared in an advertisement for Simon Malls.

    • Jorge was cast on Lost because one of the producers saw him the night before on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    • As a senior in high school Jorge was selected by the faculty as Triton of the Year. It is the highest award given to a graduating senior.

    • Jorge was the first actor to be cast on Lost.

    • Jorge is 6 feet (1.83 metres) tall.

    • According to his girlfriend Malia, Jorge is an amazing cook and he makes the best marinades.

    • Jorge's favorite shrimp restaurant in O'ahu is "Giovanni's Aloha Shrimp."

    • Jorge has a cat, Little Ninja, and a dog, Nunu.

    • Jorge had to miss his sister's wedding back on the mainland because he was shooting Lost over in Hawaii.

    • Before becoming an actor on shows such as Becker and Lost, Garcia appeared as a contestant on the Game Show Network's Russian Roulette. He lasted to the final versus round, but lost all of his money on the final question of the game. He fell down the Roulette chute and his opponent went on to the final round of the game.

    • He is known to have a huge collection of music. Jorge says that his iTunes library would take 91 days to play.

  • Quotes

    • Jorge: (his favorite fan theory about "Lost") My favorite was one that said the flight made it safely to L.A., but while in flight everybody on the plane was cloned. So they staged a fake crash with clones and we're all monitoring their adventures on the island. Or something crazy like that.

    • Jorge: (on getting back into stand-up comedy) It might be cool to do it again because now I'd get to play a better room than a coffee shop.

    • Jorge: I'm now in the position to be more responsible for myself. And being in Hawaii is very conducive to more outdoor activity.

    • Jorge: (referring to his character on "Lost") I guess now I've got to go with he's actually quite unlucky. I mean, he won the money but there's so much bad connected to that money that I don't know how you can consider that being lucky.

    • Jorge: (referring to his, "Lost " action figure) I saw the prototype at Comic-Con, held it, touched it, and now I'm anxious to see it in the plastic and the package and that whole thing. I mean, I'm going to buy a lot; I mean, they'll send me some but I'll probably buy a lot more and just give them to everybody for Christmas.

    • Jorge: (referring to "Lost") There's something cool about an being an actor when you're a regular as opposed to being a guest star, for example, because you can settle in and kind of enjoy and play at what you do.

    • Jorge: You kind of have to think twice about going to the supermarket in cut-off sweats and a stained shirt. I mean, especially in some parts of Hawaii, there's a lot of people who just happen to have their cameras on them. And they take a lot of pictures. But yeah, it's cool, it's kind of nice. Terry O'Quinn put it best when he said it really feels good when you can make someone's day by just showing up.

    • Jorge: (the show being "Lost") We weren't sure if we would succeed or not. But we were proud of the show and we were definitely making television that other people weren't.

    • Jorge: (on skinny dipping with his "Lost" cast mates) The water really gets up in all your crannies.

    • Jorge: (the show being "Lost") My life in Hawaii is pretty quiet. I can just go off and do my little show. So when I come into town for the Emmy Awards and stuff like that, it makes being a celebrity more of a place that I get to visit. I don't know how I would handle it if it went beyond that.

SUBMIT REVIEW
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    9.0
    In Lost, his character Hurley is just gorgious and is one of the most entertaining characters on Lost. Sometimes on the show, it doesn't seem like he is really acting but just some amatuer but its just his great character who is does a brilliant job of playing. Gotta' love Hurley and those numbers!
  • Big man, big talent

    9.0
    Jorge Garcia is one of those actors who will probably go down as "The man best known for...", in this case, Hurley, the lovable, down-to-earth, regular Joe on Lost who has a string of good luck/bad luck (depending on how you looka at it). The shame is that he seems to have alot of talent and is just made for this part, but after the show is done, he will likely only show up in guest spots here nad there. From what I have been able to learn, Jorge was involved in stand-up comedy before becoming an actor, and you do see his comedic abilities in Lost. What makes him special is that he is able to portray the humour and the sensitivity at the same time. Hurley is my favourite characer on Lost largely because Garcia plays him so well. I would love to see him attempt other roles once Lost is finished. It will be interesting to see if that comes about.moreless
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