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Jorge Garcia: Biography, marriage, career, weight loss, net worth



Biography of Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia was born on the 28th of April, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is a well-known American actor and comedian. He rose to prominence for his portrayal of Hector Lopez on the TV show Becker and gained attention for his portrayal of Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes on the TV show Lost.

Jorge Garcia Biography & Profile Summary

Name:Jorge Garcia
Birth Date:April 28, 1973
Birth Place:Nebraska, United States
Zodiac Sign:Taurus
Parents:Humberto Garcia, Dora Mesa
Education:University of California
Wife:Rebecca Birdsall ( 2019)
Height:6 ft
Net Worth:$5 million

Early Life

Jorge Garcia was born on April 28, 1973, in Nebraska, USA, to Dora Mesa, a Cuban-born professor, and Humberto Garcia, a Chilean-born doctor. He spent his childhood in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California. He earned the nickname “Baby-faced Killer” during high school and was awarded Triton of the Year upon graduating as a senior.

He pursued higher education at the University of California, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Communication Studies. Afterwards, he continued his education in acting at the Beverly Playhouse Acting School.


Jorge is a well-celebrated American actor, television personality, and comedian. He began his career with a role in the TV show “Becker” as Hector Lopez. However, it was his portrayal of Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the TV series “Lost” that brought him significant fame. He was the first actor cast for the series.

In 2012, Garcia joined the popular Fox series “Alcatraz” where he played the role of Dr. Diego Soto, an Alcatraz expert. He also appeared as a guest star in season 4 episodes of “Hawaii Five-0” before being promoted to a series regular as Jerry Ortega in season 5.

Garcia has appeared in various other shows and worked as a co-producer and star in the film “When We Were Pirates,” where he portrayed the character Jerry. He hosted a weekly podcast with his then-girlfriend, Bethany Leigh Shady, discussing Season 6 of “Lost.”

In November 2010, he appeared in the “How I Met Your Mother” episode “Blitzgiving.” In 2011, he appeared as a character in “Mr. Sunshine.”

On November 14, 2016, he launched his biweekly podcast “Kaiju Podcast” alongside Ralph Apel.

Personal Life

Jorge Garcia is a married man. Before his marriage, he was in a relationship with Bethany Leigh Shady. He is currently married to Rebecca Birdsall, and they tied the knot on June 22, 2019. Rebecca Birdsall is also an actress known for her supporting roles in movies and appeared in one of the episodes of “Hawaii Five-0.”

Social Media

Jorge Garcia is active on social media and has a significant following:

  • Instagram: @pronouncedhorhay with over 253k followers and follows over 533 people.

Jorge Garcia Net Worth

Jorge Garcia, a successful and award-winning actor, has an estimated net worth of about $5 million.


Jorge Garcia has appeared in various films, including:

  • “Raven’s Ridge” (1997)
  • “Tomorrow by Midnight” (1999)
  • “King of Open Mics” (2000)
  • “The Slow and the Cautious” (2002)
  • “Tales from the Crapper” (2003)
  • “Our Time Is Up” (2004)
  • “The Good Humor Man” (2005)
  • “Deck the Halls” (2005)
  • “Sweetzer” (2007)
  • “Maktub” (2011)
  • “Cooties” (2014)
  • “The Wedding Ringer” (2015)
  • “The Ridiculous 6” (2015)
  • “Get a Job” (2016)
  • “Rock Dog” (2016)
  • “The Healer” (2017)
  • “The Wrong Missy” (2020)
  • “Nobody Knows I’m Here” (2020)

How old is Jorge Garcia?

Jorge is 50 years old.

When was Jorge Garcia born?

Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973).

Where does Jorge Garcia live?

He lives in Omaha.

Who is the big guy in Lost?

Jorge Garcia