Jorge Garcia Biography: Weight Loss Journey, Family, and Awards

Below is the full biography of Jorge Garcia including his acting career, movies, and TV shows he has appeared on, personal lifestyle, and others.

Jorge Garcia; an award-winning American and TV show star

Jorge Fernando Garcia is an American actor, TV reality star, Comedian, and also a voice actor. He currently weighs about 386 pounds or 175kg after series of weight loss techniques and therapies. Due to his eating habits and lifestyle, he was overweight. The award-winning actor is currently married to Rebecca Birdsall; an actress in the same industry.

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Continue reading the biography of Jorge Garcia to learn more about how he was able to achieve a successful weight loss with his career and life history.

Family Background and Education

Jorge Fernando Garcia is a 47yr-old actor who was born on April, 28th 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska in the United States. The American actor was born by a Cuban-born mother and professor, Dora Mesa, and a Doctor, his father, Himberto Garcia from Chilean.

Jorge Garcia grew up in the city of San Juan Capistrano, Los Angeles in California. He also attended the city high school; San Clemente High School before graduating with a major in mass communication from the University of Los Angeles in 1995.

His Career

Jorge Garcia started by auditioning for TV roles and working for Border Books and Music for nearly 6 years before switching to acting fully. He made his debut in the industry with Becker TV show playing the role of Hector Lopez in 1997. He became famous and popular after his role as Hugo Hurly in another TV show series titled “LOST” from 2004 to 2010.

The TV show “LOST” not only made him famous but also changed his lifestyle for good. Jorge Garcia who was overweight had no choice but to undergo weight loss therapies, after the movie director insists he must shed off weight before giving him a role. With different techniques, he was able to get the role after losing 30 pounds weight which makes him one of the most popular American actors today.

Since then, he has appeared in many other movies including Mr. Subshine, Frige, Istere, Hawaii Five-0. In 2016, Jorge Garcia with Ralph Apel launched a weekly podcast titled Kaiju Podcast for fans and followers. He also featured in Hurley; one of Weezer’s albums.

Family and Personal Lifestyle

Jorge Garcia with his wife; Rebecca Birdsall

Jorge Garcia got married to a colleague, Rebecca Birdsall; an actress who was also featured in Hawaii Five-0 as Susan. They both got married in Lexilipon Monor in Ireland on June 22nd, 2019.

One of the surprising things about the biography of Jorge Garcia is his weight loss journey. Jorge Garcia’s weight loss journey started when the director of “Lost” makes it mandatory for him to shed some weight off before he can be allowed on sets.

Jorge Garcia Weight Loss

Jorge Garcia Weight Loss Before and After. Image Source: DNB stories

Jorge had to do many exercises including; Arms circles, Shoulder rotations, Stairs running, Sit-ups, Push-Ups, Air cycling, Breathing exercises, Jogging and running, and Cycling. He also had to adapt and change his eating behaviors. Fortunately, his efforts paid off, and he’s popularly known for his role in the movie, “Lost” today.

Jorge Garcia TV shows and Movies

Without mentioning Jorge Garcia’s movies and TV shows he has appeared in, the biography of Jorge Garcia won’t be completed. Below is his full list of movies and TV shows.

  • Raven’s Ridge released in 1997
  • Tomorrow by Midnight in 1999
  • King of the Open Mics, and The Wild Thornberrys(TV show) in 2000
  • The Spin City(TV show) in 2001
  • The Slow and the Cautious in 2002
  • Old School in 2003
  • Columbo, and Rock Me Baby (Both are TV shows) in 2003
  • Becker TV show between 2003 to 2004
  • Lost TV show with a total of 132 episodes between 2004 to 2010
  • Our Time Is Up in, and Curb Your Enthusiasm(TV show) in 2004
  • The Good Humor Man, and the Little Athens, Higglytown Heroes(TV show) in 2005
  • Deck the Halls in 2006
  • Sweetzer in 2007
  • How I Met Your Mother TV show between 2010 to 2014
  • Maktub in 2011
  • Mr. Sunshine and Fringe (TV shows) in 2011
  • Alcatraz, Phineas and Ferb(TV shows) in 2012
  • Once Upon a Time Tv show from 2012 to 2013 and Californication in 2013
  • The Ordained in 2013
  • Maggie Tv show from 2013 to 2017
  • Hawaii Five-0 TV show from 2013 to 2019
  • Cooties, and Food Truck in 2014
  • The Wedding Ringer, the Healer, and The Ridiculous 6 in 2015
  • Get a Job, Rock Dog and BoJack Horseman TV show in 2016

Awards and Recognition

Jorge Garcia is an award-winning actor with many awards listed below.

In 2006,

  • ALMA Award of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award

In 2008;

  • ALMA Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television Series.
  • Gold Derby Award for Ensemble of the year

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Jorge Garcia Net Worth

Like every other popular and famous American, Jorgo Garcia made a lot of money. Based on the Dailyhawker report, he’s estimated to be worth $5 million.

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