Jorge Garcia's bio: weight loss, wife, net worth, where is he now?

Jorge Garcia's bio: weight loss, wife, net worth, where is he now?

Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian. He gained public attention when he landed the role of Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes in Lost. Later, he was featured in other films and TV shows like Mr. Sunshine, Fringe, iSteve, and Hawaii Five-0.

Jorge Garcia
Actor Jorge Garcia attends The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
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What else is known about the actor? Have a look at his bio to learn more about him.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Jorge Fernando Garcia
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: April 28, 1973
  • Jorge Garcia's age: 48 years (as of 2021)
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Height in feet: 5'11"
  • Height in centimeters: 182
  • Hair colour: Dark brown
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Mother: Dora Mesa
  • Father: Humberto Garcia
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Rebecca Birdsall
  • University: University of California Los Angeles
  • Profession: Actor and comedian
  • Net worth: $5 million
  • Instagram: @pronouncedhorhay
  • Twitter: @jorgegarcia

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Jorge Garcia's bio

The actor was born on April 28, 1973, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, and raised in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County. His Chilean-born father was a doctor, while his Cuban-born mother was a professor.

How old is Jorge Garcia in 2021?

The American actor is 48 years old as of 2021.


He attended San Clemente High School. He wrestled in school and was named 'Triton of the Year' during his senior year.

In 1995, Jorge graduated with a major in Communication Studies from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He also took classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school.

Career in acting

Garcia started auditioning for TV roles while working at Borders Books and Music. He made his acting debut in 1997 when he played the role of Hector Lopez in the TV series Becker.

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His role as Hugo' Hurley' Reyes in Lost was specifically created for him. This was after the producers spotted him on the comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

While on Lost, he wrote a blog about the show called Dispatches from the Island. He discussed the script of season 6 in a podcast titled Geronimo Jack's Beard. He hosted the podcast alongside Bethany Leigh Shady.

In 2010, Garcia landed the role of Dr. Diego Soto in Alcatraz. He then made an appearance on an episode of How I Met Your Mother. The episode was titled Blitzgiving.

He appeared in a guest role in season four of Hawaii Five-0. He played the character of Jerry Ortega. He was later taken in as a regular on the show.

How much weight did Jorge Garcia lose?
Actor Jorge Garcia arrives at the premiere of Netflix's The Ridiculous 6 at AMC Universal City Walk in Universal City, California. Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
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On November 14, 2016, the actor alongside Ralph Apel launched a bi-weekly podcast titled Kaiju Podcast. The actor was also featured on the cover of Weezer's album, Hurley, named after his character on Lost. He performed with Weezer and even dropped lines with Rivers on Perfect Situation.

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Jorge Garcia movies and TV shows

Here is a list of films and television series he has appeared in.


  • 2021: Running Out of Time as Paul Alexander
  • 2021: When We Were Pirates as J.T.
  • 2020: The Wrong Missy as Guy on Plane
  • 2020: Nobody Knows I'm Here as Memo
  • 2018: Running Out of Time as Paul Alexander
  • 2016: The Healer as Father Malloy
  • 2016: Rock Dogas as Germur
  • 2016: Get a Job as Fernando the Janitor
  • 2015: The Ridiculous 6 as Herm
  • 2015: The Lummox as John Mackendrick
  • 2015: The Wedding Ringer as Lurch / Garvey
  • 2014: Spade as Alfred
  • 2014: Food Truck as Kyle
  • 2014: Cooties as Rick
  • 2013: The Ordained as Carlos
  • 2013: iSteve as Steve Wozniak
  • 2011: Maktub as Carlos
  • 2010: Lost: Epilogue - The New Man in Charge as Hurley
  • 2007: Sweetzer as Sergio
  • 2006: Deck the Halls as Wallace
  • 2006: Hitman: Blood Money as Alvaro D'Alvade
  • 2005: Little Athens as Pedro
  • 2005: The Good Humor Man as Mt. Rushmore
  • 2004: Our Time Is Up as Gardener
  • 2004: Happily Even After as Chris
  • 2004: Tales from the Crapper as Racoon Head (as Joge Garcia)
  • 2003: Old School as Jorge
  • 2002: Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie as Waiter
  • 2002: The Slow and the Cautious as Teddy
  • 2001: Tomorrow by Midnight as Jay
  • 2000: King of the Open Mics as Meatloag
  • 1997: Raven's Ridge as Monty

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TV series

  • 2021: MacGyver as Jerry Ortega
  • 2013-2019: Hawaii Five-0 as Jerry Ortega
  • 2017: Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories as Bryan
  • 2013-2017: Maggie as Gaspar
  • 2016: BoJack Horseman as Jorge Garcia
  • 2010-2014: How I Met Your Mother as Steve Henry (The Blitz) / Steve the Blitz
  • 2012-2013: Once Upon a Time as Anton the Giant
  • 2013: Californication as Drug Dealer
  • 2012: Alcatraz as Dr Diego Soto
  • 2012: Phineas and Ferb as Rodrigo
  • 2011: Mr. Sunshine as Bobert
  • 2011: Fringe as Kevin
  • 2006-2010: Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
  • 2004-2010: Lost as Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
  • 2007-2008: Lost: Missing Pieces as Hugo' Hurley' Reyes
  • 2005: Higglytown Heroes as Dog Trainer Hero
  • 2004: Curb Your Enthusiasm as Drug Dealer
  • 2003-2004: Becker as Hector Lopez
  • 2003: Rock Me, Baby as Vizzy
  • 2003: Columbo as Julius
  • 2001: Spin City as Cabbie
  • 2000: The Wild Thornberrys as Ricardo

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The actor has earned the following awards:

  • ALMA Awards
  • Gold Derby Awards
  • Imagen Foundation Awards
  • Monte-Carlo TV Festival
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Teen Choice Awards

Who is Jorge Garcia married to?

The actor got married to Rebecca Birdsall on June 22, 2019. They tied the knot at Leixlip Manor, Ireland. Rebecca is an actress, and she has played several supporting roles.

In 2017, Rebecca made an appearance in Maggie in the role of Marilyn Monroe. She also appeared on an episode of Hawaii Five-0 as Susan Barnes.

Jorge Garcia's weight gain

Jorge Garcia's weight loss
Actor Jorge Garcia arrives for the world premiere of 'Pali Road' at the 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo: Darryl Oumi/WireImage
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Jorge's weight gain was a result of unhealthy eating habits. Even though his weight was not much of an issue to him, it was not good for his health. His family and relatives advised him to lose weight.

Jorge Garcia's weight loss journey

The actor teamed up with dieticians and personal trainers. The doctors advised him to try a Nooch diet (also known as nutritional yeast). The diet uses deactivated yeast to break down fats, thus causing a person to lose weight. He also stayed away from alcohol, processed meals, dairy, and fatty food.

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His meals were mostly made up of fruits, vegetables, and proteins. He started to work out regularly with his exercises comprising of push-ups, sit-ups, arm circles, jogging, breathing exercises, and more.

How much does Jorge Garcia weigh?

Jorge has not shared his recent weight. How much weight did Jorge Garcia lose? After following the diet and workout plan, Jorge Garcia lost over 100 pounds from his initial weight of 400 lbs.

What does Jorge Garcia look like now?

He looks a lot better and is at least fitter since beginning his weight-loss journey. He maintains a diet and exercises regularly. Many people who desired to lose weight have seen the actor as an inspiration.

Jorge Garcia's net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the comedian has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

What is Jorge Garcia doing now?

Where is Jorge Garcia now? Garcia is still working as an actor. He played Jerry Ortega in the TV show MacGyver. He will also star in the films Running Out of Time as Paul Alexander and When We Were Pirates as J.T.

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Jorge came into the limelight when he joined the cast of Lost. Jorge Garcia today is an inspiration to many aspiring actors.

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