25 Fun Facts About Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian.

Jorge Garcia is probably most well-known for his role as Hurley on LOST, but there are plenty of cool facts that you may not have known about this lovable actor.

Here are the top 25 facts about Jorge Garcia!


Jorge Fernando Garcia was born on April 28, 1973, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Garcia's mother was from Cuba, and his father was from Chile. His father was a doctor and his mother a professor.

Jorge Garcia seems to be a fan of dogs and owns a small Chihuahua mixed-breed named Nunu.
He's a big fan of music too, and many of his friends have seen his huge collection of records.

One of Garcia's hobbies is video games, and he is also a fan of Star Wars.

Becker was one of the first acting roles which Garcia landed, and he was a part of the show from 2003 to 2004.

The LOST character, Hugo Reyes, was created specifically for Garcia after producers saw him play a drug dealer on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Although he auditioned for the role of Sawyer, Garcia was eventually cast as Hurley.

Hugo Reyes appears in 118 out of 121 episodes of LOST, making him the character who appears in the most episodes.

He spent a total of six years playing Hugo Reyes on LOST.

His sister got married during the filming of LOST, which meant that he could not attend the wedding.

Jorge Garcia has tried a vegan diet in the past in an attempt to lose weight.

When Garcia first got the part on LOST, he lost a total of 30 pounds in weight before filming started.

He stated Sawyer as his favorite character from LOST but said that Libby was the character who he would bring back from the dead. He said that Hugo and Libby had a great relationship.

Poker is something that Garcia enjoyed playing with the other cast members of LOST. They would bet using real money whenever they played.

Jorge was the only main member of the Lost cast to attend the LOST2014 fan gathering in Oahu– exactly 10 years after the Oceanic Flight 815 crashed.

Jorge Garcia always loved being on the stage, and played Tevye in a school production of "Fiddler on the Roof".

The band Weezer released an album in 2010 titled "Hurley". They chose the name based on Garcia's character in LOST, and as a result, he features on the album cover.

Acting isn't the only thing he's good at – in his spare time, Garcia likes doing stand-up comedy, including using his jokes to raise money for charities at benefit concerts.

Jorge Garcia learned most of his acting skills by attending the Beverley Hills Playhouse Acting School, a theater school that boasts alumni such as George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer.

LOST isn't the only TV show in which Jorge Garcia has starred in. He has had parts in Alcatraz, Hawaii Five-0, and Once Upon a Time.

He has also starred in some feature films, including The Ridiculous 6, Deck the Halls, When We Were Pirates, Cooties, and Little Athens.

He dated Bethany James Leigh Shady, who was also a part of LOST. She doesn't have a main role, however, and only plays a survivor of Ajira Flight 316 in one of the episodes.

His fans like sending him gifts, and he once received some dieting tea and Slim-Fast coupons. He has also been the recipient of religious literature sent by his fans.

Dispatches from the Island was a blog that Jorge Garcia wrote while LOST was being filmed.

Before he broke into the world of acting, he had several jobs in small commercials. During this time, Garcia also had a job at Borders Books and Music.

As of 2024, Jorge Garcia's net worth is $6 million.

There's more to this talented actor than meets the eye.

Lostpedia - Jorge Garcia / IMDB - Jorge Garcia