Weight Loss of ActorJorge Garcia; His Personal Life, Net Worth & Movies

Jorge Garcia is an American actor and comedian who is widely famous for his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker and as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the television series Lost from the year 2004 to 2010.

Jorge Garcia was born on 28th April 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States of America. As of 2019, his age is 46 years old with his birth sign Taurus. He was born to parents Humberto Garcia (father) and Dora Mesa (mother). His father is a Chilean-born doctor while his mother is a Cuban -born professor.

Jorge Garcia with his family during his childhood
Caption: Jorge Garcia with his family during his childhood
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Jorge holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group (Cuban and Chilean). He was raised in San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California.


He completed his high school at San Clemente High School. In high school, Jorge was a wrestler and was nicknamed Baby-Faced killer for his innocent-looking face but killer moves in the ring. As a senior, he was chosen by the faculty as Triton of the Year, an award was given to a graduating senior.

In the year 1995, he graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Communication Studies major. He had an interest in acting since childhood, so Garcia also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Jorge Garcia?

Jorge Garcia has collected a huge amount of sum through her career as an actor. He has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million as of 2019. Likewise, the source of his income is his on-screen work, and his advertisement deals simultaneously with stock investments. In the year 1997 in Raven’s Ridge, he earned an estimated salary of $58k in an episode of 2004.

Caption: Jorge Garcia actor/comedian
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While he played in Lost, Jorge charged $40k per episode which later increased to $80k. Also, he is an associate producer of the movie When We Were Pirates that stacked up $32.3 million. Jorge 2016 movie Rock Dog earned around $15 million at the box office.


He owns a house in New York which he bought for $40 million.

Relationship Status

Jorge Garcia recently tied the wedding knot with the beautiful Rebecca Birdsall at Leixlip Manor, close to Dublin.

Jorge Garcia with his wife, Rebecca Birdsall during their wedding
Caption: Jorge Garcia with his wife, Rebecca Birdsall during their wedding
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Past Relationships

He was in a relationship with Malia Hansen for almost 2 years from 2004 to 2006. After breaking up with Malia, he began dating novelist, and Lost co-star Bethany Leigh Shady in 2007. During the beginning of their relationship, the couple were seen together at the red carpet events and posted pictures of each other on social sites. In 2013, they vanished from the media spotlight.

Caption: Jorge Garcia with ex-girlfriend, Bethany Leigh Shady
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Height & Weight

Jorge Garcia stands at a tall height of 6 feet whereas his body weight is around 136 kg. He has hazel eyes color with dark brown hair color.

Weight Loss

Jorge adopted veganism and consumed an entirely plant-based diet excluding all kinds of animal products including dairy products. This lifestyle change had a significant impact on his life and weight as he lost around 100lbs. As of now, he weighs 300lbs and is out of the danger zone.

Jorge is active on social sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 94.3k followers on his official Twitter account and around 199k followers on his official Instagram account.


Garcia started his acting career officially in 1997 after he studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school. While he auditioned for roles, Garcia worked at Borders Books and Music to support himself. He spent six years as an employee of Borders Books and Music too. Then he got television advertisement gigs, the most popular amongst all was a Jack in the Box commercial that aired on the local TV stations. His initial recurring character came in Becker where Jorge characterized Hector Lopez for almost 13 episodes.

Caption: Jorge Garcia actor/comedian
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His big break came in the year 2004 after landing the role of Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes in the American Drama Television series Lost. After that, he appeared in 108 episodes and for his performance won him a Screen Actors Guild Award. After his big achievement in Lost, Jorge got a chance to play a handful of film gigs involving Little Athens in 2005, Deck the Halls in 2006, and Sweetzer in 2007.

Also, he had a guest role in How I Met Your MotherFringe, and Mr. Sunshine.  Besides this, he was cast in the FOX series, Alcatraz, however, the show was discontinued because of the low ranking. Some of his recent feature film gigs include Get a Job (2016) and Rock Dog (2016).