Patrick Garcia

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Patrick Garcia
Born Franz Patrick Velasco Garcia
(1981-09-14) September 14, 1981 (age 33)
Makati City, Philippines
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992-present

Patrick Garcia (born Franz Patrick Velasco Garcia on September 14, 1981) is a Filipino actor, best known for his role as Ryan in the acclaimed Philippine movie Madrasta and Nathanael Cordero in the TV series Darating ang Umaga.

Early life[edit]

At the age of 9, Garcia started as an altar boy at St. James Parish Church Headed by Bro. Paul Abiog of Ayala, Alabang where they used to live. He served for several years until his family moved to Frisco del Monte, Quezon City. At the age of 13, his actress sister convinced him to try acting. He tried out for the 1994 Philippine movie, "Separada", and was cast right away. The movie was well received by the critics and became an instant hit, and also cemented Garcia's status as the newest young heartthrob in the Philippines.

A year later, Garcia landed many more roles in movies and soap operas, such as "Gimik", "Araw-araw, gabi-gabi", and "Asero" among others. Then in 1996, he received the Best Child Actor award at the FAMAS Awards, for his role as Ryan in the critically acclaimed Olivia M. Lamasan film, Madrasta.

After Madrasta, Garcia has been working steadily ever since, taking on more challenging character roles in movies, "Mano po III: My love", "Nagbibinata" and TV series "Captain Barbell", "Kampanerang Kuba" and "Super Twins".

Career[edit]

Patrick was one of the original cast of Ang TV. He was later relaunched as a member of Star Circle (now Star Magic) batch 2 in ABS-CBN. He is the brother of another Ang TV cast and Star Circle batch 3 member, Cheska Garcia and commercial model Pichon Garcia.

Patrick Garcia first began his career in ABS-CBN and then transferred to rival network GMA-7. While he was with ABS-CBN, he was paired with actresses Paula Peralejo and Jodi Sta. Maria whom he got to work the latter with in Tabing Ilog, Pangako Sa'yo, Darating ang Umaga and lastly Kampanerang Kuba where he also got to work with Anne Curtis. He was last seen in GMA 7's Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita and Obra.

In 2009 Patrick starred in the remake of Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin starring Maxene Magalona and Glaiza de Castro. As of November 2009, he will return via Full House as Luigi on GMA Network.

Patrick is back to ABS-CBN on his comeback project in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Garcia is of Filipino and Spanish descent. He had a long-time relationship with actress Jennylyn Mercado and he eventually became a father to their son, Alex Jazz Mercado, born on August 16, 2008. In June 2008, Garcia left for New York "to pursue studies in directing at New York University" but nothing came of his plans to go to film school. He left Jennylyn Mercado, who was at that time, pregnant with their child. In October 9, 2008, Garcia returned to the Philippines for the wedding of his sister Cheska Garcia and basketball player Doug Kramer.

His cousins are Sharmaine Arnaiz and Bunny Paras.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi Jun-Jun
1994 Separada Vincent
1995 Asero Victor Asero Star Cinema
1996 Rollerboys Christian
Madrasta Ryan
1997 Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure Patrick Star Cinema
Biyudo Si Daddy, Biyuda Si Mommy Star Cinema, M-Zet
Nagbibinata Lester
1998 Batang PX Michael 'Am-boy' Dahoff
Mula Sa Puso, The Movie Warren Star Cinema
1999 Oo Na, Mahal Na Kung Mahal Patrick Star Cinema
2001 Sugatang Puso Eric Star Cinema
2002 Jologs Dino Star Cinema
2003 Noon At Ngayon: Pagsasamang Kay Ganda Unknown Star Cinema
2004 Mano Po III: My Love Stephen Regal Films
2007 Angels Jude Eagle's Eye Productions
2012 ÜnOfficially Yours Vince Villegas Star Cinema

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Network
1992–1997 Ang TV Himself ABS-CBN
1996–1997 Familia Zaragoza
1996–1999 Gimik Carlo de Leon
1997–1999 Mula Sa Puso Warren
1998–2001 Richard Loves Lucy Mikoy
1999–2002 Tabing Ilog Jaime 'James' Collantes
2000–2002 Pangako Sa ’Yo Jonathan
2003 Darating ang Umaga Nathaniel Cordero
2004 Mangarap Ka Tristan
2005 Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Luke
2006 Komiks Presents: Momay Andro
Komiks Presents: Bampy Cameo Appearance
Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Levi Villain GMA Network
2007 Fantastic Man Lloyd Mendez
Super Twins Billy
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Prinsipe Jorge
2008 Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita Lawrence Fajardo
2009 Obra Guest Role
Dear Friend Guest Role
Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Arvin Samaniego
Full House Luigi Mondragon
2011 Iglot Aldo
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin Matthew De Vega ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Apoy Ramon
2013 Apoy Sa Dagat young Alberto del Sol
2013–2014 Annaliza Lazaro "Laz" Benedicto
2014 Two Wives Albert Medrano

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Movie Actor of the Year 14th Star Awards for Movies Batang PX
  • Best Performer Young Critics Circle Awards Batang PX
  • Best Actor Nominee FAP Awards Batang PX
  • Best Actor Nominee Urian Awards Batang PX
  • Teenage Actor of the Year Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards
  • Best Young Performer Parangal ng Bayan Awards
  • German Moreno Youth Achievers Awardee 46th Annual FAMAS Awards
  • Favorite Actor of the Year People's Choice Awards Batang PX
  • Best Child Actor FAMAS Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor Nominee Urian Awards

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