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Garcia in 2015
Adam Gabriel Garcia|
1 June 1973
Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, singer|
Adam Gabriel Garcia (born 1 June 1973) is an Australian actor, singer, and dancer.
Life and career
Garcia was born in Wahroonga, New South Wales. His father is from Colombia. Garcia left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia for two years before transferring to London, England. He remained in London to act in West End musicals.
Garcia's career as a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a film about Oscar Wilde. Garcia played Tony Manero in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which ran from 1998-99 in London. Garcia reached number 15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song "Night Fever", taken from the film version of Saturday Night Fever (1977).
His second feature-film performance was a major role in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. Later in 2000, he played the role of Sean in Bootmen. In 2003, he voiced the title character in the film Kangaroo Jack. In 2004, he also played alongside Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, as the character Stu Wolff, a drunk rock star, who is part of the band Sidarther and is, in Lola's words, "a greater poet than Shakespeare".
In 2006–07, he starred as Fiyero in the original London production of Wicked alongside Idina Menzel (later replaced by Kerry Ellis) and Helen Dallimore. He previously played the role during the show's early Broadway workshops in 2000. In late 2008, Garcia appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven, a two-part comedy/drama alongside Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire. In January 2010, Garcia appeared with Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got To Dance.
In 2011, Garcia was cast in The Hen Do. In 2012, Garcia appeared in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate at the Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Stephen Meare. Garcia became the fourth judge on the 2013 Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.
In 2011-12, Garcia was in Threesome, a British television sitcom which began airing on 17 October 2011 on Comedy Central and Comedy Central HD. It was the first original scripted comedy commissioned by Comedy Central and produced by Big Talk Productions.
On 26 March 2015, he married Nathalia Chubin in London.
In 2018 Garcia was casted in Dance Boss an Australian reality television dance competition on the Seven Network presented by Dannii Minogue. Garcia will be a judge alongside singer and dancer Timomatic and actress and performer Sharni Vinson.
|2000||Coyote Ugly||Kevin O'Donnell|
|2001||Riding in Cars with Boys||Jason D'Onofrio|
|2002||The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest||Andy|
|2003||Kangaroo Jack||Kangaroo Jack||Voice-over|
|2004||Love's Brother||Gino Donnini|
|Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen||Stu Wolff|
|2005||Riot at the Rite||Vaslav Nijinsky|
|2010||Every Emotion Costs||Wade|
|2014||Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?||Bradley Finch||Leading role|
|2004||Agatha Christie's Marple||Raymond Starr|
|2005||Doctor Who||Alex||Episode: "The Christmas Invasion"|
|The Flight of the Conchords||Obnoxious Australian||Episode: "The Tough Brets"|
|Mister Eleven||Alex||TV drama|
|2010–2012||Got to Dance||Judge||TV dance competition|
|Heston's Titanic Feast||Himself|
|House||Theodore Phillip Taylor||1 episode: "The Choice"|
|2013–2014||Dancing with the Stars||Judge||TV reality show|
|Got to Dance||Judge||TV dance competition|
|The Code||Perry Benson|
|2016||Bruce's Hall of Fame with Alexander Armstrong||Himself||Performer (With Kimberly Wyatt)|
Awards and nominations
|1999||Laurence Olivier Awards||Best Actor in a Musical||Saturday Night Fever||Nominated|
|2013||Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Kiss Me, Kate||Nominated|
- "Banjo is plucked for Sky", The Sun, 8 October 2009, retrieved 17 October 2009
- "Adam Garcia and Mischa Barton sign up for new comedy The Hen Do". Primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk. 27 January 2011. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- "Threesome". imdb. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2015.