Adam Garcia

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Adam Garcia
Adam Garcia (cropped).jpg
Born Adam Gabriel Garcia
(1973-06-01) 1 June 1973 (age 42)
Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor, dancer, singer
Years active 1997–present

Adam Gabriel Garcia (born 1 June 1973) is an Australian actor, singer and dancer.

Life and career[edit]

Garcia was born in Wahroonga, New South Wales. His father is from Colombia. Garcia left university to take the role of the 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.[citation needed]

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 No. 15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song "Night Fever", taken from Saturday Night Fever.

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 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".[citation needed]

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 alongside Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got To Dance.[1]

In 2011, Garcia was cast in The Hen Do.[2] 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 - 2012 Garcia was in Threesome, a British television sitcom (TV series) 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.[3]

On 26th March 2015, he married Nathalia Chubin in London, UK.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Note
1997 Wilde Jones
2000 Coyote Ugly Kevin O'Donnell
2000 Bootmen Sean
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
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Stu Wolff
2004 Fascination Scott Doherty
2005 Riot at the Rite Vaslav Nijinsky
2005 Standing Still Michael
2014 Nativity 3: Dude, Where's my Donkey? Bradley Finch Leading Role
Flash mob Perfectionist

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Raymond Starr
2005 Doctor Who – "The Christmas Invasion" Alex
2008 Britannia High Stefan
2009 Hawthorne Nick Mancini
2009 The Flight of the Conchords Obnoxious Australian 1 Episode
2009 Mister Eleven Alex TV Drama
2010 Bookaboo Himself Children's show
2010–12 Got to Dance Judge TV Dance Competition
2010 Heston's Titanic Feast Himself
2010 House – "The Choice" Theodore Phillip Taylor 1 Episode, First Aired 3 May
2011 Threesome Dave
2013 Camp Todd
2013-14 Dancing with the Stars Judge TV Reality Show
2014 Perception Dr. Asper
2014 Got to Dance Judge TV Dance Competition
2014 The Code Perry Benson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banjo is plucked for Sky", The Sun, 8 October 2009, retrieved 17 October 2009 
  2. ^ "Adam Garcia and Mischa Barton sign up for new comedy The Hen Do". Primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Threesome". imdb. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 

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