Jesse Garcia

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Jesse Garcia
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Garcia, fellow star of Quinceañera, at the Sundance Film Festival, January 21, 2006.
BornDecember 14, 1979
Years active2003–present

Jesse Garcia (born 1979) is an American actor.


Garcia starred in the award-winning film Quinceañera, written and directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer with executive producer Todd Haynes, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Independent Feature Competition. Quinceañera was also selected to play at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. Garcia won Best Actor at the 2007 ALMA Awards for his role as Carlos, a troubled gay teenager, in Quinceañera. He appeared in the thriller Locker 13 in 2009. He recently made a cameo appearance on Marvel's The Avengers in 2012.

Garcia was born in Rawlins, Wyoming and spent most of his childhood in Hanna, Wyoming.[1] He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, though he no longer practices that faith.[2][3] his sister one year younger worked oilfield trucking for over 19 years, His father is from the Mexican state of Durango and his mother, a native of Wyoming, is of Spanish and Mexican descent.[2][4]

He appeared in the 2010 revival of The Pee-wee Herman Show.[5] and in the 2010 music video of Wisin & Yandel's "Estoy enamorado".



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Sons of Anarchy Rafi 5 episodes
2014-2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Freddie Gonzalez Main Cast
2015 Looking Hector 1 episode
2018 Chicago P.D. Reimundo Morales 1 episode
2018 The Last Ship Manuel Plasencia / Michael / Manuelito 2 episodes
2019 The High Life Gabriel Pilot
2019 El Asesino Frankie


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Performance Anxiety Guitar Player
2004 Last Goodbye Featured Player
Delivery Boy Chronicles Mexican Leaf Blower
Expeditions to the Edge
Ep:Hostage Mountain
2005 Picnic Man Reading Book
Ep: The Charity Chase
Fashion Designer
Unseen Video
2006 Marrying God Jesus
Quinceañera Carlos
The Other Side Search and Rescue Guy
The Shield
Ep: Extraction
Ep: Jailbait
Walkout Armando Lopez TV movie
The Closer
Ep: Borderline
Father Figure Jesse
Ep: Shotgun
Frankie Duarte
2007 American Identity Bobby Freeman
Put It in a Book Tiny
La misma luna David
Ep: In a Different Light
Carlos Vega
The Comebacks Jorge Juanson
CSI: Miami
Ep: Permanent Vacation
Vasco Torres
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Ep: Senseless
Felix Aguilar
2008 Down & Out Video
Good Dick Jose
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Ep: Gnothi Seauton
Ep: The Turk
Ep: What He Beheld
Emilio Hot Dog Vendor
A Beautiful Life David
Days of Wrath Mario
2009 NCIS
Ep: Deliverance
Marine Private First Class Tomas Tamayo
Saint John of Las Vegas Park Ranger
Locker 13 Ray Completed
Bedrooms Sal Post-Production
Periphery Smitty
Spit Brown Buck Santa In production
2010 House Arrest Guillermo Post-Production
Three Veils Carlos
Hollywood Untitled Jose
Re-Kill Hernandez
Mission Park Jason Pre-Production


  1. ^ The Daydreamers
  2. ^ a b Although, he stopped practicing that religion a few years ago.Twitch - QUINCEAÑERA—Interview With Emily Rios and Jesse Garcia
  3. ^ Jesse gets big: playing a gay cholo in Quinceanera, the summer's hottest gay movie, Jesse Garcia is on the path to stardom. - Free Online Library
  4. ^ - Entertainment - Movies - Meet Quinceañera´s Breakout Star, Jesse Garcia[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Limited Engagement of THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW Begins January 12 at Club Nokia @ L.A. LIVE". Broadway World. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-01-21.

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