Jsu Garcia

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Jsu Garcia
Born (1963-10-06) October 6, 1963 (age 52)
New York City, New York, United States
Nationality Cuban
Other names Nick Corri
Occupation Actor, Director, Minister
Years active 1982–present

Jsu Garcia (born October 6, 1963) is an American film and television actor, and film producer. In his earlier years, he was credited under the name Nick Corri. Together with author John-Roger, he runs the production company Scott J-R Productions.

Early life[edit]

Jsu Garcia was born in New York City, to Cuban immigrant parents.[1]

Career[edit]

His first role was on the TV show Fame (1982). He then appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). This was followed by an appearance in Universal's Gotcha! (1985), and then in features such as Wildcats (1986), Slaves of New York (1989), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), and Traffic (2000). In 2002 Garcia was in Randall Wallace's We Were Soldiers (2002) in which he portrays Mel Gibson's heroic buddy, the commander of a company fighting against the Viet Cong; and in Andrew Davis' Collateral Damage (2002), in which he plays a villainous Communist guerrilla who battles good guy Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition to appearances on TV shows, including JAG (1995), Arli$$ (1996), The Facts of Life, Miami Vice, Babylon 5, She Spies, Crossing Jordan and Murder One (1995), Garcia also played the male lead in an ABC / Touchstone pilot, Then Came Jones, and has a recurring role on Without a Trace (2007). Garcia also played a major supporting role in Along Came Polly (2004). Garcia played revolutionary Che Guevara in Andy García's Cuban story, The Lost City. He took part in the 2010 documentary film Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy discussing his roles in various films in the Elm Street franchise. Garcia portrayed Francisco d'Anconia in Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (2011), based on Ayn Rand's novel of the same name.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Silence Soldier Short
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Rod Lane
1985 Gotcha! Manolo
1988 Tropical Snow Gustavo 'Tavo' Luna
The Lawless Land Falco
1989 Slaves of New York Marley
1990 Predator 2 Detective
1992 In the Heat of Passion Charlie Bronson
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Nick Corri
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn Anthony
1996 Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor Miguel Segment: Four on the Floor
1997 Strategic Command Captain Rattner
1998 Woo Maitre d'
My Little Havana Jesu Matamoro Short
1999 Candyman 3: Day of the Dead David de la Paz Video
Window New Patient Short
2000 Teacher's Pet Sam Deckner
Traffic Pablo Obregón
2001 The Quickie Miguel
2002 L.A.X. Jorge Colon
Collateral Damage Roman
We Were Soldiers Capt. Tony Nadal
2003 Klepto Nick Video
2004 Along Came Polly Javier
After the Past
Back by Midnight Carlos
2005 Sueño Rafael
The Lost City Ernesto "Che" Guevarra
2007 The Go-Getter Arlen
Spiritual Warriors Christopher Finn
2008 Me and My Daddy Dad Short
Che: Part One Jorge Sotús
Shattered! Jimmy
Blind The Boss Short
2009 Who You Are Finn Short
2010 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope Speaker: 7th Circle - The Blasphemers Short
Once Fallen Benny
Undocumented El Torro
2011 The Wayshower Jesus
Atlas Shrugged: Part I Francisco D'Anconia
2016 Miracle Underground
Inferno by Dante Speaker - 7th Circle: Capaneus and Latini

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Generation Scrad TV Movie
1986 American Playhouse Javier Iglesia 1 Episode: The House of Ramon Iglesia
Babe Ruth Enrico Quinterez 1 Episode: The Wedding Day
1986 - 88 Miami Vice Colon / Officer Ramirez 2 Episodes: Badge of Dishonor, The Good Collar
1987 The Bronx Zoo Mario Dagostine 1 Episode: Changes
1994 Red Shoe Diaries Miguel 1 Episode: Four on the Floor
1994 - 96 Murder, She Wrote Alex Lebron / Manuel Ramirez 2 Episodes: Proof in the Pudding, Death Goes Double Platinum
1995 Babylon 5 Lt. Ramirez 1 Episode: All Alone in the Night
1996 Murder One Eduardo Portalegre 3 Episodes: Chapter Eleven, Chapter Seventeen, Chapter Twenty
Arliss Robo 1 Episode: A Man of Our Times
Dave's World Juan 2 Episodes: Crime and Coconuts, Miami Beached
Women: Stories of Passion Eddie 1 Episode: Blind Love
1997 Crisis Center Arturo Garcia 1 Episode: Someone to Watch Over Me
1998 JAG Branko Mendoza 1 Episode: Yesterday's Heroes
1998 - 99 The Net Mariano Maza 2 Episodes: Zero, Go Like You Know
2000 Secret Agent Man Vargas 2 Episodes: From Prima with Love, Like Father, Like Monk
Rocky Times TV Movie
2002 She Spies Antonio Ronoso 1 Episode: Three Women and a Baby
2003 These Guys Rick TV Movie
Then Came Jones TV Movie
2004 Crossing Jordan Det. Martin Cruz 2 Episodes: Dead or Alive, Most Likely
2005 Love, Inc. Antonio 1 Episode: Three's Company
2006 CSI: Miami Cesar 'Cuzz' Morales 1 Episode: Fade Out
Our House Officer Gibbs TV Movie
2007 Without a Trace Carlos Aguilar 4 Episodes
2011 CSI: NY Hector Vargas 1 Episode: Holding Cell
2015 All I Want for Christmas Doug Matthews TV Movie

Spiritual Warriors[edit]

Jsu Garcia created a production company, Scott J-R Productions, together with author John-Roger. They made their first full-length feature Spiritual Warriors in 2005, written and executive produced by Garcia and John-Roger, starring Garcia, and based on John-Roger's book "Spiritual Warrior: The Art of Spiritual Living." The films metaphysical and New Age themes led to its being screened at venues such as the 2007 Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo.[2] Music was by Zeljko Marasovich. Spiritual Warriors has had over 130 screenings in 47 cities across 20 countries,[citation needed] and was released on DVD in 2009.

Garcia is an ordained minister in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, founded by John-Roger.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ biographical information at Garcia website
  2. ^ Cohn, Beverly (2007). "Spiritual Warriors" Santa Monica Mirror, January 25–31, 2007.
  3. ^ "Jsu Garcia Biography". Archived from the original on February 3, 2012. 

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