|Born||Franz Patrick Velasco Garcia
September 14, 1981
Makati City, Philippines
|Agent||Star Magic (1992-2006; 2012-present)
GMA Artist Center (2006-2011)
|Children||Alex Jazz Mercado|
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".
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.
Patrick is back to ABS-CBN on his comeback project in 2012.
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.
|1995||Asero||Victor Asero||Star Cinema|
|1997||Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure||Patrick||Star Cinema||−1997||Biyudo Si Daddy, Biyuda Si Mommy||Star Cinema, M-Zet||−1998||Nagbibinata||Lester|
|1998||Batang PX||Michael 'Am-boy' Dahoff||−1998||Mula Sa Puso, The Movie||Warren||Star Cinema|
|1999||Oo Na, Mahal Na Kung Mahal||Patrick||Star Cinema|
|2001||Sugatang Puso||Eric||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|
Awards and nominations
- 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