Patrick Garcia

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Patrick Garcia
Born Franz Patrick Velasco Garcia
(1981-09-14) September 14, 1981 (age 36)[1]
Makati City, Philippines
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Agent Star Magic (1992-2006)(2012–present)
GMA Artist Center (2006-2011)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s) Nikka Martinez
Children 4 (including Alex Jazz)

Patrick Garcia (born September 14, 1981) is a Filipino actor, best known for his role as Ryan in the acclaimed Philippine movie Madrasta and Nathanael Cordero in the TV series Darating ang Umaga.

Early life[edit]

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 the latter of whom he got to work with in more notable projects such as Tabing Ilog, Pangako Sa 'Yo, Darating ang Umaga and lastly Kampanerang Kuba. He was last seen in GMA 7's Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita and Obra.

In 2009 Patrick starred in the remake of Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin starring Maxene Magalona and Glaiza de Castro. Then in November 2009, he will return via Full House as Luigi on GMA Network.

Personal life[edit]

Garcia previously dated actress Jennylyn Mercado, together they have a son, Alex Jazz Mercado, [2] 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.

Garcia married Nikka Martinez in March 2015.[2] The couple have three daughters: Michelle Celeste “Chelsea” (born 2012); Nicola Patrice (born 2016) and Francisca Pia (born 2017).[3][4][5]



Year Title Role Notes Source
1992–97 Ang TV Himself
1995-06 ASAP Himself - Host / Performer
1995–96 Familia Zaragoza
1996–99 Gimik Carlo De Leon
1997–99 Mula Sa Puso Warren
1998–01 Richard Loves Lucy Mikoy
1999–02 Tabing Ilog Jaime 'James' Collantes [6]
2000–02 Pangako Sa ’Yo Jonathan [1]
2003 Darating ang Umaga Nathaniel Cordero
2004 Mangarap Ka Tristan [7]
2005 Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Luke
2006 Komiks Presents: Momay Andro
2006 Komiks Presents: Bampy Cameo Appearance
2006 Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Levi Villain
2007 Fantastic Man Lloyd Mendez
2007 Super Twins Billy
2007 Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Prinsipe Jorge
2008 Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita Lawrence Fajardo
2009 Obra Guest Role
2009 Dear Friend Guest Role
2009 Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Arvin Samaniego
2009 Full House Luigi Mondragon
2011 Iglot Aldo
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin Matthew De Vega
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Ramon Episode: "Apoy"
2013 Apoy Sa Dagat Alberto Del Sol [8]
2013–14 Annaliza Lazaro "Laz" Benedicto
2014–15 Two Wives Albert Medrano
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya Macky Episode: "Siningang"
2015 Ipaglaban Mo Gary Episode: "May Hangganan Ang Lahat"
2015 Ipaglaban Mo Bert Episode: "Ganti ng Sawi"
2016 All of Me Young Vicente Avila
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya Edmund Episode: "Police Uniform" [9]
2016 Ipaglaban Mo Mark Episode: "Kapitbahay'
2016-17 Langit Lupa Christian "Ian" Chavez
2017 Wildflower Young Julio Ardiente
2018 Sana Dalawa ang Puso Young Juancho Laureano
2018 The Blood Sisters Emman Suarez


Year Title Role Notes Source
1994 Separada Vincent [4]
1995 Asero Victor Asero
1995 Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi Jun–Jun
1995 Rollerboys Christian
1996 Madrasta Ryan [10]
1997 Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure Patrick [11]
1997 Biyudo Si Daddy, Biyuda Si Mommy
1998 Nagbibinata Lester
1997 Batang PX Christopher 'Am-boy' Dahoff [12]
1999 Mula Sa Puso The Movie Warren
1999 Oo Na, Mahal Na Kung Mahal Patrick
2000 Sugatang Puso Eric [10][13][14]


2002 Jologs Dino
2003 Noon At Ngayon: Pagsasamang Kay Ganda Mike
2004 Mano Po III: My Love Stephen [17]
2007 Angels Jude Segment: "Angel of Love" [18]
2012 ÜnOfficially Yours Vince Villegas
2015 The Comeback
2016 Love Me Tomorrow

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 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


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  2. ^ a b "Patrick Garcia Reassures Wife: No Need to be Insecure". ABS-CBN News. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Look: Patrick Garcia, Wife Welcome Baby Girl". ABS-CBN News. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Meet Patrick Garcia's Girlfriend, New-born Daughter". ABS-CBN News. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
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  12. ^ Bautista, Mario E. (3 September 2002). "Piolo Pascual: 'Donita Changed my Life'". Manila Standard. Retrieved 18 October 2016 – via Google News. 
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  15. ^ Salterio, Leah (19 December 2000). "Not Pining for an Award". Showbiz Tidbits. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 October 2016 – via Google News. 
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  17. ^ "The Legendary Eddie Garcia is Back in 'Mano Po'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 23 December 2004. Retrieved 17 October 2016 – via Google News. 
  18. ^ Asilo, Rito P. (23 June 2007). "Well-meaning Trilogy Slips and Soars". Now Showing. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 October 2016 – via Google News. 

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