|Date of Birth||April 28, 1973|
|Origin||Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.|
Garcia is of of Cuban and Chilean descent. Before embarking on his acting career, he performed as a stand-up comedian. In 2001, he appeared as a taxi driver on Michael J. Fox's sitcom Spin City, and starred as bartender Hector Lopez on Becker for 13 episodes.
Garcia guest starred as a drug dealer on Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm in a 2004 episode, a role that supposedly landed him the role of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes on Lost. He was the first actor to be cast on Lost, for which he is best known. Garcia starred on the show for all of its six seasons, during which he resided in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his girlfriend Bethany Shady and his dachshund-Chihuahua mix Nunu. After the end of the show, Garcia returned to Los Angeles, where he was cast by Lost's creator J.J. Abrams on his new show, Alcatraz.
|2001||Spin City||Taxi Driver||"The Arrival"|
|2003||Columbo||Julius||"Columbo Likes the Nightlife"|
|2003–2004||Becker||Hector Lopez||13 episodes|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Drug Dealer||"The Car Pool Lane"|
|2005||Higglytown Heroes||Dog Trainer Hero||"Me and My Shadow"/"Out to Sea"|
|2004–2010||Lost||Hugo "Hurley" Reyes|| 114 episodes|
("Pilot" - "The End")
|2010||How I Met Your Mother||Steve, "The Blitz"||"Blitzgiving"|
|2011-||Alcatraz||Dr. Diego Soto|