Adam Garcia

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Adam Garcia
Adam Garcia at Gala World Austrailan premiere.jpg
Garcia at the Gala World Australian premiere of Legally Blonde: The Musical in Sydney
BornAdam Gabriel Garcia
(1973-06-01) 1 June 1973 (age 40)
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationActor, dancer, singer
Years active1997–present
 
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Adam Garcia
Adam Garcia at Gala World Austrailan premiere.jpg
Garcia at the Gala World Australian premiere of Legally Blonde: The Musical in Sydney
BornAdam Gabriel Garcia
(1973-06-01) 1 June 1973 (age 40)
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationActor, dancer, singer
Years active1997–present

Adam Garcia (born Adam Gabriel Garcia, 1 June 1973) is an Australian actor and tap dancer. Garcia was born in Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia. His father is from Colombia.

Career[edit]

Garcia left university to take the role of the Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia for two years before transferring to London, England. Garcia stayed on in London to act in West End musicals.

Garcia's career as a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a film about the life of writer Oscar Wilde. Garcia played Tony Manero, in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which ran from 1998 to 1999 in London. Garcia reached No. 15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song "Night Fever", taken from Saturday Night Fever. Garcia's second feature film performance was a major role in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. later in 2000 he played the role of Sean in Bootmen, a film based on the Tap Dogs story. Also in 2004 he played a role alongside Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen as the character Stu Wolff, a drunk rock star, who is part of the band "Sidarther" and he is in Lola's words "a greater poet than Shakespeare".

Garcia was the lead tap dancer for the Tap Dogs segment of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games opening ceremony.

In 2006-07, he starred as Fiyero in the original London production of Wicked alongside Idina Menzel (later replaced by Kerry Ellis) and Helen Dallimore. He previously played the role during the show's early Broadway workshops in 2000.

In the latter part of 2008, Garcia appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven, a two-part comedy/drama alongside Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire. In January 2010 Garcia appeared alongside Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got To Dance.[1]

In 2011, Garcia was cast in two part comedy drama, The Hen Do, which will be set in Ibiza and co-star Mischa Barton. The show was co-written by Lucy Brown and Olivia Poulet and will be produced by Andy Serkis and John Cavendish.[2]

In 2012, Garcia appeared in the West End dance show Revolution with Kimberley Wyatt and others.

During the Summer of 2012, Garcia appeared in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate at the Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Stephen Meare.[3]

Garcia plays Todd on the 2013 NBC summer series Camp. He became the fourth judge on the 2013 Australian version of Dancing With The Stars.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNote
1997WildeJones
2000Coyote UglyKevin O'Donnell
2000BootmenSean
2001Riding in Cars with BoysJason D'Onofrio
2002The First $20 Million Is Always the HardestAndy
2003Kangaroo JackKangaroo JackVoice-over
2004Love's BrotherGino Donnini
2004Confessions of a Teenage Drama QueenStu Wolff
2004FascinationScott Doherty
2005Riot at the RiteVaslav Nijinsky
2005Standing StillMichael
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Agatha Christie's MarpleRaymond Starr
2005Doctor Who – "The Christmas Invasion"Alex
2008Britannia HighStefan
2009HawthorneNick Mancini
2009The Flight of the ConchordsObnoxious Australian1 Episode
2009Mister ElevenAlexTV Drama
2010-12Got to DanceJudgeTV Dance Competition
2010Heston's Titanic FeastHimself
2010House – "The Choice"1 Episode, First Aired 3 May
2011ThreesomeDave
2013CampTodd
2013Dancing With The StarsJudgeTV Reality Show

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banjo is plucked for Sky", The Sun, 8 October 2009, retrieved 17 October 2009 
  2. ^ "Adam Garcia and Mischa Barton sign up for new comedy The Hen Do | Unreality TV". Primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk. 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ Kiss Me Kate: http://www.cft.org.uk/kiss-me-kate

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