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Adam Gabriel Garcia (born 1 June 1973) is an Australian stage, television and film actor, best known for the lead roles in the musicals such as Saturday Night Fever and Kiss Me, Kate.[2][3] He is also a trained tap dancer and singer.[4] Garcia has been nominated twice at the Laurence Olivier Awards in 1999 and 2013 respectively.[1]

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Garcia in 2015
Adam Gabriel Garcia

(1973-06-01) 1 June 1973 (age 46)[1]
  • Actor
  • singer
  • dancer
Years active1997–present
Known forSaturday Night Fever
Notable work
Saturday Night Fever
Kiss Me, Kate
Nathalia Chubin (m. 2015)



Garcia was born in 1973 to Jean Balharry and Fabio Garcia in Wahroonga, New South Wales. His mother Jean is Australian and his father Fabio is of Colombian descent. Garcia's mother is a retired physiotherapist.[5] Garcia attended Knox Grammar School where he completed his high school education.[5] He also received formal training in tap dancing at Capital Dance Studio in Sydney, Australia.[6] Garcia attended Sydney University but did not complete his education as he left the university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia for two years before transferring to London, England.[7] On 26 March 2015, Garcia married his long time girlfriend Nathalia Chubin in London. Chubin worked as a senior marketing executive for PlayStation previously.[1]

Garcia began his film career in 1997, playing the role of Jones in Brian Gilbert's Wilde. Garcia played Tony Manero in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which premiered on 5 May 1998 at the London Palladium, and closed on 26 February 2000.[8] He was nominated for his work in the play at the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical category in 1999 but lost to the cast of Kat and the Kings.[9] Garcia also reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song "Night Fever", taken from the film version of Saturday Night Fever (1977).[10] In 2000, he played a major role in his second feature-film, Coyote Ugly.[11] Later that year, Garcia also appeared in Dein Perry's Bootmen, playing the lead role.[12] In 2003, he voiced the title character in the film Kangaroo Jack, but was not credited for that role. In 2004, he also played alongside Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, as the character Stu Wolff, a drunk rock star, who is part of the band Sidarthur and is, in Lola's words, "a greater poet than Shakespeare".[13] Between 2006 and 2007, Garcia played the character of Fiyero in the original West End production of Wicked alongside Idina Menzel, Kerry Ellis and Helen Dallimore.[14] He previously played the same role during the show's early Broadway theatre workshops in 2000. Garcia appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High and Mr Eleven, in 2008.[15] In January 2010, Garcia appeared with Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the British reality show, Got To Dance. He was a judge in the four seasons of the competition from 2010 to 2012 and then in 2014.[16] In 2011, Garcia co-starred with Mischa Barton in The Hen Do, but the film never left the cutting room floor.[17] In 2012, he appeared in Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate at the Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Stephen Meare. Garcia was nominated for his role at the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards in the category Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.[18][19]

Garcia appeared in Threesome, a 2011 British television sitcom which began airing on 17 October 2011 on Comedy Central.[20] Garcia became the fourth judge during the thirteenth season of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars. In 2018 Garcia was cast in Dance Boss, an Australian reality television dance competition on the Seven Network presented by Dannii Minogue. He judged the competition alongside singer and dancer Timomatic and actress and performer Sharni Vinson.[21]



Year Title Role Note
1997 Wilde Jones
2000 Coyote Ugly Kevin O'Donnell
Bootmen Sean
2001 Riding in Cars with Boys Jason D'Onofrio
2002 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Andy
2003 Kangaroo Jack Kangaroo Jack Voice-over
2004 Love's Brother Gino Donnini
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Stu Wolff
Fascination Scott Doherty
2005 Riot at the Rite Vaslav Nijinsky
Standing Still Michael
2010 Every Emotion Costs Wade
2014 Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? Bradley Finch Leading role


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Raymond Starr
2005 Doctor Who Alex Episode: "The Christmas Invasion"
2008 Britannia High Stefan
2009 Hawthorne Nick Mancini
The Flight of the Conchords Obnoxious Australian Episode: "The Tough Brets"
Mister Eleven Alex TV drama
2010?2012 Got to Dance Judge TV dance competition
2010 Bookaboo Himself Children's show
Heston's Titanic Feast Himself
House Theodore Phillip Taylor 1 episode: "The Choice"
2011 Threesome Dave
2013 Camp Todd
2013?2014 Dancing with the Stars Judge TV reality show
2014 Perception Dr. Asper
Got to Dance Judge TV dance competition
The Code Perry Benson
2016 Bruce's Hall of Fame with Alexander Armstrong Himself Performer (with Kimberly Wyatt)
2018 Dance Boss Himself Judge

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ a b c "The lowdown on twinkle-toed Aussie hunk Adam Garcia, who starred in Coyote Ugly". The Sun. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Kiss Me, Kate at the Old Vic Theatre starring Adam Garcia and Hannah Waddingham". London theatre tickets. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ West, The Reviews Hub-North (24 January 2019). "Saturday Night Fever - Palace Theatre, Manchester". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Stage and screen star Adam Garcia puts Poole dancers through their paces". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b Money, Lawrence (2 May 2016). "From Coyote Ugly to the UK's Got to Dance, Adam Garcia takes a Gene Kelly turn". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Adam Garcia's Got to Tap!". Dance Informa Magazine. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  7. ^ Mediaweek (30 April 2018). "Seven announces the judges for new reality series Dance Boss Australia". Mediaweek. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Saturday Night Fever at New Wimbledon Theatre - Review". 31 August 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  9. ^ Gans, Andrew (26 April 2006). "Adam Garcia to Join Idina Menzel for London Wicked". Playbill. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Movie Star Adam Garcia Is Heading To CC". 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  11. ^ Lovell, Lucy (28 February 2018). "Coyote Ugly's Adam Garcia is coming to Manchester bar's launch party". men. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  12. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Bootmen Movie Review & Film Summary (2000) - Roger Ebert". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Why Hollywood and West End actor Adam Garcia was in Scunthorpe". 14 January 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019 – via
  14. ^ "Adam Garcia cast in Wicked". London Theatre Guide. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Adam Garcia". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Tap dancers will love this masterclass in Heathfield with stage and screen star Adam Garcia". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  17. ^ Spy, Theatre. "Adam Garcia and Mischa Barton in new comedy The Hen Do". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  18. ^ Woolman, Natalie (15 February 2012). "Adam Garcia cast in Chichester's Kiss Me, Kate - News". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Adam Garcia cast in Nunn's Kiss Me Kate at Chichester - WhatsOnStage". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  20. ^ SensaCine. "¿Qué ha sido de las protagonistas de 'El Bar Coyote'?: Adam Garcia". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Adam Garcia". Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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