Andrés García

Andrés García (born May 24, 1941) is a Dominican actor. He is one of the more popular and well known actors in Mexico and Latin America and among Hispanic people in the United States. He was also a scuba diving instructor.[1]

Andrés García
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Born (1941-05-24) May 24, 1941 (age 80)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
OccupationActor
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)Sandra Vale
Children3

CareerEdit

Andrés García was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.[2] He is the son of Spanish exiles from the Spanish Civil War who received refuge in the country during the regime of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. His father was a famous Spanish Republican combat aviator named Andrés García La Calle.[3]

Garcia emigrated to Mexico, where he pursued a career in show business. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he became a sex symbol in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, participating in movies, Spanish soap operas and photo-romance novels (magazine featuring photos of actors who create a story—a popular phenomenon across Latin America during the 1970s).

In 1984 García participated in Tú o nadie, with Lucía Mendez and Salvador Pineda. Tú o nadie became a major hit and helped García to receive many international offers. He accepted an offer to go to Puerto Rico in 1986, where he acted in the soap operas nnnAmame, with Johanna Rosaly, and Escándalo, with Iris Chacón and Charytín. Escándalo flopped, and the number of episodes recorded for that soap opera was cut in half by the television channel.

PersonalEdit

García is known for his portrayals of tough men, what some call the "typical Latin macho". In 1995, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and he travelled to Atlanta, Georgia to seek treatment. He was declared cured of the cancer.

In 2001, García built a mansion that resembles a castle.

In September 2003, he made one of his several appearances on Cristina, the Spanish-language talk show hosted by Cristina Saralegui, to defend entertainers against paparazzi. García has participated in over 50 different projects, including film, theater, soap opera and photo-opera work.

García has also been involved romantically, and remains friends, with Mexican model Carmen Campuzano and Puerto Rican singer Zeny, from the pop vocal duet Zeny & Zory.

In 2005, García participated in a reality show titled El Principe Azul (Blue Prince), a show geared toward finding his other son, Leonardo. García began to flirt with the young women on the show, going as far as having an on camera kiss with one of the contestants, making his son grow frustrated, and eventually, he left the show. Two previously unknown men were then cast to participate in the show and try to conquer one of the ladies involved in it. In 2006, he starred in the soap opera El Cuerpo del Deseo, broadcast by Telemundo International. The script of this telenovela is about transmigration, the passing of a soul into another body after death, coinciding with García's beliefs on this subject.

Andrés Garcia got his "macho" image mostly from the Mexican movie Pedro Navaja (Peter Blade), in which he plays a street-smart hustler where most of the beautiful women work for him on the street.

FilmographyEdit

StageEdit

  • "JUGUETES PARA EL MATRIMONIO"
  • "LAS BUENAS PERSONAS"
  • "LAS BUENAS IMAGENES PUBLICAS"
  • "ACCIDENTE CONYUGAL"
  • "AMOR ES"
  • "LA LIBELULA"
  • "LAS LOCURAS DEL SEXO"
  • "UN LOCO GENIAL"
  • "LAS MENTIRAS BLANCAS Y LA COMEDIA NEGRA"
  • "ME DICEN PEDRO, EL HOMBRE DE LA NAVAJA"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andrés García: Mis años en RD fueron muy felices". Mis años en República Dominicana fueron los más felices de mi vida, lo que más recuerdo son mis visitas a Boca Chica, Haina y mis tardes en el Malecón.
  2. ^ "Andrés García: Mis años en RD fueron muy felices". Mis años en República Dominicana fueron los más felices de mi vida, lo que más recuerdo son mis visitas a Boca Chica, Haina y mis tardes en el Malecón.
  3. ^ Notable personalities of the Spanish republic - SBHAC

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