Jesus "Jsu" Garcia[1] (/ˈz/[2]), also credited as Nick Corri (born October 6, 1963), is an American film and television actor and producer. Together with author John-Roger, he runs the production company Scott J-R Productions.

Jsu Garcia
Garcia in February 2022
Jesus Garcia

(1963-10-06) October 6, 1963 (age 59)
Other namesNick Corri, Thom Fox
Occupation(s)Actor, director, minister
Years active1982–present

Early lifeEdit

Garcia was born in New York City as Jesus Garcia, to Cuban immigrant parents.[3][4] He attended Fairfax High School where he studied acting.[5]


His first role was on the TV show Fame (1982), where he used the stage name Thom Fox.[4] He then appeared in his first film Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).[5] This was followed by an appearance in Universal's Gotcha! (1985),[5] and then in features such as Wildcats (1986), Slaves of New York (1989), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), and Traffic (2000). In 2002 Garcia was in Randall Wallace's We Were Soldiers (2002) in which he portrays Mel Gibson's heroic friend, the commander of a company fighting against the Viet Cong; and in Andrew Davis' Collateral Damage (2002), in which he plays a villainous Communist guerrilla who battles Arnold Schwarzenegger's character. In addition to appearances on TV shows, including JAG (1995), Arli$$ (1996), The Facts of Life, Miami Vice, Babylon 5, She Spies, Crossing Jordan and Murder One (1995), Garcia also played the male lead in an ABC / Touchstone pilot, Then Came Jones, and had a recurring role on Without a Trace (2007). Garcia also played a supporting role in Along Came Polly (2004). Garcia played revolutionary Che Guevara in Andy García's The Lost City. He took part in the 2010 documentary film Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy discussing his roles in various films in the Elm Street franchise. Garcia portrayed Francisco d'Anconia in Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (2011), based on Ayn Rand's novel of the same name.

Garcia has also acted in theater including a production of Grease and won a Drama-Logue Award for his performance in the play Short Eyes.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Garcia is an ordained minister in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, founded by John-Roger.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Silence Soldier Short film
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Rod Lane Credited as Nick Corri
1985 Gotcha! Manolo Credited as Nick Corri
1986 Wildcats Cerulo Credited as Nick Corri
1988 Tropical Snow Gustavo 'Tavo' Luna
The Lawless Land Falco
1989 Slaves of New York Marley
1990 Predator 2 Detective Dvorkin
1992 In the Heat of Passion Charlie Bronson
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Himself Credited as Nick Corri
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn Anthony
1996 Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor Miguel Segment: "Four on the Floor"
1997 Strategic Command Captain Rattner
1998 Woo Maitre d'
My Little Havana Jesu Matamoro Short film
1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead David De La Paz Direct-to-video
Window New Patient Short film
2000 Teacher's Pet Sam Deckner
Traffic Pablo Obregón
2001 The Quickie Miguel
2002 L.A.X. Jorge Colon
Collateral Damage Roman
We Were Soldiers Captain Tony Nadal
2003 Klepto Nick Video
2004 Along Came Polly Javier
After the Past
Back by Midnight Carlos
2005 Sueño Rafael
The Lost City Ernesto "Che" Guevarra
2007 The Go-Getter Arlen
Spiritual Warriors Christopher Finn
2008 Me and My Daddy Dad Short film
Che: Part One Jorge Sotús
Shattered! Jimmy
Blind The Boss Short film
2009 Who You Are Finn Short film
2010 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope Speaker: 7th Circle - The Blasphemers Short film
Once Fallen Benny
Undocumented El Torro
2011 The Wayshower Jesus
Atlas Shrugged: Part I Francisco D'Anconia
2016 Miracle Underground
Inferno by Dante Speaker - 7th Circle: Capaneus and Latini


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Generation 'Scrad' Television movie
1986 American Playhouse Javier Iglesia Episode: "The House of Ramon Iglesia"
The Facts of Life Enrico Quinterez Episode: "The Wedding Day"
1986-1988 Miami Vice Colon / Officer Ramirez Episodes: "Badge of Dishonor", "The Good Collar"
1987 The Bronx Zoo Mario Dagostine Episode: "Changes"
1994 Red Shoe Diaries Miguel Episode: "Four on the Floor"
1994-1996 Murder, She Wrote Alex Lebron / Manuel Ramirez Episodes: "Proof in the Pudding", "Death Goes Double Platinum"
1995 Babylon 5 Lieutenant Ramirez Episode: "All Alone in the Night"
1996 Murder One Eduardo Portalegre Episodes: "Chapter Eleven", "Chapter Seventeen", "Chapter Twenty"
Arliss Robo Episode: "A Man of Our Times"
Dave's World Juan Episodes: "Crime and Coconuts", "Miami Beached"
Women: Stories of Passion Eddie Episode: "Blind Love
1997 Crisis Center Arturo Garcia Episode: "Someone to Watch Over Me"
1998 JAG Branko Mendoza Episode: "Yesterday's Heroes"
1998–1999 The Net Mariano Maza Episodes: "Zero", "Go Like You Know"
2000 Secret Agent Man Vargas Episodes: "From Prima with Love", "Like Father, Like Monk"
Rocky Times Television movie
2002 She Spies Antonio Ronoso Episode: "Three Women and a Baby"
2003 These Guys Rick Television movie
Then Came Jones Television movie
2004 Crossing Jordan Detective Martin Cruz Episodes: "Dead or Alive", "Most Likely"
2005 Love, Inc. Antonio Episode: "Three's Company"
2006 CSI: Miami Cesar 'Cuzz' Morales Episode: "Fade Out"
Our House Officer Gibbs Television movie
2007 Without a Trace Carlos Aguilar 4 episodes
2011 CSI: NY Hector Vargas Episode: "Holding Cell"
2015 All I Want for Christmas Doug Matthews Television movie


  1. ^ "About". The Love of a Master. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "Jsu Garcia ALS IceBucket Challenge & Nomination". MSIA LiveOnline. August 25, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Jsu Garcia Biography". Archived from the original on February 20, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Hutson, Thommy (2016). Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy: The Making of Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street. Simon and Schuster. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-61868-640-4. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Nick Corri Travels Road To Success". Cumberland News. Copley News Service. May 18, 1985. Retrieved November 25, 2017.

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