Andrés García (born May 24, 1941 in La Vega, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican-born actor known throughout Latin America and among Hispanics in the United States.
Born to Spanish parents, Garcia was born and lived in the Dominican Republic and moved to Mexico in his childhood. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, García became a sex symbol in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, participating in movies, Hispanic soap operas and photo-romance novels: (magazine features showing 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 WAPA-TV soap operas: Amame, with Johanna Rosaly, and Escándalo, with Iris Chacón and Charytín. Escándalo, however, also flopped and the number of episodes recorded for that soap opera was cut in half by the television channel.
García is known for his portrayals of tough men, what some call the "typical Mexican macho". In real life, he allegedly enjoys living that way too. He has been involved in many controversies, scandals and gossip. In 1995, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and he travelled to Atlanta, Georgia, to seek treatment. He was declared cured of the cancer, and he began to promote a herbal product based on Cat's Claw. He continues to maintain that this product cured him. He has also admitted to having an inflatable penile prosthesis implanted (La Bombita) and newspapers published photographs of his huge penis and García making autofellatio. In 2001, He defended his son, Andrés García Jr., against singer Lupita D'Alessio's declarations of her husband having an affair with García Jr. The husband and García Jr dismissed it as a lie and the Garcia's threaten legal action. In addition to that, he has hired security guards to follow him closely, worried about the recent streak of famous kidnappings in Mexico.
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. He also made a few comments of a controversial nature during that show.
In October 2003, Andrés García invited a fellow actor to his mansion for a "shoot-out". The García mansion was surrounded by television cameras, crews and police. However, the other actor refused the offer, after which García invited him to take one of two hot dogs he served. One of the hot dogs was supposedly poisoned. As it was, the actors called off the shoot-out and shook hands afterwards, causing many to believe that the entire drama was a publicity stunt.
In July 2005, Garcia declared on United States Hispanic television that he believes in reincarnation. He also said that he thinks he was Simón Bolívar during a previous life, and that if he had been a woman before, he probably was a prostitute.
García has participated in over fifty 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.
Later on in 2005, García participated in a reality show, named El Principe Azul, (Blue Prince), a show which was geared towards finding his other son, Leonardo, a woman "fitted" to marry him. García began to flirt with the young women on the show, however, going as far as having an on camera kiss with one of the contestants, making his son grow frustrated and, eventually, leave 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 famous soap opera El Cuerpo del Deseo, with Mario Cimarro, Lorena Rojas, Sonia Noemí, and Erick Elias, among others, broadcasted by Telemundo International. The script of this telenovela, is about transmigration, the passing of a soul into another body after death, a closely related subject to, reincarnation, coinciding with García's beliefs on this subject.
Andrés Garcia got his "macho" image mostly from the Mexican' A+ movie Pedro Navaja (Peter the Knife) where he plays a street smart hustler where most of the beautiful women work for him on the street.
2007: El Pantera .... Rubio Barrios (2007–2008)
2002: Hospital Central (2002–2007)
2005: El cuerpo del deseo .... Pedro Jose Donoso
2005: La última noche .... Fabián
2004: El Cristo de plata
2002: King of Texas .... Davis
2002: Detras del paraíso
1999: Mujeres engañadas .... Javier Duarte (1999–2000)
1999: Puppet .... Gandolier
1998: El Privilegio De Amar .... Andrés Duval (husband of Luciana and father of Victor Manuel) (1998–1999)
1997: Noi siamo angeli ... aka "We Are Angels"
1996: Los matones de mi pueblo
1996: Con toda el alma .... Daniel Linares
1995: Morir mil muertes
1995: El tigre Murrieta
1994: El justiciero
1994: El jinete de acero .... Pedro Grande
1992: Perros de presa ... aka Los fugitivos (Mexico)
1991: La mujer prohibida .... Hernán Gallardo
1990: Sueño y despertar de Aurelio Marítimo
1990: El magnate .... Gonzalo
1990: El día de los Albañiles IV
1990: Herencia maldita
1989: Programado para morir
1989: Entre compadres te veas
1989: Que viva el merengue y la lambada
1989: Deuda saldada
1989: Buscando la muerte
1988: Solicito marido para engañar .... Fabián Conde Mariscal
1988: Mi fantasma y yo
1988: Los plomeros y las ficheras
1988: Mi nombre es coraje .... Juan
1987: El niño y el Papa .... Carlos
1987: Asesino nocturno
1986: Los amantes del señor de la noche .... Amante de Amparo
1986: El hijo de Pedro Navaja .... Pedro Navaja
1986: Río de oro .... Rodolfo
1986: El cafre
1986: Herencia maldita
1985: Sangre en el Caribe
1985: Toña machetes
1985: La risa alarga la vida y algo mas
1985: Tú o nadie .... Antonio Lombardo
1984: Pedro Navaja .... Pedro Navaja
1983: Dos de abajo
1983: Las modelos de desnudos
1983: Chile picante .... (segment "La Infidelidad") ... aka "Sexo a la Mexicana"
1983: El día del compadre .... Pepe
1983: Sexo vs. sexo
1983: La venganza de Maria
1983: Se me sale cuando me río
1983: Cazador de demonios .... Melquiades Franco
1983: Inseminación artificial
1982: Una gallina muy ponedora ... aka Amor a navaja libre
1982: La leyenda del tambor ... aka El niño del tambor (Mexico) ... aka Timbaler del Bruc (Mexico)
1981: D.F./Distrito Federal
1981: Mi nombre es Sergio, soy alcoholico
1981: Las mujeres de Jeremías .... Pancho
1981: El sexo sentido
1981: El macho bionico
1980: Las cabareteras
1980: Mírame con ojos pornográficos .... Jose de Lugo ... aka "El sexologo"
1980: Las tentadoras
1980: Carnada ... aka "La pasión del fenix"
1980: El siete vidas
1980: Dos hermanos murieron
1980: Y ahora, que?
1980: El jinete de la muerte
1979: Muñecas de medianoche
1979: Nora la rebelde
1979: Day of the Assassin .... Beltron
1979: Encuentro en el abiso .... Scott
1979: El giro, el pinto, y el Colorado
1979: Carlos el terrorista .... Carlos
1978: Cyclone .... Andrés
1978: Bermude: la fossa maledetta .... Andres Montoya
1978: El cuatro dedos
1978: The Bermuda Triangle .... Alan
1978: Cuchillo .... Cuchillo
1978: Suave, cariño, muy suave
1978: Manaos .... Carmelo Sierra ... aka Rebelión en la selva (Mexico)
1977: La llamada del sexo ... aka Dulcemente morirás por amor (Mexico)
1977: ¡Tintorera! .... Miguel
1976: El trinquetero
1975: Aventuras de un caballo blanco y un niño
1975: Paloma .... Daniel
1974: La amargura de mi raza
1974: La corona de un campeon
1973: Morirás con el sol (Motociclistas suicidas) .... Carlos Rodríguez
1973: El principio
1973: Besos, besos... y mas besos
1973: Ana del aire .... Jorge
1973: Adios, New York, adios
1972: Nadie te querrá como yo .... Javier
1972: El negocio del odio
1972: El carruaje .... Teniente Azcarate
1972: Las gemelas .... Leonardo Lobo
1971: Velo de novia
1971: Los destrampados
1970: Paraíso .... Lauro
1970: La rebelion de las hijas
1970: El cinico .... Rogelio
1970: Los juniors
1970: Juan el desalmado
1970: Las tres magnificas
1970: Tres amigos
1970: La sonrisa del diablo .... Carlos
1969: Super Colt 38 .... Roy
1969: Minifaldas con espuelas
1969: Pacto diabólico
1968: Los asesinos .... Joseph Nelson
1968: House of Evil .... Beasley
1968: Muchachas, muchachas, muchachas
1967: Chanoc .... Chanoc ... aka "Aventuras de mar y selva"
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