He won the hearts of Lost fans as Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, but what has Jorge Garcia been working on since the series ended? Lost was created by Damon Lindelof, Jeffrey Lieber and J. J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker), with Abrams also helming the show's famous pilot. The premise finds a group of survivors stranded on a desert island following a plane crash, only to find the more they investigate, the weirder their new home seems.
Lost was a true phenomenon, mixing sci-fi and drama with a little bit of horror. It also pioneered Abrams' famous "Mystery Box" approach to storytelling, with the show teasing lots of mysteries that would slowly be resolved as the series went on. The ending of the show still remains somewhat controversial, with many fans finding the conclusion silly and unsatisfying after six seasons of build-up. That said, Lost is still considered a classic, groundbreaking series.
Lost also had a great cast, including Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man And The Wasp), Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, and Jorge Garcia as Hurley. Garcia had previously played roles on Becker and Curb Your Enthusiasm, but Lost would be his big break. Hurley was often the comic relief on Lost, used to diffuse the tension when things got too creepy or the group started infighting. Garcia did a great job with the dramatic side of Hurley too, including his history with mental illness and his brief romance with Libby. Hurley became the protector of the Heart Of The Island in the series finale and was tasked with keeping it safe from outsiders.
Garcia has been keeping busy since Lost came to an end in 2010. He played a leading role in the J.J. Abrams-produced series Alcatraz in 2012, which only lasted one season; he also made an appearance on the Abrams created sci-fi show Fringe in 2011. He's made numerous guest appearances on major shows like How I Met Your Mother, Californication and BoJack Horseman. After a recurring appearance on crime series Hawaii Five-O during season 4, Garcia was then promoted to regular from season 5 onwards.
Garcia has appeared in a number of movies roles too over the years too, such as horror comedy Cooties with Elijah Wood, Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer and as one of Adam Sandler brothers in Netflix comedy Western The Ridiculous 6. He's set to reunite with Lost co-stars Harold Perrineau and Henry Ian Cusick for independent drama When We Were Pirates.