Andrés García

For other people named Andrés García, see Andrés García (disambiguation).
Andrés García
Born (1941-05-24) May 24, 1941
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–present
Spouse(s) Sandra Vale
Children 3

Andrés García (born May 24, 1941 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican actor in Mexico. He is one of the most popular and well known actors in Mexico and among Hispanics in the United States.


Born to Spanish parents, García was born and lived in the Dominican Republic during his childhood, he later moved to Mexico and would pursue 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 features showing photos of actors who create a storya popular phenomenon across Latin America during the 1970s).

In 1985, 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 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 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 Elías, among others, broadcast 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 Blade), in which he plays a street-smart hustler where most of the beautiful women work for him on the street.


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