Andy Garcia Biography (1956-)

Full name, Andres Arturo Garcia Menendez; born April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba; immigrated to the United States, 1961; son of Rene (a lawyer, avocado farmer, and fragrance business owner) and Amelie (an English teacher; maiden name, Menendez); married Maria Victoria "Marivi" Lorido, 1982; children: Dominik,Daniella, Alessandra, Andres Antonio. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 200West 57th St., Suite 900, New York, NY 10019.; Publicist: Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: 4323 Forman Ave., Toluca Lake, CA 91602.

Nationality
Cuban
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director
Birth Details
April 12, 1956
Havana, Cuba

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Ricardo, Guaguasi, 1979
  • T. J. the bartender, A Night in Heaven, 1983
  • Ken, Blue Skies Again, 1983
  • (Uncredited) The Lonely Guy, 1984
  • Ray Martinez, The Mean Season, Orion, 1985
  • Angel Maldonado, 8 Million Ways to Die, TriStar, 1986
  • Agent George Stone, The Untouchables, Paramount, 1987
  • Dr. Ramirez, Educational Testing Service, Stand and Deliver, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Carlos Quintas, American Roulette (also known as Latin Roulette), Film Four, 1988
  • Charlie Vincent, Black Rain, Paramount, 1989
  • Sergeant Raymond Avila, Internal Affairs, Paramount, 1990
  • Don Vincent "Vinnie" Mancini-Corleone, The Godfather, Part III (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III), Paramount, 1990
  • Luis Angel Mora, A Show of Force, Paramount, 1990
  • Gray Baker, Dead Again, Paramount, 1991
  • John Bubber, Hero (also known as Accidental Hero), Columbia, 1992
  • John Berlin, Jennifer 8 (also known as Jennifer Eight), Paramount, 1992
  • Vincent Mancini, The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-80 (also known as The Godfather Saga and The Godfather Trilogy), 1992
  • Michael Green, When a Man Loves a Woman (also known as Cuando un hombre ama a una mujer and To Have and to Hold), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Himself, Cachao: Como su ritmo no hay dos (documentary; also knownas Like His Rhythm There Is No Other), 1994
  • Reuben Partida Martinez/Robert Martin, Steal Big, Steal Little, Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Jimmy "The Saint" Tosnia, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead,Miramax, 1995
  • Lucky Luciano, Hoodlum, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Sean Casey, Night Falls on Manhattan, Paramount, 1997
  • Federico Garcia Lorca, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (also known as Death in Granada, Lorca, and Muerte en Granada), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1997
  • Frank Connor, Desperate Measures, TriStar, 1998
  • Gary Starke, Just the Ticket (also known as Gary & Linda), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Guigliani, Lakeboat, Cowboy Booking International, 2000
  • Himself, A Galaxy Far Far Away, 2001
  • Dr. Michael Hunter, The Unsaid (also known as The Ties That Bind), 2001
  • Byron Tiller, The Man from Elysian Fields, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2001
  • Terry Benedict, Ocean's Eleven (also known as 11 and O11), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Gunther Butan, Confidence, 2003
  • Colonel Styles, Basic, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2003
  • Blackout, Paramount, 2003
  • Just Like Mona, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Producer and director, Cachao: Como su ritmo no hay dos (documentary; also known as Like His Rhythm There Is No Other), 1994
  • Producer, Just the Ticket (also known as Gary & Linda),Sony Pictures Releasing, 1999
  • Executive producer, The Unsaid (also known as The Ties that Bind), 2001
  • Producer, The Man from Elysian Fields, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Clinton Earl Dillard, Clinton and Nadine (also known as Blood Money and Blood Money: The Story of Clinton and Nadine), HBO, 1988
  • Somos un solo pueblo, 1995
  • Joseph Michael Kirkland, Swing Vote (also known as The Ninth Justice), ABC, 1999
  • Title role, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (also known as The Arturo Sandoval Story), HBO, 2000
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "The Mean Season," 1985
  • Himself, The Godfather Family: A Look Inside, 1990
  • Hurricane Relief, Showtime, 1992
  • 69th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1995
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Gloria Estefan, Lifetime, 1996
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Andie MacDowell, Lifetime, 1999
  • A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 1999
  • Mickey Rourke: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Himself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special, CBS, 2001
  • Andy Garcia: Latin Rhythms & America Dreams, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • The 38th Annual Grammy Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1996
  • 4th Annual VH1 Honors, VH1, 1997
  • Honoree, 1997 Hispanic Heritage Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1999
  • Himself, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 2000
  • Host, The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards, CBS, 2000
  • The 27th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2000
  • The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2000
  • Himself, The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (also known as 2001 Grammy Awards), CBS, 2001
  • The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • 2001 ALMA Awards, CBS, 2001
  • ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2001
  • Himself, 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002
  • AFI Awards 2001, CBS, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Manuel, "Building the Restaurant," Archie Bunker's Place, 1979
  • Andy Arthur, "Hill Street Station, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981
  • Jose, "Christmas Episode," Brothers, Showtime, 1984
  • Ernesto, "Hair Apparent," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • First tough, "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes," Murder, She Wrote, 1984
  • Alejandro, "Breakdown," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1993, 1997, 2001
  • Terrance, "Bully for Martin," Frasier, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002
  • Milo, "Field of Queens," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003
  • Also appeared in Que pasa, U.S.A.?; Inside the Actors Studio.
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Co-executive producer, Swing Vote (also known as The Ninth Justice), ABC, 1999
  • Executive producer and executive music supervisor, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (also known as The Arturo Sandoval Story), HBO, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in regional theatre productions in Florida.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Producer and performer, Cachao Masters Sessions, Volume I, 1994, and Volume II, 1995
  • Videos
  • Waiter, "I See Your Smile," Gloria Estafan: Everlasting Gloria, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Songs
  • "Garcia Lorca Suite," "We Will Remember You (Te recorderamos)," "Samarra," and "Rumba a Lorca," The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (also known as Death in Granada, Lorca, and Muerte en Granada), SonyPictures Releasing, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Dictionary of Hispanic Biography, Gale Research, 1996
    • Newsmakers 1999, Issue 3, Gale Group, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Gentleman's Quarterly, July, 1995, pp. 84-89
    • Harper's Bazaar, January, 1996, pp. 128-131
    • Interview, February, 1993, pp. 124-125
    • Movieline, September, 1995, pp. 47-51, 88

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