Michael S. Garcia is an American actor and stuntman who recently acted in the independent feature film 'IF', written and directed by Mario Van Peebles, which he booked within 2 weeks of graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His goal is to diversify the notion of the Hollywood leading man, as he hopes to improve the odds for talented Latino, Asian, and Black actors who have so much to offer in the entertainment business.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… confident, determined, and loyal
My last acting gig taught me… to always be ready to hurry up and wait on a film set.
Proudest performance moment… My proudest performance moment was the first time I performed my one man show.
Most embarrassing audition… I kicked over a camera during a martial arts demonstration audition, panicked, and ran out.
Movie I can’t stop talking about... As of right now I can't stop talking about The Mask of Zorro. But that changes from month to month.
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… The top 3 shows in my queue at the moment are Penny Dreadful, American Horror Story, and Hell on Wheels.
Currently reading… Bram Stoker's Dracula
Car karaoke tune... Hotel California
Would switch careers with… Sir Anthony Hopkins
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... I saw Jim Carrey in Liar Liar and Ace Ventura when I was 3 and imitated him for a bunch of strangers in a restaurant. I knew at that moment that I wanted to act.
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... N/A
Dying to work with... Sir Anthony Hopkins and Oscar Isaac
Get mistaken for… N/A
Was born to play... Don Diego de la Vega aka Zorro
Learn lines by... Repetition, repetition, repetition
Get into character by... I have different approaches and methods depending on my mood and which character I'm playing.
Acting is… Life
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I make some damn good tacos.
Secret I want everyone to know…
Actor crush... Savira Windyani
If I were a color, I'd be… Dark Red
Fave travel destination… San Diego, CA. My hometown.
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… the Universal Studios Back Lot
The best advice I ever got… Always be in competition with yourself. Strive to do better than what you've already accomplished.