Patrick Garcia (born Franz Patrick Velasco Garcia on September 14, 1981) is a Filipino actor, best known for his role as Ryan in the acclaimed Philippine movie, Madrasta and Nathaniel Cordero in tv series "darating ang umaga".
At the age of 9, Garcia started as an altar boy at St. James Parish Church of Ayala, Alabang where they used to live. He served for several years until his family moved to Frisco del Monte, Quezon City. At the age of 13, his actress sister convinced him to try acting. He tried out for the 1994 Philippine movie, "Separada", and was cast right away. The movie was well-received by the critics and became an instant hit, and also cemented Garcia's status as the newest young heartthrob in the Philippines. A year later, Garcia landed many more roles in movies and soap operas, such as "Gimik", "Araw-araw, gabi-gabi", and "Asero" among others. Then in 1996, he received his greatest achievement by winning the Best Child Actor award at the age of 15, at the FAMAS Awards, for his role as Ryan in the critically acclaimed Olivia M. Lamasan film, Madrasta.
After Madrasta, Garcia has been working steadily ever since, taking on more challenging characters in movies, "Mano po III: My love", "Nagbibinata" and TV series "Captain Barbell", "Kampanerang Kuba" and "Super Twins".
Patrick Garcia first began his career in ABS-CBN and then transferred to rival network GMA-7. While he was with ABS-CBN, he was paired with actress Jodi Sta. Maria whom he got to work with in Tabing Ilog, Pangako Sa'yo, Darating Ang Umaga, and lastly Kampanerang Kuba where he also got to work with Anne Curtis. He was last seen in GMA 7's Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita and "Obra".
He had a long-time relationship with actress Jennylyn Mercado and he eventually became a father to their son named Jazz, who was born in August 2008.
In June 2008 Patrick Garcia decided to leave intrigues behind as he went for a new life abroad — with the hope to pursue studies in directing at the New York University. Patrick decided to leave behind the love of his life actress Jennylyn Mercado, who was at that time pregnant with his child.
His cousins are Sharmaine Arnaiz and Bunny Paras.
|1997||Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure||Patrick||Star Cinema|
|Biyudo Si Daddy, Biyuda Si Mommy||Star Cinema, M-Zet|
|1998||Batang PX||Michael 'Am-boy' Dahoff|
|Mula Sa Puso, The Movie||Warren||Star Cinema|
|1996-1999||Gimik||Carlo de Leon||Original main cast.|
|1997-1999||Mula Sa Puso||Warren|
|1998-2001||Richard Loves Lucy||Mikoy|
|1999-2002||Tabing Ilog||Jaime 'James' Collantes||Original main cast.|
|2003||Darating ang Umaga||Nathaniel Cordero|
|Komiks Presents: Momay|
|Komiks Presents: Bampy||boy||Appeared for a few seconds in an all-star Star Magic special anniversary episode.|
|2007||Fantastic Man||Lloyd Mendez|
|2008||Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita||Lawrence|