Cesar A. Garcia

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Cesar Garcia grew up in East Los Angeles, California in a predominantly Mexican American community. He was raised by his mother Mona, a single mom. Growing up in the "Hood" was tough. Cesar had to learn to fight at a very young age and was 5 years old when he first witnessed someone die. As a child, he was very poor and didn't have many resources. Not having or even knowing his biological father led him to look up to local gang members as role models. The desire to belong and lack of direction led him to hanging out with people who were up to 10 years older than him and he started getting into trouble. He was arrested before he hit puberty and joined the neighborhood gang soon after. That decision landed him into many correctional facilities, drug/alcohol abuse and countless visits to the trauma center. Living "La Vida Loca" took up his entire juvenile life. As a result, he never got a chance to experience high school or graduate. As an adult, he was still living "The Life" but often found him self looking for something new. The "Life" was starting to wear thin. There was nothing left to do but die in the street or spend the rest of his life in a jail cell like most of his closest friends, including his younger brother Roy who died at the age of 19.

As for his acting pursuits, he just "fell into it" by accident. Although acting had never crossed his mind, he decided to give it a shot and has been at it for 8 years now. Cesar now uses his accomplishments as a tool to inspire inner city kids by visiting schools, juvenile facilities and drug/gang intervention programs. He also plans on building his own production and looks forward to telling his own story on the big screen.

Cesar has co-starred in television shows such as "Breaking Bad, The Shield, Strong Medicine, Warren the Ape, Chuck, Eagle Heart, The Shield and Hollywood Heights" And movies such as "Fast And Furious 4, Harsh Times and Drive" also many independent films like "Down For Life" amongst many others. Cesar also co-wrote and produced a short film "Chuco" and is now writing and developing other projects.

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