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Name: Adam Garcia
DOB: 1 June 1973
Birth Place: Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Claim to fame: Actor and tip-top tap dancer
- Adam has made guest appearances in Flight of the Conchords and hit US drama, House
- He supports Arsenal Football Club
- Adam tap danced at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000
- He co-founded the internationally successful tap dance sensation Tap Dogs
Hunky tap-dancing actor Adam was born in Australia and went to the same high school as Hugh Jackman. Originally he began to study for a career as chemical biologist before he decided to dance full time instead. Joining the hit Australian musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, when the show toured London he decided to stay and work on a career in the London West End.
His first major stage role in the UK was as Doody in the hit West End musical Grease, followed by the starring role in the classic Saturday Night Fever in 1998. He subsequently had a number 15 hit single in the UK with his cover of Night Fever. As a co-founding member of the hugely successful musical theatre troupe Tap Dogs, in 2000 Adam starred in the movie Bootmen, based on the Tap Dogs story.
Moving into acting, Adam’s film career took off in 1997 when he starred alongside national treasure Stephen Fry in the hit Oscar Wilde biopic, Wilde. He subsequently had roles in the hit teen flicks Coyote Ugly and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen in 2004 alongside Lindsay Lohan.
Coming back to the West End in 2006 he played Fiyero in the smash hit musical Wicked, a role which he helped to create for the show. He also starred in the West End production of Tap Dogs in 2010 and is set to star alongside Mischa Barton in the forthcoming comedy The Hen Do.