He has dominated our television screens with one role after another; brought his own brand of comedy and romance to the big screens; and has found a special place in every Kapamilyas heart. There’s no question how he made it this far so quickly and easily. Joshua Garcia’s work practically speaks for itself.
Like many celebrities before him, he kicked off his career back in 2014 as a housemate in the reality show Pinoy Big Brother. Determined to help his family after everything they’ve been through, he was dubbed as “Tatay’s Boy ng Batangas”. Unfortunately, he failed to claim the Big Winner title. Fortunately, even bigger opportunities were waiting for him outside Kuya’s house.
The following year, he bagged a role on Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita where he was initially teamed up with Loisa Andalio. It was a series that told the story of four women who represented different faces of love. As Joel, he charmed us with his easy going but sweet and caring persona.
After this successful drama, he further proved his versatility with apperances on Maalaala Mo Kaya. He had us sitting at the edge of our seats in the suspense episode “Itlog.” Then in “Puno,” he played Ernesto who later on becomes Barbie after moving to Manila and taking the chance to reveal that he is gay.
It was full steam ahead at this point for the actor. His next project was The Greatest Love where he brought to life Z, the supportive and loving grandson to Gloria (Sylvia Sanchez) who happens to have Alzheimer’s disease. Once again, he touched the viewers’ hearts by making the joys and pains of his character relatable.
By 2017, Joshua would have his most successful year yet. Starring alongside Julia Barretto in an episode of MMK entitled “Bituin,” they showed how true love can change us, make our lives brighter, and ultimately hopeful for the future. Fans praised the two for their acting and doing justice to the tear-jerking story of Aika and John. It was also this project that solidified their tandem since “Vince & Kath & James.”
And then there’s his most memorable role to date, Joseph from The Good Son. It was intense, emotional, riveting and just everything you could ask for. Joshua had many notable moments throughout the series, but the scene where his acting really shined was after Raquel’s (Mylene Dizon) tragic death. He blamed himself for not being able to save her and even tried to kill himself. The internet was flooded with tweets and posts about how they were deeply moved by Joshua and was the top trending topic on social media for two days.
He has been considered as the next John Lloyd Cruz for the physical resemblances that they share. But one thing is for sure, he is not standing in anyone’s shadow. Joshua is carving his way through show business and is establishing a name for himself. And still at such a young age, we can only imagine what more he’ll offer to fans in the future.