He's been in the local entertainment industry for around five years, yet Joshua Garcia has already proven his caliber as a young bankable, acclaimed actor through his impressive portrayals both in television and film.
And this year, we are about to see another different side of him through his latest stint in the much-awaited suspense-thriller drama The Killer Bride. But before we get to see him as the vivacious and hardworking Elias Sanchez, let's reminisce his amazing journey on TV through this Kapamilya Spotlight feature.
Just like some of our popular Kapamilya artists at present, he first emerged to stardom when he joined Pinoy Big Brother All In in 2014. He might have fell short on his Big Winner bid after getting evicted a week before the proclamation of the Big 4, but he's able to immediately break into the show business when he had his acting debut through the TV incarnation of the 1986 Susan Roces flick Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita in 2015. He played the role of Joel Galvez, which was originally by Aga Muhlach, the love interest of his PBB batchmate Loisa Andalio's Bea Natividad.
A year after, the 21-year-old talented heartthrob landed a role in the Kapamilya Gold family melodrama The Greatest Love as Zosimo "Z" Cruz, the doting and dependable sole grandson of the lead protagonist Gloria, impeccably played by veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez.
He further exhibited his acting brilliance via his remarkable stint in the 2017 mystery family drama The Good Son as the self-righteous, loving, and protective Joseph, who's the illegitimate son of Albert Martinez's Victor Buenavidez.
That same year, Joshua appeared in a heartbreaking Maalaala Mo Kaya episode "Bituin" in which he played John, who'd sacrifice everything for the love of his life--the leukemia-afflicted Aika, played by Julia Barretto. This was until he met his own tragic fate.
And just last year, we saw him in a totally different light as he took on the character of the rich, straitlaced, and highbrow Inno Cortes paired with Julia's deprived yet determined Eva Mapendo in the primetime romance drama Ngayon At Kailanman about love that transcends life.
We last watched Joshua on TV in the MMK episode "Medalya" as the late Army Private First Class Ian Paquit, whose heroic deeds in the 2013 Zamboanga siege made him the youngest recipient of the Medal of Valor.
Don't forget to catch him in his latest TV gig, the murder-mystery "gothic" drama The Killer Bride starting Monday, August 12 on Primetime Bida.