Rick Garcia, an Emmy Award winning Los Angeles TV News anchor at KCAL9 CBS often appears in popular TV shows and movies playing a television news anchorman.
Movies that Rick Garcia appears include Collateral Damage, and Nightcrawler
From the suspense filled TV series 24, Stalker, and Scorpion to the legal drama comedy LA Law; Garcia had great experiences on the set.
Talent for the Game was Rick’s “foray into film and TV other than news.” He played a reporter and “enjoyed watching Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco work together.”
On the hit television series Scorpion (playing himself and a reporter), Rick Garcia recalls the “British actor Elyse Gabel loved to joke with me on the set with his American accent while I’d use a bad British accent”.
When he appeared in LA Law it was alongside actor Corben Bernsen. Of that time he said: “Arnie Becker played by Corben Bernsen has his faithfulness to Roxanne tested as he gets very close to my Co-Anchor Julie Rayburn played by Lauren Lane. Corben welcomed me to the set which helped with the nerves.”
In the 1990s, actor Rick Garcia played a reporter in Jake and the Fatman. Working with his colleagues on set he described the experience as “almost daunting seeing Legendary film and TV actor William Conrad do a scene.”
When it came to filming TV series Scorpion, actor Rick Garcia remembered his time with Elyes Gabel who “loved to joke with [him] on set with his American accent while [he]’d use a bad British one.”
Of the 2014 movie Nightcrawler, Rick Garcia said it was “interesting how this movie bothered some of [his] colleagues in the TV News industry who found it hard to separate fact from entertainment.”
Rick Garcia appeared as himself in 6 episodes of the TV series 24. He explained: “This was hard for me to do. I was a big fan of the series. But when I worked on it the scripts were ahead of the shows that aired and they gave away big story plots of this exciting cliffhanger! I often came home bummed knowing in advance who was dying before I could watch the show.”
Acting as a reporter in The X-Files, Rick described that show as “another one of [his] favorites at the time which made it a true joy to work on.” And likewise for Collateral Damage, portraying an anchorman, he explained that: “it’s hard not to enjoy being in an Arnold Shwarzenegger flick. Even one with such scary overtones during these uncertain times.”
In 2001 actor Rick Garcia was played an anchorman (a role close to his heart) in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Of this he said “anyone who knows me knows I love a good Vampire story.” Of Shadow of a Doubt, a Hollywood story in which again actor Rick Garcia was an anchorman, he said that the producer who approached him with the role had, in the past, been “an intern of [his]. Plus it was a treat auditioning for director Randal Kleiser of Grease fame.”
In The American President, playing a reporter, Garcia commented that the movie really was “great,” featuring a “great cast. On Sliders, playing a referee, actor Rick Garcia explained how he was able to “develop a nice friendship with talented actor Jerry O’Connell that has continued since.” On the movie
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in LA, Garcia worked with “one of [his] all-time favorite LA Rams players Fred Dryer.” Being a fan of horror meant that Garcia had “a blast” working on the Tales from the Crypt TV series.
Rick appeared in Supergirl playing a news broadcaster. Garica also had the opportunity to interview Supergirl as well in his capacity as news anchor too.
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- Code Black
- The War at Home
- Rock Me, Baby
- The Shield
- The X- Files
- Collateral Damage
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Michael Jordan: An American Hero
- Shadow of Doubt
- The American President
- The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in LA
- Tales from the Crypt
- LA Law
- Jake and the Fatman
- Talent for the Game