'Lost' Actor About to Be Found on a CBS Drama Series THR
One of the biggest stars of the ABC drama series "Lost" can soon be found on a drama on another network. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Jorge Garcia, who played lottery winner Hugo "Hurley" Reyes on "Lost," has a full-time engagement booked on CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0.”
Garcia will be a regular cast member this time around, reprising the role of conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega, which he played previously in two guest appearances on "Five-0." The character is a former high school classmate of the show’s Detective Lt. Chin Ho Kelly, played by Daniel Dae Kim.
“Jorge very quickly made Jerry an unlikely and valuable part of the ‘Five-0 Ohana,’” executive producer Peter Lenkov told the publication. "We have many opportunities planned to put Jerry's unusual and infectious desire to put the bad guys to good use."
The THR report notes: "The move brings Garcia back to Hawaii, where ABC's 'Lost' filmed for six seasons. In 'Hawaii Five-0's' four-season run, the series has staged several 'Lost' reunions, featuring guest turns from Henry Ian Cusick, Tania Raymonde, Cynthia Watros, Terry O'Quinn and Sam Anderson."