Australian actor and dancer Adam Garcia had his career beginnings in the late 1990s with his debut in the British film Wilde. In the 2000s, he became further known when he co-starred in the Hollywood movie Coyote Ugly. He next starred in the films Bootmen, Riding in Cars with Boys, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, and Love’s Brother. He next had roles in the movies Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Fascination, and Standing Still.
During this period, he also guest-starred in the British shows Agatha Christie’s Marple and Doctor Who. From 2010 to 2012, he served as a judge in the reality competition show Got to Dance. At the same time, he also starred in the film Every Emotion Costs. He went on to appear as a judge in America’s Dancing with the Stars, later returning to judge in Got to Dance. He’s also continued his work as an actor, appearing in such TV shows as Perception and The Code. His latest film role was 2014’s Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?.
Garcia is a professional dancer so he gets his workout from his dancing alone. For his role in musical shows, the actor also ups his fitness regimen as his means of physical and mental preparation. After he was cast as the lead in the West End production of Tap Dogs, the actor made sure he was ready and he talked all about it in an interview. When asked how he prepared for his role, he said:
“I did a fair bit of fitness work when I was in Los Angeles – lots of sprint training and a bit of muscle work. I played football two or three times a week and one of those games was a 90-minute full field soccer match. You’re constantly sprinting and never stop, and so it’s kind of the equivalent to doing an 80-minute show. It’s certainly challenging, but I’m getting there.”