Handsome and muscular Mexican leading man who made his screen debut in Chanoc (1966). Born in Dominican Republic from Spanish parents who relocated to Mexico, García was a leading sex symbol from the late ’60s into the ’80s. He won a well-publicized bout with cancer in the ’90s by — it is claimed — using an herbal remedy. His sons Andrés García Jr. and Leonardo García Vale are also actors. Nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Ariel in 1974 for Principio, El (1972). Over the past decade, García has dedicated most of his time to soap operas.