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Andy Garcia at the 2009 Deauville American Film Festival-01A
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), professionally known as Andy García, is a Cuban American actor who voiced Jewel's father Eduardo in Rio 2.[1]

On January 17, 2014, a video featuring Andy García was released by Rio Official Channel on YouTube, congratulating to his co-star Rita Moreno, who has become 50th recipient of SAG Life Achievement.

Early Life

García was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez in Havana, Cuba. His mother, Amelie Menéndez, was an English teacher, and his father, René García Núñez, was an avocado farmer and attorney in Cuba, and later owned a fragrance business in the United States. García has two older siblings, a sister named Tessi and a brother named René. When García was five years old, the family moved to Miami, Florida, after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Over a period of several years, they built up a million-dollar perfume company. García was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played on the basketball team. During his last year in high school, he became ill with mononucleosis, which convinced him to pursue a career in acting. He began his acting career taking a drama class with Jay W. Jensen in his senior year at Miami Beach Senior High School. He graduated from Florida International University in Miami.

Quotes

  • Andy: "Eduardo is the top bird. He’s passionate about his family and his flock, as well as the Amazon and the sanctuary he’s created for his fellow Macaws."
  • Andy: "Eduardo is joyful about reuniting with Jewel and discovering he’s a grandfather, but as he gets to know Blu, he finds much about his son-in-law to be annoying, or worse."
  • Andy: "A fanny-packing bird is not Eduardo’s idea of a good match for his daughter!"

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