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Billy Garcia  - CBS Bio


Virgilio "Billy" Garcia was born in New York and moved to Miami when he was seven years old. He began studying karate, judo and wrestling at age 12. While lying sick in bed when he was 15, he heard the song "Juke Box Hero" on the radio and began to entertain the idea of becoming a rock and roll musician. He saved his lunch money and eventually bought his first electric guitar.

When he was 22 years old, Garcia sold most of his belongings and returned to New York to pursue a career in music. While playing in several local bands, Garcia was also pursuing a career in wrestling and, in 1997, won a silver medal at the Amateur Athletic Union Wrestling National Championships .

Garcia is currently a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter with the band Forsakken . He also continues to pursue professional wrestling under the name "Spanish Fly." He previously worked as a manager of a video store, a club bouncer and a music store sales representative. He attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is a former U.S. Marine .

Garcia is trained in the martial arts . His hobbies include playing guitar, wrestling, karate, softball and judo . He is most proud of winning his AAU National Championship medal. His hero is Kurt Angle for winning an Olympic gold medal in wrestling with a broken neck.

Garcia currently resides in New York. His birth date is April 22, 1970.


   

Billy Garcia - Favorites

 

Colors - Black, red
Scents - Cherry
Flowers - Black rose
Board Games - Battleship, Dungeons & Dragons
Video Games - Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi
Sports to Play - Softball, football, wrestling, dodgeball, basketball, judo
Sports Teams - New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins, Gracie United, University of Miami Hurricanes
Outdoor Activities - Hiking, swimming, tackle football in the snow, moshing at Ozzfest
TV Shows - SURVIVOR, UFC, WWE Raw, THE AMAZING RACE, Headbangers Ball
Movies - Evil Dead II, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith, Enter the Dragon
Actors - Bruce Campbell, Jack Black, Bruce Lee, Bruce Willis
Actresses - Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, Pam Anderson
Music - Metal, Iced Earth, Dio, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate
Magazines - Metal Edge, Hit Parader, Black Belt, Pro-Wrestling Illustrated, Guitar World, Sporting News
Books/Authors - J.R.R. Tolkien, Bram Stoker, Anne Rice
Cereals - Raisin Bran, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies
Fruits - Apple, orange, grapes, pineapple
Snack Foods - Raspberry Zingers, carrot cake
Cookies - Oatmeal raisin
Candy Bars - Snickers
Alcoholic Drinks - Corona
Non-Alcoholic - No favorite


   
   
 

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Adam Gentry, Anh-Tuan "Cowboy" Bui, Becky Lee, Billy Garcia
Brad Virata
, Cecilia Mansilla
Candice Woodcock
Cristina Coria, Jenny Guzon-BaeJessica Smith
Jonathan Penner
, J.P. Calderon, Nathan Gonzales, Oscar Lusth, Parvati Shallow, Rebecca Borman, Sekou Bunch, Stephannie Favor
Sundra Oakley
, Yul Kwon



 
 
 


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