Dept. James Gacia

Portrayed by: Carlos Alazraqui

First seen:Pilot

Episode Count:73

Early LifeEdit

Garcia is a former Marine helicopter pilot. He had flown an AH-1 HueyCobra for the US Marine Corps, as revealed in the film adaptation Reno 911!: Miami. He is divorced and has a daughter, who he has not seen in several years. In one episode, the other deputies hire a stripper to pretend to be his daughter in order to cheer him up (suggesting that he has no idea what his daughter looks like).

Sheriff's Dept.Edit

Garcia is known to be very rough when arresting suspects, perhaps as a result of his inferiority complex. He has shot multiple people, and often uses his nightstick to beat suspects. His personal life (or lack of one) is often the subject of ridicule by his contemporaries, who mock his angry bowel movements (Dangle has said that in the men's room, Garcia sounds like the Battle of Normandy), his excessive masturbation and his habit of drinking alone while watching Hill Street Blues reruns. He also has a younger sister, whose life the other deputies manage to wreck, thanks to their mistaken belief that she was his girlfriend and was cheating on him with another man (her boyfriend). Garcia is usually partnered with Deputy Jones, leading to situational humor involving Garcia's racism and general ignorance of African American culture; despite this, the two are friends. In the cliff-hanger of the final episode of Season 4, he eloped with Dangle's husband-to-be during their civil commitment ceremony, revealed in the Season 5 premiere as to be a bizarre practical joke as Garcia arrested Dangle and his boyfriend on the grounds that gay marriage is illegal in Nevada.

Love LifeEdit

Divorced. He has had brief relationships with Deps. Johnson and Williams and on more than one occasion, it is implied that he harbors a homoerotic attraction to Kenny Rogers.

Hobbies and InterestsEdit

A fan of Kenny Rogers, more so his acting than his music.

Enjoys the TV show 'Hill Street Blues'.


Despite being half Mexican, Garcia does not speak Spanish very well or with a good accent.

He is the worst shot in the department.

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