Jorge Garcia is heading back to Hawaii.
The 40-year-old Cuban/Chilean-American actor has been promoted to series regular on the recently announced fifth season of CBS’ Hawaii Five-O, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Garcia has guest-starred twice on the police procedural, portraying Jerry Ortega, a conspiracy theorist and former high school classmate of his former Lost co-star Daniel Dae Kim‘s Detective Lt. Chin Ho Kelly.
“Jorge very quickly made Jerry an unlikely and valuable part of the Five-O Ohana,” executive producer Peter Lenkov tells THR. “We have many opportunities planned to put Jerry’s unusual and infectious desire to put the bad guys to good use.”
The move brings Garcia back to Hawaii, where ABC‘s Lost filmed for six seasons.
In Hawaii Five-O‘s four-season run, the series has staged several Lost reunions, featuring guest turns from Henry Ian Cusick, Tania Raymonde, Cynthia Watros, Terry O’Quinn and Sam Anderson.
Garcia, who last year booked a role on CBS‘ drama pilot The Ordained, has guest-starred on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, CBS’ Becker, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Showtime’s Californication.
The Hawaii Five-O promotion marks his latest series regular role following Fox’s Alcatraz.