Naheem Garcia


Alexis Rene Garcia, professionally known as Naheem Garcia (he/him/his), has been an actor and theatre educator for thirty years.  He grew up in Boston, arriving here from Cuba with his mother, grandmother and aunt in 1968. This proud bilingual (English and Spanish) artist is known for his deep, mellifluous voice. As a teenager, Naheem developed his acting skills in Boston Youth Theater and received his formal training in theater arts at New African Company, where he has been a Distinguished Artist-In-Residence since 2004. Naheem is the Founder and lead teaching Artist for NG edutainment, an Arts/Education Program, founded in Boston Massachusetts. He is the Residence Teaching Artist and a member of the Huntington Theatre Company’s Education Department, for close to 30 years. Naheem was the Speaker of Residents for the METCO Program at Sharon High and Middle School, Sharon, MA,  in the 2020-2022 school year. Working with the Boston Police Department’s youth program, Acting Up With the 5-0 Program. He is the Representative for the National Latino Committee, SAG-AFTRA, New England as well as a long time member of the union. Naheem is also the Artistic Director for the Oversoul Theatre Collective, and a member of the Board of Directors for Song Keepers, LTD. Most recently, Naheem had the honor and privilege to be the narrator for the King Embrace Monument located in the Boston Common, Boston, MA

Naheem has appeared in several prominent Hollywood-and independently-produced feature films.  A selected list includes:

  • Any Day Now Prison Guard                          
  • YE! A John Oluwole ADEKOJE film (Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Tony Okungbowa)
  • CLAIRE, (Dekota Johnson and Isabela Merced)
  • Tire Town (Zandaya Coleman)
  • Money Games ( Co-starring as Professor Gardner)
  • HOLDOVERS ( Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Carrie Preston)
  • I Just Wanna Dance With Somebody (Stanley Tucci, Naomi Ackie, Clarke Peters)
  • Hocus Pocus 2 (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy)
  • Somebody (The Whitney Houston Story. Feature)
  • Chili (Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer/ Apple TV)
  • Kevin Can Go F Himself (AMC)
  • The Sleepover (NetFlix Movie)
  • Free Guy (Ryan Reynolds)
  • Jungleland (Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Barden, Jack O’Connell)
  • Equalizer2 (Denzel Washington)
  • Daddy’s Home2 (Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow)
  • Joy (Jennifer Lawrence),
  • Black Mass (Johnny Depp)
  • The Proposal (Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds)
  • The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy)
  • Maiden Heist (Morgan Freeman, Christopher Waken, William H. Macy, Marsha Gay Harden)
  • Purge3 Election Year (Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson) 

Naheem’s work has been lauded by his peers and he received the The Brown Sugar Culture Excellence Award 2021, State Street-El Planeta Powermeter 100 of the Most Influential Latinx (2014), OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center-Sojourner Truth Award (2007) and In recognition of his excellence as a theatre educator, he represented the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation for NeighborWorks American and Community Leadership Institute Los Angeles California in 2017, in same year, he completed the Aesthetic Education Immersion program with the Lincoln Center Summer Forum at Julliard, New York, NY.

Naheem continues his path as an actor and theatre educator whose mission is to represent and encourage youth and audiences through his work.

Productions at New Rep

Production Role
A Raisin in the Sun