Ricardo Rene "Ricky" Garcia Jr. [1] is an actor and singer who plays Naldo Montoya on Best Friends Whenever.


Actor and singer Ricky Garcia starred as Naldo, the fun-loving and trusting assistant to teen scientist Barry, on Disney Channel’s comedy series “Best Friends Whenever.”

Ricky Garcia is best known as one of the lead singers of Forever In Your Mind (FIYM), the popular boy band that competed on season three of “X-Factor.” Since then, Ricky and his fellow FIYM members have released four singles and have opened for top acts, such as Jesse McCartney and Demi Lovato.

Ricky Garcia is of Mexican and German descent. The youngest of three sons, Ricky was born January 22, 1999 on a U.S. military base in Puerto Rico while his dad was serving in the Navy. Ricky and his family were living in San Antonio, Texas when he was discovered. He made his stage debut at the age of nine in the Dr. Seuss musical “Seussical.” His television credits include guest appearances on hit series, including Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” He also appeared in the 2014 feature film, “Mantervention.”


Year Title Role Notes
2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Jake Guest appearance
2014 Girl Meets World Asher Garcia Guest appearance
2014 Mantervention Matt Starred
2015 Best Friends Whenever Naldo Main role; Disney Channel Original Series

Personal Life

In his spare time, Ricky Garcia enjoys spending quality time with his family, snowboarding and surfing, especially longboard. A natural athlete, he also enjoys playing football, baseball, soccer, and ping-pong.

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.


  • This is Ricky's second role on Disney Channel. His first was as Asher Garcia in Girl Meets World.
  • He is a member of the band Forever In Your Mind, who sing various songs on the show.
  • Ricky Garcia's Twitter
  • He used to date American dancer and model Chloe Lukasiak for about a year.  
  • He is following us on our wiki Twitter.
  • As revealed in his band's music video, "Enough About Me", Ricky has ticklish feet.
  • He and his Forever In Your Mind bandmates are making a pilot for Disney Channel called Forever Boys about a boy band that are secretly vampires


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