Neil Garcia
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Houseguest Profile
Born September 16, 1978 (1978-09-16) (age 39)
Hometown Los Angeles, CA
Occupation Relator
Season History
Big Brother 9
Status Walked
Place 15th
Soulmate Joshuah Welch (Days 1-7)
HoH Wins 0
Days 7
Social Media

Neil Garcia was a houseguest on Big Brother 9. Neil was the first houseguest in the U.S. version to voluntarily exit the game due to urgent personal matters. Neil's "soulmate" in the house was Joshuah Welch, and Neil was replaced by Sharon Obermueller as Joshuah's partner after he left the game. He placed 15th.


Retrieved from

Los Angeles, CA

Neil is a gay man who resides in Los Angeles, California. He studied criminology, criminal justice, political science and business management in college but did not earn a degree. He is currently working as a real estate agent though acknowledges that it is a tough profession to be in right now.

Neil is close to his mother and says no matter what they are talking about they always end up laughing. She is currently in the throes of a divorce and he is definitely there to support her in her time of need.

He came to Los Angeles from Texas to pursue a modeling and acting career but gave it up when he encountered so many people there that he considers phony. He enjoys snow boarding, running, swimming, rollerblading, lifting weights, hiking and going to the beach. He plays dodge ball, kick ball, touch and ding dong ditch, which he plays with his little brother. He likes to watch figure skating, snow boarding and gymnastics.

Neil is currently single and describes himself as loyal, outgoing and energetic.

His birth date is September 16, 1978.[1]

Reason For Walking

On Day 7, Neil was called into the diary room and was informed that a close relative was killed in the 2008 Northern Illinois shooting. He decided that it was necessary to leave the house.

Player History - Big Brother 9

Competition History

Week 1 Power Couple Loss
Co-HOH Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted For With Majority?
1 Ineligible

Post Big Brother


  • Neil is the first person in Big Brother history to "walk" from the game.
  • Neil was the first houseguest to place 15th in a season.


Big Brother 9 House Guests
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BB9Small Ryan
BB9Small Sheila
BB9Small Sharon
BB9Small Natalie
BB9Small James
BB9Small Joshuah
BB9Small Chelsia
BB9Small Matt
BB9Small Allison
BB9Small Alex
BB9Small Amanda
BB9Small Jen
BB9Small Parker
BB9Small Neil
BB9Small Jacob