Jay Hernandez

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Jay Hernandez
Born Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr.
(1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 37)
Montebello, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999—present
Spouse(s) Daniella Deutscher (2006-present)

Javier Manuel "Jay" Hernandez, Jr. (born February 20, 1978) is an American actor.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Hernandez was born in Montebello, California, the son of Isis (née Maldonado), a secretary and accountant,[2] and Javier Hernandez, Sr., a mechanic.[3] He has a younger sister, Amelia, and two older brothers, Michael and Gabriel. Hernandez is a fourth-generation Mexican American.[4] He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead, California, but transferred to Schurr High School in Montebello his senior year. While riding an elevator in a high rise in Los Angeles,[2] Hernandez was approached by talent manager Howard Tyner who suggested Hernandez had what it took to have a successful career in Hollywood.[4] He enrolled Hernandez into acting school and sent his pictures to casting agents.

From 1998 to 2000 he played Antonio Lopez on the NBC series Hang Time. Hernandez subsequently hit success with his role opposite Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful. He has since appeared in several major Hollywood films, including playing the lead roles in Carlito's Way: Rise to Power[5] and the 2005 horror film Hostel[2] and World Trade Center. Hernandez appeared in the action/crime film Takers, which was released in August 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Since 2006, Hernandez has been married to his former Hang Time co-star Daniella Deutscher.


Year Film Role Notes
2000 Living the Life Kikicho
2001 Crazy/Beautiful Carlos Nuñez
Joy Ride Marine
2002 The Rookie Joaquin "Wack" Campos
2004 Torque Dalton
Ladder 49 Keith Perez
Friday Night Lights Brian Chavez
2005 Hostel Paxton
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Carlito Brigante
2006 Nomad Erali
Karas: The Prophecy Nue Voice
World Trade Center Dominick Pezzulo
2007 Grindhouse Bobby Teaser trailer segment "Thanksgiving"
Live! Pablo
Hostel: Part II Paxton
2008 American Son Junior
Lakeview Terrace Javier Villareal
Quarantine Jake
Nothing Like the Holidays Ozzy
2010 Takers Eddie Hatcher
2012 LOL James Supporting Role, Hernandez' second film with Lionsgate
2013 Trooper Carlos Coto Film starring : Mira Sorvino
2015 Max Filming
2015 The Night Is Young Dean Filming
2016 Suicide Squad Unknown Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1998–2000 Hang Time Antonio Lopez Unknown episodes
1999 USA High Jose 1 episode
2000 Undressed Eddie Unknown episodes
One World Octavio 1 episode
2002 American Family Cisco 2 episodes
2006–2007 Six Degrees Carlos Green 14 episodes
2012 Last Resort Paul Wells 7 episodes
2013 Nashville Dante Rivas 3 episodes
2013 Ghost Ghirls Agent Sanchez 1 episode
2014 Gang Related Daniel Acosta Unknown episodes
2015 The Expanse[6] Havelock

Award nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Film
2002 ALMA Awards Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Crazy/Beautiful
2006 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Nominated Dude You Don't Wanna Mess With (Best Hero) Hostel (2005 film)
2006 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Movie - Choice Scream Hostel (2005 film)


  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b c Actor gets a tortured role in ‘Hostel’, eastvalleytribune.com, 11 January 2006.
  3. ^ "Film Reference". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ a b Munoz, Lorenza. Suddenly, Expectations Are Being Heaped on Him, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2001.
  5. ^ Anita Gates (2005-10-01). "Carlito, When He Was Young". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  6. ^ http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/thomas-jane-the-expanse-syfy-1201261984/

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