|Born||Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr.
February 20, 1978
Montebello, California, U.S.
Early life and career 
Hernandez was born in Montebello, California, the son of Isis (née Maldonado), a secretary and accountant, and Javier Hernandez, Sr., a mechanic. He has a younger sister, Amelia, and two older brothers, Michael and Gabriel. Hernandez is a fourth-generation Mexican American. 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, Hernandez was approached by talent manager Howard Tyner who suggested Hernandez had what it took to have a successful career in Hollywood. He enrolled Hernandez into acting school and sent his pictures to casting agents.
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 and the 2005 horror film Hostel and World Trade Center. Hernandez appeared in the action/crime film Takers, which was released in August 2010.
|2000||Living the Life||Kikicho|
|2002||The Rookie||Joaquin "Wack" Campos|
|Ladder 49||Keith Perez|
|Friday Night Lights||Brian Chavez|
|Carlito's Way: Rise to Power||Carlito Brigante|
|Karas: The Prophecy||Nue||Voice|
|World Trade Center||Dominick Pezzulo|
|2007||Grindhouse||Bobby||Teaser trailer segment "Thanksgiving"|
|Hostel: Part II||Paxton|
|Lakeview Terrace||Javier Villareal|
|Nothing Like the Holidays||Ozzy|
|2012||LOL||James||Supporting Role, Hernandez' second film with Lionsgate|
|1998–2000||Hang Time||Antonio Lopez||Unknown episodes|
|1999||USA High||Jose||1 episode|
|One World||Octavio||1 episode|
|2002||American Family: Journey of Dreams||Cisco||2 episodes|
|2006–2007||Six Degrees||Carlos Green||14 episodes|
|2012||Last Resort||Paul Wells||7 episodes|
|2013–present||Nashville||Dante Rivas||3 episodes|
Award nominations 
|2002||ALMA Award||Nominated||Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture||Crazy/Beautiful|
|2006||Teen Choice Award||Nominated||Movie - Choice Scream||Hostel|
- "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
- Actor gets a tortured role in ‘Hostel’, eastvalleytribune.com, 11 January 2006.
- "Film Reference". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
- Munoz, Lorenza. Suddenly, Expectations Are Being Heaped on Him, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2001.
- Anita Gates (2005-10-01). "Carlito, When He Was Young". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-18.