Jay Hernandez at San Diego Comic-Con 2015
|Born||Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr.
February 20, 1978
Montebello, California, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Spouse(s)||Daniella Deutscher (m. 2006; div. 2008)|
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.
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, the 2005 horror film Hostel and World Trade Center. Hernandez appeared in the action/crime film Takers, which was released in August 2010.
Since 2006, Hernandez has been married to his former Hang Time co-star Daniella Deutscher.
|2000||Living the Life||Kikicho|
|2002||The Rookie||Joaquin "Wack" Campos|
|2004||Ladder 49||Keith Perez|
|2004||Friday Night Lights||Brian Chavez|
|2005||Carlito's Way: Rise to Power||Carlito Brigante|
|2006||Karas: The Prophecy||Nue||Voice|
|2006||World Trade Center||Dominick Pezzulo|
|2007||Grindhouse||Bobby||Teaser trailer segment "Thanksgiving"|
|2007||Hostel: Part II||Paxton|
|2008||Lakeview Terrace||Javier Villareal|
|2008||Nothing Like the Holidays||Ozzy|
|2012||LOL||James||Supporting Role, Hernandez' second film with Lionsgate|
|2013||Trooper||Carlos Coto||Film starring : Mira Sorvino|
|2015||The Night Is Young||Dean||Filming|
|2016||Suicide Squad||Chato Santana / El Diablo||Post-production|
|1998–2000||Hang Time||Antonio Lopez||Unknown episodes|
|1999||USA High||Jose||1 episode|
|2000||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|
Awards and nominations
|2002||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominated||Crazy/Beautiful|
|2006||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Dude You Don't Wanna Mess With (Best Hero)||Nominated||Hostel|
|2006||Teen Choice Awards||Movie – Choice Scream||Nominated||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.