Jay Hernandez

Actor
A rising talent with the requisite good looks and plenty of on screen charisma, Jay Hernandez had one of those serendipitous experiences that led to his career. While riding an elevator in a high rise in his native Los ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1978 in Montebello, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Bad Moms 2016 (Movie)

Jessie Harkness (Actor)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

Diablo (Actor)

The Expanse 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Max 2015 (Movie)

Sergeant Reyes (Actor)

Gang Related 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

LOL 2012 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Last Resort 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Eddie Hatcher (Actor)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

Javier Villareal (Actor)

Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 (Movie)

Ozzy (Actor)

Quarantine 2008 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

American Son 2007 (Movie)

Junior (Actor)

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

Paxton (Actor)

Nomad 2007 (Movie)

Erali (Actor)

Scream Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Degrees 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hostel 2006 (Movie)

Paxton (Actor)

Live! 2006 (Movie)

Pablo (Actor)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Dominick Pezzulo (Actor)

Carlito's Way Rise To Power 2005 (Movie)

Carlito Brigante (Actor)

Friday Night Lights 2004 (Movie)

Brian Chavez (Actor)

Ladder 49 2004 (Movie)

Keith Perez (Actor)

Torque 2004 (Movie)

Dalton (Actor)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

Joaquin 'Wack' Campos (Actor)

Crazy/Beautiful 2001 (Movie)

Carlos Nunez (Actor)

Hang Time 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Joy Ride 2001 (Movie)

Marine (Actor)

Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Living the Life 2000 (Movie)

Kikicho (Actor)

One World (TV Show)

Actor

Thanksgiving (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Biography

A rising talent with the requisite good looks and plenty of on screen charisma, Jay Hernandez had one of those serendipitous experiences that led to his career. While riding an elevator in a high rise in his native Los Angeles, the young man was approached by talent manager Howard Tyner who suggested Hernandez had what it took to have a successful career in Hollywood. In 1998, he made his TV series debut as Antonio Lopez, one of the high school basketball players, in the NBC Saturday morning teen sitcom "Hang Time," and stayed with the show for two seasons. Departing NBC, Hernandez moved to MTV with the short-term role of pizza delivery guy Eddie on the popular late-night serial "Undressed" before segueing to the big screen. Although he shot roles in two movies ("Living the Life" and "Joy Ride") in 2000, neither had been released before his first lead role hit the multiplexes.

Relationships

Daniella Deutscher Actor

Wife
Appeared together on the Saturday morning series "Hang Time" (NBC)

Javier Hernandez

Father

Isis Hernandez

Mother

EDUCATION

Montebello High School

Montebello , California 1996

Milestones

2016

Played super villain Diablo in the comic book adaptation "Suicide Squad"

2016

Appeared alongside Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell in the comedy "Bad Moms"

2015

Played Dimitri Havelock on the sci-fi series "The Expanse"

2014

Starred on the short-lived series "Gang Related"

2013

Played the recurring role of Dante Rivas on the series "Nashville"

2010

Appeared in the ensemble crime thriller "Takers"

2008

Joined an ensemble cast for the dramady "Nothing Like the Holidays"

2008

Appeared in the horror film "Quarantine" opposite Jennifer Carpenter

2007

Co-starred in "Grindhouse," a film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino

2007

Reprised his role for the sequel "Hostel: Part II"

2006

Cast as Port Authority cop, Dominick Pezzulo in Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center"

2006

Co-starred in Eli Roth's horror film "Hostel"

2004

Cast opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta in "Ladder 49"

2004

Cast in Peter Berg's "Friday Night Lights" as Safety Brian Chavez

2002

Appeared alongside Dennis Quaid in the baseball-themed feature "The Rookie"

2001

First released feature, starring opposite Kirsten Dunst in "Crazy/Beautiful"

2000

Joined cast of the MTV serial "Undressed" as pizza delivery boy Eddie

2000

Made film debut in the drama "Living the Life"

1998

Made TV series debut in the Saturday Morning series "Hang Time" playing Antonio Lopez

Bonus Trivia

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Enrolled in acting school after meeting and signing with talent agent Howard Tyner.

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On his career highs and lows: "I was finding success while other people that I cared about were going in a completely different direction. I think feeling guilt, in some way, was part of my journey and process." - from www.latina.com, August 3, 2016

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Hernandez was discovered by a talent scout while riding in an elevator in Los Angeles.

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