Jay Hernandez

Jay Hernandez

Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1978
Age46 years 4 months 28 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthMontebello, California, United States
Zodiac SignPisces
Professions Actor , Model
Nickname Jay
Full Name Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr.

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Languages Spanish , English
Star SignPisces
Nationality American
EthnicitiesLatino , Mexican , Caucasian
Body Features & Measurements
Height174 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight65 KG
143 lbs
Tattoo Armband (Right Arm)
Body Type Athletic
Chest size 40
Waist Size 33
Biceps Size 14
Family Information
Father Javier Hernandez Sr. (Mechanic)
Mother Isis Maldonado (Accountant, secretary)
Wife Daniella Deutscher (Actress)
Brothers Gabriel Hernandez (Older)
Michael Hernandez (Older)
Sister Amelia Hernandez (Younger)
Brother In-Law Johan Deutscher
Education Qualifications
Education Don Bosco Technical Institute (Rosemead, California)
Education (High School) Schurr High School (Montebello)
Alma MaterDon Bosco Technical Institute
Career Information
Debut (Movies) Living the Life(2000)
Crazy/Beautiful(2001) (as lead actor)
Years Active 1999
Debut (TV) Hang Time
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Car Ferrari
Favorite DrinkWhiskey
Favorite sports person Conor McGregor (MMA fighter)
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileJay Hernandez Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileJay Hernandez Instagram Profile
Manager Howard Tyner
More Information
Friend Som Telleck
Net worth$5 Million
Celebrity Crush Alyssa Milano


Jay Hernandez is an American TV & movie actor. Jay is known for playing Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I., Carlos Green in Six Degrees(2006-7), Chato Santana in Suicide Squad (2016), Jessie Harkness in Bad Moms(2016) & A Bad Moms Christmas(2017), Carlos Nuñez in Crazy/Beautiful(2001) among others

Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. was born on 20th February, 1978 in Montebello, California, United States to Isis Maldonado(mother)- an accountant & Javier Hernandez Sr.(father)- a mechanic.

His parents are 3rd generation Mexican immigrants, he has three siblings:

  1. Michael Hernandez (Older)
  2. Gabriel Hernandez (Older)
  3. Amelia Hernandez (younger sister)

Jay Hernandez Romance & Marriage 

Jay Hernandez & Daniella Deutscher

Jay met Daniella when he was 14 year old, she was 17 year old at that time. Jay & Daniella acted together in the teen sitcom "Hang Time", she played the main role of Julie Connor, where he appeared 4th season onwards in the role of Antonio Lopez. The couple married in 2006.

Jay Hernandez with wife Daniella Deutscher

Image: Jay Hernandez with wife Daniella Deutscher

Jay Hernandez Education

  • Don Bosco Technical Institute: He studied technology at the Don Bosco Technical Institute. Actor Frank Miranda also studied in the same institution.
  • Schurr High School: for his senior year he moved to public high school in- Montebello Unified School District

Jay Hernandez Interesting Facts

  • Eyebrow sacrifice: For his role as El Diablo in Suicide Squad Jay Hernandez had to Sacrifice his Eyebrows.
  • Recognition: Jay was approached by a talent agent when he was in an elevator.
  • Commercials: He has appeared in commercials such as Gap (Down on Khaki Street).
  • Jay Played for stars team at MTV's Rock and Jock (2002).
  • Appreciation for his acting in Hostel: An young guy came to him and High-fived him, when asked what was that for, he said "(hostel was so scary) that he got make out with his girlfriend for the first time because she was scared watching it."
  • His first modeling act was only aired in Japan.
  • He had never played baseball until he was cast as a baseball player in The Rookie(2001).
  • For his role as Port officer in the movie World Trade Center (2006), Jay spent his time with the real officers researching the job in depth.
  • He has both cops & gangsters in his extended family, that has opened him to an experience he needed to be in the acting.
  • He loves pets and has a pet dog named Donner.
  • Surfboard: He doesn't know surfing, but has a surfboard in his living room.
  • Contemplation of quitting acting: His earlier struggles & not getting the right roles in Hollywood made him think of quitting acting, but timely successes kept him in acting. He was thinking of moving on to writing and producing.
  • Rapid Fire [1] :
    • Go to Karaoke song: [some] Rob Base [song]
    • TV show he binge watched in 2018: Bojack Horseman
    • Celebrity Crush [while growing up]: Alyssa Milano
    • First Car: Red MAzda RX-7 (gifted by his brother who joined military)
    • TV show that should be rebooted: Airwolf
  • Tattoo: He has 
    • "Arm band" on his right arm
    • Honoring co-stars on Suicide Squad
    • "78" a tattoo on left arm, his birth year.
    • (Tattoos he had on him for Magnum P.I were temporary and were removed)
  • Car: He has a Ferrari Car
  • Comparison to George Clooney: People have been comparing him to George Clooney for his accent, voice & Rhythm.
  • Has referred to Donald Trump as 'Incompetent man child' in his tweets [7]

Jay Hernandez Career

When Jay Hernandez had just finished his high school and was living with his parents on their 10th floor house, he was approached by Talent manager Howard Tyner to become an actor, Jay was 18 at that time. Howard impressed by the youngster got him to join an acting school. From there on Jay's career started in Hollywood. Jay became a sensation after Crazy/ Beautiful, Howard Tyner who had been a great influence on him sadly passed away just about that time.

Producer: Jay has ventured into producing with- You're Not Alone(2020), Beneath Us(2019).

Jay Hernandex Movies List

  • Toy Story 4(2019)- Bonnie's dad(voice)
  • Bright(2017)- Rodriguez
  • A Bad Moms Christmas(2017)- Jessie
  • Double Dutchess: Seeing Double(2017)-Jimmy Rojas
  • Suicide Squad(2016)- Diablo
  • Bad Moms(2016)- Jessie Harkness
  • The Night Is Young(2015)- Dean
  • Max(2015)- Sergeant Reyes
  • Trooper (2013) (TV Movie)- Carlos Coto
  • LOL(2012)- James
  • Gimme Shelter (2010) (TV Movie)- Paul O'Brian
  • Takers(2010)- Eddie Hatcher
  • Body Politic (2009) (TV Movie)- Ben
  • Nothing Like the Holidays(2008)- Ozzy
  • Quarantine(2008)- Jake
  • Lakeview Terrace (2008)- Javier Villareal
  • American Son(2008)- Junior Morales
  • Hostel: Part II(2007)- Paxton
  • Live!(2007)- Pablo
  • Grindhouse(2007)- Bobby
  • Ripper(2006)- Brad Sanders
  • World Trade Center(2006)- Dominick Pezzulo
  • Hostel(2005)- Paxton
  • Nomad: The Warrior(2005)- Erali
  • Friday Night Lights(2004)- Brian Chavez
  • Ladder 49(2004)- Keith Perez
  • Torque(2004)- Dalton
  • The Rookie(2002)- Joaquin Campos
  • Joy Ride(2001)- Marine
  • Crazy/Beautiful(2001)- Carlos Nuñez
  • Living the Life(2000)- Kikicho

Jay Hernandex TV Series List

  • Hawaii Five-0 (2020)- Thomas Magnum
  • Magnum P.I.(2018-2020)- Thomas Magnum
  • BoJack Horseman (2019)- Jay Hernandez
  • Scandal (2017)- Curtis Pryce
  • The Expanse (2015-2016)- Dimitri Havelock
  • Gang Related (2014)- Daniel Acosta
  • Ghost Ghirls (2013)- Agent Sanchez
  • Nashville (2013)- Dante Rivas
  • Last Resort (2012)- Paul Wells
  • Six Degrees(2006-07)- Carlos Green
  • American Family (2002)- Cisco Gonzalez
  • Hang Time(1998-2000)- Antonio Lopez
  • One World(2000)- Octavio
  • Undressed (1999)- Eddie
  • USA High(1999)- Jose


  • Fergie: Save It Till Morning (2017) (short)- Jimmy Rojas
  • The Great Gatsby in Five Minutes (2011) (Short)- Jay Gatsby
  • Karas: The Revelation (2007) (Video)- Nue
  • Thanksgiving (2007) (Short)- Bobby
  • Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005) (Video)- Carlito Brigante
  • Karas: The Prophecy (2005) (Video)- Nue (voice)

Jay Hernandez Awards

  • 2006: Choice Scream award- Teen Choice Awards: Nomination for the movie Hostel
  • 2006: "Dude You Don't Wanna Mess With"- Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Nomination for Hostel
  • 2002: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture- ALMA Awards- Nomination for his role in Crazy/Beautiful
  • Awards: Awards & Nominations: Jay has been nominated for awards such as teen Choice Awards, ALMA Awards, Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, for movies such as- Hostel, Crazy/Beautiful.

Jay Hernandez News & Updates

  • Pearl Harbor-Hickam joint base visit: He visited the base in October 2019,  he shot a scene in front of the USS Arizona memorial
  • Was at the Comicon in July 2018 for his Magnum P.I in the EW Brave warriors panel

Jay Hernandez Quotes

  • We lay these expectations on women, you know we have lot of societal expectations on women, women do have lot of things on their plate; they have to raise kids, raise family, there is a price to pay.
  • I literally had men come up to me and High five, they had their girlfriends making out with them for the first time because you know they were scared to watch the movie (Hostel) and had to sit very tight to not be afraid.
  • When I first started acting it was strange
  • It was cool to play a lead character that is the first Latin/ Hispanic character being a Latino myself.
  • Cops are criticized a lot these days, they of course do many wrong things, but there is lot of good stuff they do that goes unnoticed.
  • (His Twitter bio on himself) Misanthropist who loves people and is on an endless search for validation through social media.
  • The Trump family represents the worst of what America has to offer (Comment on a Trump family posing with the hunted animal)
  • Pharma companies need to be held accountable for profiteering off Americans like street corner hustlers.
  • Hollywood is not a meritocracy, you have to constantly earn your keep [1]
  • I want to do things that special and unique, what I feel as worthy of my effort [1]
  • Life takes crazy turns, sometimes you just got to ride the train [1]
  • I'm a horrible singer, I don't do karaoke [much] [1]
  • We lay these expectations on women, women do have a lot on their plates- they got to raise kids, they are gonna raise the family, work outside, being mom is difficult enough, cook food, all these societal expectations that men don't have. sometimes you just need to cut loose [2]
  • When I first started, there was nothing. There were no Latin roles, and that's the only thing that they'll see you as unless you can convince them otherwise. [3]
  • We go about our lives wanting things we think we want, struggling to attain what we've been taught to attain. The journey is what it is but soon enough we find that time has accelerated at an unacceptable pace. No one is afraid of the end, the timing is what's troubling. The timing is what complicates things. We know this. Most likely when it's too late. The things gifted to us in youth, our health, our families, the beginning of our journey. That is the true source of wealth. The precious ticks & toks of time. [4]
  • A lot of us use “patriotism” to falsely claim superiority in the American sociological strata, a way to differentiate between “us” and “them.” The reality is we are all Americans and regardless of where you stand ideologically the ones who serve deserve respect for the commitment to duty [5]
  • If you don’t vote you can’t complain. [7]
  • [On Donald Trump] Our leaders speak to who we are and what we aspire to, Trump is a manifestation of the decline of this democratic experiment and the moral bankruptcy of our people and institutions. [8]



  1. Jay Hernandez with Mario Lopez
  2. Screen Slam interview on "A Bad Moms Christmas"
  3. IMDB bio
  4. Jay's Instagram post for New Year
  5. Jay Hernandez on Patriotism
  6. Instagram post
  7. https://twitter.com/jay_hernandez/status/1215061619622866944
  8. On Donald Trump


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