Jay Hernandez Biography, Age, Wife, Movies And TV Shows, Magnum PI And Suicide Squad

Jay Hernandez Biography | Jay Hernandez Actor | Jay Hernandez Bio

Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. better known as Jay Hernandez is an American actor and also a fashion model. He was born on February 20th, 1978 in Montebello, California.

He is the son to Isis and Javier Hernandez Sr. who are both third generation Mexican Americans. He has 3 siblings( Amella, a younger sister, and Michael and Gabriel, who are his two older brothers). He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute located in Rosemead, California but he transferred to Schurr High School while he was in his senior year.

A talent manager, Howard Tyner, approached him in an elevator and enrolled him into acting school. Howard sent pictures of Hernandez to various casting agents.

Jay Hernandez Age

He was born on February 20th, 1978 in Montebello, California. He is 41 years old as of 2019.

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Jay Hernandez Wife | Jay Hernandez Daniella Deutscher | Jay Hernandez And Wife

He met his wife to be, Daniella Deutscher, when he was just 14 years old and Daniella was 17 years old. The two have been married since 2006.

Jay Hernandez Height

He is 1.74 M tall.

Jay Hernandez Death

There were rumors circulating that Jay is dead but he is very much alive.

Jay Hernandez TV Shows | Jay Hernandez Movies | Jay Hernandez Movies And TV Shows


Year Film Role
2000 Living the Life Kikicho
2001 Crazy/Beautiful Carlos Nuñez
2001 Joy Ride Marine
2002 The Rookie Joaquin “Wack” Campos
2004 Torque Dalton
2004 Ladder 49 Keith Perez
2004 Friday Night Lights Brian Chavez
2005 Hostel Paxton
2005 Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power Carlito Brigante
2006 Nomad Erali
2006 Karas: The Prophecy Nue
2006 World Trade Center Dominick Pezzulo
2007 Grindhouse Bobby
2007 Live! Pablo
2007 Hostel: Part II Paxton
2008 American Son Junior
2008 Lakeview Terrace Detective Javier Villareal
2008 Quarantine Jake
2008 Nothing like the Holidays Ozzy
2010 Takers Detective Eddie Hatcher
2012 LOL James
2013 Trooper Carlos Coto
2015 Max Sergeant Reyes
2015 The Night Is Young Dean
2016 Bad Moms Jessie Harkness
2016 Suicide Squad Chato Santana / El Diablo
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas Jessie Harkness
2017 Bright Rodriguez

TV Shows

Year Title Role Notes
1998–2000 Hang Time Antonio Lopez Unknown episodes
1999 USA High Jose 1 episode
2000 Undressed Eddie Unknown episodes
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 6 episodes
2013 Ghost Ghirls Agent Sanchez 1 episode
2014 Gang Related Daniel Acosta Unknown episodes
2015 The Expanse Dimitri Havelock
2016 Scandal Curtis Pryce Season 7
2018-present Magnum P.I. Thomas Magnum Main role

Jay Hernandez Magnum PI

He has been playing the character role of Thomas Magnum since 2018 in this series. Thomas Magnum is a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors T.C. and Rick when he needs backup on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is on the case.

First episode date: 24 September 2018
No. of episodes: 14 (list of episodes)
Network: CBS
Composer(s): Brian Tyler; Keith Power

Jay Hernandez Bad Moms

He was Jessie Harkness in this 2016 movie. Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she’s also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap.

Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.

Initial release: 19 July 2016 (New York City)
Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Box office: 183.9 million USD
Film series: Bad Moms
Screenplay: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Jay Hernandez Suicide Squad

He portrayed Chato Santana / El Diablo in this movie. Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together.

Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.

Initial release: 1 August 2016 (New York City)
Director: David Ayer
Box office: 746.8 million USD
Featured song: Heathens
Budget: 175 million USD

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Jay Hernandez, The New ‘Magnum P.I.’ Actor, Hopes His Role Will Be An Important Step For People Of Colour

Source; bustle.com

Another day, another TV series hitting your screens — ’80s classic Magnum P.I. has been rebooted for today’s detective-loving crowd. The legendary Tom Selleck has been replaced in the leading role by a man who has one of those faces that you’ll definitely recognise but just can’t quite place. So who is Jay Hernandez, the actor who is set to take on the role of Thomas Magnum?

Born in California to third-generation Mexican-American parents, Hernandez’ childhood wasn’t entrenched in the showbiz world, according to Latino Image Makers in Hollywood: Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s. Instead, his mum was an accountant and his dad a mechanic.

In a story that sounds too good to be true (even for a film), CNN reports that Hernandez was in a lift when he was approached by a talent agent who told him he could have a successful career as an actor. The same agent then went on to enrol him in acting school and send his photo to numerous casting agents.

In 1998, the now 40-year-old star scored his big break when he was cast in the NBC series, Hang Time. The sitcom went on to air for two years. During this time, Hernandez grew closer to co-star Daniella Deutscher, eventually marrying her in 2006.

After his TV debut, he went on to appear in a number of films. His first was the 2001 drama, Crazy/Beautiful, in which he starred opposite Kirsten Dunst. Over the years, he has starred in everything from the horror fest that is Hostel to comedy Bad Moms and superhero film Suicide Squad. You may also recognise him from the seventh season of political TV series Scandal in which he appeared as journalist Curtis Pryce.

Magnum P.I. is arguably Hernandez’s biggest acting job yet. In February 2018, his casting as the new Thomas Magnum was revealed. In July, he told Variety that he hoped seeing a Latino lead on screen would dispel any stereotypes surrounding people of colour: “There’s a lot of negativity attached to people of colour, so it’s really wonderful and bold and special to have this opportunity to put that imagery to tell stories and to be on TV and to have something up there that is in very stark contrast to a lot of what we’re absorbing on a subconscious level.”

The series, which sees ex-Navy Seal Magnum team up with former MI6 agent Julie Higgins to investigate a number of crimes in Hawaii, first aired in the U.S. in September. Four months later and it has finally made its way to the UK.

Welsh actress Perdita Weeks plays Higgins. Just like Hernandez, she has her fair share of acting credits having starred in The Tudors, Penny Dreadful, and Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi epic, Ready Player One.

And if you already like the way the reboot sounds, you’re in luck. With Hawaiian news outlets stating that roads are to be shut this month for the filming of the series, it appears that a second season is definitely on the horizon.