Why is Jay Hernandez famous?

Jay Hernandez who is best known for his role in TV shows and films like “Hang Time“, “Friday Night Life“, “Bad Moms” alongside Christina Applegate, and “Suicide Squad” alongside Karen Fukuhara is an American actor who has been active in the industry since 1998. He is most notably renowned for his role as El Diablo in the film titled “Suicide Squad” in 2016. He is also known for his role as Thomas Magnum in the TV series titled “Magnum P.I.” and “Hawaii Five-0”. 

Quick Info
Full NameJavier Manuel Hernandez Jr.
Date of Birth February 20, 1978
Birth PlaceMontebello, California, U.S.
Parent(s)Isis and Javier Hernandez Sr.
OccupationActor, Model
Spouse(s)Daniella Deutscher (m. 2006)
Net worth US $4 million

Where is Hernandez born and raised?

Jay Hernandez’s real name is Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. He was born to parents Isis and Javier Hernandez Sr. on the day of February 20 of 1978 in Montebello which is located in California, USA.  His father worked as a mechanic whereas his mother worked as a secretary and an accountant. He grew up with three of his siblings, namely, Amelia, Michael, and Gabriel. He transferred to Schurr High School from Don Bosco Technical Institute in his senior year. He was suggested to pursue acting by Howard Tyner, a talent manager in an elevator.

Following this, he took acting classes and applied for various roles. He met Daniella when he was 17 years old. Daniella was 14 at the time and they fell in love. 

Jay Hernandez

Body Measurements

Jay Hernandez stands 1.74 meters tall and weighs approximately 80 kg. As of December of 2020, he is 42 years old.


Who is Jay’s wife?

Jay Hernandez met the love of her life, Daniella Deutscher, when he was 17. They were still in school and she was 14 at the time. They fell in love soon after. After years and years of knowing each other, they got married in 2016. As of December of 2020, they do not have any children. Alongside acting, he has appeared in commercials for brands like Gap. 


Social Media

Jay Hernandez is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He has 336k followers on Instagram and 32.7k followers on Twitter. 


How did Jay started her career?


Jay Hernandez made his film debut in 2000 with the film “Living the Life” in which he portrayed the role of Kikicho. In 2001, he appeared in the film “Crazy/Beautiful” in which he portrayed Carlos Nuñez. The same year, he appeared in the film “Joy Ride” as Marine. He acted in the film “The Rookie” as the character named Joaquin “Wack” Campos in 2002. In 2004, he appeared in three films. He acted in the film “Torque” as Dalton. He appeared in the film “Ladder 49” in the role of Keith Perez. He acted as Brian Chavez in the film titled “Friday Night Lights“.

In 2005, Jay Hernandez appeared in the film “Hostel” in the role of Paxton Rodriguez and in the film “Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power” in the role of Carlito Brigante. He did three films in 2006. He appeared in “Nomad” as the character named Erali, in the film “Karas: The Prophecy” in which he voiced Nue, and in the film “World Trade Center” in which he played the role of Dominick Pezzulo. 200u saw him appear in the film “Live!” In the character of Pablo. The same year, he appeared in “Hostel: Part II” as Paxton Rodriguez.

In 2008, he appeared in four films, namely, “American Son” in which he acted in the role of Junior, “Lakeview Terrace” in which he appeared in the role of Detective Javier Villareal, “Quarantine” in which he appeared as Jake and in the film “Nothing like the Holidays” in the role of Ozzy. 2010 brought us two films from him, namely, “Takers” in which he portrayed the role of Detective Eddie Hatcher and in the film “LOL” in which he acted as James. In the 2013 film titled “Trooper,” he portrayed the character of Carlos Coto. 2015 saw him act in “Max” as Sergeant Reyes and in “The Night Is Young” as the character named Dean.

In 2016, Jay Hernandez acted in the film “Bad Moms” as Jessie Harkness. The same year, he appeared in the DCEU film titled “Suicide Squad” as the character named Chato Santana a.k.a. El Diablo alongside Will Smit, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie. In 2017, he appeared in the film “A Bad Moms Christmas” as the character Jessie Harkness. The same year, he appeared in the film “Bright ” as Rodriguez. 2019 saw him appear in the animated Disney film titled “Toy Story 4” in which he voiced the role of Bonnie’s dad.

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TV shows

Jay Hernandez made his TV debut in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he acted in the TV show titled “Hang Time” as Antonio Lopez. In 1999, he appeared in the TV show titled “USA High” in which he played the role of Jose for an episode. In 2002, he appeared in the TV show called “American Family” as Cisco for a total of 2 episodes. From 2006 to 2007, he appeared in the TV show titled DSix Degrees” in the role of Carlos Green for a total of 14 episodes.

In 2012, Jay Hernandez acted in the TV show titled “Last Resort” as Paul Wells for 7 episodes. 2013 saw him portray the role of Dante Rivas in the TV show called “Nashville” for 6 episodes. In 2017, he appeared in the 7th season of the TV show “Scandal ” as the character named Curtis Pryce. He started playing the role of Thomas Magnum in “Magnum P.I.” in 2018. He played the same role in “Hawaii Five-0” in 2020.

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What is the current net worth of Jay?

Jay Hernandez’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 4 million as of December of 2020. He makes most of his fortune from acting in various films and TV shows. Alongside acting, he also earns money from modeling.