Jay Hernandez

Born on February 20th, 1978, Jay Hernandez has become a very popular and successful actor having made his presence felt in the small and big screens. It would be pertinent to mention here that Jay was actually born as Javier Manual Jay Hernandez Jr. After having made his debut in NBCs, Hang Time he became quite popular and this also gave him chance to make his presence felt in the big screen too. Jay has acted opposite big names like Kirsten Dunst and this certainly helped him to break into the big league. We will spend some time looking at the basic biography of Jay Hernandez and get to know more about him.

Early Life

Jay was born in a place called Montebello, California. His father’s name was Javier Hernandez Sr. who worked as a mechanic. His mother’s name was Isis who was an accountant and secretary. He also has two older brothers and a younger sister. He did his primary schooling from Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemaid, California. Later, the actor shifted to Schurr High School in Montebello. He got his first break by chance when he met talent manager Howard Tyner while he was in an elevator in a high rise building. He was enrolled into an acting school by Howard Tyner and thus began the journey to stardom as far as Jay Hernandez is concerned.

Personal Life

When we talk about his personal life there is an interesting anecdote to it. Herandez met his future wife Daniella Deutscher when he was just fourteen years old and Daniella was seventeen years old. Hence it was his first love and has remained that way all through. He got married to her in 2006 and since then they have been living happily as husband and wife. She also was an actor and also was a co star in the series, Hang Time. As of now, they are doing well together though Daniella has move away from acting to take care of the family perhaps.

Net Worth

The net worth of Jay Hernandez is around $5 million.


Jay Hernandez’s first acting break as far as his career came in the small screen with the title Hang Time, where he did the role of Antonio Lopez quite brilliantly. This happened in 1998 when Jay Hernandez was just 20 years old. This series ran from 1998 to 2000 and since then he has acted in around twelve such titles and the last one was in the year 2016 and the name of the title was Scandal in which he donned the role of Curtis Pyrce.

As far as the big screen is concerned, Jay made his debut in the year 2000 with the film Living the Life in which he was given the role of Kikicho. This set him up nicely for the big league and since then he has acted in twenty seven titles with the last one being Bright which was released in the year 2017. Hernandez will be remembered for the role of Rodriguez, which he did in this film. He also has been nominated thrice in various categories for his acting.