Jay was born in Montebello, California to Isis Maldonado and Javier
Hernandez, Sr. Jay Hernandez has a younger sister, Amelia, and two older
brothers, Michael and Gabriel. Jay is a third-generation Mexican American. Jay
Hernandez attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead, California, but
transferred to Schurr High School in Montebello, California, his senior year.
While riding an elevator in a high rise in Los Angeles, Jay was approached by
talent manager Howard Tyner who suggested Hernandez had what it took to have a
successful career in Hollywood. He enrolled Hernandez into acting school and
sent his pictures to casting agents.
Jay subsequently hit success with his role opposite Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful. Jay Hernandez has since appeared in several major Hollywood films, including playing the lead role in the 2006 horror film Hostel, which performed well at the box office, and World Trade Center, released the same year.
Jay Hernandez is married to his Hang Time costar Daniella Deutscher.
Film List for Jay Hernandez
Hostel 2 (2007) - Paxton
Grindhouse - faux trailer segment Thanksgiving (2007) - Bobby
Karas (Anime OVA) (2006) [Voice of Nue]
Six Degrees (series) (2006) - Carlos Green
World Trade Center (2006) - Dominick Pezzulo
Hostel (2005) - Paxton
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005) - Carlito Brigante
Friday Night Lights (2004) - Brian Chavez
Ladder 49 (2004)
The Rookie (2002) - Joaquin 'Wack' Campos
Joy Ride (2001) - Marine
Crazy/Beautiful (2001) - Carlos Nuñez
Living the Life (2000) - Kikicho
Undressed (series) (1999)
Hang Time (series) (1998) - Antonio
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