Jay Hernandez is an American actor and fashion model who has worked in entertainment from 1998 to date. He entered this field owing to his good looks, as he was spotted by a talent manager who suggested he make a career in acting. This actor initially started his acting career through T.V. series and then landed in films.

He is well-known for his role in ‘Suicide Squad’ as Chato Santana, aka El Diablo. Moreover, he is also a voice actor, and his debut voice role is for the character Nue in ‘Karas: The Prophecy’ in 2005. Apart from acting in movies and television series, he is also a fashion model who has appeared in various commercials and endorsed many brands.

Quick Info
Full NameJavier Manuel Hernandez Jr
ProfessionActor and Fashion model
Birth Date 20 February 1978
Birth PlaceMontebello, California, United States.
Parents NameJavier Hernandez
Isis Maldonado
Siblings3 - two elder brothers, one younger sister
Net Worth 2020$4 million
SpouseDaniella Deutscher (2006-Present)
Height5 feet and 8½ inches (1.74m/174cms)
Weight75kgs (165lbs)

Jay Hernandez

Where was Jay Hernandez born?

Jay’s full name is Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr, born on 20 February 1978 in Montebello, California, United States. His father, Javier Hernandez Sr., is a mechanic, and his mother, Isis Maldonado, is a secretary and accountant. Likewise, he grew alongside two older brothers, Michael and Gabriel, and Amelia’s younger sister. Additionally, he is currently 42 years old with a Pisces star sign.

Where did Jay receive his education?

Jay Hernandez studied at Don Bosco Technical Institute situated in Rosemead. He then transferred to the Schurr High School in Montebello for his senior year of studies. Likewise, he graduated in 1996.

What are Hernandez’s physical stats?

Jay Hernandez stands 5 feet and 8½ inches (1.74m/174cms) tall and weighs around 75kgs (165lbs). Moreover, he has an average body type with dark brown-colored eyes and black hair color.

Furthermore, holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he is Hispanic. In addition, he is of Mexican ancestry. His religious views are unknown.

Does Jay Hernandez have children?

Talking about Jay’s love life, he met his future wife Daniella Deutscher during their teenage. They married in 2006. However, this couple doesn’t have any children. Daniella is also an actress known for her acting role as Wendy in the movie ‘Special Forces.’

What are Jay’s social media handles?

Jay is only active in his Twitter account. His account’s username is (@jay_hernandez), which has 32.7 thousand followers. He often posts about different topics on his Twitter handle.

Jay Hernandez

How did Jay begin his career in acting?

Jay Hernandez has performed in various movies and television series. In addition, he is known for his versatile acting roles. Learn more about his acting career here.

TV Shows 

Jay Hernandez landed his debut T.V. role in the 1998 series ‘Hang Time’ as Antonio Lopez till 2000. He also appeared in ‘USA High’ in 1999, ‘Undresses,’ and ‘One World’ in 2000. Two years later, he appeared in ‘American Family’ as Cisco. Likewise, his next role came in ‘Six Degrees’ in 2006 as Carlos Green lasted till 2007. After this, he directly played in ‘Last Resort’ in 2012. Similarly, in 2013 he played ‘Nashville’ as Dante Rivas and ‘Ghost Ghirls’ as Agent Sanchez. In 2014 and 2015, he featured in ‘Gang Related’ and ‘The Expanse.’ Jay also appeared in the seventh season of ‘Scandal’ in 2017.

Furthermore, his next played series is ‘BoJack Horseman’ in 2019, where he had his voice role. Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul were lead roles. Likewise, his primary role came in the 2018 crime action-drama T.V. series ‘Magnum P.I.,’ where he played Thomas. This series is still running. Meanwhile, he also reprised his role of Thomas in ‘Hawaii Five-0’ in 2020.


Jay Hernandez made his first film in 2000 named ‘Living the Life’ as Kikicho. He then appeared in ‘Crazy/Beautiful’ and ‘Joy Ride’ in 2001. In ‘The Rookie’ in 2002, Jay played Joaquin in three films in 2004 named ‘Ladder 49,’ ‘Torque,’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ as Brian. Likewise, in 2005 he appeared in ‘Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power’ in the titular role. Jay appeared in ‘Nomad,’ World Trade Center,’ and ‘Karas: The Prophecy,’ his debut voice role. Similarly, in 2007 he appeared in three films, while in 2008, he appeared in four different films.

In 2010, Jay became one of the cast in an action thriller film ‘Takers’ where he played Detective Eddie Hatcher. Later, in 2012 he appeared in ‘LOL’ as James and in ‘Max’ as Sergeant in 2015. Jay also appeared in a superhero film based on D.C. Comics’ Suicide Squad’ in 2016 as Chato Santana / El Diablo. Moreover, through this role, he became more popular. The same year, this actor also appeared in ‘Bad Moms’ as Jessie Harkness. Likewise, he also reprised his role of Jessie in ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ in 2017. Similarly, his last played film is ‘Toy Story 4’ in 2019, where he had his voice role.

Jay Hernandez

Has Jay won any awards?

Though Jay has not won any awards yet, he has received various nominations. It includes Teen Choice Awards, ALMA Awards, and Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

What is the net worth of Jay Hernandez?

Jay Hernandez has earned a huge name and fame in the entertainment industry. Not only this, but he has also made a handsome amount of money from his acting career. Jay has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2021.