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Jay Hernandez
Born Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr.
February 20, 1978 (1978-02-20) (age 32)
Montebello, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Jay Hernandez (born February 20, 1978) is an American actor.


Early life and career

Hernandez was born Javier Manuel Hernandez, Jr. in Montebello, California, the son of Isis (née Maldonado), a secretary and accountant, and Javier Hernandez, Sr., a mechanic.[1][2] He has a younger sister, Amelia, and two older brothers, Michael and Gabriel. Hernandez is a fourth-generation Mexican American.[3] He 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, Hernandez 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.

Hernandez subsequently hit success with his role opposite Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful. He has since appeared in several major Hollywood films, including playing the lead role in the 2005 horror film Hostel, which performed well at the box office, and World Trade Center, released the same year. Hernandez is set to appear in the action/crime film Takers, which has a release date of 2010. The film is currently in post-production.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
2000 Living the Life Kikicho
2001 Crazy/Beautiful Carlos Nuñez
Joy Ride Marine
2002 The Rookie Joaquin "Wack" Campos
2004 Torque Dalton
Ladder 49 Keith Perez
Friday Night Lights Brian Chavez
2005 Hostel Paxton
2006 Nomad Erali
Karas: The Prophecy Nue Voice
World Trade Center Dominick Pezzulo
2007 Grindhouse Bobby Teaser Trailer Segment "Thanksgiving"
Live! Pablo
Hostel: Part II Paxton
2008 American Son Junior
Lakeview Terrace Javier Villareal
Quarantine Jake
Nothing Like the Holidays Ozzy
2010 Takers Eddie Hatcher
Year Title Role Notes
1998-2000 Hang Time Antonio Lopez Unknown episodes
1999 USA High Jose 1 episode
2000 Undressed Eddie Unknown episodes
One World Octavio 1 episode
2002 American Family Cisco 2 episodes
2006-2007 Six Degrees Carlos Green 14 episodes

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Film
2002 ALMA Award Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Crazy/Beautiful
2006 Teen Choice Award Nominated Movie - Choice Scream Hostel


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