Jay Hernández Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Jay Hernández Quick Info
Height5 ft 8.5 in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 20, 1978
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseDaniella Deutscher

Jay Hernández is a well-distinguished American actor and fashion model who made his mark with the important portrayal of the character Chato Santana aka El Diablo in Suicide Squad in 2016 and as the titular character on CBS’s popular series Magnum P.I. He has also starred in many popular films like Hostel (2005), Friday Night Lights (2004), and Crazy/Beautiful (2001). Jay also has a huge fan base with more than 300k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Javier Manuel Hernández Jr.

Nick Name


Jay Hernández speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
Jay Hernández speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States





Until his senior year, he studied at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead. Later, he got himself transferred to Schurr High School, Montebello from where he graduated in 1996.


Fashion Model, Actor


  • Father – Javier Hernández Sr. (Mechanic)
  • Mother – Isis Hernández (Secretary, Accountant)
  • Siblings – Amelia Hernández (Younger Sister), Michael Hernández (Older Brother), Gabriel Hernández (Older Brother)


Jay is represented by –

  • ICM Partners (Talent Agency)
  • Alchemy Entertainment (Talent Management Company)
  • The Fuller Law Firm




5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Jay Hernández in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2018
Jay Hernández in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2018 (Jay Hernández / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jay has dated –

  1. Daniella Deutscher – Jay dated and married his long-time friend and co-star Daniella Deutscher in 2006. He and Daniella met when he was 14 years old and she was 17.
  2. Tiffany Haddish (2018) – In September 2018, actress Tiffany Haddish was spotted flirting with Jay on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Mexican descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Strong jawline

Jay Hernández in a selfie in October 2017
Jay Hernández in a selfie in October 2017 (Jay Hernández / Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Jay appeared in a commercial that was telecasted only in Japan.

Best Known For

  • Starring in several films such as Hostel (2005), Friday Night Lights (2004), Ladder 49 (2004), and Crazy/Beautiful (2001), and Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Being cast as Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.

First Film

Jay made his feature film debut as Kikicho in Living the Life in 2000.

First TV Show

Jay made his first TV show appearance as Antonio Lopez in Hang Time in 1998.

He made his debut as a voice actor for the character Nue in Karas: The Prophecy in 2005.

Jay Hernández speaking at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International
Jay Hernández speaking at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Jay Hernández Facts

  1. He was born and brought up in Montebello, California.
  2. He is the 3rd of 4 children born to mechanic Javier Hernandez Sr. and secretary, accountant Isis Hernandez.
  3. Jay was spotted by talent manager Howard Tyner while standing in a high-rise building elevator.
  4. He and skateboarder, actor Frank Miranda studied together in the same math class in Don Bosco Technical Institute.
  5. In the past, CBS described him as one of the leading Latino men in the entertainment industry.
  6. To play the villainous Chato Santana also known as El Diablo in Suicide Squad in 2016, his head and eyebrows were both shaved clean.
  7. Prior to becoming an actor, he worked as a fashion model.
  8. In 2018, Jay was given a Ferrari 488 to drive for his character as Thomas Magnum.
  9. Jay and comedian actress Chelsea Peretti were born on the same date.
  10. His wife Daniella is almost 3 years older than him.
  11. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Featured Image by Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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