|Manny Jacinto Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10¾ in|
|Date of Birth||August 19, 1987|
Manny Jacinto is a Canadian actor and dancer who rose to fame with his role as Jason Mendoza in the American fantasy comedy television series, The Good Place. Apart from that, he has also earned notable praise for his portrayal of Wing Lei in the spy thriller television series, The Romeo Section, for which Manny Jacinto was nominated for the 2016 Leo Award in the “Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series” category.
Manuel Luis Jacinto
Los Angeles, California, United States
Manny Jacinto studied at Vancouver College, an independent university-preparatory Catholic school for boys, and later attended the University of British Columbia from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Civil Engineering.
- Sibling – Larissa (Sister)
Manny Jacinto is represented by Principals Talent Management, Talent Management Company, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
5 ft 10¾ in or 179.5 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Manny Jacinto has dated –
- Dianne Doan (2019-Present) – He got engaged to Canadian actress Dianne Doan in 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
Manny Jacinto is of Filipino and Chinese descent.
- Charming personality
- Prominent Adam’s apple
Manny Jacinto Favorite Things
- Behind The Scenes Memories with The Good Place Cast – The time Ted Danson shot a Swedish Fish gummy out of his nose.
Source – E! Online
Manny Jacinto Facts
- He was around 3 years old when his family emigrated to Canada in 1990.
- He grew up in Richmond, British Columbia.
- While growing up, Manny Jacinto used to play basketball and baseball.
- Initially, he wanted to pursue a career as a dancer.
- Manny Jacinto shifted from Vancouver to Los Angeles because of the lack of opportunities that he faced as an Asian actor.
- He made his first theatrical film appearance as a Street Kid in the 2013 comedy romantic drama film, John Apple Jack.
- From 2016 to 2020, Manny Jacinto played the role of Jason Mendoza, a deceased amateur DJ and drug dealer from Jacksonville, Florida who winds up in the ‘Good Place’ by mistake, in the popular philosophical fiction comedy series, The Good Place, in which he co-starred alongside Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Ted Danson.
- He has also garnered a huge fan base on social media with more than 800k followers on Instagram and more than 150k followers on Twitter.
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