Manny Jacinto Biography
Manuel Luis Jacinto, born on August 19,1987 in the Philippines, is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Jason Mendoza on the NBC sitcom, The Good Place (2016-2020) which helped him win the Gold Derby Awards.
He has also appeared as Waring ‘Wade’ Espiritu in the neo-noir thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) and also Top Gun: Maverick (2022).
Manny Jacinto’s Profile Summary
Full name: Manuel Luis Jacinto
Date of birth: August 19, 1987
Age: 35 years old as of 2022
Place of birth: Manila, Philippines
Nationality: Canadian, Filipino
Favorite Sports: Baseball, Basketball
Education: Vancouver College, Univiof British Columbia
Years Active: 2012-present
Occupation: Actor, TV Personality, Model
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Net Worth: $2 million
Height: 5’9” (1.8m)
Weight: 71kg (156.5lbs)
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye Color: Dark brown
Early life And Education Of Manny Jacinto
Manuel Luis Jacinto was born on August 19,1987 in Manila, Philippines. He is of Filipino-Chinese descent. When he was just three years old, his family emigrated to Canada in 1990. He was raised in Richmond, British Columbia and enjoyed playing baseball, basketball. As he was born into a Christian family, he attended an all- boys Catholic High school, Vancouver College.
After that, he enrolled at the University of British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada to earn a degree in Civil Engineering. He had no interest in acting as at that time.
Manny Jacinto’s Career
Before deciding on acting, Manny participated in various hip-hop competitions during his intern. He relocated to Los Angeles after he became frustrated by the of other Asian actors in Vancouver.
In 2015, he was cast as a triad leader Wing Lei in the Canadian spy drama The Romeo Section by Chris Haddock. He won a Leo Award Nomination for Best Supporting Performance in a Dramatic Series. In 2016, Manny appeared in the NBC comedy The Good Place as Jianyu Li/ Jason Mendoza. He received positive critical notice for his performance as Mendoza in the NBC comedy.
In September 2018, Manny was cast in the Top-Gun spin off, Top-Gun Maverick, which features Tom Cruise.
In 2022, Manny voiced the character Lucan, alongside his Good Place co-star Jameela Jamil in the eight-episode sci-fi podcast Marigold Breach.
Manny Jacinto’s Age
How old is Manny Jacinto? He was born on 19th August,1987. He is 35 years old (as of 2022).
Manny Jacinto’s Height
Manny has a strong and attractive physique. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Manny Jacinto’s Net Worth
Manny Jacinto is said to have an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Manny Jacinto’s Personal/ Family Life
Manny Jacinto’s father is known as Mr. Jacinto, who is a business man while his mother Mrs. Jacinto is a house wife.
Manny is unmarried but in November,2019 he announced his engagement to Vietnamese-Canadian actress, Dianne Doan.
Frequently Asked Questions About Manny Jacinto
1.Can Manny Jacinto Speak French?
Manny speaks French fluently. In his words “Every chance I got, I spoke French just because I grew up speaking French”.
2.When Did Manny Jacinto Start Acting?
He started acting in 2012 and featured in a short film “Broken Sword: Shadow of the Blade”.
3.Who Was The Actor Of Jason Mendoza?
Jason Mendoza was played by Manny Jacinto.
4.Manny Jacinto’s Wife
Manny is engaged to Dianne Doan, a Vietnamese-Canadian actress.
5.Manny Jacinto Supernatural
Before playing Jason on The Good Place, Manny Jacinto appeared in season 8 of supernatural as a teenager who found a dead body.
6.Manny Jacinto Workout
Manny shared his strength and mobility workout which includes:
- Spiderman Lunge With Rotation (World’s Greatest Stretch)- 8 reps per side
- Medball Skater- 30 seconds
- Resisted Lateral Bear Crawl- 30 seconds
- Kettlebell Snatch to Windmill- 5 reps per side
- Half-Kneeling Lateral Toss- 10 reps per side
- Bridge Position Chest Press- 3 sets of 10 reps
- Side Plank Twist to Reach- 3 sets of 15 reps
- Fanbike Intervals-6 minutes/30 second Sprint,30 seconds controlled
7.Manny Jacinto The 100
Manny appeared in The 100 as the boy who was bullied by Murphy.
8.Manny Jacinto Dianne Doan
Dianne Doan is a Vietnamese-Canadian actress. She was born on September 8,1990 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She is engaged to Manny.
9.What Ethnicity Is Manny Jacinto?
He is of Filipino- Chinese ethnicity.
10.Is Manny Jacinto a Model?
Manny is also a runway model that has walked for many too brands like Ark and Handihood clothing labels.
11.What Race Is Jason Mendoza?
Jason is Filipino.
Manny Jacinto Movies
- Broken Sword: Shadow of the Blade – 2012
- Tele – 2013
- John Apple Jack –2013
- #Fix – 2013
- Even Lambs Have Teeth – 2015
- Reelers – 2016
- Belle – 2022
- I Want You Back – 2022
- Top Gun Maverick – 2022
- The Knife – TBA
- Once Upon a Time – 2013
- Supernatural – 2013
- The 100 – 2014
- Rogue – 2014
- Lighthouse – 2014
- Rush – 2014
- Bates Motel – 2015
- The Good Doctor – 2017
- Trese – 2021
- Brand New Cherry Flavor – 2021