Manny Jacinto is a Canadian actor born in the ’80s in the Philippines. He is famous for his role as the Jason Mendoza character in the 2016 NBC television series The Good Place which earned wide fame and popularity. In just barely six years of entering into the movie industry, Manny has been able to hold his own despite the huge challenges he has had to face. Asides The Good Place, Jacinto also starred in The Romeo Section and in Bad Times at the El Royale. Read on as we take a look at the biography, relationship timeline, and height of the Filipino actor.
Manny Jacinto’s Biography (Age, Ethnicity)
Jacinto was born in the capital city of the Philippines on 19th August 1987. He was raised in Canada after his family moved there when he was three. Named Manny Luis Jacinto, the popular actor is of both Canadian and Filipino ethnicities. Residing in Richmond – a coastal city in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Manny Jacinto grew up having interests in dancing, hip-hop music and sports like baseball and basketball amongst many other things he was involved in.
He had his high school education at the prestigious Vancouver College which was a Catholic high school established for just boys. Upon completing his high school education, he got admitted into the University of British Columbia graduating later on with a degree in Civil Engineering.
Manny first started as a dancer participating in some dance competitions before finally going into acting. He was given minor roles in Supernatural, Once Upon a Time and iZombie which were all major hit television series. The talented actor was also starred in the popular movie The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story which was written by Ron McGee and directed by Jason Lapeyre. The film, which was based on the Behind the Bell book by Dustin Neil Diamond, was aired for the first time on the first day of September 2014.
The Filipino-born actor was featured in the television Sci-Fi series The 100 which was released in 2014. His role was not a major one which was seen in him appearing in only two episodes of the series. He struggled in his career leading him to settle for minor and insignificant roles. However, Manuel’s much-awaited breakthrough came in 2015 when he landed a role in The Romeo Section. The television series began airing on CBS on 14th October 2015. His performance in the TV series went on to earn him a Leo Award nomination. The Romeo Section was created and directed by Chris Haddock.
Jacinto’s notable role came in 2016 when he was selected to cast as Jason Mendoza in The Good Place which was a series created by Micheal Schur. The comedy series also starred popular actors like Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, and Jameela Jamil. Some of the other films and series by the Canadian actor include Roadies, Bates Motel, and The Good Doctor.
In 2018, the Asian actor portrayed the Wade Espiritu character in Bad Times at the El Royale. Drew Goddard was responsible for writing, directing and producing the action thriller. The film also starred notable actors like Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo and Jon Hamm amongst many others. Manny Jacinto was part of the cast announced to feature in Top Gun: Maverick which is a sequel to Top Gun. The movie which is yet to be released will also star top Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. Manny Jacinto presently resides in both Los Angeles California and in Vancouver British Columbia, depending on where his acting work takes him to.
The handsome Filipino actor’s love life and sexuality have formed the basis of many gossips and speculations both on social media and in real life due to the massive lineup of ladies that frequently flock around him. For starters, we know that Jacinto is not gay, ending the widespread allegation that he is. There is a possibility that the Asian actor may have a girlfriend whom he is a relationship and there is another possibility that he is single.
Manuel Luis Jacinto stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches which is estimated to be around 1.8 meters. The popular actor weighs an average 71kg. With a height of 1.8m and a weight of 71kg, Manny possesses a good physique and body structure.