Jay Hernandez

Biography: Latin actor Jay Hernandez's movie success is tinged with sorrow because the man who guided his career died just as their dream was coming true. As his film Crazy/Beautiful was premiering in Hollywood, his manager and mentor Howard Tyner suddenly collapsed from a heart attack. He fell into a coma and died two weeks later, leaving Hernandez heartbroken. The 21-year-old star explains, "There are so many things going through my head. I keep hearing his words. He has been more than my manager - he's like a part of my family." Tyner discovered the Mexican-American actor three years ago in an elevator. He enrolled Hernandez into acting school and sent his pictures to casting agents. Then Hernandez hit success with his role opposite of actress Kirsten Dunst. Now he faces the future without his friend to show him the way. But he is remaining positive and staying focused on his own real-life goals - especially making Tyner proud. He says, "It's all about doing the right films and choosing the right roles." Expand

Jay Hernandez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 72 The Rookie
Lowest Metascore: 41 Torque
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
72 The Rookie Mar 29, 2002 Joaquin 'Wack' Campos 7.3
70 Friday Night Lights Oct 8, 2004 Brian Chavez 7.0
70 Elephant Oct 24, 2003 Associate Producer 6.5
67 Last Days Jul 22, 2005 Associate Producer 5.4
66 World Trade Center Aug 9, 2006 Dominick Pezzulo 5.3
61 Crazy/Beautiful Jun 29, 2001 Carlos Nuñez 8.9
55 Hostel Jan 6, 2006 Paxton 5.1
54 Gerry Feb 14, 2003 Associate Producer 5.5
53 Quarantine Oct 10, 2008 Jake 6.0
50 Nothing Like the Holidays Dec 12, 2008 Ozzy 8.0
49 Nomad Mar 16, 2007 Erali 3.8
47 Ladder 49 Oct 1, 2004 Keith Perez 8.0
47 Lakeview Terrace Sep 19, 2008 Javier Villareal 4.7
46 Hostel: Part II Jun 8, 2007 Paxton 5.2
45 Takers Aug 27, 2010 Eddie Hatcher 5.7
41 Torque Jan 16, 2004 Dalton 4.8
tbd Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Sep 30, 2005 Carlito Brigante 6.6