Jason Genao is an American actor. Despite only making his on-screen debut in 2015 and having a handful of movie and TV credits to his name, Genao is one of the fastest-rising stars in the industry, courtesy of his stellar performances in TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God Friended Me, and The Get Down.
Genao also had a role in the blockbuster superhero movie, Logan, starring Hugh Jackman.
He is one of the stars of the Netflix original teen comedy series, On My Block.
These are seven facts about Jason Genao:
Jason Genao was born on July 3, 1996, in Jersey City, New Jersey. The 23-year-old is of Dominican descent.
He is also relatively short and stands at 5 feet 1.5 inches (1.56m).
Genao attended William L. Dickinson High School in New Jersey.
Genao stars in the Netflix coming-of-age teen comedy-drama series, On My Block. He plays Ruben "Ruby" Martinez Jr., a maths whiz and one of the teenagers in a South Los Angeles high school around whose lives the series is based.
The series also stars Sierra Capri as Monsé Finnie, Brett Gray as Jamal Turner, Diego Tinoco as Cesar Diaz, Jessica Marie Garcia as Jasmine Flores, Julio Macias as Oscar "Spooky" Diaz, and Jahking Guillory as Latrelle.
On My Block premiered on Netflix on March 16, 2018, with its most recent third season that premiered on March 11, 2020.
Genao is a prominent influencer on Instagram. As of May 2020, he has amasses a following of over 1.6 million.
Despite only having a handful of posts to date, he is one of the most popular Instagram figures amongst his co-stars.
Prior to his stint in the Netflix comedy series On My Block, Genao was a part of another Netflix original series, The Get Down. The musical drama series is set in the Bronx, New York, in the '70s, and follows the rise of hip-hop and R&B music through the eyes of a group of teenagers.
The series ran for two seasons from August 12, 2016, to April 7, 2017, and featured an ensemble cast of Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, and Herizen F. Guardiola, with recurring appearances from such actors as Jaden Smith and Giancarlo Esposito.
Genao's biggest blockbuster role came in 2017 when he landed the part of the mutant "Rictor" in the superhero movie, Logan. The movie is the tenth movie in the X-Men film franchise, and the third in the spin-off Wolverine movie trilogy.
The movie marked actor Hugh Jackman's last outing as Logan/Wolverine, and Sir Patrick Stewart's last outing as Charles Xavier/Professor X.
The movie also starred newcomer Dafne Keen, who had a breakthrough performance as Logan's daughter, Laura.
The movie was an overwhelming critical and commercial success, grossing $619 million worldwide, and ranks near the top -- if not at the top -- of critics' list of the greatest superhero movies of all time.
Genao is a relative newcomer to the industry. He made his on-screen debut in 2015 and only has a handful of movie and TV appearances under his belt.
That doesn't discount his stellar appearances in television shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where he played Reeves in a 2016 episode titled "Forty-One Witnesses".
Genao also played Isaac in an episode titled "Heavenly Taco Truck" of the short-lived comedy series, God Friended Me, in 2018.
Jason Genao's net worth is estimated to be somewhere between $150-200 thousand. At first glance, his net worth might seem surprising considering he has only been an actor for half a decade and in that time, only has had a handful of on-screen appearances.
But considering his prominent roles in TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God Friended Me, and The Get Down, and his starring role in the Netflix original comedy series, On My Block, as well as his role in the blockbuster superhero movie, Logan, his net worth is justified.