Manny Jacinto is a Canadian actor of Chinese-Filipino descent. He is most known as Jason Mendoza in the NBC sitcom The Good Place and is set to portray Fritz in the upcoming Tom Cruise-led action-drama film Top Gun: Maverick.
He will also have a notable role in the upcoming Netflix horror miniseries Brand New Cherry Flavor. Here is what you should know about Manny Jacinto:
The eight-part miniseries is an adaptation of Todd Grimson's eponymous 2011 cult horror novel and follows Lisa Nova (Rosa Salazar), an aspiring filmmaker who gets embroiled in a supernatural revenge plot that takes her across the globe battling demonic cannibals and unnamed entities.
Besides Jacinto and Salazar, the series will also feature actors like Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Into the Wild, Get Out, Kidding), Eric Lange (Lost, Narcos, The Man in the High Castle), and Jeff Ward (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Channel Zero: No-End House). The show also features Hannah Levien, Leland Orser, & Patrick Fischler,
Manny Jacinto made his on-screen debut in 2012 and had minor roles in TV series like ABC's Once Upon a Time and The WB's Supernatural.
He made his feature film debut in 2013 in the comedy-drama John Apple Jack.
Jacinto had a career breakthrough as Jianyu Li / Jason Mendoza in the Emmy-nominated NBC sitcom The Good Place.
He also appeared as Wing Lei in the first season of the short-lived Canadian spy thriller series The Romeo Section and has had several guest appearances on shows like The 100, Bates Motel, iZombie, Wayward Pines, and The Good Doctor.
Additionally, he will also star as Yao in the upcoming Hulu drama series Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving, and Michael Shannon, among others.
Manny Jacinto was born Manuel Luis Jacinto on August 19, 1987, in Manila, Philippines, and is part-Chinese and part-Filipino. As of January 2021, Manny Jacinto is 33 years old and stands at a height of 5 feet 10¾ inches (1.8 meters).
His family moved to Canada when he was three and he grew up in Richmond, British Columbia.
He is currently dating the Vietnamese-Canadian actress Dianne Doan.
According to therichest.com, Manny Jacinto has a net worth of $500 thousand. The 33-year-old actor's worth is projected to skyrocket with his upcoming roles on Netflix's Brand New Cherry Flavor and the Tom Cruise-led action film Top Gun: Maverick.