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Manny Jacinto

Manny Jacinto is a well-known Filipino-Canadian actor and model. Manny Jacinto is best known for portraying the famous role of Jason Mendoza in the popular NBC sitcom titled “The Good Place” (2016-2020).

Early Life

On the 19th of August 1987, in Manila, Philippines, Manny Jacinto came to the world. His birth name is Manuel Luis Jacinto and holds Canadian nationality. In addition, his age is 36, and he believes in Christianity.

He has a birth sign of Leo and he belongs mixed ethnicity of Chinese-Filipino descent. Coming to his parent’s name and their profession, this actor has not yet shared anything regarding it.

Similarly, it is still a mystery whether he has any siblings or not. In 1990, his family immigrated to Canada, when he was just three years old. Moreover, his parents raised him in Richmond, British Columbia.

During his childhood days, he used to play baseball and basketball. He went to All Boy Catholic High School and Vancouver College. Later, he enrolled himself at the University of British Columbia. There, he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Professional Career


Before starting his career as an actor, Manny Jacinto started as a dancer by competing in dance competitions. Moreover, he was upset by the lack of other Asian actors in Vancouver and relocated to Los Angeles.

Later, he made his small role appearances in series including “Once Upon a Time” (2013) as Quon, “Supernatural” (2013) as Diego, and “Untold Stories of the E.R.” (2013) as a Security Guard.

From 2014 to 2015, he appeared in supporting role and minor roles; “The 100”, “Rogue”, “Lighthouse”, “Rush”, “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story”, “Bates Motel”, “iZombie”, “Backstrom”, “Backstrom”, “Wayward Pines”, “The Romeo Section”, and “Roadies.”

Manny Jacinto

Caption: Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza in the popular NBC sitcom titled, The Good Place (Source: Entertainment Weekly)

He was included as a main cast in the American fantasy comedy television series “The Good Place.” He portrayed the role of Jianyu Li / Jason Mendoza in the series and through this role he gained some recognition.

This series ran from the year 2016 to 2020. In the 2017  medical drama television series “The Good Doctor” he played the role of Bobby Ato in the episode of ‘Sacrifice.’

Later in 2020, he portrayed the role of Coffee Dude in the adult animated magical girl sitcom “Magical Girl Friendship Squad” appearing in two episodes. In the 2021 year, he appeared in the television series “Trese” as Maliksiand.

And he was the main cast in “Brand New Cherry Flavor” as COde for 8 episodes, and “Nine Perfect Strangers” as Yao. Similarly, his upcoming television project is “Hailey’s On It!” and “The Acolyte.”


Manny Jacinto made his debut appearance in the 2012 short film “Broken Sword: Shadow of the Blade” portraying the role of Kenji. He later appeared in two short films called “Tele” as Tommy and “#Fix” as Adam in the year 2013.

That same year, he appeared as Street Kid in the movie “John Apple Jack.” In 2015, he played the role of Desk Soldier in the action zombie “Dead Rising: Watchtower” which was directed by Zach Lipovsky.

He played the role of Vince in the movie called “Even Lambs Have Teeth” and the short film “Brittney Grabill: Goodnight” as Dan. The next year, he played the role of Travis in the movie “Peelers.”

In 2017, he appeared as Tim in the short film “Chocolate Cake.” Moreover, he plays the role of Waring Espiritu in the 2018 neo-noir thriller film “Bad Times at the El Royale” which was directed by Drew Goddard.

In 2022, he lent his voice to the character Shinobu-kun in the Japanese animated science fantasy film “Belle.” Additionally, he appeared as Lieutenant Billy Fritz Avalone in the 2022 action drama film “Top Gun: Maverick.”

He also played the role of Logan in the romantic comedy movie “I Want You Back.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to the character Kenshi in the 2022 animated martial arts film “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind.” In addition, he will be a part of two movie projects”The Knife” and “Balestra.”


As of now, this actor has not yet earned any awards. However, he has been nominated for the 2016 Leo Award in Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series and the 2018 Gold Derby Award for Ensemble of the Year.

Manny Jacinto – Net Worth 2024

From his acting, this actor has earned a good sum of money for his living. As of 2022, his net is worth estimated at around $2 million, and his salary and income are still unknown.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Manny Jacinto with her fiancé, Dianne Doan (Source: Page Six)

Talking about his personal life, Manny Jacinto engaged with his fellow Canadian actress Dianne Doan. The pair announced their engagement back in 2019. Currently, the star lives in Los Angeles. However, this film star has not been a part of controversy or rumors and is focused on his career.

Body Measurements

Manny Jacinto

The star stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 71 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with brown eyes and his body measurements measure 38-13-31 inches. Additionally, he wears a shoe size of 9 US.

Manny Jacinto – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@mannyjacinto’ there are over 547k followers. Likewise, there are over 130.9k followers on his Twitter page ‘@MannyJacinto’ and he is not active on Facebook.