Jason Genao Wiki Bio
American actor Jason Genao was born in Jersey City, New Jersey USA on 3 July 1996, making Cancer his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in 14 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for playing the lead character Ruby Martinez in the popular comedy series “On My Block”, which Jeremy Haft and Eddie Gonzalez created, and which also starred Brett Gray and Sierra Capri. It follows the lives of four friends as they’re attending high school in South Central Los Angeles, the series aired from 2018 through 2021 and won one of its 10 award nominations.
Education and early life
Jason and his two brothers David and Danny were raised in Jersey City by their Dominican-American parents, but Jason has shared only a couple of details about his family, because he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father’s a mailman, and his mother a housewife.
Jason studied at William L. Dickinson High School and was 15 when he joined its drama club and began appearing in school plays; although focused on acting, Jason was into several other activities during those four years, as he took dancing lessons, practiced creative writing and played soccer.
He matriculated in 2014 and began working on his career, rather than to enroll at college.
Roles in movies
Jason’s debut film role was playing Agente FBI in the 2015 comedy “Ladrones”, directed by Joe Menendez, and which starred Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yanez and Cristina Rodlo. It follows thief Alejandro Toledo who’s trying to steal back the land that was taken from a hard working community, and return it to them; the film won one of its two award nominations.
What is perhaps still the most popular movie in which Jason’s appeared was the 2017 science fiction action “Logan”, which James Mangold directed, and which starred Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman. It follows mutant Logan who’s been leading a peaceful life for years, but is now helping save a mutant child who’s being pursued by scientists; the movie won 28 of its 109 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Jason could then have been seen appearing in the 2019 science fiction thriller “Max Winslow and the House of Secrets”, the 2020 short drama “The Priest” and the 2020 short action “Gucci Guilty: Recuerdo”. Also in 2020, he played Max in the comedy “Film Fest”, written and directed by Marshall Cook, and which starred Matt Cook, Diona Reasonover and Laird Macintosh. It follows a group of struggling moviemakers as they’re trying to sell their films at a festival.
Jason’s since appeared in only two movies: he played Star in the 2023 science fiction thriller “Divinity” and Boyd in the 2023 action war thriller “Ambush”.
Roles in TV series
Jason’s debut TV series role was playing William Reeves in the 2016 episode “Forty-One Witnesses” of the mystery action “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and in 2016 and 2017, he portrayed Napoleon in the musical “The Get Down”, created by Stephen Adly Guirgis and Baz Luhrmann, and which starred Justice Smith, Shameik Moore and Herizen F. Guardiola. Set in the ‘70s, the series follows a group of teenagers as they’re running wild in the streets of The Bronx, and it won five of its 13 award nominations.
The year 2018 saw Jason play Isaac in the episode “Heavenly Taco Truck” of the fantasy comedy “God Friended Me”, and most recently, in 2022, he portrayed Devon in the fantasy comedy mini-series “Boo, Bitch”, which Erin Ehrlich and Lauren Lungerich created, and which starred Mason Versaw, Zoe Margaret Colletti and Lana Condor. It follows two best friends who are trying to be seen at school, while one of them has now become a ghost.
Jason’s currently shooting for the upcoming series “Free to Fall”.
Jason received special thanks for the 2019 episode “Logan” of the short talk-show “X-Men Mondays”.
Some of his talk-show appearances have been in “Noches con Platanito”, “Red Carpet Report” and “Made from Scratch”.
Awards and nominations
Jason was nominated for a 2019 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actor – Television, for his performance in “On My Block”.
Love life and girlfriend
Jason prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, and is yet to speak in public about his love endeavors.
He’s been asked a couple of times about his love life by interviewers, and has stated that he’s currently focused on his career and isn’t pursuing love, however, this has made some of his fans to believe that he’s perhaps gay, and isn’t ready to come out of the closet. They’ve pointed out the fact that Jason can often be seen spending time in public with his male best friend, who can also be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures, while these fans believe that the two might be in a relationship; this hasn’t been addressed by Jason.
He seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Jason enjoys being active on Instagram and is today followed by close to 1.5 million people on the social media network, while he’s posted 36 pictures and videos, with most of these having been taken during his everyday life.
He loves tattoos, but is yet to have his first inked.
Jason’s physically quite active, as he works out at the gym nearly every day, while he also likes to play various sports with his friends, excelling in tennis.
His favorite season’s summer, as he loves to be close to the ocean.
Jason’s favorite actors are Robert Downey Jr, Johnny Depp and Matt Damon, and some of his favorite movies include the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Iron Man” and “Avengers: Infinity War”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Jason’s age is 26. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 1ins (1.56m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).
Jason’s net worth’s been estimated at over $400,000, as of March 2023.