S A L U D O S H I S P A N O S An LA native, "Jay" Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. was born on February 20, 1978 in Montebello, CA. His mother was a secretaryaccountant and his dad was a mechanic. Both parents are third generation Mexican Americans. Hernandez has three siblings. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead, California, but transferred to Schurr High School in Montebello his senior year. He is married to his high school sweetheart and fellow actor Daniella Deutscher. They met when he was 14 and she was 17. They are currently living in Hawaii while the series is shooting. When asked about the Magnum reboot and why it was time to do it. Hernandez said, "It's time. It's been long enough... also, as in the original show, Magnum is a vet. He was back from Vietnam, but now there are a lot of veterans back from the Middle East and it’s a good time to honor Vets and what they do and tell a positive story about them.” He believes the rollicking, action-packed, sometimes comic detective show offers something different on network television. "Along with the charm and heart of the original show, we have A LOT of action” Then, with a laugh he adds, “Also, right now maybe we just need to see a red Ferrari and some beaches!" The new Magnum series stays true to its roots in many ways, but Hernandez says there is one big thing they won’t try to recreate. We won't be seeing him in that mustache anytime soon. airs on CBS Mondays.