Manny Jacinto

Jacinto in 2020, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Manuel Luis Jacinto

Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 19, 1987

Ethnicity: Filipino-Chinese

Manny Jacinto is a Filipino-Canadian actor. He is known for his roles on the shows The Romeo Section, The Good Place, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Nine Perfect Strangers, Magical Girl Friendship Squad, Trese, and Hailey’s On It!, the latter three in voice role; and in the films Bad Times at the El Royale, I Want You Back, Top Gun: Maverick, and, in voice performance, Belle (2022) and Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind.

His family moved to Canada in 1990, settling in Richmond, British Columbia.


2 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    I’m always curious what the definition of “Filipino-Chinese” and “Chinese-Filipino” mean, on here. How we typically use it in the west is to mean someone race/ethnicity+nationality. But that is not how it appears to be used on this site, which makes things a bit confusing. In these cases, we’re using it to mean mixed ethnicity/race, right?

    • madman says:

      I would think of Chinese-Filipino as a Filipino of Chinese descent. So Filipino-Chinese is a bit backwards when the person is actually from the Philippines. The reason it’s written like that is probably because he is described that way in the article. But don’t blame me, I wrote “Filipino, Chinese” originally.

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