Jason Genao is an American actor best known for playing Ruby Martinez in Netflix’s show ‘On My Block.’ He is also known for appearing as Napoleon in the Netflix original series ‘The Get Down’. As a child, he had a strong desire to become an actor and this passion ultimately led him to Hollywood. Today, Genao has emerged as one of the most sought after young actors in the industry. The actor was born in New Jersey in a Dominican-American family and graduated from William L. Dickinson High School. Determined to make it big in the entertainment field, he turned to Hollywood to pursue his dream career of acting. Genao, who was inspired to become an actor after watching the 1947 French classic ‘La Vie en Rose,’ considers winning an Academy Award to be his lifetime goal. Multitalented and intelligent, Genao is currently busy with numerous upcoming projects.
Jason Genao made his debut television appearance in 2016 when he bagged the guest role of William Reeves in one episode of the series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. That year, he was also cast as Napoleon in the Netflix Original series ‘The Get Down’. Soon after, he played Rictor in the critically acclaimed superhero drama flick ‘Logan’ in 2017.
In 2018, Genao joined the cast of Netflix’s series ‘On My Block’ as Ruby Martinez. This series is immensely popular and was ranked No.1 among 65 Netflix Original series in 2018 by the business insiders.
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Jason Genao was born on July 3, 1996 in New Jersey, United States. He is of Dominican descent. He has two brothers named David and Danny. He initially attended a New Jersey high school and later graduated from William L. Dickinson High School. Information regarding his higher education is not available on the web.
Jason Genao participated in numerous plays during his school days which instilled in him a deep love for acting. If he had not become an actor, he would have been a chef or a medical examiner. His Instagram bio says "Actor... for now". Genao is a fan of Black Panther movies.
Currently, the actor is supposedly single. He is very serious about his acting career and is focused on his upcoming projects. Socially conscious, Genao promotes the NOH8 Campaign that fights against discrimination and bullying and stands for equality.