Manny Jacinto

Scott Denoga: Hailey's On It!

Manny Jacinto voices Scott Denoga, Hailey’s infectiously positive best friend, in Disney Branded Television’s “Hailey’s On It!”

Jacinto has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most exciting, versatile and in-demand talents, equally skilled at comedy, drama, action and much more in a burgeoning career marked by a series of charismatic, breakthrough performances.

He joined the Star Wars universe in Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Disney+ series “The Acolyte,” from creator Leslye Headland.

Jacinto is best known for his breakout performance in the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy® Award-nominated critically acclaimed comedy series “The Good Place.” He was hailed by Vanity Fair as “the brightest comedic spot in a cast jam-packed with hilarious talent” and as the “season’s MVP” by The New York Times. His performance has also landed him on the “best of” lists from Variety, ET, Buzzfeed, Vulture, Indiewire and Uproxx, to name a few. The Hollywood Reporter highlighted him as one of the 30 Supporting Actors in their 2019 Emmys Class Photo.

Jacinto was named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2020 and was honored at the 2018 Unforgettable Gala alongside Sandra Oh and John Cho for his work on “The Good Place.” He got his start as a dramatic actor and was nominated for a Leo Award for his role in the drama “The Romeo Section” from creator Chris Haddock.

He starred as Yao in the hit Hulu miniseries “Nine Perfect Strangers” alongside a star-studded cast that included Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall and Luke Evans. The series is based on the popular novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, author of “Big Little Lies.”

Jacinto was recently seen as Fritz, a fighter pilot in “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the iconic 1986 film starring alongside Tom Cruise that has grossed over a billion and a half dollars at the box office; as scene-stealer Logan in the hit comedy “I Want You Back,” opposite Charlie Day, Gina Rodriguez, Jenny Slate and Scott Eastwood for director Jason Orley (“Big Time Adolescence”); and in the horror-thriller series “Brand New Cherry Flavor,” alongside Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener and Eric Lang from creator Nick Antosca.

His previous film and television credits include “Bad Times at the El Royale,” ABC’s popular fantasy series “Once Upon A Time,” as well as guest appearances on “Bates Motel” opposite Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga, and ABC’s hit medical drama “The Good Doctor.”

A native of Vancouver, Jacinto is a trained dancer and studied Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia.