Character

Jianyu

Played by Manny Jacinto

Actor Bio

Manny Jacinto stars as Jianyu on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy "The Good Place."

For his work on the first season of "The Good Place," Vulture named Jacinto as one of the 17 breakthrough TV performances of 2016.

A Vancouver native, Jacinto starred as Wing Lei in the CBC drama series "The Romeo Section" from creator Chris Haddock ("Boardwalk Empire"), which earned him a 2016 Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance in a Dramatic Series.   

Jacinto also portrayed bad boy Eric in the Lifetime movie "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" and has worked with several high-profile directors, including Cameron Crowe on the Showtime series "Roadies" and Gavin O'Connor on the CBS pilot "Only Human." He has starred opposite Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga in "Bates Motel" and Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones in Fox's "Wayward Pines."

He made his acting debut on ABC's popular series "Once Upon a Time." His other credits include roles on several CW series, including "Supernatural," "The 100" and "iZombie," USA Network's "Rush," "Rogue" on DirectTV and Fox's "Backstrom," alongside Rainn Wilson.

Jacinto is also a trained dancer and received a Bachelor of Applied Science in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia

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