Jay Hunter

Jay Hunter is the charismatic actor who stars as “Ian” on the OWN television drama series Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong. He is also known for his physical,“tough guy” roles in films like Max Payne and Animal II, as well as television series like Nikita and The Bridge.

Jay has since become a much sought after and versatile actor. In March 2018, he appeared in the feature film Acrimony, working once again with Perry and playing opposite Empire sensation Taraji P. Henson. He was also a co-star on the superhero action series Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

The Buffalo, NY native’s big break in show business was while playing professionally for the Arena Football League. He was a natural for the role of “Beals” in the ESPN original series Playmakers. Today, Jay is expanding his career by producing films and television shows focusing on historical figures in African-American culture. In addition to acting, Jay is a former high school English and history teacher working for the Los Angeles Public School System. Although no longer teaching, community development is a significant cause to him, especially when it concerns the needs of children. He continues to actively explore philanthropic activities in education and athletics geared towards supporting underprivileged youth.

Jay Hunter is a Boss Mann who takes initiative, he is a Boss Mann who has made many sacrifices. His dating life is one affected as it is hard to maintain relationships with women while staying on his grind. When talking about obstacles in his industry, he mentions that creative and business sides continuously clash, his advice to our readers is to have clear goals for your brand. Focusing on having a clear brand identity will allow passion to take precedence over everything. Like a Boss, his darkest moment came from being homeless for over two years. He was able to overcome his difficult times by believing in his purpose; he kept striving and pushing through every obstacle. He is extremely grateful for being able to overcome that time in his life. When speaking of taking things for granted, he let us know that “being young” is what he feels he took for granted. When he was younger, he felt invincible, but as he got older, he noticed his body does not respond the same way.

 

Jay Hunter is the charismatic actor who stars as “Ian” on the OWN television drama series Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong. He is also known for his physical, “tough guy” roles in films like Max Payne and Animal II, as well as television series like Nikita and The Bridge. Jay has since become a much sought after and versatile actor. In March 2018, he appeared in the feature film Acrimony, working once again with Perry and playing opposite Empire sensation Taraji P. Henson. He was also a co-star on the superhero action series Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. The Buffalo, NY native’s big break in show business was while playing professionally for the Arena Football League. He was a natural for the role of “Beals” in the ESPN original series Playmakers. Today, Jay is expanding his career by producing films and television shows focusing on historical figures in African-American culture. In addition to acting, Jay is a former high school English and history teacher working for the Los Angeles Public School System. Although no longer teaching, community development is a significant cause to him, especially when it concerns the needs of children. He continues to actively explore philanthropic activities in education and athletics geared towards supporting underprivileged youth. Jay Hunter is a Boss Mann who takes initiative, he is a Boss Mann who has made many sacrifices. His dating life is one affected as it is hard to maintain relationships with women while staying on his grind. When talking about obstacles in his industry, he mentions that creative and business sides continuously clash, his advice to our readers is to have clear goals for your brand. Focusing on having a clear brand identity will allow passion to take precedence over everything. Like a Boss, his darkest moment came from being homeless for over two years. He was able to overcome his difficult times by believing in his purpose; he kept striving and pushing through every obstacle. He is extremely grateful for being able to overcome that time in his life. When speaking of taking things for granted, he let us know that “being young” is what he feels he took for granted. When he was younger, he felt invincible, but as he got older, he noticed his body does not respond the same way.

BM: To Break the Chains? What comes to mind when you hear that?

Jay Hunter: Overcoming oppression is breaking the chain. People of color have been oppressed for centuries. I think we overcome by deciding to break those chains and doing everything in our power to affect change in our own lives without solely blaming other people. Oppression is real! However, we have to do everything in our power to overcome it.

BM: What are your most significant accomplishments so far?

Jay Hunter: Staying in the acting game for as long as I have, sustaining a career. Also becoming a leading man on a television series.

BM: How do you recharge?

Jay Hunter: I usually focus on some of my other loves like my philanthropic work with kids or community development.

BM: What is next for you?

Jay Hunter: Continue to develop my craft as an actor and explore opportunities outside of acting in the entertainment industry.

 

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