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Jason Genao

Jason Genao is best known for his starring role as fast-talking Ruby Martinez, in the enormously popular Netflix series On My Block, which follows four inner city high school students juggling life and death issues in their community. Currently in production on season three, Jason is considered the breakout of the series (which was the most streamed series for Netflix in 2018) with fans going crazy at the season one cliffhanger which left viewers wondering if his character Ruby Martinez will survivor after being shot. When season two returned, viewers saw a different side of the fan favorite/comedic relief who struggled with PTSD after the accident, and Jason earned critical (2019 Imagen Nominee for Best Actor) for his performance this past season.  

Prior to this, Jason is best known for his role in the hit Blockbuster/X-Men film LOGAN, which was the third installment of the Wolverine series. Set in the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Jason played the part of Rictor, who watches over the young mutants trying to escape to a safe haven in a dystopian 2029. As the oldest he feels that he truly understands the severity of what they are and what is to come. Keeping them close as to not lose anymore. In addition to LOGAN, Jason portrayed gang leader Napoleon in Part 1 and 2 in the Baz Luhrmann series The Get Down. Napoleon was the leader of a gang called The Warlords and while the exterior was tough it becomes more apparent that he holds greater layer’s underneath of sensitivity, adolescence, and fear.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 19

2:00pm PDT