• Jayr Tinaco is a 30-year-old Australian actor, best known for the role of Zayn Petrossian in the Netflix sci-fi drama series “Another Life”.
• He has a net worth of over $200,000, earned from the film industry.
• He is of Filipino-Australian ethnicity and identifies as non-binary.
• He initially worked as a bartender while pursuing an acting career.
• He is an active member of the LGBTQ+ community in Hollywood.

Who is Jayr Tinaco?

Jayr Tinaco was born on the 5 January 1989 under the sign of Capricorn, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He’s a 30-year-old actor, probably best known for the role of Zayn Petrossian in the Netflix sci-fi drama series “Another Life”.

How rich is he, as of now?

Jayr Tinaco’s net worth is estimated at over $300,000, as of mid-2024, earned from the film industry, since he’s appeared in several television and film titles.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Jayr Tinaco spent part of his childhood in his hometown of Sydney, until he moved with his parents and siblings to Queensland, located in north-east Australia. He has Australian nationality, belongs to Filipino-Australian ethnicity, and his religion is Christianity.

Boy, Girl or Transgender? Non-Binary

Regarding his gender, there are a lot of rumors that Jayr Tinaco is actually a transgender female, since he wears women’s clothes and does his make-up. In an interview for the magazine ‘Out’, Jayr stated that he was maltreated in high school due to his diversity, but moreover that he is non-binary nor genderqueer.

Jayr Tinaco

Non-binary people identify their gender as the one which fits between the male and female binary; they use the pronouns “they/them” instead of “he/him”.

Educational Background and Life before Fame

Initially, Jayr spent several years working as a bartender just to earn enough money for living, being hired by the Hotel Steyne of Manly in Sydney. Jayr went to Professional Actor Masterclass, which represents one of the most popular acting programs organized by the Australian Institute of Performing Arts.

He then moved to the US to pursue a career as an actor, settling temporarily in Los Angeles, California in 2005.

Career Beginnings in the Film Industry

Jayr Tinaco’s professional acting career actually started in 2009, when he landed a small role of a trapper student in two episodes of the Australian soap-opera “Home And Away”, aired on the Seven Network and created by Alan Bateman. In 2012, he featured as Alan in Simone Pietro Felice’s short sci-fi drama film “Your Life Again”, which was followed in 2014 by his portrayal of a drag queen in another short drama,  “Showboy”, .

During the next year, Jayr made his debut on the big screen by starring in the role of Dan in the drama romance “Drown”, directed by Dean Francis, after which he played Jacob in the short comedy “The Wake”, written and directed by Leigh Joel Scott in the same year. Thereafter, he made guest-starring appearances as Qi in two episodes of the fourth season of the ABC1 comedy-drama series “Rake” in 2016.

Rise to Prominence and “Another Life”

Afterwards, Jayr landed a small role of a saintly fare host in the 2019 romantic comedy film “Always Be My Maybe”, written by Ali Wong, Michael Golamco and Randall Park, and directed by Nahnatchka Khan.

During the same year, Jayr was chosen to portray the role of medical officer Zayn Petrossian in the sci-fi drama web series “Another Life”. The series follows Captain Niko Breckinridge and her crew on their mission to research the alien artifact origin; it was created by Aaron Martin and premiered on the Netflix network on the 25th of July 2019. Jayr appears in the series with such actors and actresses as Katee Sackhoff, Blu Hunt, Samuel Anderson and A. J. Rivera, among others. In 2022 he played Dr. Xyler in the TV show “Space Force”, and most recently was cast in “The Fll of the House of Usher” (2023).

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jayr has short dark brown hair and light brown eyes. His height is 5ft 7ins (1.70m), and he  weighs about 155lbs (70kgs), with vital Statistics of 38-30-36, biceps Size 14.

Personal Life, Residence, Favorites, Hobbies

It is believed that Jayr Tinaco is single as of mid-2024. The noted actor currently lives in his own house located in Los Angeles.

His favorite actor and actress are Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie.

In his spare time, Jayr enjoys traveling.

He’s an active member of the LGBTQ+ community in Hollywood, and he frequently appears on various panels.

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  1. So you specifically explain that Jayr identifies as non-binary and yet you keep referring to them as ‘him’. Unprofessional and disrespectful.

    • Jason Mcgready Reply

      What is the proper way to refer to he/she? Should i refer to he/she as “it” then if i can’t refer to he/she as he/she. Of course not.
      Gender is a fundamental biological property of the human race, we shouldn’t deny it exists for the purposes of over the top political correctness. To be respectful however i’ll gladly refer to someone however they like, its just difficult and i don’t know how to do it without using words like “he” or”she”.

  2. It’s in the article.

    they use the pronouns “they/them” instead of “he/him”.

  3. Joseph Morelli Reply

    I do not understand the terms very well. Does Jayr have male of female parts?

  4. Is this individual a biological male or a biological female? I don’t care about identity.

  5. The actor, according to IMDB, refers to himself by the pronouns he/him, so it’s not disrespectful to honor his desire.

  6. Karen Johns Reply

    Honestly, I don’t understand the obsession with gender shown here alongside a scolding about it. Why don’t the people who manage this site simply announce that references to gender about all subjects will be handled one simple way and then stick to it? So much fuss.

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