Jon-Michael Ecker may not be one of Hollywood’s easily recognizable faces but he has strong roots in the industry and is quite familiar with TV sets. He is one of those stars who prefer to wear their fame lightly, choosing a private lifestyle instead. Unlike his father who is a household name in Latin America, the handsome actor aims to cross borders with his talents. Here are lesser-known facts about the younger Ecker who has a great storyline on and off the screen.
Jon-Michael Ecker Biography
Jon-Michael Ecker is a Texan who was born on March 16, 1983, in San Marcos. He apparently inherited his acting genes from his parents Guy Ecker and Nia Peeples who are renowned actors. Details regarding Ecker’s academic endeavors are unknown except for the fact that he studied marine biology in college.
Jon-Michael Ecker has been in the acting scene for nearly a decade. He made his small screen debut with a role in the TV series Niña de mi corazón. The talented actor has since followed up with versatile roles in other projects. Some of his notable features include starring roles in the hit Latin shows Corazón Valiente, Popland!, and Gossip Girl: Acapulco.
Ecker who apparently has more small screen credits made a guest appearance as The Lion in the 2015 Netflix series, Narcos. His other TV features are Major Crimes (2015), NCIS: New Orleans (2016), Criminal Minds (2017), and Queen of the South (2016 till date).
He debuted on the silver screen in the 2014 movie, Cantinflas, where he played actor Marlon Brando’s character. Ecker may not currently be one of the A-list stars in the industry, but his career progression over the years indicate that he is a star to watch out for.
Is He Married, Who Is The Wife Or Girlfriend?
Jon-Michael Ecker is one of those stars who prefer to shield their personal life away from the public. Given his low key lifestyle, Ecker’s love life was initially shrouded in mystery in his early career days. While some believed he wasn’t in any romantic relationship, others even questioned his sexuality. However, in recent years, it has become public knowledge that Jon-Michael Ecker is in fact happily married to his longtime girlfriend Barbara Mori.
Our investigations reveal that the American actor and the Uruguayan model/actress’ love journey dates back to the year 2012. However, details of how and where they met are unknown. After two years of dating, the pair took their relationship to the next level by exchanging marital vows on the 16th of August 2014 at a private ceremony that was attended by select family and friends.
It is not certain if the couple has any kids together but Ecker’s better half has a son named Sergio Mayer Mori from her previous relationship with Latino model/actor/producer, Sergio Mayer. Jon-Michael and Barbara have apparently found love in each other’s arms and are going strong with no signs of a split anytime soon.
Fun Facts To Know About Jon-Michael Ecker
1. Jon-Michael’s father is a renowned Spanish-Telenovela actor who played a pivotal role in his son’s career path. According to the younger Ecker, his father is not just his role model but his inspiration on and off the screen. More than passing down the rudiments of acting, Guy Ecker thought his son how to create a balance between his personal and professional life as well as how to properly handle rejection in the industry where such is the norm.
2. The hazel-eyed actor who has an alluring physique stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 meters) and weighs 75 kg (165 lb).
3. Given his Latino roots, it wouldn’t come as a surprise that Ecker is bilingual. The actor who speaks fluent English and Spanish first featured in some Latino projects before debuting in Hollywood. Ecker once admitted that his bilingual abilities have been a good advantage for him in the ever competitive entertainment industry.
4. The talented actor has different ways of unwinding when he is not working. Among other interests, he loves outdoor activities such as camping and sailing. According to Ecker, he feels more at peace when he is near the ocean, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
5. Jon Ecker once revealed the strategy that has helped him effectively portray his roles as an actor. According to him, he tries to be neutral and non-judgemental about his characters while also trying to understand the motivations for the character’s decisions.
6. Besides acting, Jon-Michael Ecker is known for his appealing fashion tastes and signature hairstyle which have often made him a topic of discussion in media circles.