Quotable: Jay Hernandez, In His Own Words

Photos and interview quotes from the actor who plays Thomas Magnum on CBS drama series Magnum P.I.
Posted on Oct 1, 2021 | 07:00am
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Jay Hernandez is making a splash as television's handsome Hawaiian gumshoe on Magnum P.I. on CBS. Watch took the hunky star to Mexico for a little R&R and photo shoot fun for the September-October 2018 issue—and captured some muy caliente photos! Scroll to see more throwbacks from this hot shoot!

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The new season of Magnum P.I. premieres Friday, October 1 at 9/8c on CBS and streams on Paramount+.


Photography by Derek Blanks

"I can almost picture the mustache being its own character at some point. Set it up with an Instagram account, put it in a director's chair on set, have it jump out of an airplane." — Jay Hernandez on the missing mustache of his titular character on the Magnum P.I. reboot


Photography by Derek Blanks

"Knowing how much this show means in the military makes me work extra hard to do justice to their stories and to tell those stories with dignity. I want to do right by them." — Jay Hernandez on his commitment to portraying veterans as three-dimensional human beings


Photography by Derek Blanks

"You hear so much about it in the news, but this is a conversation that considers different and divergent points. It's super important right now to have intelligent debate and to listen to voices that don't always get heard." — Jay Hernandez on his passion project of producing a film that tells the story of immigration in the United States

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MORE PHOTOS: Jay Hernandez Is Hotter Than Ever In This Mexican Riviera Photo Shoot

Quotes and photos originally published in Watch Magazine, September-October 2018.

Magnum P.I. returns Friday, October 1 at 9/8c on CBS and streams on Paramount+.