Manuel Fernandez is an actor and writer. He has appeared in wives with knives(2015), I almost got away with it(2016), Chance(2016), The Etruscan Smile (2017), and 13 Reasons Why,(2016).
Manuel was born and raised in Hayward, CA. He discovered his passion for writing after a life changing event in 2006. His determination and dedication to perfecting his craft is second to none. He read over a hundred fiction books back to back before penning his first chapter. In 2015, his first published novel, Tainted Sins, was released with strong reviews. He has also written short stories, such as, My Afternoon at Ebbets Field, A Prison Story, Gang Related, The Barn, and Confessions of a Vigilante. In addition, Manuel has written a self-help book titled, A Rocky Approach To Life. His screenplay credits include, Sins of The Past, which is about to go into production, and he is currently working on another screenplay Rock n' Roll preacher, and a television pilot, Guards.
Manuel has acted in several live theater productions around the Bay Area, most notably, 'The Box', a play about six prisoners living in solitary confinement. He played the role of Carlos Aviles, a twisted psychotic prisoner who feeds off weakness from other prisoners. Manuel also performed in, 'Just trying to Survive’, a solo-play he wrote about his life growing up around drugs, gangs, and domestic violence.
Manuel has a love for fitness. He studied Kajukenbo Kung-Fu under Professor Anthony Hemenes for 15 years where he was promoted to third-degree black belt and the rank of Sifu. He volunteered teaching Martial Arts to at-risk youths. He also studied ballroom dancing for 7 years. Another passion of Manuel's is politics. He has volunteered for Congressman Raul Ruiz, Congressman Scott Peters, and Eric Swalwell, as he holds a degree in Criminal Justice and studied sign language for two years.