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SpouseNicole Huertas
FactIn real life, Jon William Scott Hofstedt or better known as Jon Huertas is an Air Force veteran. Many of his TV and movie credits are of characters with active or past Marine background: Ramirez, a Marine Recon Sniper Spotter in JAG, Recon Marine Sergeant Espera in Generation Kill, Homicide NYPD Detective Javier Esposito in Castle, retired Marine Sergeant Jack Kale in NCIS.

Jon Huertas is an American actor, best known for his role as Detective Javier Esposito on the ABC series Castle. He was born on October 20, 1975 in New York City, to a Puerto Rican father and a Cuban mother. His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his mother in the Bronx. He attended High School of Performing Arts and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. After graduation, he studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting.

Huertas began his career in the early 2000s, appearing in episodes of the television series Third Watch and Hack. In 2006, he landed his most famous role, as Detective Javier Esposito on the ABC series Castle. The show ran for eight seasons and ended in 2016. During his time on the show, Huertas also appeared in episodes of the series Hawaii Five-0 and The Mentalist.

Since Castle ended, Huertas has appeared in the films All Nighter (2017) and Shot Caller (2017). He has also had recurring roles on the television series This Is Us and Station 19.

Huertas is married to actress Danielle Huertas. The couple has two children together.

Jon Huertas has a net worth of $4 million. He earns a salary of $75 thousand per episode of Castle.

General Info

Full NameJon Huertas
ProfessionActor, Soldier, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
EducationJohn Handley High School


SpouseNicole Huertas


AwardsALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite TV Bromance, ALMA Award for Emerging Actor in a Television Series
MoviesStash House, The Objective, Right at Your Door, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Buddy Boy, Executive Decision, Miss Dial, The Insatiable, The Yard Sale, Cold Hearts, A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story, Reparation, Believers, Sequestered, Lone, Career Girl, The Box
TV ShowsCastle, The Joe Schmo Show, Generation Kill

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1In real life, Jon William Scott Hofstedt or better known as Jon Huertas is an Air Force veteran. Many of his TV and movie credits are of characters with active or past Marine background: Ramirez, a Marine Recon Sniper Spotter in JAG, Recon Marine Sergeant Espera in Generation Kill, Homicide NYPD Detective Javier Esposito in Castle, retired Marine Sergeant Jack Kale in NCIS.




Fletcher Drive2012TV SeriesR&B Singer
Stash House2012Ray Jaffe
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 22011VideoAlberto (voice)
Halo: Reach2010Video GameTrooper 1 (voice)
Futurestates2010TV SeriesScorpio
Dark Blue2009TV SeriesChavez
NCIS2008TV SeriesSgt. Jack Kale
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008TV SeriesTrevor
Generation Kill2008TV Mini-SeriesSgt. Antonio Espera
Ylse2008TV SeriesIan
The Objective2008Sgt. Vincent Degetau
Prison Break2007TV SeriesDeJesus
Making It Legal2007TV MovieMike Carlton
The Yardsale2006Chuy
The Insatiable2006Javier
Invasion2006TV SeriesNatl. Guardsman
Hot Tamale2006Alex
Right at Your Door2006Rick
Cold Case2005TV SeriesCarlos
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005TV SeriesPsych Tech Leon Madera
Induction2005ShortRico Rodriguez
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesLuis Alvarez
Crossing Jordan2004TV SeriesManuel Rios
The Joe Schmo Show2004TV SeriesT.J. 'The Playah'
The Division2004TV SeriesJuan
El gusano2003ShortDan
The Shield2002-2003TV SeriesRobbie Villanueva
Borderline2002TV MovieCiro Ruiz
NYPD Blue2002TV SeriesJuan
Green Diggity Dog2001Tim Porter
Resurrection Blvd.2001TV Series
A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story2000TV MovieRafael
Picking Up the Pieces2000Paulo (as John Huertas)
Auggie Rose2000Paramedic #1
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1999-2000TV SeriesBrad Alcerro
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesWarren
Time of Your Life2000TV Series
Cold Hearts1999Darius
St. Michael's Crossing1999TV Series
Buddy Boy1999Omar
Stealth Fighter1999Lt. Bradley Elias
Undressed1999TV SeriesEvan
Moesha1998-1999TV SeriesAntonio
Nash Bridges1998TV SeriesHustler
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998Joe Negroni
JAG1997TV SeriesRamirez / Cayuga Helmsman
South Bureau Homicide1996ShortOfficer #2
Executive Decision1996Sammy, Terrorist
Beverly Hills, 902101995TV SeriesPeter Magnuson
At Home with the Webbers1993TV MoviePimp (uncredited)
Sam, Again2016Short completedChief Bracero
Altered PerceptioncompletedAndrew
This Is Us2016TV SeriesMiguel
Elementary2016TV SeriesHalcon
Con Man2016TV SeriesDiego Alfonso
Reparation2015/IJerome Kellar
Career Girl2015ShortOliver
The Box2014/VIShortCoffey
Stupid Hype2013TV MovieGuru
Key and Peele2013TV SeriesBaseball Player
Miss Dial2013Alex
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesJavier Esposito in 'Castle'
Self Deportation Station with Mary Steenburgen & George Lopez2012Short


Sam, Again2016Short executive producer completed
Altered Perceptionexecutive producer completed
She Rises2016co-executive producer
American Dreamers2015Documentary executive producer / producer
The Box2014/VIShort executive producer
Sequestered2014/IShort executive producer
Stupid Hype2013TV Movie associate producer
Sahaya Going Beyond2013Documentary short executive producer
Stars in Shorts2012executive producer
Lone2011/IShort executive producer
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story2011Documentary executive producer
After-School Special2011Short executive producer
The Insatiable2006co-producer
Green Diggity Dog2001co-producer


Altered Perceptionstory completed
The Box2014/VIShort story / co-writer
Lone2011/IShort written by


The Box2014/VIShort co-director
Donna Bachler's A Homecoming2013Short


Castle2010TV Series performer - 1 episode


Home & Family2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
Noches Con Platanito2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Tell a Friend Get Covered2014TV MovieHimself
Castle: Lot Cops2013Video documentary shortJon Huertas
Marie2013TV Series documentary
On the Set W Jasper Cole2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Latino TV2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 ALMA Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Stash House: Behind the Scenes2012Video documentary shortHimself
The 26th Annual Genesis Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Filmnut2012TV SeriesHimself
The Morning After2011-2012TV Series shortHimself - Guest Celebrity / Himself - Guest
Top Gear USA2012TV Series documentaryHimself
16th Annual Prism Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
15th Annual Prism Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Latino 1012010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHimself
Making 'Generation Kill'2008TV Short documentaryHimself
Search Party2000TV SeriesCelebrity Contestant

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Halo 42012Video GameTrooper 1


Won Awards

2015Festival PrizeBreckenridge Festival of FilmBest Supporting ActorReparation (2015)
2013Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor/TelevisionCastle (2009)
2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a DramaCastle (2009)
2012Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama EpisodeCastle (2009)

Nominated Awards

2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV BromanceCastle (2009)
2000ALMA AwardALMA AwardsEmerging Actor in a Drama SeriesSabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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