Where is Home and Away’s Jai Fernandez now? Well, the actor Jordan Rodrigues has garnered a lot of fame since leaving the Aussie soap in 2009 – here’s what he’s been up to since
From 2008 to 2009, Jordan Rodrigues played Jai Fernandez on Home and Away.
The popular Australian soap opera featured Jai, a survivor of the 2004 tsunami catastrophe who was on vacation with his parents when the wave struck.
After the accident claimed both his mother and father, he ended up becoming friends with Miles Copeland, another survivor.
When the authorities discovered he was still in Thailand, they had him return to Australia.
After experiencing highs and lows in Summer Bay, his character ultimately decided to leave the close-knit community and relocate to Japan.
Although the actor, Jordan, has had a diverse career and fantastic life apart from the popular TV show.
The Daily Star looks at the lives of the former Jai actor, from his rise to Hulu celebrity to his undiscovered musical talent.
Hulu and Hollywood fame
Jordan’s most well-known role, which he has played since 2018, is as Trey Emory in the Hulu original series Light as a Feather.
When she proposes they play a game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, the group of best friends from the Thriller series rapidly regrets their decision.
Everything goes wrong when the five girls who participated in the game start dying off, turning the benign pastime into something more sinister.
Trey, who plays him in the show, is Violet Simmons’ half-brother who was a junior at Weeping Willow High School before being sent to military school.
In the popular Hollywood film Lady Bird, which was directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, he played Miguel McPherson.
Real age and early career
Jordan was just 16 when he first appeared in Home and Away because he was only 30 years old and was born in July 1992.
His career began at a young age, when he appeared on stage in The Lion King at the age of just 11.
He portrayed the infant Simba in The Lion King during the Australian tour at the Capitol Theatre in 2003.
According to reports, he had no experience before the audition but managed to land the part and play it for two and a half years.
Jordan is a fantastic actor in addition to having some musical prowess.
Over the course of more than 10 years of training, he learned singing, acting, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and ballet.
He tweeted about his EP back in 2017 with the following message: “Live broadcasting my Ep launch backyard session tonight about 7pm pst, Los Angeles on Instagram.”
He not only livestreamed his EP but also gave a set of solo performances at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.
He described performing his own song to Forte Mag at the time by saying: “It was precisely how I anticipated it would go.
“The first time I performed my original music in front of an audience, I was quite scared, but it went really well. With the reception and just being on stage and letting go for a while, I was ecstatic.”
He currently performs song covers on his Instagram page, which regularly attracts a lot of attention.
He posted a cover of Mac Miller’s Surf – Circles in March 2021, and one fan commented: “Put your covers on YouTube, please! I can’t quit hearing!”
With almost 250,000 Instagram followers, Jordan enjoys updating his devoted legion of admirers on his life.
He frequently shares hot photos for his followers to swoon over.
One fan commented on one of the photos in which he poses in the golden hour sunshine, writing, “U are soooo lovely with nothing long hair.”
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