JayR Tinaco

Quick Facts

IntroAustralian actor
Known forAnother Life
Is Actor
From Australia
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Birth 4 January 1989, Manila, Philippines
Age32 years
Star signCapricorn


JayR Tinaco (born 4 January 1991, Manila, Philippines) is an Australian actor known for their role in the Netflix series Another Life.



JayR Tinaco was born in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in Queensland, Australia.


Tinaco started a career working in the hospitality industry in Sydney. In 2009, Tinaco won Tinaco’s first television role performing a trapped student in two episodes of the Australian series Home and Away. Between 2012 and 2015, Tinaco appeared in short films such as Simone Pietro Felice’s The Life Again, Samuel Leighton-Dore’s Showboy (in which Tinaco portrays a drag queen), and The Wake by Leigh Joel Scott. In 2016, Tinaco appeared in two episodes of the Australian series Rake.

Tinaco moved to Canada to pursue Tinaco’s acting dreams back in early 2017. In September 2018, Tinaco joined Katee Sackhoff, Tyler Hoechlin, Justin Chatwin, Samuel Anderson and Elizabeth Ludlow in the American series Another Life, broadcast in 2019 on Netflix. Tinaco played Zayn Petrossian, the non-binary military doctor aboard the spaceship Salvare. Speaking of Tinaco’s character as “an important role” because the story in the series is not about coming out nor sex. The same year, Tinaco appeared as the restaurant’s host in the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe by Nahnachka Khan.

Private life

JayR Tinaco identifies as non-binary, using the pronouns “they” or “he”.