Hollywood is filled with plenty of actors and actresses who are not particularly recognizable to the mainstream audience but are nevertheless talented practitioners of the art and have found a level of success in it. One of them is Jon-Michael Ecker, an actor who was born to parents who are also in the entertainment industry.
Jon-Michael Ecker has been acting since 2010 and in that time, he has appeared in major projects like Narcos, Queen of the South, Criminal Minds and a couple of others.
While he would undoubtedly look forward to appearing in more projects and beautifully crafted stories as his career progresses, Jon-Michael Ecker has so far, cultivated an admirable filmography as an actor.
In this article, we further explore his journey as an actor, his background and all other interesting information about him.
Jon-Michael Ecker’s Biography
Jon-Michael Ecker was born on the 16th of March, 1983 in San Marcos, Texas to Guy Ecker and Nia Peeples. His parents were not together for a long time before they got separated.
Much of his background is unknown but Jon-Michael Ecker grew up to complete his education, earning a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. Although he could have fashioned a career out of his course of study, Jon-Michael Ecker opted instead to become an actor, taking after his parents and he began his journey in 2010 when he appeared in his first project as El Mundra in the TV show, Nina de mi Corazon.
In the following year, Jon-Michael Ecker appeared in El Equipo as Mike, starring in two episodes and in the same year, playing Croupler in an episode of The Power of Destiny.
Over the course of his career, Jon-Michael Ecker has repeatedly appeared in both English and Latino projects, connecting with both his Brazilian roots, from his father’s side, and American roots, from his mother’s side.
One of his early major roles was in Popland! in 2011 where he played Ari Morales and appeared in a total of seventy episodes. His appearances in TV shows continues with Fearless Heart (2012), and an appearance in the Latino version of the famed series – Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl: Acapulco in 2013, where he played Nicolas de la Vega.
His first major appearance in an English project was in the Netflix show, Narcos, where he played a character named The Lion and starred in four episodes. He has also appeared in NCIS: New Orleans, Criminal Minds, Sideswiped and Queen of the South, where he played El Guero over a span of twenty episodes.
Since he made his debut, Jon-Michael Ecker’s career hasn’t just been a beautiful face onscreen but he has been the recipient of award recognition, such as a nomination for Best Supporting Actor by Imagen Award for his work on Queen of the South.
Jon-Michael Ecker can definitely say that he got his acting genes from his parents, both of whom are recognized actors in the business. His father is Guy Ecker, who is known for his range of work in telenovelas.
His father, who was born in Sao Paulo, is also an American, having been born to American parents in the South American country. Jon-Michael Ecker’s father has starred in projects like Rosario, Eva Luna, and Las Vegas.
His mother, Nia Peeples, who his father was married to for only three years, is also an actress known for works like Pretty Little Liars, The Young and the Restless, Walker, Texas Ranger and a couple of others.
Following the separation of his parents, Jon-Michael Ecker’s family members include five step-siblings, with two from his mother’s subsequent marriages and three from his father’s marriage to Estela Sainz.
Married? Who Is His Wife Or Girlfriend?
As someone who comes from a large family with a background of failed relationships, Jon-Michael Ecker has chosen to live a more conservative life compared to his father. He hasn’t been known to be in a lot of relationships, and has only so far, been married to one woman, Barbara Mori, a woman he dated for a long time.
The couple had been in a relationship since 2012 and got married in August 2014, remaining a couple ever since with no scandal or controversy to speak of.
Other Facts About Jon-Michael Ecker
• His wife, Babara Mori, has a son from her previous relationship with Sergio Mayer. The son is named Sergio Mayer Mori.
• Jon-Michael Ecker is a good-looking actor who has a height of 5 feet 11 inches along with a body weight of 75 kg. His well-chiselled face is complemented with dark brown full hair and hazel coloured eyes.
• Jon-Michel Ecker has a significant presence on social media with profiles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.