Jon-Michael Ecker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Sep, 2021
Facts of Jon-Michael Ecker
Date of Birth: 1983 , March-16
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Jon-Michael Ecker
Birth Name Jon-Michael William Ecker
Father Guy Ecker
Nationality Brazilian-American
Birth Place/City San Marcos, Texas, USA
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Face Color Fair
Education University of California, Santa Barbara
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Cantinflas
TV Show Niña de mi corazón, El Equipo, The Power of Destiny, Popland!, Fearless Heart, Gossip Girl: Acapulco, Narcos, Criminal Minds, Sideswiped, Queen of the South, Firefly Lane, Chicago Fire
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Jon-Michael Ecker is a Brazilian-American actor most known as Ari Morales in Popland!, Nicolás "Nico" de la Vega in Gossip Girl: AcapulcoThe Lion in Narcos, and El Güero in Queen of the South. Among people, he is also known as the son of popular actor Guy Ecker.  

How Old Is Jon-Michael Ecker? What Is His Height?

Jon-Michael Ecker was born Jon-Michael William Ecker on March 16, 1983, in San Marcos, Texas to actor father Guy Ecker. As of 2021, her age is 63 and she stands at the height of  6 feet (183 cm) tall.

His biological mother's identity has not been revealed, however, he has a stepmom Estela Sainz (Mexican-American actress). His dad was also married to Nia Peeples from 1984 to 1986. He also has three half-siblings. 

Ecker pursued Aquatic Biology and holds a degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, but ultimately found his calling in acting and moved to Mexico City. There, he began appearing in Spanish-language telenovelas before moving back to the US in 2014. 

Who Is Jon-Michael Ecker's Father?  

Jon-Michael Ecker is the son of Brazilian-American telenovela actor Guy Frederick Ecker, of La Mentira, Salomé, and Heridas de Amor fame. He is the only to be born of Guy and his relationship with an unnamed American woman.

CAPTION: Ecker is the son of Brazilian-American telenovela actor Guy Frederick Ecker SOURCE: [email protected]_ecker

Guy went on to marry twice, first, to the American actress-singer-dancer Nia Peeples (from 1984 to 1986) and to his current wife, Mexican-American actress Estela Sainz, from 2000. They went on to have three children together.      

Career Highlights: Popular Movies And TV Roles

Upon his move to Mexico City, Jon-Michael Ecker began appearing on Latin telenovelas like Niña de mi corazón, El Equipo, and The Power of Destiny.   

He landed his first main role as Ari Morales in the telenovela Popland! and subsequently starred as Pablo Peralta in Fearless Heart and Nicolás 'Nico' de la Vega in Gossip Girl: Acapulco. After returning to the US, Ecker began appearing in English-language TV shows like Netflix's Narcos and TNT's Major Crimes

From 2016 to 2019, Ecker played Raymundo "Güero" Davila in the USA Network crime-drama series Queen of the South, adapted from the Spanish-language telenovela La Reina del Sur. A recurring character in the first season, Jon-Michael was part of the main cast of the second and third seasons and only guest-appearing in the fourth season.   

CAPTION: Jon-Michael Ecker as Lieutenant Greg Grainger in Chicago Fire SOURCE: [email protected]

In 2021, the 63-year-old portrayed the recurring role of Lieutenant Greg Grainger in Chicago Fire. The NBC television show created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt stars Jesse SpencerTaylor Kinney, and Monica Raymund. Most recently, was seen as Max in the Netflix drama series Firefly Lane starring Katherine HeiglSarah Chalke, and Ben Lawson, among others, and as Lieutenant Greg Grainger on NBC's Chicago Fire.

Furthermore, his other movies and TV shows include Cantinflas (box office $17.8 million),  La fuerza del destino, Corazón valiente, NCIS: New Orleans,  Criminal Minds, and Sideswiped.

Currently, Ecker has completed the shooting of his upcoming movie Listless. He would play the role of Pau alongside Sohm Kapila, Taylor Bracken, Brad Burkhard in the short film, directed by Noam Tomaschoff and written by Chelsea Frei.

Who Is Jon-Michael Ecker Dating?

In late 2020, it was reported that Jon-Michael Ecker had been dating model Laura James. His current girlfriend is the daughter of John James (actor-producer) and Denise Coward (actress).  

Jon-Michael Ecker and his girlfriend Laura James SOURCE: [email protected]

Both star kids' relationship is going well and stronger as they often upload their lovey-dovey, cute, and adorable pictures on each other's social media.

Before dating James, Ecker was a married man. He exchanged wedding vows with Barbara Mori. His ex-wife actress, model, producer, and writer. As per reports, the former couple started their relationship in 2012. Eventually, the duo married in 2014 but it is not known when the pair separated.

What Is Jon-Michael Ecker's Net Worth In 2021?  

According to the sources, Jon-Michael Ecker is believed to have a net worth of around $2 million as of September 2021. As per IMDb, the millionaire has so far appeared in 18 movies and television shows.

The average salary of an actor in the US is $25,180 per year with the pay range from $25,180 to $58,580 per year. On the other hand, the Brazilian actors' pay rang between BRL 79,563 and BRL 138,723 with the median salary of BRL 111,175 annually.

Since he is the popular face in both countries, he earns more than the average figure. Besides that, he earns through his social media. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he receives around $682.5 to $1,137.5 per sponsor post with an engagement rate of 4.84%.