Emjay Anthony is an American model and actor. He was born on June 1, 2003, in Clearwater Beach, Florida, the USA to Michael and Trisha Salazar. At the age of four, he started modeling and was chosen to do a national commercial for Werther’s Candy. His family made a shift to California when he was five. He has a sister named Sage, who is 10-years older to him. In California, there is an open audition for
Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin-starrer, It’s Complicated, and Emjay luckily got the role of Pedro Adler (Baldwin’s son). This film marks his acting debut. In the following years, he took a break from acting to catch up on his studies. In late 2010, his agency, Coast to Coast, assisted him in doing auditions.
He started to book many national commercials such as CBS’ Applebaum and Rake for Fox channel. In 2012, he also appeared in an episode of the medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy and the police procedural TV series, The Mentalist. In 2013, he played as Dean in the film, No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie and subsequently appeared in the comedy-drama film, Chef, in 2014 as
Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara’s son. In 2015, Emjay played as Hector in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, along with
Jonny Weston and more. This film is a follow-up in the super hit dystopian science fiction action film, Divergent (2014). In the same year, he acted in Brad Peyton’s supernatural horror film, Incarnate, and in Michael Dougherty’s Christmas horror comedy film, Krampus.
He was also seen in the comedy-drama series, Members Only. Emjay was seen in Jeremy Konner’s Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie, in 2016. He played as the young boy that
Johnny Depp is talking in the first part of the film. He will also voice the character of Gray in the upcoming fantasy adventure film,
The Jungle Book. Just like any other kid, Emjay also loves playing basketball, airsoft and ride his BMX bike when he is not working. He is the grandson of Elyse Del Francia, a restaurateur and artist producer. Del Francia owns the Copy Katz Showroom in Palm Springs, CA. He shared in an interview that acting was never a choice for him, but it’s the only thing that he is good at. It is always his dream to be an actor.