Date of Birth
1 December 2003, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Emjay Anthony was born to Trisha and Michael Salazar on June 1, 2003 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. After living a rather normal active family life, he began modeling and was selected for a Werther's Candy national commercial at the age of 4. When Emjay was 5 years old, his family relocated to California where his parents were originally from. His sister Sage is his only sibling who is ten years older. Within the first year of arriving back in California, in 2008, an open audition for It's Complicated (2009) starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, landed Emjay the role of Alec Baldwin's stepson. After making his screen debut in "It's Complicated", Emjay took a year and a half years off to catch up on his schooling. By the end of 2010, Emjay wanted to act again, so with the help of his agency, Coast to Coast, the auditions started again. Since that time, Emjay has booked several national commercials, two pilots, Applebaum (2012) for CBS, starring Rachelle Lefevre, from the Twilight series and Rhys Coiro from Entourage (2004) and Rake (2014) for Fox, which was scheduled to premier mid fall. Emjay played the eldest of three children and stars Greg Kinnear. During 2012, Emjay could also be seen in an episode of Grey's Anatomy (2005) and The Mentalist (2008). Emjay began working on the comedy-drama Chef (2014) where he plays the son of SofÃa Vergara and Jon Favreau. Emjay enjoys playing air soft, riding his dirt bike and his BMX bike with his father when he is not working or schooling.
Emjay and his older sister, Sage, are 10 years apart.
Emjay was born in Florida where he started his acting career at age 4 in a Werther's Candy commercial. He moved to California when he was 6 and landed the role of Pedro Adler through an open audition. When not in school or working, Emjay enjoys his dirt bike and his PS3.
Emjay studio tested for the role of Aiden Lucas in Ghost Whisperer (2005) but the role went to an older actor.
After making his debut in the film It's Complicated (2009), Emjay took over a year and a half off from the business to concentrate on his schooling.