Erik Hernandez is the breakout star of Power Book II: Ghost. His portrayal of Gordo Castillo — Dru Tejada’s (Lovell Adams Gray) romance interest — was loved by many. But today, we aren’t here to talk about Erik.
Rather this article explores everything you need to know about the actor’s parents.
Who Are Actor Erik Hernandez Parents?
Erik Hernandez was born to his parents, Chino Hernandez and Lorraine Wangler. They are his number one fans and his biggest supporters.
The last we checked, Erik was bust filming Power Book II: Ghost as Gordo Castillo which was his first recurring role on TV. Prior to that, he appeared as Ellis Dawson on For the Boys. However, the actor has graced several theater plays including Beauty And The Beast, The Threepenny Opera, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, and more.
Meet Chino Hernandez, Erik Hernandez Father
Chino Hernandez is Erik Hernandez’s proud father. He was born to Carmen M Hernandez who turned 78 in Jan 2023. “My best friend My protector My number one fan You’re all these, rolled up into one. I’m so thankful you are my mom Happy Mother’s Day,” he dedicated a FB post to her in May 2017.
Also, Chino was once vocal about his son’s achievement on FB. “Congrats to my son for making it on the cast of Alladin on tour. I’m so proud of you Erik Hernandez-Wangler,” he wrote sharing Alladin’s official page
Chino Hernandez Age
Chino Hernandez was born on September 12 1967. That made him 55 years of age in 2023.
Also, this means Chino had Erik when he was 26.
Back when Chino turned 50, he took to his FB to share, “Those that know me know that I don’t typically make a big deal of my Birthday, but for some reason, this year seems a little bit different. At 50, I feel like a grown-up. I want to give a special thanks to my wife, mother, sister, brother-in-law, nieces, and my two beautiful children for coming to Texas to celebrate my special day. I feel more in tune with myself and my God. I feel that I am in a position to become all God has intended for me to be. In addition to that, I make this look good! Thanks all for the love today.”
Chino Hernandez Job
Chino Hernandez is a computer engineer who worked at Bright House Networks, an American telecom company.
Also, reports had that Chino worked as a real estate sales associate in Celina, Texas, and had a total experience of 19 years in the real estate business.
For education, Chino graduated from Hillsborough Senior High School in 1985 and went on to study computer engineering at Tampa Technical Institute.
Is Chino Hernandez On Facebook?
Find him on Facebook @chino.hernandez.146.
Meet Lorraine Wangler, Erik Hernandez Mother
Lorraine Wangler is Erik Hernandez’s loving mother. She was born to her parents, Elsa Rivera and Nelson Busigo, who’ve long gone their separate ways. Find them on FB @elsab.rivera and @nelson.busigo.
On Father’s Day 2018, Lorraine took to her IG to feature her dad over a post captioned, “Miss you dad!! You’d be beyond proud of your grandchildren and I didn’t turn out too shabby either. Hugs to all the dads out there.”
Likewise, Lorraine often featured her mother on her socials as well.
Lorraine Wangler Age
Lorraine Wangler was born in May 1965. That made her 57 years of age in 2023.
She is two years older than her husband, and 28 years older than her son Erik.
On Erik’s 27th birthday, she took to her IG to write, “Wishing this cool kid the HAPPIEST of BIRTHDAYS. @imerikhernandez May all your days be filled with this much swag”
Lorraine Wangler Job
Lorraine Wangler didn’t reveal her job.
Is Lorraine Wangler On Facebook?
Find Lorraine on Facebook @lorraine.wangler.
Also, here’s her Instagram @soulcaliente.
Are Erik Hernandez Parents Still Married?
Sadly, Erik’s parents are no longer married.
After the divorce, Lorraine went on to marry John Wangler on June 29, 2003, while Chino found love with Mackids Hernandez.
Erik’s stepfather, John Wangler, played quarterback at the University of Michigan from 1977-80 and later for the Michigan Panthers.
As for his stepmother, find Mackids on FB @denora.ortiz and IG @mac_kids_3.
How Many Kids Do Erik Hernandez Parents Have?
Erik’s parents share two kids — Erik and Jaleeza Hernandez-Wangler.
While Erik needs no introduction, his sister Jaleeza was born in Sep 1987. Here’s her IG @jaleezalh and FB @jaleeza.
Also, Erik has a bunch of step-siblings.
From his mother’s side, Erik has two brothers — Jack Wangler and Jared Wangler. Both of them played football at U-M. Hernandez. To list their career highlights, Jack was honored with Three-year Letterman (2015-16-17), Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016), U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award, and Three-time Academic All-Big Tene (2015-16-17). While Jared was a Four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2015-16-17-18), Four-year letterman (2015-16-17-18), and Recipient of the 2018 Robert P. Ufer Bequest.
Find Jack and Jared on IG @jackwangler16 and @jwangles38 respectively.
Also, Lorraine has two stepdaughters named Sierra Wangler (a University of Michigan graduate who worked at Under Armour) and Halle Wangler (Head of Business Development of Caliwater).
And From his dad’s side, Erik seemed to have two half-siblings
Where Do Erik Hernandez Parents Reside?
Erik’s dad resided in Celina, Texas while his mom lived in Royal Oak, MI.