- 1 June 2003
- Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
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. 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 step son, Pedro. After making his screen debut in 2009 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) in 2013 for Fox, which is scheduled to premier mid fall. Emjay will play the eldest of three children ad stars Greg Kinnear. During 2012, Emjay could also be seen in an episode of Grey's Anatomy (2005) and The Mentalist (2008). In July 2013 Emjay began working on a project titled Chef (2014) where is plays the son of Sofía Vergara and Jon Favreau. Chef is set for release on Mother's Day, May 8, 2014. Emjay enjoys playing air soft, riding his dirt bike and his BMX bike with his dad when he is not working or schooling.