Sal Velez Jr. - Black Summer Star

BY EWON Updated on 18 March, 2021

Sal Velez Jr. is one of the versatile actors in Hollywood. Image Source: Getty Images.

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Birth Name Salvador Velez Jr.
Birth Day 02/02/1974
Birth place Chicago, Illinois, USA
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Parents Salvador Velez and Vivian Hernandez
Sibling Nina Velez
College/University Second City Theatre
Children Ebony Rose Velez
Height 5 ft. 9 inches
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Black

Salvador Velez Jr. is one of Hollywood's versatile actor. People appreciated him after portraying the role of Berto in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne. Velez has also starred in the Netflix Original TV series, Black Summer, which released on April 11, 2019. For all you know, Sal Velez Jr. is flourishing as a brilliant actor.

Sal Velez Jr. was born on February 2, 1974, to his parents, Salvador Velez and Vivian Hernandez, in Chicago, Illinois. It's tragic to hear that his parents divorced at an early age. So, Sal, along with his mother and sister, had to relocate to Houston, Texas. However, he then returned to Chicago's Humboldt Park and reconnected with his dad when he was 14.

Sal's Journey To Pursue Acting Career

It wasn't as easy as you'd think for Sal to achieve his dream career. Before Sal Velez Jr. was discovered as an actor, he used to work a full-time job in the Steel Worker's Union. From impersonating iconic actors to singing Latin Jazz at local nightclubs was Sal's way of living.

Sal Velez Jr. and his actor journey

The Black Summer star was brought and introduced to the spotlight in 2001. Chicago's Second City theatre invited him to do an audition and there he won a three-year scholarship. So, without further ado, he studied improv, classical, musical theatre, and sketch writing. Shortly after that, he joined Second City's Touring Company.

Sal's love for performing and acting was so surreal that he got opportunities to perform in many Chicago productions, which include The Goodman Theater, Chicago Theatre Building, Nuyorican Poet Miguel Pinero plays, and The Life of Cesar Chaves musicals. Then, Sal Velez Jr. decided to pursue film and television career in 2009. Thus, he moved to Los Angeles to become a professional actor.

Net Worth And Earnings

All the hard work and dedication, Sal Velez Jr. did, to establish himself as an actor paid well. He has succeeded in achieving the career heights with promising net worth. However, the brilliant actor may have intentions to go beyond the dreams. And since he is an actor, we can tell that the acting industry has surely played its part in helping Sal Velez Jr.'s net worth to rise.

Sal Velez Jr. and his net worth

He has starred in numerous TV series and a couple of movies. Some of Sal's TV series are Mayans MC, Ten Days in the Valley, Hand of God, and Chicago Justice. The actor gathered around a considerable sum of money from the TV series. 

Similarly, his popularity rose to prominence following his role in the Netflix Original series, Black Summer. Netflix and the TV academy honored Sal's performance for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2019. Probably, Sal Velez Jr.'s salary per episode for TV series talk numbers.

Sal Velez Jr. in Black Summer

Talking about Sal's movies, he has only worked in the film Death of a President. Nonetheless, The Way Back and Lineage are the movies that can be blockbuster for Sal's movie career, which is yet to be released. Also, he might be able to pull some outstanding revenues from the films.

The shooting of Rekindling Christmas has started, and Brooklyn, All American's pre-production, has just begun. Sal Velez Jr.s net worth can likely increase shortly with the help of these movies.

Sal Velez Jr. And His Family

As mentioned before, Sal Velez Jr. is Salvador Velez's son with ex-wife, Vivian Hernandez. The actor also has a sister named Nina Velez. Sal's father was a postman and mother, a teacher by profession. Unfortunately, his parents got divorced when they were in their childhood phase.

However, Sal and his mother, Vivian seem to get along with each other. Momma's boy, Sal makes sure to wish her during special occasions as well.

Sal Velez Jr. and his family

We assume Sal is close to his dad and sister, Nina too. Perhaps, he just hasn't shared any photos of him with his dad and sister only. 

Is Sal Velez Jr. A Married Man?

Sal Velez Jr., a married man or not? It's a burning issue for his fanbase and the media. Glancing at Sal's Instagram, he has posted a photo captioning "Proud father, my butterfly!" Well, it leads to a hint, he has a beautiful daughter named Ebony Rose Velez.

Sal Velez Jr. and his daughter

However, Sal Velez Jr.'s wife is a mystery in the media though. It could be that Sal Velez Jr. does not want cameras and media interfering in his life. Possibly, he wants to live a peaceful life with his wife.

Furthermore, it seems as though Sal Velez Jr. loves his celebrity life. Scrolling through Sal's Instagram account, we can assume that he likes to get along with his beloved friends and families. The actor also takes out time from his busy schedule to meet and greet with his fan-base. Likewise, Sal Velez Jr. seems to be living a decent life with a pleasing net worth and income. 


  • The Black Summer actor has over 2000 followers on Instagram.
  • Sal Velez Jr. has guest-starred in numerous TV shows like Good Morning Lala Land, NoworNever, The Red Booth, etc.
  • Sal is set to appear as Miguel in the movie "The Way Back."
  • According to IMDb, Sal's made his TV debut through American Latino TV in 2004.

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Published on 27 February, 2020

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