Jack Messina is an American teen actor widely recognized for his role as Cal Stone in three seasons of NBC’s television series Manifest.
Through the series, he received fame for himself at 15. In the future, he hopes to work beside famous personalities like Will Ferrel, Jim Carrey, or Tom Hanks.
Since the teen actor got hit after his role as Cal, fans of the series are curious to know more about him.
Jack Messina shares his accomplishments before hitting 15
Messina started to walk on the path of acting from a very young age. At seven, he embarked on an acting career, attending classes at the Actors Garage in Manhasset, Long Island, in New York City.
His role as Cal on Manifest was a massive breakthrough for him. The show first premiered on September 24, 2018, and at the time, he only had about 17 thousand followers on his Instagram.
After the show’s premiere, it got favorable reviews, and Messina himself received praise for realistically playing the part. Gradually, his fanbase increased and hit 100 thousand followers on July 30, 2022.
Messina expressed his joy and gratitude for reaching this milestone on Instagram. He wrote, “I can’t explain how grateful I am for this milestone. I could have never done it without all of you. Thank you to everyone who watches Manifest.”
Jack Messina enjoying a ride at Six Flags Great Adventure. (Source: Instagram)
Now, the rising star has 121 thousand followers on his Instagram. After marking his milestone, he also recently celebrated his birthday on September 2 and thanked his fans for all the birthday wishes.
Before working on Manifest, he appeared in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel alongside Alex Borstein. According to his IMDb profile, he has worked on the 2021 feature movie, Over/Under, and the lead role in It’s Been A While.
Jack Messina’s family background explored
Messina was born on September 2, 2007. His mother is Joanne Messina, whereas his father’s name is unknown.
He resides in New York with his parents and two older brothers, John Messina and James Messina. The grandpa of Messina served in WWII and lived to over 98 years old. On May 26, 2020, he honored his grandfather’s courage and selflessness.
However, little is known about the actor’s family as he maintains a low profile and is private about his personal life.
Will Jack Messina return in ‘Manifest?’
Messina starred as Cal Stone, a young boy with a terminal illness, leukemia, and his return from Flight 828 after five and a half years completely vindicates his life.
Filming for Season 4 of Manifest has started, but its young star, Messina, can not be seen. Messina didn’t post a picture of the episode 1 script like many other Manifest cast members did on the first day of season 4 production.
Instead, he tweeted a photo of Manifest’s crew and wished the best of luck to his former co-stars while announcing that young Cal would not be seen in season 4.
The creator of Manifest, Jeff Rake, also paid tribute to Messina, saying, “A huge thank you to my great friend and colleague @theJackMessina.”
However, fans think his recent activity hints that Messina might still be in the cast as he shared a picture of the series cover via Instagram, captioning, “It’s all connected” with a side look emoji.
The caption and the emoji hinted at the possibility that he might still be in the show, and fans are wildly hoping to see him, even if it is in flashback scenes.