As a child Hank dreamed of becoming shortstop for the Mets or Angels.
Hank says that one of the reasons why he left law to go into acting full time was because he felt confined by all the hours he had to spend with law books. He says he's a far too physical person for "all that."
In 1999 Hank was nominated for a First American in the Arts Award in the category of "Best Actor." He won the award the very next year.
Hank's hobbies include baseball, fly fishing, golf, skiing, and playing pool.
Hank is one of the co-founders of The Tomcat Theater Company in Los Angeles.
Hank said his favorite moments on Sunset Beach were the first and last days of filming, "because we're all together." The show ran for 3 years and Hank was there for the entire time.
In his free time Hank enjoys painting. His work has been exhibited in various California art galleries since 1999.
Hank was the first member of his family to get into college.
Hank's father, Fidel, was a professional rodeo bull rider.
Hank is 5'11" with brown hair and brown eyes.
Hank originally auditioned for the role of "Adam Cory" on Another World, but lost the part to Ed Fry. Hank, however, impressed the show's producers enough for them to create the part of "Scott LeSalle" just for him.
Hank is represented professionally by The Michael Bruno Group out of Los Angeles, California.
Hank: (on what he'd do with $1 million) I'd pay off my house, get a full-time masseuse, and I'd buy my wife something very special. And not necessarily in that order!
Hank: (on why he got his law degree) I am not from a wealthy background. When I went to school, I went to play baseball. And I wanted to get an education. I knew I was going to have to support myself, and I had an opportunity to go to UCLA and study law. I knew when I got out of there, I would have a good job.
Hank: (on seeing himself on the big screen) There is nothing like it in the world. When you see yourself forty feet wide doing something that is kind of decent, that is, well... it's kind of fun.
Hank: Modeling is a void. You stand there and get your picture taken. You can be a good model, but what is it to be a good model? For me, it was great fun.
Hank: I had the advantage of having an education behind me when I began to model. A lot of people who get into modeling are seventeen or eighteen years old. It's such a fast paced life. They are in it for four or five years. College and that atmosphere just skips them right by.
Hank: Painting gave me the freedom to discover, to emote, without needing the permission to do so. There is theory and there are rules and guides, yet none are mutually exclusive or sacrosanct.
Hank: (on his paintings) It's kind of like building a house. I don't paint as much as I construct. I work in layers, each one capturing a moment in time along the journey, ultimately leading to art that is raw, honest and prepared to force a reaction.
Hank: Looking good on camera is not acting!
Hank: (on his family background) I'm a mutt. From my dad's side, I am Spanish, Mexican and American Indian and on my mom's side, I'm German and Dutch.