Jordan's passion for performing began at a very young age; competing in numerous talent competitions, participating in Musical Theater, and performing at various functions and events. It was in those early years of performing that Jordan realized his dreams of becoming a professional entertainer.
In 2003, as a High School senior, Jordan achieved national recognition in the popular television show, “American Idol”. Seventy-five thousand singers from across the nation auditioned, and Jordan was selected as a Top 32 semi-finalist in Season Two. Earning him the recognition as the first singer from Hawaii and first Asian-American to be featured on the show.
Jordan’s popularity skyrocketed since his appearance on, "American Idol." He has performed in various events and concerts in Hawaii and around the nation. In 2005, Jordan released his first full-length CD featuring ten songs in a variety of styles. His other musical recordings include two songs for a Christmas Compilation for a Philippines' Children’s Orphanage, and on legendary producer, Tom Moffatt's "Legacy 2 Compilation CD".
In 2006, Jordan was invited to play the leading role of, “Lun Tha”, in The Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of “The King and I”, with Richard Chamberlain in the role of The King.
This multi-talented performer has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines and publications. He has been interviewed on international television shows like, “Balitang America” and “Probe Team”, and national shows like “Stir T.V.”. Local shows include “Emme’s Island Moments”, “American Idol” specials, “Dining Out with Chai”, “Living Local with the Baraquios” and more.
FROM THE BEGINNING
Jordan's talents also include voice-over work. In 2010, he provided the lead voice-over for a puppet character in the musical short film, “The Green Tie Affair”. The film premiered at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival. Jordan also narrated the children’s audio book, “Penelope & Patches, Adventures on the High Sea”, which is available for download on Amazon and iTunes..
In 2012, Jordan was invited to perform nightly with Philippine Superstar, Lani Misalucha, as her Special Guest performer in the “Lani Misalucha Show”, at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom in Waikiki. Jordan was also one of four performers to headline, “Return to Paradise”, a nightly variety show in Waikiki. The following year, Jordan was the only featured singer in, "Aloha Live", a nightly cirque-type dinner show in Waikiki.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
In addition to singing, Jordan has branched out into on-camera hosting and acting. He has had principal roles in commercials for 'Subway', 'Hawaiian Telcom', 'Panasonic', and in 2016 appeared as a principal role in the CBS series, 'Hawaii Five-O'. Jordan was also selected as the Spokesperson for the “Storm Water Management Program” sponsored by the Hawaii State Department of Transportation, which featured Jordan in television and radio PSA’s.
In 2007, he co-hosted a televised dance competition called, “Destination: Groove Dance Hawaii”, on KHNL-8 (NBC) with Yasmin Dar (Professional Actress/Model) for twelve episodes. In 2011, he co-hosted six episodes of, “Ohana Road”, a televised automotive show.
That same year, Jordan was selected to be the KHON2 FOX VIP and presented a weekly entertainment segment on the KHON2 Morning News Show. As the KHON2 FOX VIP, Jordan conducted interviews on the red carpet of the American Country Awards in Las Vegas, Glee 3D Concert Premiere in Las Vegas and has interviewed Kelly Ripa while she filmed her show, “LIVE! With Kelly” in Hawaii.
Jordan's on-camera experience also include, hosting three episodes of 'Cool Corona Concert Series', a televised music concert and hosting, 'Cook Like A Masterchef Competition', a televised cooking competition.
For twelve years, Jordan presented, "Idol Chatter", a live weekly commentary and review segment about "American Idol "on the KHON2 Morning News Show, "Wake Up 2day".
In 2015, Jordan joined Hawaii's only-then lifestyle show, 'Living808', and presented a weekly live segment called, "808 Update", highlighting upcoming events and happenings around Hawaii.
READING THE HEADLINES
With an Associate Degree from Honolulu Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Hawaii Manoa, Jordan continues to expand his knowledge. In January 2016, Jordan became a reporter, and the weekend weather anchor at KITV4 Island News in Honolulu. Jordan covered a variety of topics from breaking news, natural disasters, hurricanes, community interest, and entertainment. Jordan's natural curiosity and his commitment to the community inspired him to pursue a career in broadcast television.
After working two years at KITV4, Jordan became the weekend morning news anchor for, "Good Morning Hawaii", anchoring Hawaii’s only two-hour weekend morning newscast. Through his warm delivery and confident approach, he has earned the trust and viewership of his audience and has proven himself as a credible news anchor.
In January 2019, Jordan made the jump to the Top 20 news market - Sacramento, California. He is currently an anchor/reporter for Good Day Sacramento, and the weekend evening weather anchor for CBS13 Sacramento.
HEART OF GOLD
Jordan is also very passionate about giving back and continuously volunteers his time and talent to worthy causes and non-profit organizations. He has been the Spokesperson for “Adult Friends for Youth”, a non-profit organization that assists students throughout the State of Hawaii and helps at-risk youth. In addition, Jordan participates in the D.A.R.E. Tour for Hawaii students encouraging them to be drug-free. Jordan does motivational speaking for both programs and shares his message to thousands of students to stay in school, remain drug-free and to never give-up in striving to reach their goals.
Jordan also volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and lends his support for animal rescue organizations. In recognition for his years of community service, Jordan received the prestigious “Ola Pono Award” in 2007 and the “Outstanding Young Persons Award” from the Hawaii Jaycees in 2010.
When Jordan is not busy performing or in front of the camera, he enjoys staying physically active, often hiking and running outdoors. His other interests include health and fitness, cooking, and spirituality.
Jordan Segundo is a role model for the youth of today and an inspiration to many. His genuine warm personality and caring attitude has created a huge fan base for him in Hawaii and beyond. His passion for singing, acting and performing is evident and with his positive attitude and determination, he is committed to reaching his goals and living his dreams.