• Jacob Vargas was born in 1971 in Michoacan, Mexico and is an actor.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.
• He moved from Mexico to Los Angeles, California as a baby.
• He got his first role when he was 15, and has worked consistently since.
• His most recent projects include “Sons of Anarchy”, “Tarantula”, “Luke Cage”, “Heaven is for Real”, and “Princess of the Row”.
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|Date Of Birth||August 18, 1971|
|Fact||Born in Mexico, but moved to California at age 1.|
- 1 Who is Jacob Vargas?
- 2 The Net Worth of Jacob Vargas
- 3 Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence
- 5 Continued Acting Work
- 6 Recent Projects
- 7 Personal Life
- 8 General Info
- 9 Family
- 10 Accomplishments
- 11 Social profile links
- 12 Facts
- 13 Pictures
- 14 Movies
- 15 Awards
Who is Jacob Vargas?
Jacob Vargas was born on 18 August 1971, in Michoacan, Mexico, and is an actor, known for his work in numerous films as well as television programs. Some of his most recent projects include “Sons of Anarchy”, “Tarantula”, “Luke Cage”, “Heaven is for Real”, and “Princess of the Row”.
The Net Worth of Jacob Vargas
As of mid-2020, Jacob Vargas’ net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting in the profession since 1986. He’s worked on numerous box office hits, but mostly plays supporting roles, though his skills have led to consistent work.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
While Jacob was born in Michoacan, his parents wanted a better future for the family, and so moved to the US in pursuit of that dream, settling in Los Angeles, California before he was even a year old. He recalls few details about Mexico during his youth, and while his parents retained some traditions, he mainly grew up in US culture. His family was devout Roman Catholic, and he attended the nearby San Fernando High School which serves areas within Los Angeles.
Growing up, he showed skills in performance and was a good dancer, while he also had the potential to be an actor.
He got his first professional role when he was cast as a street dancer for the television show “Diff’rent Strokes”, starring Garry Coleman and Todd Bridges as two African-American boys who are adopted by a rich white businessman. The show helped make stars of numerous of the cast members, though many of them would suffer numerous troubles as they grew up, including drug addiction.
Rise to Prominence
Jacob continued to work in the entertainment industry, mainly focused on film projects, while he still did regular television appearances. Some of her earliest projects included “Crack House”, “Little Nikita”, “Hunter” and “The Children of Times Square”.
In 1993, he was cast as the character Snake in the film “Airborne”, starring alongside Seth Green, Brittney Powell and Chris Conrad. It tells the story of a group of teenage friends as they eventually become involved in various inline skating activities.
He took very few breaks during his career, appearing in a string of projects in the early 1990s, including in “Fatal Instinct”, “Crimson Tide”, and “Get Shorty”. In 1997, he portrayed AB Quintanilla in the film “Selena”, a biographical film on the life of the late singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, who was murdered at the peak of her career; the film starred Jennifer Lopez, and is considered her breakout role, but Jacob attracyted a lot of attention for his role too.
In 2000, he worked on the film “Traffic”, directed by Steven Soderbergh and was highly successful, becoming a hit during the Academy Awards in which it won in four categories.
Continued Acting Work
Following “Traffic”, Jacob tried voice acting, as he worked on the series “Max Steel” in which he voiced the character Dr. Roberto Martinez for its entire run; the show is based on the action figure of the same name. Other projects he had included “RFK”, “Greetings from Tucson”, “and “Kingpin”. He also appeared in the films “National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie”, “Are We Done Yet?” and “Flight of the Phoenix”.
In 2005, he played the role of Juan Cortez in “Jarhead”; starring Jake Gyllenhaal, it’s based on the memoir of the same name written by US Marine Anthony Swofford, and tells of his life during the Gulf War. Other stars of the film includes Peter Sarsgaard and Jamie Foxx. In 2007, he worked on the horror film “The Hills Have Eyes 2”, a sequel to 2006’s “The Hills Have Eyes”, and the film series is a remake of the 1977 horror film of the same name. It tells the story of US Army Guardsmen who begin to fight with mutants living in New Mexico.
In recent years, Vargas has had more regular roles on television.
He was a part of the series “Moonlight”, portraying the character, Guillermo Gasol in the series which tells the story of a private investigator who lives as a vampire, but tries to do good despite his nature, however, fifty five years after he turned, he meets and starts to fall in love with a mortal. In 2013, Jacob became a part of the show “Sons of Anarchy”, about a group of motorcycle outlets who are a part of a close-knight club. To make the show, real members of motorcycle clubs were consulted; the show explored various issues such as corruption and vigilantism.
.@fluffyguy & @TheJacobVargas on their New Netflix Comedy “Mr. Iglesias” @SamOnTV #netflix #mriglesiasnetflix #MrIglesias https://t.co/53kapuzVks pic.twitter.com/WBwyveZZm2
— KTLA Entertainment (@ktlaENT) June 25, 2019
He also played Domingo Colon in the 2016 series “Luke Cage”, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. In 2019 he appeared in “Mr. Iglesias”, a Netflix series starring Gabriel Iglesias, and was in other films such as “Heaven is for Real” which is based on the book of the same name written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent; the film was successful at the box office despite mixed reviews. One of his latest films is “Princess of the Row” which was released in 2019.
Jacob is married to Sylvia Zarate and they have two children together.
He prefers to keep his family out of the spotlight,t not sharing many details about them. He is known to be close friends with Hugh Laurie, even helping him film his audition reel that would land him the main role in “House” – the two filmed the audition tape while working on “Flight of the Phoenix”. Aside from his acting, Jacob is also very interested in behind-the-scenes production, hoping to make several film projects in the future. He spends a lot of his free time with family, and he’s also made appearances in the social media profiles of his children.
|Full Name||Jacob Vargas|
|Date Of Birth||August 18, 1971|
|Profession||Film producer, Actor|
|Children||Ava Victoria Vargas, Rose Vargas|
|Awards||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, ALMA Award for Emerging Artist of the Year|
|Nominations||Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in Made for Television Movie or Mini-Series|
|Movies||The Hills Have Eyes 2, Next Friday, The 33, Death Race, Devil, Jarhead, Flight of the Phoenix, Selena, Heaven Is for Real, Mi Vida Loca, Traffic, Sleep Dealer, Get Shorty, The Wendell Baker Story, Gas Food Lodging, Road Dogz, Dr. Dolittle 2, Ernest Goes to Camp, Crimson Tide, Come and Take it Day, A...|
|TV Shows||Greetings from Tucson, Max Steel, Malibu Shores|
Social profile links
|1||While working on "Flight of the Phoenix", Jacob Vargas operated the camera to shoot Hugh Laurie's audition tape for "House".|
|2||Born in Mexico, but moved to California at age 1.|
|Mosaic||2017||TV Movie post-production|
|The Road Home||2017||pre-production||Amigo|
|Crushed||2016||TV Movie completed||Jose Alturo|
|King of LA||2016||TV Short completed||Ignacio|
|In Between the Gutter and the Stars||2014||Short completed||Daniel|
|Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life||2016||Animation Voice (voice)|
|Luke Cage||2016||TV Series||Domingo Colon|
|The Tell-Tale Heart||2016||Adams|
|Hand of God||2015||TV Series||Julio Farkas|
|The 33||2015||Edison Peña|
|Sons of Anarchy||2013-2014||TV Series||Allesandro Montez Montez|
|Heaven Is for Real||2014||Michael|
|Red Sky||2014/I||Jorge 'P-Dawg' Vasquez|
|Cesar Chavez||2014||Richard Chavez|
|Water & Power||2013||Asuncion Garcia|
|Go for Sisters||2013||Navajas|
|The Mentalist||2013||TV Series||Chief Rick Anaya|
|Kroll Show||2013||TV Series|
|Machine Gun Justice||2011||Short||J. J. Magnum|
|CSI: Miami||2011||TV Series||Felix Medina|
|Medium||2011||TV Series||Eduardo Garcia|
|Psych||2010||TV Series||Juan Lava|
|The Good Guys||2010||TV Series||Tico|
|Burn Notice||2010||TV Series||Omar Hernandez|
|The Odds||2010||TV Movie||Sergio Vargas|
|Cold Case||2009||TV Series||Angelo Rivera '09|
|Sleep Dealer||2008||Rudy Ramirez|
|Love Lies Bleeding||2008||Video||Det. Billy Jones|
|The Death and Life of Bobby Z||2007||Jorge Escobar|
|Are We Done Yet?||2007||Mike the Plumber|
|The Hills Have Eyes II||2007||Crank|
|The Virgin of Juarez||2006||Detective Lauro|
|Numb3rs||2006||TV Series||Victor Borrego|
|TV: The Movie||2006||Tijuana Cop #2 / Announcer / Charlotte|
|The Wendell Baker Story||2005||Reyes Morales|
|Flight of the Phoenix||2004||Sammi|
|CSI: NY||2004||TV Series||Luis Torres|
|Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother||2004||Short||Vincent Enano|
|Greetings from Tucson||2002-2003||TV Series||Ernesto Tiant Ernesto|
|Kingpin||2003||TV Mini-Series||Ernesto 'El Huevudo' Romo|
|RFK||2002||TV Movie||Cesar Chavez|
|The Proud Family||2002||TV Series||Big Alto|
|Watching Ellie||2002||TV Series||Miguel|
|The Brothers Garcia||2002||TV Series||Chuey|
|Max Steel||2001||TV Series||Dr. Roberto Martinez Berto Martinez|
|Six Feet Under||2001||TV Series||Manuel 'Paco' Bolin|
|Dr. Dolittle 2||2001||Pepito (voice)|
|Come and Take It Day||2001||Miguel|
|Off Limits||2001||TV Series||Cast|
|Road Dogz||2000||Danny Pacheco|
|Wall to Wall Records||2000||TV Movie|
|USMA West Point||1998||TV Movie|
|The Hi-Lo Country||1998||Delfino Mondragon|
|Romy and Michele's High School Reunion||1997||Ramon|
|The Pretender||1996||TV Series||Javi Padillo|
|Malibu Shores||1996||TV Series||Benny|
|JAG||1995||TV Series||Corporal Cortez|
|Get Shorty||1995||Yayo Portillo|
|Hotel Oasis||1995||Short||Young Book Salesman|
|Crimson Tide||1995||Sonarman #2|
|Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||1995||TV Series||Prince Luis|
|My Family||1995||Young Jose|
|Huck and the King of Hearts||1994||Pedro|
|Fatal Instinct||1993||Flower Delivery Man|
|Silent Rain||1993||Short||Dave Alvers|
|Mi vida loca||1993||Ernesto|
|Full House||1992||TV Series||Enrique|
|Steel Justice||1992||TV Movie||Arturo Gomez|
|American Me||1992||Paulito - age 15|
|Gas, Food Lodging||1992||Javier|
|Seeds of Tragedy||1991||TV Movie||Cholo #2|
|Never Forget||1991||TV Movie||Student|
|The New Adam-12||1991||TV Series||Collins|
|The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake||1990||TV Movie||Miguel|
|Hard Time on Planet Earth||1989||TV Series||Billy|
|The Tracey Ullman Show||1987||TV Series||Taco Place Manager|
|The Principal||1987||Arturo Diego|
|Ernest Goes to Camp||1987||Butch 'Bubba' Vargas|
|Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||1986||TV Series||Student #2|
|Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story||1986||TV Movie||Enrique Mendoza|
|The Children of Times Square||1986||TV Movie||Alberto|
|Hunter||1986||TV Series||Emilio Morales|
|TV: The Movie||2006||co-producer|
|Road Dogz||2000||executive producer|
|Journey of a Female Comic||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|Behind the Scenes of Gotten||2012||Documentary short||Himself|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Jarhead Diaries||2006||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The Drop||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|HBO First Look||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Phoenix Diaries||2005||Video documentary short||Himself|
|5th Annual Prism Awards||2001||TV Special||Himself - Presenter|
|2001 ALMA Awards||2001||TV Special||Himself - Presenter|
|¡Mi Gente! My People!||1999||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Lives in Hazard||1994||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Pretender||1998||TV Series||Javi Padillo|
|2015||Broad Humor Award||Broad Humor||Best Actor||In Between the Gutter and the Stars (2014)|
|2006||Hollywood Film Award||Hollywood Film Awards||Ensemble of the Year||Bobby (2006)|
|2001||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture||Traffic (2000)|
|1995||NCLR Bravo Award||NCLR Bravo Awards||Emerging Artist of the Year|
|2007||Critics Choice Award||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Bobby (2006)|
|2007||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Bobby (2006)|
|2002||ALMA Award||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries||Road Dogz (2000)|
|1990||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special||Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)|
|1988||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series||The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)|
|1988||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||The Principal (1987)|
|1987||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor, Guest Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama Series||Hunter (1984)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia