John Vargas

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John Vargas
Born (1959-04-24) April 24, 1959 (age 55)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor

John Vargas (born April 24, 1959) is an American actor best known for his role in the films Primary Colors [1] and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [2]

Early life[edit]

John Vargas was born in the Bronx and moved to Puerto Rico when his father was killed in Vietnam. Upon finishing high school he was accepted to the prestigious Drama Department at Carnegie Mellon University, becoming the First Puerto Rican to graduate from its drama dept.. Upon graduating, Vargas moved to Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

John Vargas was cast in Neil Simon's film Only When I Laugh,[3] with Marsha Mason and James Coco. The following year, he featured in the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in the role of Jedda, and then joined the cast of ABC's At Ease, becoming one of the first Latino actors to star in an American television sitcom.[4]

Vargas joined the ensemble cast of the film Primary Colors, directed by Academy Award winning director Mike Nichols, and starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Kathy Bates.

The following year, Vargas was cast in the role of Asher, the eurotrash maitre d' in the Fox comedy series Action, starring Jay Mohr and Ileana Douglas.

John Vargas has worked on several soap operas. He joined the cast of General Hospital in the role of Rico Chacone,[5] and Santa Barbara as Marcos Llamera. In 2004, John was cast as Dr. Rojas in the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He also appeared in season 4, episode 11 of Star Trek: Voyager.

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