August 18, 1971 |
|Spouse(s)||Sylvia Arzate (2 children)|
Jacob Vargas (born August 18, 1971) is a Mexican-born American actor.
Vargas was born in Michoacán, Mexico, and raised in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, since 1971. He was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family. Attended High School at San Fernando HS in San Fernando, California.
Vargas’ break into acting came when he was cast as a street dancer on Diff'rent Strokes, and his career has continued successfully including films such as Airborne, Traffic and Jarhead. He was also in the horror movie The Hills Have Eyes 2. But he is most known for his role as Joker from the Joker Brothers in the 2000 film Next Friday and as A.B. Quintanilla, the brother of the late Tejano singer Selena in the biopic film of the same name.
He is married to Sylvia Arzate. They have two daughters, Rose, born in 2004 and Ava Victoria, born in 2011. Jacob has 4 brothers and 1 sister.
- Last Resort (1986)
- Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
- The Principal (1987)
- The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)
- American Me (1992)
- Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
- Mi Vida Loca (1993)
- Airborne (1993)
- Fatal Instinct (1993)
- My Family (1995)
- Crimson Tide (1995)
- Get Shorty (1995)
- Selena (1997)
- Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
- The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
- Road Dogz (2000)
- Next Friday (2000)
- Traffic (2000)
- Come and Take It Day (2001)
- Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) (voice)
- RFK (TV) (2002)
- Dragonfly (2002)
- Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
- The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
- Jarhead (2005)
- Latinologues (2005)
- The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
- Bobby (2006)
- National Lampoon's TV: The Movie (2007)
- Are We Done Yet? (2007)
- The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
- Moonlight (2007)
- Death Race (2008)
- Sleep Dealer (2008)
- Kerosene Cowboys (2009)
- Malibu Shores (1996) - Benny (10 episodes)
- Max Steel (2000-2002) - Dr. Roberto Martinez (Voice) (Main role; 35 episodes)
- Greetings from Tucson (2002–2003) - Ernesto Tiant (22 episodes)
- Kingpin (2003) - Ernesto 'El Huevudo' Romo
- Moonlight (2007–2008) - Guillermo (5 episodes)
- Burn Notice (2010) - Omar (1 episode)
- Psych (2010)
- CSI: Miami (2011) - Felix Medina ('Last Stand' episode)
- Sons Of Anarchy - Alexander Montez (2013)
- Jacob Vargas Biography (1970?-)
- Ocana, Damarys (2010-09-13). ".Jacob Vargas from 'Devil': "The devil manifests itself in many ways, like SB 1070"". Latina. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
I grew up Catholic so my parents always instilled fear of the Devil in us (and la chancla).
- Moonlight - Jacob Vargas
- "Lots more actors join Shayamalan and Dowdles’ DEVIL". Fangoria.