Jacob Vargas

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Jacob Vargas
Born (1971-08-18) August 18, 1971 (age 45)
Michoacán, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Sylvia Arzate (2 children)

Jacob Vargas (born August 18, 1971) is a Mexican-American actor.

Early life[edit]

Vargas was born in Michoacán, Mexico, and raised in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, since 1971.[1] He was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family.[2] He 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 continued career has included 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.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sylvia Arzate. They have two daughters, Rose, born in 2004 and Ava Victoria, born in 2011.[3] Jacob has 4 brothers and 1 sister.





  1. ^ Jacob Vargas Biography (1970?-)
  2. ^ 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). 
  3. ^ Moonlight - Jacob Vargas
  4. ^ "Lots more actors join Shayamalan and Dowdles' DEVIL". Fangoria. 

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