Jake Vargas

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Jake Vargas
Jhake Angelo Cunanan Vargas

(1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 26)
Olongapo, Philippines
OccupationActor, singer-songwriter, musician, dancer
Years active2008–present
AgentGerman Moreno (2008–2016)
GMA Artist Center (2016–present)
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)

Jhake Angelo Cunanan Vargas (born July 9, 1992), better known as Jake Vargas, is a Filipino television actor who played the role of young Tristan in GMA Network's remake of the Koreanovela Stairway To Heaven.[1]

Vargas appeared in the GMA hit shows such as Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts, Captain Barbell and Home Sweet Home. He is currently a regular in Pepito Manaloto, Sunday All Stars, in where he is frequently called as the "Prince of Mall Shows." His manager is the King of late-night variety shows, German Moreno also known as Kuya Germs.



Year Title Role Network
2008 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Himself / Performer GMA Network
Carlo J. Caparas' Joaquin Bordado Baloy
Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Peter's Son
2009 Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Elmer Ramos
Stairway To Heaven Young Tristan
Dear Friend: My Christmas List Otep
2009-10 SOP Fully Charged Himself / Performer
2010 First Time Sebastian "Baste" Luna
Ilumina Eliseo Montero
2010-13 Party Pilipinas Himself / Performer
2010-12 Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts Jacob Vergara
2011 Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Alden / Spin
Pahiram ng Isang Ina Luke Velasco
Spooky Nights Presents: Bahay ni Lolo: A Very Spooky Night Himself
Maynila: Affairs Of The Past Luke
2011-12 Pepito Manaloto Chito Manaloto
2012 Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis Ace Fernandez
Maynila: Biyaheng Puso Ed
Maynila: I Love You and I Know It Andrew
Magpakailanman: The Jaylord & John Edric Story John Edric
2012–present Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento Chito Manaloto
2012-13 Cielo de Angelina Marco Sevilla
2013 Maynila: Txtm8, Luvm8 Tonix
Maynila: Prinsesa ng Pag-ibig King
The Ryzza Mae Show Himself with Bea Binene
Home Sweet Home Benjie Caharian
Maynila: Music and Miracles Anton
Maynila: Bagong Taon, Bagong Puso Lucky
2013-15 Sunday All Stars Himself / Performer
2014 Kapuso Primetime Cinema: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Percy Jackson (voiceover)
Maynila: GF for Rent Kenjie
Maynila: Love Pretends Reggie
Maynila: Scared to Love Migo
Magpakailanman: One Last Chance Jamvhille / Jam Sebastian
2014-15 Strawberry Lane Gabby Valentino
2015 Maynila: Love by Blood Jeric
Magpakailanman: Kapatid sa Ina Alvin
Buena Familia Kevin Acosta
2016 Dear Uge Marvin
Magpakailanman: My Missing Carrot Man: The Tyson Destor Story Jeyrick Sigmaton
Maynila: Wrong Text Kent
Oh, My Mama! Julio Sta. Ana
2017 Encantadia Gilas
2018 Kambal, Karibal Darren Olivar
2018–19 Ika-5 Utos Carlo Manupil


Year Title Role Studio
1995 Basta't Kasama Kita Boy at the Convention 2 (Uncredited) Star Cinema
2009 Litsonero Itok APT Entertainment
Patient X James GMA Films, Viva Films & RGutz Productions
2010 Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote Amarillo OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment, Imus Productions & GMA Films
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Jeremy/Jepoy GMA Films & SM Development Corporation
Ang Panday 2 Hamil GMA Films & Imus Productions
2012 My Kontrabida Girl Poy GMA Films
Delusyon Teenage drug addict JEM-Talents Central Productions
2014 Asintado (Between the eyes) Tonio Ignacio Films
2015 Liwanag Sa Dilim Niko APT Entertainment
Bahay Ampunan TBA MSV Entertainment Productions

Awards and nominations[edit]

Jake Vargas
Year Award Category Result
2010 58th FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
2011 3rd PMPC Star Awards for Music New Male Recording Artist Won
2011 Gingtong Kabataan Awards Special Citation Won
2012 32nd Seal of Excellence, Dangal ng Bayan People's Choice Awards Best Inspiring Male Young Celebrity Won
2012 43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards Most Promising Loveteam Award For Movies And TV w/ Bea Binene Won
2012 32nd Huwarang Ina Award Most Outstanding Male Teleserye Artist Won
2013 33rd Seal of Excellence Awards Outstanding Young Actor Won
2013 15th Gawad PASADO Awards PinakaPASADOng Dangal ng Kabataan Won
2015 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival Best Rising Star Won
2015 Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Philippines Celebrity Inductee Winner Won


Studio album[edit]

Album Tracks Year Records
  • "Ngiti" (First Time – TV Soundtrack)
  • "Kahit Umiwas Pa" (Dong Yi – TV Soundtrack)
  • "Basta't Kasama Kita" (Secret Garden – TV soundtrack)
  • "Miss You Like Crazy"
  • "When I Look into Your Eyes"
  • "Maghihintay Sa'yo" (The Baker King – TV soundtrack)
  • "Sana'y Ako Na Lang"
  • "Can Be Mine"
  • "Kiss Me, Kiss Me"
  • "Ngiti" (Acoustic)
2010 Dyna Records


  1. ^ "Stairway to Heaven will air pilot episode on September 14".

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