Jacob Vargas Biography
Jacob Vargas is a Mexican actor for the big and small screen. He was born in the year 1971 and celebrates his birthday on August 18, every year. He is best 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.
Vargas is a native of Michoacán, Mexico, but spent most of his early life in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California. He was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family. Due to his nature, he has kept most information regarding him, under the wraps. There is no information about how he was raised, his family and early life. Likewise, his educational background has been kept a secret as well.
Vargas ventured into the acting industry when he was cast as a street dancer on the hit TV show Diff'rent Strokes. In 1995 he won his very first ALMA Award (for Emerging Artist of the Year) for his work in both Allison Anders' Mi vida loca (1993) and Gregory Nava's My Family (1995). He later starred in movies such as Get Shorty (1995), American Me (1992), Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Selena (1997), and the cult favorite Next Friday (2000). He has successfully continued on with his career with films such as Airborne, Traffic (2000), which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and another ALMA Award 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. Furthermore, he has appeared on several TV shows such as Malibu Shores, Max Steel, Greetings from Tucson, Sons Of Anarchy, Burn Notice and many others. Venturing even deep into the industry, he has also been focusing on writing and producing through his production company called Third Son Productions. In 2001, he was the executive producer and also starred in the independent film Road Dogz. Through Third Son Productions, he is currently developing several feature film and television projects.
Talking about his personal life, Vargas is a married man. He is married to Sylvia Arzate. Although their exact wedding date is not known, they have been married for a long time now. The couple welcomed their first baby, a daughter, Rose, in 2004. Their second daughter, Ava Victoria, was born in 2011. He seems to be enjoying his married life to the fullest and from the looks of it, divorce is certainly out of the picture for many more years to come. Vargas has balanced his personal and professional life pretty well and is a good father and husband.
Vargas is not only talented; he has a charming personality and a good height. His hard work into the industry has made him not only famous but fortunate as well. Within three decades of his career, he has accumulated a good amount of net worth and has a handsome salary. The exact amount has not been revealed yet by any major sites. For his outstanding work along the years, he has garnered numerous fans and followers all over the world. He is an active user of his Twitter account and keeps updating it regularly with recent news and events. His fan following has also created many fan sites and accounts in his name and would love to see more of him. He can also be found on Facebook. More information on him is available in his recent and detailed biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website.