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Jacob Vargas

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

Jacob Vargas (born August 18, 1971) is an American actor.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
    • Film 4.1
    • Television 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

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] 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.

Personal life

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.




  • 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 (pilot episode)
  • Moonlight (2007–2008) – Guillermo (5 episodes)
  • Burn Notice (2010) – Omar (1 episode)
  • Psych (2010) – Juan Lava (episode "The Polarizing Express")
  • CSI: Miami (2011) – Felix Medina (episode "Last Stand")
  • Sons Of Anarchy (2013) – Alexander Montez (15 episodes)
  • Hand of God (2015) – Julio Farkas (5 episodes)


  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.  
  3. ^ Moonlight - Jacob Vargas
  4. ^ "Lots more actors join Shayamalan and Dowdles’ DEVIL". Fangoria. 

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