Jacob Vargas

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Jacob Vargas’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Jacob Vargas

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Place Of Birth

Michoacán, Mexico


50 years old

Birth Date

August 17, 1971

Star Sign


Jacob Vargas Facts

Child Star?



Mexican-American Actor

Education & Qualifications

San Fernando High School

Net Worth

$3 million

Current Partner

Sylvia Arzate


Rose Vargas, Ava Victoria Vargas


1.7m (5'6"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Boar

About Jacob Vargas 

Jacob Vargas is a popular Mexican-American performer and actor, born in Michoacán, Mexico, on August 18, 1971. 

Apart from being an actor, he is also a good dancer. Jacob Vargas was raised in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California.

The Mexican American actor has one sister and four brothers. Jacob Vargas was born and brought up in a Roman Catholic family. He has not revealed any detail about his parents. The actor has been working in the entertainment sector for three decades. 

Leo is the zodiac sign of the Mexican-American actor. 

Jacob Vargas' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jacob Vargas’ net worth?

The net worth of Jacob Vargas stands at $3 million. 

How much does Jacob Vargas earn per year?

The yearly earnings of Jacob Vargas vary from his projects, movies, and television shows.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jacob Vargas?

The height of Jacob Vargas is 5 ft 7 in (171 cm). 

How old is Jacob Vargas?

Jacob Vargas is 50 years old, as of 2022. 

Childhood And Education

Jacob Vargas attended high school in San Fernando, California, at San Fernando High School. 

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jacob Vargas’ partner?

Sylvia Arzate is the wife of Jacob Vargas, and the couple had two daughters. In 2004, Sylvia Arzate gave birth to Rose Vargas, and in 2011, Ava Victoria Vargas was born. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

 In 1995, the actor was a part of four movies, like in 'My Family,' he aced the character of Young Jose, and in 'Hotel Oasis,' he was in the character of a young book salesman. The same year, he did the character of Yayo Portillo in 'Get Shortly' and Sonarman #2 in 'Crimson Tide.' 

Jacob Vargas is well-known for playing various characters in different movies and television shows. In 2010, Jacob Vargas did 'Devil' where he played the character of Ramirez, and 'The Odds' as Sergio Vargas. In 2011, he did 'Medium' as Eduardo Garcia, and 'CSI: Miami' as Felix Medina.  

Jacob Vegas played the character of Richard Chavez opposite Michael Peña in the 'Cesar Chavez,' a biopic film that Diego Luna has directed. In 2020, Jacob Vargas did 'Next Friday' as Joker, 'Traffic' as Manolo Sanchez, and 'Wall to Wall Records.' 

Jacob Vargas's break in the entertainment field was when he was cast on 'Diff'rent Strokes' as a street dancer. In 1987, Jacob Vargas was a part of 'Ernest Goes to Camp' as Bubba Vargas and 'The Principal' as Arturo Diego. 

From 2000 to 2001, Jacob Vargas was a part of the 'Max Steel' cast; he gave his voice to Dr. Roberto Martinez. In 2004, he was in the 'Outside Man' episode in 'CSI: NY' as Luis Torres. 

In 2005, Jacob Vargas did 'Jarhead' as Juan Cortez and 'The Wendell Baker Story,' where he played the role of Reyes Morales. In 2008, he was a part of a bunch of movies, like 'Sleep Dealer' where he aced the character of Rudy Ramirez, 'Finnegan' as Smash, 'Love Lies Bleeding' as Det. Billy Jones, and 'Death Race' as Gunner. 

What awards has Jacob Vargas won?

Jacob Vargas won the 'Emerging Artist of the Year' under the first ALMA Award for his extraordinary work in 'My Family' and 'Mi Vida Loca.' The 'Traffic' movie has given him another ALMA Award and 'Screen Actors Guild Award.'

Other Interesting Jacob Vargas Facts And Trivia

  • • At the award function of 'the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact,' Justina Machado and Jacob Vargas were Masters of Ceremonies in 2020. 
  • • In 2002, Jacob played the character of Danny Pacheco in 'Road Dogz,' Gonzalez in 'Final Breakdown,' Cesar Chavez in 'RFK,' and Victor in 'Dragonfly.' 
  • • In 2010, he did the role of Juan Lava in 'The Polarizing Express' episode of 'Psych.' He also played the character of Tico in 'Little Things' episode in 'The Good Guys,' and Omar Hernandez in 'Friendly Fire' episode of 'Burn Notice.' 
  • • In 1995, Jacob was a part of 'JAG' in the 'War Cries' episode of 'Corporal Cortez.' He also did 'ER' and played the character of Diablo in 'A Miracle Happens Here.' 
  • • In 2016, the husband of Sylvia Arzate played the character of Domingo Colon in 'Marvel's Luke Cage' in season one. He was a Carlos in 'Colony' in season one. The actor from Mexico also was a part of a horror movie produced by Wes Craven, 'The Hills Have Eyes 2.'  

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