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Jacob Vargas Biography & Wiki 2017

Jacob Vargas was born on the 18th August 1971, in Michoacán, Mexico, and is an actor best known to the world for his roles in such films as “Selena” (1997) as Abie Quintanilla, “Traffic” (2000) as Manolo Sanchez, and in the TV series “Sons of Anarchy” (2013-2014) as Allesandro Montez, among other differing roles.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jacob Vargas is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Vargas’ net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry which began in the late ‘80s, during which he has appeared in more than 100 film and TV titles.

Jacob Vargas Net Worth $3 Million

Although born in Michoacán, Mexico, Jacob spent his childhood in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, where he went to San Fernando High School. While in high school he started doing break-dancing, and was spotted by a talent manager who auditioned him for a part in the TV series “Diff’rent Strokes” in 1978, and was cast as a break dancer.

After finishing education he continued to pursue a career in the entertainment world, securing a brief role in the TV series “Hunter” in 1986. The same year he featured in several films, including the “Last Resort” as Carlos, and by the end of the decade Jacob had roles in such productions as “Ernest Goes to Camp” (1987), “The Principal” (1987), “Little Nikita” (1988), starring River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier, and “Crack House” in 1989, increasing his net worth.

Then next decade was quite successful for Jacob, he started with the role in “American Me” in 1992, and continued with the film “Mi Vida Loca” (1993), portraying Ernesto, for which he received ALMA Award in category Emerging artist of the year. Two years later he appeared in Gregory Nava’s Oscar Award-nominated “My Family”, and then had one of the lead roles in the biographical film about late music star Selena, in the film “Selena” (1997), playing her brother Abie Quintanilla. Before the end of the ‘90s, Jacob also featured in “Santa Fe” (1997), “The Hi-Lo County” (1998) with Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson and Patricia Arquette.

He transferred the momentum from the late ‘90s into the new millennium, and in 2000 appeared in the comedy “Next Friday”, and in Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar Award-winning thriller “Traffic” starring Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro and Catherine Zeta-Jones, winning the Screen Actors Guild Award and another ALMA Award for his work in the film.

In 2002 he was selected for the role of Ernesto Tiant in the TV series “Greetings from Tuscon” (2002-2003), and in 2004 portrayed Sammi in the adventure “Flight of the Phoenix”, and the following year appeared in the war drama “Jarhead” (2005) starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx and Lucas Black. Three years later he had the lead role in the film “Sleep Dealer”, and in 2010 appeared in the horror “Devil”, with Bokeem Woodbine and Chris Messina.

His next notable role came in 2013, when he was selected to portray Allesandro Montez in the TV series “Sons of Anarchy” (2013-2014), and the next year he played Richard Chaves in the biographical drama “Cesar Chaves”, about the civil-rights activist of the same name. In recent years he continued with television roles, and has portrayed characters in such productions as “Hand of God” (2015), “Colony” (2016), and “Luke Cage” (2016). Also, Jacob has several projects that are in the process of making, including the films “The Road Home” and “Beyond Skyline”, both which are scheduled for release late in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Jacob is married to Sylvia Arzate; the couple has two children together.

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Jacob Vargas Quick Facts

Birth date: August 18, 1971
Birth place: Michoacán, Mexico
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Spouse:Sylvia Arzate
Children:Ava Victoria Vargas, Rose Vargas
TV shows:Max Steel, Greetings from Tucson, Malibu Shores, The Odds

Jacob Vargas Interesting Facts

1While working on "Flight of the Phoenix", Jacob Vargas operated the camera to shoot Hugh Laurie's audition tape for "House".
2Born in Mexico, but moved to California at age 1.

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Jacob Vargas Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Broad Humor AwardBroad HumorBest ActorIn Between the Gutter and the Stars (2014)
2006Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearBobby (2006)· Harry Belafonte
· Joy Bryant
· Nick Cannon
· Emilio Estevez
· Laurence Fishburne
· Brian Geraghty
· Heather Graham
· Anthony Hopkins
· Helen Hunt
· Joshua Jackson
· David Krumholtz
· Ashton Kutcher
· Shia LaBeouf
· Lindsay Lohan
· William H. Macy
· Svetlana Metkina
· Demi Moore
· Freddy Rodríguez
· Martin Sheen
· Christian Slater
· Sharon Stone
· Mary Elizabeth Winstead
· Elijah Wood
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureTraffic (2000)· Steven Bauer
· Benjamin Bratt
· James Brolin
· Don Cheadle
· Erika Christensen
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Benicio Del Toro
· Michael Douglas
· Miguel Ferrer
· Albert Finney
· Topher Grace
· Luis Guzmán
· Amy Irving
· Tomas Milian
· D.W. Moffett
· Dennis Quaid
· Peter Riegert
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
1995NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsEmerging Artist of the Year

Jacob Vargas Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBobby (2006)· Demi Moore
· Sharon Stone
· Nick Cannon
· Joy Bryant
· Anthony Hopkins
· Lindsay Lohan
· Elijah Wood
· Helen Hunt
· Freddy Rodríguez
· Ashton Kutcher
· William H. Macy
· Martin Sheen
· Christian Slater
· Shia LaBeouf
· Laurence Fishburne
· Heather Graham
· Mary Elizabeth Winstead
· Svetlana Metkina
· Harry Belafonte
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBobby (2006)· Harry Belafonte
· Joy Bryant
· Nick Cannon
· Emilio Estevez
· Laurence Fishburne
· Brian Geraghty
· Heather Graham
· Anthony Hopkins
· Helen Hunt
· Joshua Jackson
· David Krumholtz
· Ashton Kutcher
· Shia LaBeouf
· Lindsay Lohan
· William H. Macy
· Svetlana Metkina
· Demi Moore
· Freddy Rodríguez
· Martin Sheen
· Christian Slater
· Sharon Stone
· Mary Elizabeth Winstead
· Elijah Wood
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or MiniseriesRoad Dogz (2000)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or SpecialHard Time on Planet Earth (1989)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Comedy SeriesThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Principal (1987)
1987Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actor, Guest Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama SeriesHunter (1984)

Jacob Vargas Filmography



Beyond Skyline2017completedGarcia
Mosaic2017TV Movie post-production
The Road Home2017pre-productionAmigo
Crushed2016TV Movie completedJose Alturo
King of LA2016TV Short completedIgnacio
In Between the Gutter and the Stars2014Short completedDaniel
Tarantula2017TV SeriesPaja
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life2016Animation Voice (voice)
Luke Cage2016TV SeriesDomingo Colon
Crossing Point2016Jesus
The Tell-Tale Heart2016Adams
Colony2016TV SeriesCarlos
Hand of God2015TV SeriesJulio Farkas
The 332015Edison Peña
Complications2015TV SeriesRamon
Sons of Anarchy2013-2014TV SeriesAllesandro Montez Montez
Heaven Is for Real2014Michael
Blue2013-2014TV SeriesRoy
Red Sky2014/IJorge 'P-Dawg' Vasquez
Cesar Chavez2014Richard Chavez
Water & Power2013Asuncion Garcia
Go for Sisters2013Navajas
The Mentalist2013TV SeriesChief Rick Anaya
Kroll Show2013TV Series
Christine2012TV SeriesRoy
El cocodrilo2012ShortEduardo
Gotten2012Video shortPimp
Filmmaker Intervention2012Short
Machine Gun Justice2011ShortJ. J. Magnum
Reunion2011/VIShortMale Lead
CSI: Miami2011TV SeriesFelix Medina
Medium2011TV SeriesEduardo Garcia
Psych2010TV SeriesJuan Lava
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesTico
Burn Notice2010TV SeriesOmar Hernandez
The Odds2010TV MovieSergio Vargas
Cold Case2009TV SeriesAngelo Rivera '09
Tom Cool2009
Death Race2008Gunner
Moonlight2007-2008TV SeriesGuillermo
Sleep Dealer2008Rudy Ramirez
Love Lies Bleeding2008VideoDet. Billy Jones
Finnegan2008TV MovieSmash
The Death and Life of Bobby Z2007Jorge Escobar
Are We Done Yet?2007Mike the Plumber
The Hills Have Eyes II2007Crank
The Virgin of Juarez2006Detective Lauro
Numb3rs2006TV SeriesVictor Borrego
TV: The Movie2006Tijuana Cop #2 / Announcer / Charlotte
Jarhead2005Juan Cortez
The Wendell Baker Story2005Reyes Morales
Flight of the Phoenix2004Sammi
CSI: NY2004TV SeriesLuis Torres
Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother2004ShortVincent Enano
E.D.N.Y.2003TV Movie
Greetings from Tucson2002-2003TV SeriesErnesto Tiant Ernesto
Kingpin2003TV Mini-SeriesErnesto 'El Huevudo' Romo
RFK2002TV MovieCesar Chavez
The Proud Family2002TV SeriesBig Alto
Watching Ellie2002TV SeriesMiguel
The Brothers Garcia2002TV SeriesChuey
Max Steel2001TV SeriesDr. Roberto Martinez Berto Martinez
Six Feet Under2001TV SeriesManuel 'Paco' Bolin
Dr. Dolittle 22001Pepito (voice)
Come and Take It Day2001Miguel
Off Limits2001TV SeriesCast
Road Dogz2000Danny Pacheco
Traffic2000Manolo Sanchez
Wall to Wall Records2000TV Movie
Next Friday2000Joker
USMA West Point1998TV Movie
The Hi-Lo Country1998Delfino Mondragon
Clueless1997TV SeriesRicardo
Santa Fe1997Jesus
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion1997Ramon
Selena1997Abie Quintanilla
The Pretender1996TV SeriesJavi Padillo
Malibu Shores1996TV SeriesBenny
ER1995TV SeriesDiablo
JAG1995TV SeriesCorporal Cortez
Get Shorty1995Yayo Portillo
Hotel Oasis1995ShortYoung Book Salesman
Crimson Tide1995Sonarman #2
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesPrince Luis
My Family1995Young Jose
Huck and the King of Hearts1994Pedro
Fatal Instinct1993Flower Delivery Man
Silent Rain1993ShortDave Alvers
Mi vida loca1993Ernesto
Full House1992TV SeriesEnrique
Judgement1992Hispanic Boy
Steel Justice1992TV MovieArturo Gomez
American Me1992Paulito - age 15
Gas, Food Lodging1992Javier
Seeds of Tragedy1991TV MovieCholo #2
Never Forget1991TV MovieStudent
The New Adam-121991TV SeriesCollins
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake1990TV MovieMiguel
Crack House1989Danny
Hard Time on Planet Earth1989TV SeriesBilly
Little Nikita1988Miguel
The Tracey Ullman Show1987TV SeriesTaco Place Manager
The Principal1987Arturo Diego
Ernest Goes to Camp1987Butch 'Bubba' Vargas
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesStudent #2
Last Resort1986Carlos
Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story1986TV MovieEnrique Mendoza
The Children of Times Square1986TV MovieAlberto
Hunter1986TV SeriesEmilio Morales



Crossing Point2016co-producer
TV: The Movie2006co-producer
Road Dogz2000executive producer



Journey of a Female Comic2014DocumentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes of Gotten2012Documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
Jarhead Diaries2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Drop2005TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Phoenix Diaries2005Video documentary shortHimself
5th Annual Prism Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2001 ALMA Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
¡Mi Gente! My People!1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lives in Hazard1994TV Movie documentaryHimself

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The Pretender1998TV SeriesJavi Padillo

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