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Jacob Vargas

Jacob Vargas

Highest Rated: 93% Traffic (2000)

Lowest Rated: 7% Dragonfly (2002)

Birthday: Aug 18, 1971

Birthplace: Michoacan, Mexico

Actor Jacob Vargas grew up in Pacoima, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Being so close to Hollywood, it's little wonder Vargas was discovered while breakdancing in a schoolyard. Fittingly, at the age of 12, he made his television debut as a breakdancer on the popular family sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." This sparked in Vargas a desire to perform, and he began compiling a series of appearances in TV and film. In 1993, he earned a supporting role in acclaimed director Allison Anders' girl gang drama, "Mi vida loca." This role drew notice that led to a small part in the big budget Hollywood comedy "Get Shorty," which paralleled Hollywood deals and mob hits. Vargas went on to snag noteworthy roles in popular comedies like the daffy "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," in which he played the oversexed Ramon, and the urban-set "Friday" sequel,"Next Friday," where he played Joker, a Mexican thug. Fearless of new terrain, Vargas continues to explore new genres, taking on dramas like "Bobby," an ensemble piece centered on the repercussions of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, action flicks like the high-octane Jason Statham thriller "Death Race" in 2008, or horror flicks like "Devil" in 2010.

Highest rated movies

93% Traffic 92% Kimi 90% Satanic Hispanics 88% Princess of the Row
79% My Family/Mi Familia
75% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
74% Mi Vida Loca
73% Sleep Dealer

Photos

TRAFFIC, Benicio del Toro, Jacob Vargas, 2000 TRAFFIC, Benicio Del Toro, Jacob Vargas, 2000, USA Films Sons of Anarchy, from left: Rusty Coones, Niko Nicotera, Charlie Hunnam, Jacob Vargas, 'Papa's Goods', Season 7, Ep. #13, 12/09/2014, ©FX THE 33, (aka LOS 33), from left: Lou Diamond Phillips, Jacob Vargas, Marco Trevino, Mario Casas, Alejandro Goic, Antonio Banderas, Tenoch Huerta, Oscar Nunez, 2015. ph: Beatrice Aguirre Zuniga/©Warner Brothers THE 33, (aka LOS 33), Jacob Vargas (top left), Antonio Banderas (front right), 2015. ph: Beatrice Aguirre Zuniga/©Warner Brothers BOBBY, Jacob Vargas, Freddy Rodriguez, 2006. (c) Weinstein Company BOBBY, Laurence Fishburne, Jacob Vargas, Freddy Rodriguez, 2006, ©Weinstein Company THE PUBLIC, FROM LEFT: ALEC BALDWIN, CHRISTIAN SLATER, JACOB VARGAS, 2018. © GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT DEVIL, l-r: Jacob Vargas, Matt Craven, 2010, ph: Kerry Hayes/©Universal Pictures THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2, Lee Thompson Young, Jacob Vargas, 2007. TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Films Corp. All rights reserved. THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Jacob Vargas, Giovanni Ribisi, Miranda Otto, Hugh Laurie, Scott Michael Campbell, Kevork Malikyan, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Kirk Jones, Tony Curran, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DEATH RACE, from left: Frederick Koehler, Jason Statham, Ian McShane, Jacob Vargas, 2008. ©Universal Pictures THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Giovanni Ribisi, Dennis Quaid, Kirk Jones, Hugh Laurie, Jacob Vargas, Scott Michael Campbell, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DRAGONFLY, Jacob Vargas, Kevin Costner, 2002, (c) Universal THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevork Malikyan, Miranda Otto, Scott Michael Campbell, Jacob Vargas, Hugh Laurie, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DRAGONFLY, Jacob Vargas, Kevin Costner, 2002, (c) Universal DEVIL, Jacob Vargas, 2010, ph: Kerry Hayes/©Universal Pictures SELENA, Jacob Vargas, 1997, (c)Warner Bros. THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Jacob Vargas, Miranda Otto, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Hugh Laurie, Kevork Malikyan, Jacob Vargas, Dennis Quaid, Scott Michael Campbell, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 53% Satanic Hispanics Unknown (Character) - 2022
92% 60% Kimi Glasses Thug (Character) - 2022
88% 93% Princess of the Row Donald (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 60% Peel Chuck (Character) - 2019
65% 39% The Public Ernesto (Character) $571.2K 2018
67% 38% Beyond Skyline Garcia (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 58% Crossing Point Jesus (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 50% The Tell-Tale Heart Adams (Character) - 2016
48% 59% The 33 Edison 'Elvis' Peña (Character) $12.0M 2015
51% 66% Heaven Is for Real Michael (Character) $91.4M 2014
39% 60% Cesar Chavez Richard Chavez (Character) $5.6M 2014
50% 43% Devil Ramirez (Character) $33.6M 2010
73% 50% Sleep Dealer Judy (Character) $75.7K 2008
41% 60% Death Race Gunner (Character) $36.1M 2008
No Score Yet 31% Love Lies Bleeding Det. Billy Jones (Character) - 2008
12% 40% The Hills Have Eyes 2 Crank (Character) $20.8M 2007
47% 72% Bobby Miguel (Character) $11.2M 2006
No Score Yet 40% The Virgin of Juarez Detective Lauro (Character) - 2006
40% 40% The Wendell Baker Story Reyes (Character) $127.1K 2005
60% 68% Jarhead Juan Cortez (Character) $62.6M 2005
31% 40% Flight of the Phoenix Sammi (Character) $21.0M 2004
7% 62% Dragonfly Victor (Character) $30.1M 2002
41% 26% Dr. Dolittle 2 Pepito (Voice) $113.0M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Max Steel Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come and Take It Day Miguel (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 86% Road Dogz Danny Pacheco (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2000
93% 85% Traffic Manolo Sanchez (Character) $124.1M 2000
21% 76% Next Friday Joker (Character) $57.2M 2000
54% 48% The Hi-Lo Country Delfino Mondragon (Character) $163.8K 1998
66% 78% Selena Abie Quintanilla (Character) $35.4M 1997
75% 65% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Ramon (Character) $29.2M 1997
79% 88% My Family/Mi Familia Young Jose (Character) $11.1M 1995
74% 87% Mi Vida Loca Ernesto (Character) $3.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Justice Arturo Gomez (Character) - 1992
44% 51% The Principal Arturo Diego (Character) $18.8M 1987

TV

Credit
60% 63% Lopez vs Lopez Javier (Guest Star) 2023
38% 49% National Treasure: Edge of History Unknown (Character) 2022-2023
No Score Yet 73% Mr. Iglesias Tony Ochoa (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 83% Tarantula Paja (Voice) 2017
72% 75% Electric Dreams Mario (Character) 2017
92% 79% Colony Carlos (Guest Star) 2016
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 65% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 78% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
88% 95% Burn Notice Omar Hernandez (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
22% 81% Moonlight Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Luis Torres (Guest Star) 2004
41% No Score Yet Greetings From Tucson Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Max Steel Unknown (Voice) 2000-2002
81% 96% Six Feet Under Manuel 'Paco' Bolin (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 95% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
22% No Score Yet Malibu Shores Benny (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 85% ER Diablo (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 81% Full House Enrique (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Emilio Morales (Guest Star) 1986