Jacob Vargas (born August 18, 1971) is a Mexican-American actor and performer.
Vargas was born in Michoacán, Mexico, and raised in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California. He was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family. He attended high school at San Fernando High School in San Fernando, California.
Vargas has been a working actor for over thirty years.
In 1992, Vargas appeared in American Me. In 1995, Vargas won the very first ALMA Award (for Emerging Artist of the Year) for his work in both Allison Anders' Mi Vida Loca, and Gregory Nava's My Family. In 1995, Vargas would appear in Get Shorty. In 1997, Vargas appeared in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. In 1999, Vargas became the voice of Max Steel.
In 2000, Vargas played Benicio del Toro's partner Manolo in director Steven Soderbergh's drug trafficking pic Traffic, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and another ALMA Award. The same year he also played the Joker from the Joker Brothers in the Next Friday. He played A.B. Quintanilla, the brother of the late Tejano singer Selena in the biopic film of the same name. In 2002, Vargas would play Caesar Chavez in FX Network's movie RFK. In 2004, Vargas played Sammy the chef in John Moore's Flight of the Phoenix.
In 2005, Vargas co-starred with Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne in The Death and Life of Bobby Z. and also played Marine sniper Cortez in Sam Mendes' war drama Jarhead. In 2006, Vargas played a politically charged busboy in Emilio Estevez's historical drama Bobby. In 2011, Vargas played the father of Water Enrique Murciano and Power Nicholas Gonzalez in this true story.
In 2015, Vargas played Edison "Elvis" Peña in the film The 33, It is the true story of the 33 Chilean miners that were trapped for 69 days.
In 2016, Vargas reoccurred as Domingo Colon in the Netflix series Luke Cage. In 2016, Vargas also reoccurred in Colony, Amazon Studio's Hand of God and he co-stars in Hulu's Crushed. In 2019, Vargas co-starred in Max Carlson's Princess of the Row opposite Martin Sheen and Ana Ortiz. He also co-starred in Peel.
He is married to Sylvia Arzate. They have two daughters, Rosa, born in 2004 and Victoria, born in 2011. Vargas has four brothers and one sister.
Film and TV MoviesEdit
|1986||The Children of Times Square||Alberto||TV Movie|
|Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story||Enrique Mendoza||TV Movie|
|1987||Ernest Goes to Camp||Butch "Too Cool" Vargas|
|The Principal||Arturo Diego|
|1990||The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake||Miguel||TV Movie|
|1991||Never Forget||Student||TV Movie|
|Seeds of Tragedy||Cholo #2||TV Movie|
|1992||Gas, Food Lodging||Javier|
|American Me||Paulito Santana - Age 15|
|Steel Justice||Arturo Gomez||TV Movie|
|1993||Mi Vida Loca||Ernesto "Bullet"|
|Silent Rain||Dave Alvers||Short|
|Fatal Instinct||Flower Delivery Man|
|1994||Huck and the King of Hearts||Pedro|
|1995||My Family||Young Jose Sánchez|
|Crimson Tide||Sonarman #2|
|Hotel Oasis||Young Book Salesman||Short|
|Get Shorty||Yayo Portillo|
|Romy and Michele's High School Reunion||Ramón|
|1998||The Hi-Lo Country||Delfino Mondragon|
|Wall to Wall Records||Unknown||TV Movie|
|2001||Come and Take It Day||Miguel|
|Dr. Dolittle 2||Pepito (voice)|
|2002||Road Dogz||Danny Pacheco|
|RFK||Cesar Chavez||TV Movie|
|2004||Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother||Vincent Enano||Short|
|Flight of the Phoenix||Sammi|
|2005||The Wendell Baker Story||Reyes Morales|
|Jarhead||Private First Class Juan Cortez|
|2006||The Virgin of Juarez||Detective Lauro|
|National Lampoon's TV: The Movie||Tijuana Cop #2|
|2007||The Hills Have Eyes 2||Private First Class Carlos "Crank" Medina|
|Are We Done Yet?||Mike, The Plumber|
|The Death and Life of Bobby Z||Jorge Escobar|
|2008||Love Lies Bleeding||Detective Billy Jones||Video|
|Sleep Dealer||Rudy Ramirez|
|The Odds||Sergio Vargas||TV Movie|
|Machine Gun Justice||J.J. Magnum||Short|
|2013||Go for Sisters||Navajas|
|Water & Power||Asuncion Garcia|
|2014||The Tell-Tale Heart||Adams|
|Cesar Chavez||Richard Chavez|
|Red Sky||Jorge "P-Dawg" Vasquez|
|The Valley in the Struggle||The Narrator||Video Short|
|Heaven Is for Real||Michael|
|2015||The 33||Edison Peña|
|In Between the Gutter and the Stars||Daniel||Short|
|Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life||Animation Voice (voice)|
|King of LA||Ignacio||TV Movie|
|Crushed||Jose Alturo||TV Movie|
|2017||Beyond Skyline||Officer Garcia|
|Princess of the Row||Donald|
|2021||Plan B||Pastor Pedro|
|1986||Hunter||Emilio Morales||Episode: "Fagin 1986"|
|Disneyland||Student #2||Episode: "The B.R.A.T. Patrol"|
|1987||The New Gidget||Enrique||Episode: "Oddballs"|
|The Tracey Ullman Show||Taco Place Manager||Episode: "Episode #2.3"|
|1989||Hard Time on Planet Earth||Billy||Episode: "The Hot Dog Man"|
|1991||The New Adam-12||Collins||Episode: "D.A.R.E."|
|Nurses||Luis||Episode: "Begone with the Wind"|
|1992||Full House||Enrique||Episode: "Educating Jesse"|
|1995||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Prince Luis (voice)||Episode: "Sleeping Beauty"|
|JAG||Corporal Cortez||Episode: "War Cries"|
|ER||"Diablo"||Episode: "A Miracle Happens Here"|
|1996||Malibu Shores||Benny||Main Cast|
|The Pretender||Javi Padillo||Episode: "Every Picture Tells a Story"|
|1997||Clueless||Ricardo||Episode: "Salsa, Chlorine & Tears"|
|2000-2001||Max Steel||Dr. Roberto Martinez (voice)||Recurring Cast|
|2001||Six Feet Under||Manuel "Paco" Bolin||Episode: "Familia"|
|2002||The Brothers Garcia||"Chuey"||Episode: "West Side Stories"|
|Watching Ellie||Miguel||Episode: "Gift"|
|The Proud Family||Big Alto (voice)||Episode: "The Altos"|
|2002-2003||Greetings from Tucson||Ernesto Tiant||Main Cast|
|2003||Kingpin||Ernesto "El Huevudo" Romo||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2004||CSI: NY||Luis Torres||Episode: "Outside Man"|
|2006||Numbers||Victor Borrego||Episode: "Mind Games"|
|2007–2008||Moonlight||Guillermo Gasol||Recurring Cast|
|2009||Cold Case||Angelo Rivera||Episode: "Dead Heat"|
|2010||Burn Notice||Omar Hernandez||Episode: "Friendly Fire"|
|The Good Guys||Tico||Episode: "Little Things"|
|Psych||Juan Lava||Episode: "The Polarizing Express"|
|2011||Medium||Eduardo Garcia||Episode: "Me Without You"|
|CSI: Miami||Felix Medina||Episode: "Last Stand"|
|2013||Kroll Show||Himself||Episode: "Soaked in Success"|
|The Mentalist||Chief Rick Anaya||Episode: "The Red Barn"|
|2013-2014||Blue||Roy||Recurring Cast: Season 2, Guest: Season 3|
|Sons of Anarchy||Allesandro "Domingo" Montez||Recurring Cast: Season 6-7|
|2015-2017||Hand of God||Julio Farkas||Recurring Cast: Season 1, Guest: Season 2|
|2016||Colony||Carlos||Recurring Cast: Season 1|
|Marvel's Luke Cage||Domingo Colon||Recurring Cast: Season 1|
|2017||Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams||Mario||Episode: "Real Life"|
|Tarantula||Paja (voice)||Main Cast|
|2019||Young Justice: Outsiders||Cisco Ramon (voice)||Episode: "Exceptional Human Beings"|
|2019-2020||Mr. Iglesias||Tony Ochoa||Main Cast|
|2020||Solar Opposites||Voice||Episode: "The Quantum Ring"|
|Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event||Tony Ochoa||Episode: "Mr. Iglesias: Olympic Effort"|
|2019-2021||Mayans MC||Allesandro "Domingo" Montez||Recurring Cast: Season 2-3|
|2015||Rain of the Ghosts||Sebastian Bohique|
- Jacob Vargas Biography (1970?-)
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I grew up Catholic so my parents always instilled fear of the Devil in us (and la chancla).
- Bartney, Rashonda (Oct 19, 1999). "Kids' WB! ordering Sony 'Steel' skein for Jan. bow". variety.com. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
- Chang, Justin (October 26, 2005). "Jacob Vargas". variety.com.
- Graser, Marc (October 8, 2011). "'Water & Power' flows to screen". Retrieved November 17, 2021.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 9, 2021). "Colm Feore, Alex Kingston & Jacob Vargas Cast In Hulu Comedy Pilot 'Crushed'". Deadline. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
- Welk, Brian (April 29, 2019). "Emile Hirsch Has Red Hair and a Heart of Gold in 'Peel' Trailer (Exclusive Video)". thewrap.com. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
- Kroll, Justin (March 16, 2021). "Jacob Vargas joins Steven Soderbergh's next film 'KIMI' at New Line". deadline.com. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
- Otterson, Joe (August 8, 2019). "'Mr. Iglesias' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix". variety.com. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
- "2020 NHMC IMPACT AWARDS GALA, LA". Average Socialite. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- Moonlight - Jacob Vargas Archived 2010-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
- "Lots more actors join Shayamalan and Dowdles' DEVIL". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18.