Jacob Vargas

Jacob Vargas (born August 18, 1971) is a Mexican-American actor and dancer.

Jacob Vargas
Vargas in 2016
Born (1971-08-18) August 18, 1971
Michoacán, Mexico
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Sylvia Arzate

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] He attended high school at San Fernando High School in San Fernando, California.


Vargas’ break into acting came when he was cast as a street dancer on Diff'rent Strokes, and his continued career has included films such as Airborne, Traffic and Jarhead. He was also in the horror movie The Hills Have Eyes 2. 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, Rosa, born in 2004 and Victoria, born in 2011.[3] Vargas has four brothers and one sister.





  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"". Latina. Retrieved 2010-01-07. I grew up Catholic so my parents always instilled fear of the Devil in us (and la chancla).
  3. Moonlight - Jacob Vargas Archived 2010-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Lots more actors join Shayamalan and Dowdles' DEVIL". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18.
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