Who is Jacob Vargas? Personal Life, Bio, Career, Net Worth, Education And Hobbies

Jacob Vargas was born in Michoacan, Mexico, on 18 August 1971. His Zodiac Sign is Leo and he’s of Mexican origin and holds Mexican as well as American nationality. He’s an actor as well as a dancer, possibly best known for his role as Joker in the comedy movie “Next Friday”.

Education and Early life

Jacob was born within the Pacoima neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, along with his four brothers and a sibling. He and his family emigrated to California from Mexico the year Jacob was a year old. His parents are fervent Roman Catholics.

Jacob was interested in dancing and acting from the age of seven. At the age of 12, He discovered break-dancing and began to practice it often. His talents were recognized by a small part on the show “Diff’rent Strokes”, where the character performed the break-dancing routine.


When he was in 1987, Jacob got nominated to receive a Young Artist Award, for his role in the crime-TV show “Hunter”. The following year Jacob was nominated for two Young Artists Awards, for his roles on “The Tracey Ullman Show” and “The Principal”.

The year 1995 was the time he was awarded his first award, an NCLR Bravo Award (now known as the American Latino Media Arts Award) for the Emerging Artist of the Year.

The year 2001 was the time he received a monetary award with the Screen Actors Guild Award for the Most Outstanding Performance of the cast of the Theatrical Motion Picture. He also shared the award with his co-stars in “Traffic”.

A few decades later, the actor took home the Hollywood Film Award in the Ensemble of the Year category which he co-starred in the drama biographical “Bobby”.

The year 2015 was the time that Jacob won the title of Best Actor during the Broad Humor Awards, for his performance in “In Between the Gutter and the Stars”.


Jacob was married to an un-celebrity Sylvia Arzate. There are two girls and they have two daughters – Rosa born in 2004 and Victoria in the year 2011.

Jacob is a very private individual, and prefers to keep his profile low and doesn’t divulge much of the details regarding his private life and family to the public except for posting occasional photos of his family through the account. Instagram account.


Jacob is close with Hugh Laurie. British actor Hugh Laurie, and even helped him create his audition reel to play the lead in the TV show “House”.

His primary passion is dancing. He’s proficient in a variety of Latin dances, including Cha Cha Cha, Salsa and Tango.

The character is depicted on a bottle of Tapatio hot sauce dubbed Salsa Picante.

net worth

In August 2021, his net worth was estimated at over $3 million.