Jacob Vargas Biography (1970?-)

Born August 18, 1970 (some sources cite 1971), in Michoacan, Mexico; immigrated to the United States, c. 1971. Addresses: Agent: Arthur Toretzky, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Nine Yards Entertainment, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
August 18, 1970?
Michoacan, Mexico

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Carlos, Last Resort (also known as She Knew No Other Way),1986
  • Arturo Diego, The Principal, TriStar, 1987
  • Butch "Bubba" Vargas, Ernest Goes to Camp, Buena Vista, 1987
  • Miguel, Little Nikita (also known as Sleepers), Columbia, 1988
  • Danny, Crack House, 21st Century, 1989
  • Hispanic boy, Judgement (also known as Hitz), 1989
  • Javier, Gas, Food, Lodging, Cine Company, 1992
  • Paulito at the age of fifteen, American Me, Universal, 1992
  • Dave Alvers, Silent Rain, 1993
  • Ernesto, Mi Vida Loca--My Crazy Life (also known as My Crazy Life and Mi vida loca), Sony Pictures Classics, 1993
  • Flower delivery person, Fatal Instinct, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Pedro, Huck and the King of Hearts, 1993
  • Snake, Airborne, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Second sonar operator, Crimson Tide, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Yayo Portillo, Get Shorty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Young Jose Sanchez, My Family, Mi Familia (also known as Cafe con leche, East L.A., and My Family), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Abie Quintanilla, Selena, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Ramon, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Santa Fe, 1997
  • Delfino Mondragon, The Hi-Lo Country (also known as Hi-Lo Country--Im Land der letzten Cowboys), Gramercy, 1998
  • Joker, Next Friday, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Manolo Sanchez, Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000
  • Miguel, Come and Take It Day, ITVS, 2001
  • Voice of Pepito the chameleon, Dr. Dolittle 2 (also known as DR2 and DR.2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Zer, She-Bat (short film), Design Concepts, 2001
  • Pilot, Dragonfly (also known as Im Zeichen der Libelle), MCA/Universal, 2002
  • Sammi, Flight of the Phoenix, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Vincent Enano, Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother, Alfrobel Productions, 2004
  • Jarhead, Universal, 2005
  • Tom 51, Assembly Line Studios, 2005
  • The Virgin of Juarez, Las Mujeres, 2005
  • The Wendell Baker Story, Franchise Pictures, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Benny, Malibu Shores, NBC, beginning 1996
  • Voice of Roberto "Berto" Martinez, Max Steel (animated), The WB, 2000-2002
  • Ernesto Tiant, Greetings from Tucson, The WB, 2002-2003
  • Ernesto "El huevudo" Romo, Kingpin, NBC, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Jose Zavala, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, NBC, 1990
  • Miguel, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (also knownas The Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990
  • Movies
  • Alberto, The Children of Times Square (also known as Street Wise), ABC, 1986
  • Enrique Mendoza, Miracle of the Heart: A Boystown Story, syndicated, 1986
  • Second student, The B.R.A.T. Patrol, ABC, 1986
  • Second cholo, Seeds of Tragedy, Fox, 1991
  • Student, Never Forget, TNT, 1991
  • Danny Pacheco, Road Dogz, Cinemax, 2000
  • Cesar Chavez, RFK, FX Channel, 2002
  • Specials
  • Lives in Hazard, 1994
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, 2001 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Prism Awards 2001, syndicated, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Emilio, "Fagin 1986," Hunter, NBC, 1986
  • Enrique, "Oddballs," The New Gidget, syndicated, 1987
  • Taco place manager, "4W14," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1987
  • Taco place manager, "Francesca's First Job," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1987
  • Taco place manager, "Viva Taco," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1987
  • Billy, "The Hot Dog Man," Hard Time on Planet Earth, CBS, 1989
  • Enrique, "Educating Jesse," Full House, ABC, 1992
  • Corporal Cortez, "War Cries," JAG, NBC, 1995
  • Diego, "A Miracle Happens Here," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995
  • Voice of the prince, "Sleeping Beauty," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 1995
  • Javi Padillo, "Every Picture Tells a Story," The Pretender, NBC, 1996
  • Ricardo, "Salsa, Chlorine & Tears," Clueless, ABC, 1997
  • Manuel "Paco" Bolin, "Familia," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2001
  • Cheuy, "West Side Stories," The Brothers Garcia, Nickelodeon, 2002
  • Miguel, "Gift," Watching Ellie, NBC, 2002
  • Voice of Punch (the big Alto), "The Altos," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2002
  • Luis, "Outside Man," CSI: NY, CBS, 2004
  • Appeared as Luis in an episode of Nurses, NBC; appeared in an episode of Diff'rent Strokes, NBC and ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Arturo Gomez, Steel Justice, NBC, 1992
  • Wall to Wall Records, The WB, 2000
  • Ernesto "El huevudo" Romo, Kingpin, NBC, 2003
  • Freddie Garcia, EDNY, NBC, 2003
  • Other
  • USMA West Point, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Road Dogz, Cinemax, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Razor, August, 2001, p. 83

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