Jacob Vargas - Details


JACOB VARGAS was born in Michoacan, on Mexico’s Southern Pacific coast, and grew up in California. He is currently at work on this season’s new UPN sketch comedy series "Out of Bounds."

Voted a "Best Bet for Stardom" in USA Today, his film credits include Allison Anders' "Mi Vida Loca," Gregory Nava’s "My Family / Mi Familia" (for which he received an NCLR Bravo Award) and "Selena," Stephen Frears’ "The Hi-Lo Country," and Steve Carr’s "Next Friday."

Vargas produced, and starred with Traffic costar Clifton Collins, Jr. in, the independent feature "Road Dogz," directed by Alfredo Ramos.

His television credits include the WB Network’s "Wall to Wall Records" (directed by Josh Brand) and "Max Steel" (in voiceover on the CGI animated series); and guest appearances on such series as NBC’s "ER" and "The Pretender," CBS’ "JAG," and Fox’ "The Tracey Ullman Show" (which earned him a Youth in Film Award nomination).

Currently, Vargas also stars in "Latinologues," a traveling two-man portrait of Latino life that he co-wrote with Rick Najera ("In Living Color"). In 1999, Vargas was one of 4 performers picked from 3,000 hopefuls to participate in the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen’s "Alternative Hour" program.

Vargas is a fan of Latin music and Lowrider car culture. In his spare time, he volunteers with many inner-city children’s programs and speaks at schools to help inspire the youth of tomorrow.