You remember him for his role in the Bad Boys For Life comedy where he starred alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, but who is Jacob Scipio?
Jacob Scipio is an English actor and writer with Guyanese ancestry. He was born in London on January 10, 1993. He became very popular when in 2020, he played villain Armando Aretas in the action-comedy Bad Boys for Life, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
Jacob Scipio has written and starred in The Writers Group (2018) and Cowboys & Angels (2016), short films that premiered at the Cannes Court Métrage and London screenings at the British Film Institute for CPO production which he co-funded in 2016.
Jacob Scipio education
Born in England, Jacob Scipio attended St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School in Highgate. He continued from there to Fortismere School in Muswell Hill, and then to the University of Essex where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Literature.
Jacob Scipio career
Jacob Scipio’s acting career began he was just 9 months old. Hee landed his first role in an episode of the Screen One series entitled Bambino Mio, playing the adopted son of Julie Walters.
Throughout his studies he continued to act, starring in a number of lead roles in television, film, and theatre, including the Channel 4 adaptation of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, where at age 10 he played the roles of twin brothers ‘Millat’ and ‘Magid.’
Jacob Scipio film career
He hasn’t quite got the spotlights that actors get, especially when he started at a very young age of just nine years old.
However, he gained the inevitable attention with his role as the lead villain, Armando Aretas, in Bad Boys for Life. A few months later he starred in The Outpost, a true story of American soldiers in the Battle of Kamdesh. Scipio played Justin T. Gallegos, a US army Staff Sgt. who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Scipio appeared in Last Looks and Without Remorse.
Jacob Scipio television career
Jacob Scipio played the role of Bip in the second series of As the Bell Rings in 2008. He got recruited for ‘Kerwhizzitor’ in the popular CBeebies show Kerwhizz, where he hosts the show then comments on the race, and then went on to star in the 2012 Life In My Shoes production Undefeated, an HIV awareness campaign that was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner.
In January 2021, Scipio got cast as Michael Vargas in the upcoming Netflix thriller series Pieces of Her, which is adapted from the Karin Slaughter novel of the same name.
Jacob Scipio net worth
Having started at age 9, acting in various films and appearing in various television series, one would think of Jacob Scipio as one of the richest actors as acting has proven to be a very lucrative venture, but the Englishman, who only shot to fame recently doesn’t quite rake in the figures the top acts rake in but he is doing just fine as he is, according to reports, worth some $500,000, but with his recent popularity, one won’t expect that he would much wealthier than this in the shortest possible time.
Jacob Scipio films appeared in
He played various roles in the following;
- Bob the Builder (2015 – 2018)
- Cowboys & Angles (2016)
- Damned (2018)
- Hunter Killer (2018)
- The Writers Group
- (2018) Strike (2018)
- We Die Young (2019)
- The Outpost (2019)
- What Will You Do (2019)
Apart from the acting roles, he has also written some films and starred in some of them. These include;
Cowboys & Angles – A 2016 short film that he also starred in
The Writers Group – A 2018 short film that he wrote and starred in
Cooped up – A 2019 short film
They say behind a successful man is a woman backing him, but not much is known about whether Jacob Scipio is married.