Who is Jacob Scipio?
Jacob Muntaz Scipio was born in Islington, London, England on January 10, 1993 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds British citizenship. He is an actor and writer, who is perhaps best known for starring as main villain Armando Arets in the 2020 comedy action crime film “Bad Boys for Life”, which starred Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and Vanessa Hudgens, and is about two Miami detectives looking to arrest a mother and son who are Florida’s drug lords. The film received positive reviews and was nominated for a BET Award for Best Picture.
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Early life and education
Jacob was raised as an only child in London by his Guyanese father, Taylor Scipio, a director and writer, and his British mother, a housewife. He was able to launch his career very early, because his parents allowed him to appear in a single episode of the series “Bambino Mio” when he was only nine months old.
Jacob was educated at St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School where he continued to act, appearing in almost every play performed at the school – he later attended Fortismere School located in Muswell Hill, where he played football and baseball while practicing his acting skills both in school and in the local theater.
After matriculating in 2011, Jacob enrolled at the University of Essex, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Literature in 2015.
Roles in television series
Jacob’s next role came in 2002 when he was nine, guest-starring as two supporting characters in the comedy-drama miniseries “The Return of Magid Iqbal” and “The Temptation of Samad Iqbal” episodes “White Teeth”, which starred Om Puri, Phil Davis and Naomie Harris, is about a girl who considers suicide but changes her mind after meeting Clara. The series was a hit, winning three awards and being nominated for three more.
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In 2006, Jacob played the role of Kris Slattery in the episode “Quality Time” of the drama “Holby City”, and two years later he played Kerwhizzitor, one of the main characters of the game show “Kerwhizz”, which features three people racing. with their supernatural sidekicks when only one can be the winner of a prize. Jacob gained recognition in 2007 when he was invited to play the role of Bip in six episodes of the short comedy series “As the Bell Rings”, and although he was praised for his performance, the series received awards. mostly negative reviews. In 2013, he portrayed Tyler Blaine in three episodes of the comedy series “Some Girls”, which starred Adelayo Adedayo and Natasha Jonas and was hugely popular in the UK and US.
Two years later, he played the secondary character Lewis in the comedy detective series “Dixi”. Next, the guest starred in a single episode of the comedy-drama “Dani’s Castle.” In 2018, he was asked to voice his first character in a television series, the comedy “Damned”, but that didn’t get much attention.
Jacob’s most recent role in an entire series was in the animated family drama “Bob the Builder,” in which he voiced Leo from 2015 to 2018. The series starred Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbor and Lorelei King, and follows Bob and his machine friends. who are able to solve any problem presented to them – curiously, although popular for the 20 years of its broadcast, “Bob the Builder” was nominated for only one award.
Jacob made his film debut in 2012, when he was cast as Louis in the short film ‘Undefeated’, written and directed by Tudor Payne and starring Samuel Anderson, Alex Austin and James Bradshaw. The story follows a girl who lives in London and struggles to survive on her own.
In 2016 Jacob starred as Kane in the short film ‘Cowboys & Angels’ which he also wrote, and also played Thailah Newton and Sid Owen – the film follows a mute child who is visited by an angel who wants to help him cope with the fact that he has to live with his alcoholic father.
In 2017 Jacob voiced Leo in the animated action-adventure movie “Bob The Builder: Mega Machines”, which didn’t get much attention, then in 2018 he portrayed Sonar 2 in the thriller action movie “Hunter Killer”, which starred Gerard Butler and Gary. Oldman and is about a submarine captain who works with the US Navy Seals to save the Russian president from his captors – the film won the South African Society of Filmmakers Visible Spectrum Award for Gold Certificate for best feature film.
Jacob went on to play the lead character Chris in the short comedy “The Writers Group”, which he wrote and which was directed by his father, and later that year he was asked to voice three characters in the animated comedy adventure “Strike”. Three of Jacob’s most recent film roles have been in the action crime drama “We Die Young” written and directed by Lior Geller and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and the short film “What You Will” in which he starred as Zac in both 2019 and the 2020 action drama “The Outpost,” starring Orlando Bloom.
Jacob recently wrapped filming the upcoming action thriller ‘Last Looks’, while he has also been cast as Hatchet in the upcoming action-adventure crime film ‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’, which will be released on February 26, 2021.
Loving life and relationships
Jacob is very secretive when it comes to his love life and prefers to keep details of his personal life to himself, however, he is well known to be in a relationship on Instagram with a girl known as Liv Lovelle. The two began uploading pictures of themselves together on the internet in mid-2019, and there have since been no rumors or controversy surrounding the relationship – Liv is a singer and model from London, who has been recognized in 2017 after the release of her single “Won’t Say Too Much”.
Before it was revealed that Jacob was dating Liv, many people thought that Jacob was gay because he hadn’t been seen in the company of women, while two of his fans even claimed to have seen Jacob being rather too much. close to a male friend at a club in London.
Jacob did not comment on these rumors; since October 2020 he has been in a relationship, has not married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jacob is physically very active, having five to six workouts at the gym every week, hence his muscular body, and he also follows a somewhat strict diet, but eats a lot of fruits, vegetables and meat.
He likes to travel and his acting career has allowed him to visit many European countries. He has also traveled to the United States and Asia on several occasions – his dream destination is Venice in Italy.
He is a model and has posed for several magazines, but considers it a hobby rather than a job.
Jacob has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Tom Hanks, and Natalie Portman, and a few of his favorite movies are “I Am Legend,” “Cast Away,” and “Leon: The Professional.”
age and size
Jacob’s age is 27. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5 feet 9 inches (1.77 m) and he weighs around 159 pounds (72 kg).
As of October 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.