• Jacob Scipio is a British actor and writer best known for his role as main villain Armando Arets in the 2020 crime comedy film ‘Bad Boys for Life’.
• Jacob was raised in London by his Guyanese father, Taylor Scipio, a film director and writer, and his British mother, who is a housewife.
• Jacob starred in several TV series such as “As the Bell Rings”, “Dixi”, “Dani’s Castle” and “Bob the Builder” and in films such as “We Die Young”, “What You Will” and “The Outpost” .
• Jacob is in a relationship with singer and model Liv Lovelle and has a net worth of over $1 million.
• Jacob is 27 years old, has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.77 m tall and weighs about 72 kg.
Who is Jacob Scipio?
Jacob Muntaz Scipio was born in Islington, London, England, on January 10, 1993 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he is a British national. He is an actor and writer, who is perhaps best known for playing the main villain Armando Arets in the 2020 action comedy crime film “Bad Boys for Life”, starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and Vanessa Hudgens, and is about two Miami detectives who are looking to arrest a mother and her son who are the drug lords of Florida. The film received positive reviews and was nominated for a BET Award for Best Picture.
Early life and education
Jacob was raised in London as an only child by his Guyanese father, Taylor Scipio, a film director and writer, and his British mother, who is a housewife. He started his career at a very young age as his parents allowed him to appear in a single episode of the series “Bambino Mio” when he was only nine months old.
Jacob studied at St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School where he continued to act, appearing in almost all the plays performed at the school – he attended Fortismere School based in Muswell Hill where he played football and baseball while also practicing his acting skills at both the school and the local theatre.
After taking his matriculation exam in 2011, Jacob enrolled at the University of Essex, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Literature.
Roles in TV series
Jacob’s next role came in 2002 when he was nine years old, invited to play two supporting characters in the episodes “The Return of Magid Iqbal” and “The Temptation of Samad Iqbal” of the drama comedy mini-series “White Teeth”, which starred Om Puri, Phil Davis and Naomie Harris, and is about a girl who contemplates suicide but changes her mind after meeting Clara. The series was a success, winning three awards and being nominated for three others.
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In 2006, Jacob guest-starred as Kris Slattery in the episode “Quality Time” of the drama “Holby City”, and two years later he played Kerwhizzitor, one of the main characters in the game show “Kerwhizz”, in which three people race. with their supernatural accomplices when only one can be the winner of a prize. Jacob gained recognition in 2007 when he was invited to star as Bip in six episodes of the short comedy series “As the Bell Rings”, and while he was praised for his performance, the series received mostly negative reviews. In 2013, he played Tyler Blaine in three episodes of the comedy series “Some Girls” starring Adelayo Adedayo and Natasha Jonas and was quite popular in UK and US.
Two years later, he played the supporting character Lewis in the comedy mystery series “Dixi”. After that, he guest-starred in a single episode of the comedy drama “Dani’s Castle”. In 2018, he was invited to voice his first character in a TV series, the comedy “Damned”, but it did not attract 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 to solve all the problems they face – curiously enough, “Bob the Builder”, though popular during its 20 years of airing, was only nominated for a single award.
Roles in movies
Jacob made his screen debut in 2012 when he was cast to play Louis in the short drama “Undefeated” written and directed by Tudor Payne and starring Samuel Anderson, Alex Austin and James Bradshaw. The story follows a girl living in London who struggles to survive on her own.
In 2016, Jacob starred as Kane in the short drama “Cowboys & Angels”, which he also wrote, and also starred Thailah Newton and Sid Owen – the film follows a mute child who is visited by an angel who wants to help him deal with the fact that he has to live with his alcoholic father.
In 2017, Jacob pronounced Leo the animated action adventure movie “Bob The Builder: Mega Machines”which did not attract much attention, in 2018 he portrayed Sonar 2 in the action thriller “Hunter Killer”, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman and is about a submarine captain who teams up with the US Navy Seals to protect the Russian president from his kidnappers – the film won a South African Society of Cinematographers Visible Spectrum Award for Best Feature Film Gold Certificate.
Jacob next played the main character Chris in the short comedy “The Writers Group”, which he wrote and was directed by his father, and later that year was invited to voice three characters in the animated adventure comedy “Strike”. Three of Jacob’s most recent roles in films were in the action-crime drama ‘We Die Young’ written and directed by Lior Geller and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and the short drama ‘What You Will’ in which he starred as Zac in both movies. 2019 and the 2020 action drama ‘The Outpost’ starring Orlando Bloom.
Jacob has recently finished shooting for the upcoming action thriller movie “Last Looks” while he has also been cast to play Hatchet in the upcoming action adventure crime movie “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” which will be released on February 26, 2021.
Love life and relationships
Jacob is very secretive when it comes to his love life and prefers to keep the details of his personal life to himself but it is widely known that he is in a relationship on Instagram with a girl known as Liv Lovelle. The two first started uploading pictures of themselves together on the internet in mid-2019, and since then there have been no rumors or controversies surrounding the relationship – Liv is a singer and a model from London, who gained recognition in 2017 after the release of her single “Won’t Say Too Much”.
Before it was revealed that Jacob is in a relationship with Liv, many people believed that Jacob was gay as he had not been seen in the company of women, while two of his fans even claimed to have seen Jacob standing too close to a male friend on a club in London.
Jacob has not commented on these rumours; since October 2020 he is in a relationship, is not married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jacob is very active physically, as he has five to six workouts in the gym every week, thus his muscular body, and he also follows a somewhat strict diet, but eats a lot of fruits, vegetables and meat.
He loves to travel and his career as an actor has allowed him to visit many European countries, while also visiting the US and Asia several times – his dream travel 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, including Will Smith, Tom Hanks, and Natalie Portman, and some of his favorite movies include “I Am Legend,” “Cast Away,” and “Leon: The Professional.”
Age and height
Jacob is 27 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.77 m tall and weighs about 72 kg.
As of October 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.