Meet Gentle Jack
If you know this Nollywood actor, then you must have observed one striking quality about him, that is his muscular appearance.
Gentle Jack, widely known as “Vuga” is a household name in Nollywood. The actor is known to perform very well in movies that involves tedious tasks; action and epic movies. His muscular physique earned him such roles.
Gentle Jack is an actor, body fitness trainer, producer and also a director.
Gentle Jack hails from Abonema in Kalabari kingdom in Rivers State of Nigeria. He was born on 20th November, 1970. He is currently 48 years old as at 2019.
He had his Primary and Secondary Education in Potharcourt, Rivers state. Due to personal reasons, he proceeded to Hellymag fitness school where he obtained a certificate in fitness and nutrition which qualified him as a body therapist.
Gentle Jack is married to Michelle Nwamaka Ogor and the marriage is blessed with kids, his son’s name is Zion. His family is based in USA while Gentle Jack stays in Nigeria and work with Nollywood.
Gentle Jack joined Nollywood in 1997 the first movie he featured in was “Blood Money”. His outstanding performance in that movie paved further way for him. He later featured in a movie named ” Vuga” in 1998. He became more popular after featuring in this movie that he was being referred to as the “Mr.Macho ” of Nollywood. Since then he has acted in several movies in Nollywood along with top actors and actresses like; Pet Edochie, Saint Obi, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke etc.
Some the movies he has featured in are;
- Blood money
- Crossing the red sea
- The Ghost
- Broad day light
- Mafians against mafians
- 3 black birds
- Knock out
- Senior king of devil
- Struggle for justice
- State of emergency
- Black diamond
- War front
- Light out
- End of state of emergency
- Krakraye the truth
- 12 sons of Jacob
- Beauty of the gods
- Ijele etc.
In the course of his acting career, Gentle Jack has received awards which includes;
- Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria by African Movie Academy Awards.
- Best Actor of the year by the City people entertainment awards.
- Best Actor in leading role by the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Gentle Jack is among the richest Nollywood actors. He made it known that some producers that can’t afford him look for cheaper options, and those that can afford and knows his worth and always look for him. No wonder, Wale Adenuga featured him in his comedy film, Knockout. Gentle Jack is estimated to worth over 800 million naira.
Where is Gentle Jack?
Gentle Jack made it known that he has relocated to Potharcourt which is where he comes from because he has been living in Lagos since he was born. In his social media handle, Gentle Jack expressed his displeasure over the way by which cables and other stations no longer show action movies as the show other movies, which according to him has affected the area of acting in which he desires most.
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