Gentle Jack is a legendary Nollywood actor, director, producer, television personality, bodybuilder and a philanthropist. He was born on 20th November 1970 in Abonnema in Kalabari kingdom of Rivers State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 47 years old. He is popularly known worldwide as Vuga. He hails from Abonnema in Kalabari kingdom of Rivers State, Nigeria.
He had his nursery education in Lagos State, Nigeria and his primary and secondary education in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria where he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his primary and secondary school education in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria, Gentle Jack got admission into Ogun State Polytechnic in Abeokuta and later quit his studies due to personal reason. After which he left for Hellymag fitness school where he studied Fitness and Nutrition and then became a body therapist.
In 1997, Gentle Jack joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) through the help of his brother Gbasemi Tariah, and acted in his first movie titled “Blood Money” alongside with Pete Edochie. In 1998, Gentle Jack rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Vuga” alongside with Genevieve Nnaji. Since then he has featured in several Nollywood movies. He is often referred to as Nollywood’s Macho man because of his large muscle and body building structure and sometimes he is being hailed by his fans as Nollywood living legend.
Gentle Jack act mostly in action movies alongside with Saint Obi, Jim Iyke, J.T Tom West and Sam Dede. He often acts as a terrorists, arm robber, cultist, warrior and sometimes bodyguard in several movies. He fits very well in that kind of role because of his physical appearance and body structure.
His muscular physique has always being a reference point in Nollywood. He also runs a body fitness equipment outfit in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria. Gentle Jack has also won the Abuja carnival king twice and has featured in uncountable number of movies In Nigeria.
Gentle Jack has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies which include Vuga, Blood Money, War Front, The Ghost, Light Out, State of Emergency, Black Diamond, Ebube, Ijele, etc. Gentle Jack is currently married with beautiful kids and lives in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria with his family. He is fund of acting as an armed robber, bodyguard and warrior in movies due to his body fitness.
Gentle Jack has won several movie awards which include Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Gentle Jack is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $800,000.