Gentle Jack is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, director, an entrepreneur and a television personality.
He was born on the 20th of November, 1970 in Abonnema in Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers state, in south southern Nigeria. He is widely known and described as Nollywood legend because of his muscular body.
He had his primary and secondary education in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and later Ogun State Polytechnics, Abeokuta. Owing to personal reason, he left for Fitness School (Hellymag Fitness School), where he studied and acquired fitness and Nutrition skills and became a body therapist.
His Acting Career
Gentle Jack joined Nollywood in 1997. However, his journey to success in acting was not without huddles. He had a humble beginning, but by dint of hard work and determination to succeed, he emerged a superstar in the movie industry.
With the help of his brother, Gbasemi Tariah, he made his journey into acting featuring in his first movie, “Blood Money” he acted alongside Pete Edochie.
He rose to popularity in 1998 after starring in a hit movie “Vuga”, a movie he acted with Genevieve Nnaji. He became more prominent in Nollywood because of his muscular body and excellent performances as a brilliant actor.
He is known to acts mostly in action movies alongside top Nollywood stars like Jim Iyke, Sam Dede, Saint Obi, Alaso Wariboko, Zubby Michael, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Emma Ehimadu, J.T. Tomwest among others.
He plays the role of an armed robber, cultist, kidnapper and sometimes bodyguards in most movies. His large body built is gives him an edge over his Nollywood counterparts.
Gentle Jack is such a talented, highly gifted in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He has acted over 150 movies, some of which include Blood Money, The Ghost, Black Diamond, Ebube, War Front, Light Out, Ijele and several others too numerous to mention here.
Gentle Jack often described as a Nollywood legend is a recipient of several awards including:
- Most prominent actor in Nigeria at the African Academy Awards
- Best actor of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- Best actor in a leading role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- A two-time multiple winner of Abuja Carnival King Awards.
Gentle Jack is happily married with children.
Gentle Jack is also a successful entrepreneur and is said to have a Gym Outfit in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
His Net Worth
Gentle Jack is a muscular and prominent Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest, creative and most influential with a net worth of about $800,000 dollars.