Gentle Jack Biography: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Wife, Wiki, Children

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 29, 2024

Gentle Jack is a Nigerian actor who has made a name for himself in the Nollywood industry. He is best known for his role as Vuga, the fearless and ruthless warrior of the same name in the movie.

He has starred in many other movies, such as Blood Money, The King and the Maidens, and Last Burial.

He is an actor, director, producer, television personality, bodybuilder, and philanthropist. He is among the most memorable Nollywood actors of the 90s and 2000s.


  • Full name: Gentle Jack Nwamaka Ogor
  • Nickname: Vuga
  • Date of birth: November 20, 1970
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Abonnema, Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Actor, director, producer, television personality, bodybuilder, philanthropist
  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Michelle Nwamaka Ogor
  • Children: Zion and one other
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $1.5 million

Early Life & Education

Gentle Jack, who is currently 54 years old, was born on November 20, 1970 in Abonnema, Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers State, Nigeria.

He belongs to the Kalabari ethnic group, a sub-group of the Ijaw people. He attended both elementary and high school in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He was interested in sports and fitness from a young age and participated in various athletic activities, such as football, boxing, and wrestling.

He also developed a love for acting and drama, and he joined several theatre groups in his school and community.

He later received a certification in fitness and nutrition for body therapists from Hellymag Fitness School.

Personal Life

Gentle Jack is married to Michelle Nwamaka Ogor, a Nigerian. They met in 1998 when Michelle worked as a banker in Lagos.

They dated for two years and got married in 2000. They are blessed with two children, a son named Zion and another child whose name is not public.

Michelle and the children are based in the US, while Gentle Jack stays in Nigeria to pursue his acting career.

They maintain a long-distance relationship, and they visit each other frequently. They are a happy and supportive family.


Gentle Jack started his acting career in 1993 when he joined the Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood.

He got his first major role 1995 when he played the lead character in the movie Vuga, directed by Chico Ejiro. The movie was a huge success, launching Gentle Jack into stardom.

He became known for his muscular physique, deep voice, and ability to portray tough and intimidating characters. He was nicknamed Vuga after his breakthrough role.

He featured in many other movies, such as Blood Money, The King and the Maidens, Last Burial, State of Emergency, Executive Crime, and The Senator.

He worked with prominent Nollywood actors and actresses, such as Pete Edochie, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, and Ramsey Nouah.

He also ventured into directing and producing, and he has several movies to his credit, such as The Return of Vuga, The Return of the Senator, and The Return of the King.

He has won several awards and recognitions for his acting career, such as the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, the Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nollywood Movies Awards.

He is also a television personality and has hosted several shows, such as The Gentle Jack Show, The Vuga Show, and The Body Show.

He is also a bodybuilder and has competed in several fitness competitions, such as the Mr. Nigeria, the Mr. Africa, and the Mr. Universe. He is also a philanthropist and has donated to various causes, such as education, health, and sports.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @gentlejackofficial
  • Twitter handle: @gentlejackvuga


  • Vuga
  • Blood Money
  • The King and the Maidens
  • Last Burial
  • State of Emergency
  • Executive Crime
  • The Senator
  • The Return of Vuga
  • The Return of the Senator
  • The Return of the King
  • The Bodyguard
  • The Warrior
  • The Legend
  • The Boss
  • The Godfather

Net Worth

Gentle Jack is one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria.

He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, which he earned from his acting, directing, producing, and hosting career.

He also has several endorsements and sponsorships from various brands, such as MTN, Glo, and Guinness.

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