Vargas started his career as a member of ABS-CBN Star Circle acting workshop batch 10. From there he had his TV role in the drama soap opera Pangako Sa Yo (My Promise to You) from the same network
. But this Ateneo de Manila graduate was acting in theatre long before the talent scouts lured him into television.
Undoubtedly his breakthrough role came in the film Bridal Shower by Seiko films in which he was able to display his acting potential as a drama actor. This along with the move to the GMA Network opened a slew of opportunities for the young actor.
This move has seen him featured prominently in three notable shows in Philippine television, the daytime drama Daisy Siete and the fantasy series' Encantadia (as Aquil) and Etheria (as Amarro).
His other credits include Laugh to Laugh: Ang Kulit!; I Luv NY; Ang Pagbabago and O-Ha!