If the name Danny Ramirez isn’t on your lips yet…it will be very soon thanks to the Top Gun sequel.
The sequel to the 1986, highly renowned film was released in theaters on May 24, 2022. The story picks up 30 years later with Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (played by Tom Cruise) training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission.
In addition to Cruise, the original movie also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, and Val Kilmer. Except for Cruise and Kilmer, none of the other OG cast members are in the sequel. But expect to see some additional new faces.
A few well-known stars are joining the cast such as Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, and Jon Hamm. As well as some newer faces, including Insecure leading-man Jay Ellis, Greg Tarzan Davis, and Danny Ramirez. The latter is the Chicago-born actor of Colombian and Mexican descent, Danny Ramirez who plays Lt. Mickey “Fanboy” Garcia in the film.
As you watch Top Gun: Maverick you may be wondering where else you’ve seen Ramirez before. Ramirez has been acting for several years. He made his TV debut in 2015 on Showtime’s, The Affair followed by roles on NBC’s Blindspot and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.
Here are some other notable TV spots and film roles where you may have recognized Ramirez.
Mario Martinez in ‘On My Block’
On My Block follows a group of high school students as they navigate their way through adolescence, friendships, relationships, and their neighborhood. Ramirez plays Mario Martinez, who’s a recurring character on the show. He is mostly featured at the beginning of season 1 and appears sporadically throughout season 2.
Timothy Reyes in ‘This Is Not a War Story’
This is Not a War Story is centered around a group of veterans who have returned from their tours of duty and are trying to acclimate back into society by creating unusual art. Ramirez plays Timothy Reyes who is the focus of the film’s captivating opening moments that follow him as he restlessly roams about the New York subway system.
Ash in ‘No Exit’
No Exit is a 2022 thriller film based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Taylor Adams. It follows Darby (played by Havana Rose Liu), a recovering drug addict who discovers a kidnapping in progress while stranded at a rest stop during a blizzard. Ramirez plays Ash who is one of the inhabitants seeking shelter from the storm at a visitors center and is also one of the suspects
Joaquin Torres in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a spin-off series that follows Sam Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (played by Sebastian Stan) as they team up in a global adventure. The events follow that of Avengers: Endgame. Ramirez plays Joaquín Torres, a United States Air Force lieutenant and intelligence officer, and a friend of Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon.
Diamond in ‘Assassination Nation’
Assassination Nation follows a group of high school friends named Lily, Sarah, Em, and Bex. The film takes place in the fictional town of Salem, which descends into chaos and violence after a data hack exposes and leaks personal secrets about many of its residents. The four friends must fight to survive while coping with the consequences of the hack. Ramirez plays Diamond, Bex’s love interest.