Who is JR Ramirez?
JR Ramirez was born in the Matanzas, Cuba, on 8 October 1980, and is an actor, best known for initially finding fame through his role in the series “Manifest” playing the character Detective Jared Vasquez. Other roles he’s been known for include “Jessica Jones” in which he played Oscar Arocho, and as Wildcat in “Arrow”.
The Riches of JR Ramirez
Jr Ramirez has a net worth estimated to be over $1 million, earned through success in acting.
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He’s been working in the entertainment industry since 2008, in both film and television roles.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
While JR was born in Cuba, his family move to the US when he was a baby, and they settled in Tampa, Florida where he would grow up. He got his first acting opportunity in 2008 when he was cast in the television show “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” in which he played Diego Hernandez for two years. The sitcom focuses on a large multi-generational family all living in the same home.
While mainly a comedy, the show is known for its over-arching storyline. and it’s tackling of several darker themes such as addiction. After his role in the show, he made his film debut in “I Will Follow”. He then did a few independent projects before appearing as a guest in both “GCB” and “90210”. In 2013, he was given a recurring role in the series “Emily Owens MD” as Dr. AJ Aquino for three episodes; the medical drama only aired for a season and 13 episodes.
Rise to Prominence
The following year, he got one of his most notable roles, as Julio in the series “Power”, which he was a part of for three years. “Power” follows the story of a drug dealer who wishes to leave the criminal life and become a legitimate businessman, but has to tackle his past while balancing his new straightforward life. The show also focuses on several members of his family and other associations, all connected to a larger story.
It attracted a lot of positive attention and critical acclaim during its run, with many critics commenting on its high-quality writing, pace, atmosphere, and acting. It is one of the highest-rated and most-watched shows on the network Starz. While working on “Power”, Ramirez also had a few other projects, including the film “Drunk Wedding” in which he starred alongside Christian Cooke. He also had a recurring role as Wildcat in the CW series entitled “Arrow”, based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, and is a part of a larger television focused universe called the Arrowverse.
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The show has received several awards and positive reviews throughout its run, also responsible for the creation of “The Flash” and “Supergirl”. He made a guest appearance in the show “Rosewood”, before ending his run in “Power” in 2017.
In 2018, JR continued to take notable acting projects, as he was cast in the Netflix series entitled “Jessica Jones”.
The show is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, and is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), centered on the titular character who is a former superhero turned detective. It received a lot of critical acclaim for its noir tone and approach to darker topics. The show aired for a total of three seasons before being canceled by Netflix, as the company cut ties with all of their Marvel shows one after the other. He also worked on the film “Sun Dogs” as the character Staff Sergeant Kendrick.
The show starred Michael Angarano and Melissa Benoist, and premiered at the LA Film Festival before being released through Netflix. One of his latest projects is a lead role in the series “Manifest”, which focuses on a commercial airliner’s passengers and crew – presumed to be dead for over five years, the plane suddenly reappears with everyone intact. The show has aired for a season and 16 episodes, with NBC recently renewing the show for a second season, set to air in 2020.
- It is generally believed that Ramirez is single though he prefers to keep his romantic life away from the public.
- He is fluent in English and Spanish.
- He is very athletically oriented, having been playing sports since he was young. He previously practiced karate and boxing which is one of his favorite fitness activities.
- He also does a lot of hiking, basketball, golf, and tennis.
- He owns a rescue dog.
- One of his favorite actors is Gary Oldman.
- He is a big comic book fan, and has admitted to being obsessed with Batman.
- He also relishes getting villainous roles, as they aren’t offered to him often.