Danny Ramirez

American actor
Danny Ramirez
Born (1992-09-17) September 17, 1992 (age 30)[1][2]
Years active2016-present

Danny Ramirez (born September 17, 1992) is an American actor.[3] He is best known for his roles as Wes in The Gifted, Mario Martinez in On My Block, Joaquin Torres in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Lt. Mickey "Fanboy" Garcia in Top Gun: Maverick (2022).

Early life

Ramirez was born in Chicago and raised in Miami. He is of Colombian and Mexican descent. He attended Miami Coral Park Senior High School. Growing up he wanted to be an athlete and he tried American football and soccer. He says that after encountering injuries it took him a year to realize he would need a new career.[3]


Danny Ramirez made his television debut on Showtime's, The Affair followed by roles on NBC's Blindspot and the feature film, Rapid Eye Movement while attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.[4]

He played a reoccurring role as Wes on Fox's The Gifted and he was Mario Martinez on the hit Netflix series On My Block. He also guest-starred in Orange Is the New Black. His first notable film credits came shortly after graduating in Sam Levinson's Assassination Nation[5][6] which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He was Chip shortly after that in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's remake of the musical Valley Girl.

Recently he has wrapped director Katharine O'Brien's Lost Transmissions (with Simon Pegg, Juno Temple, and Alexandra Daddario) which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019, Richard Bates Jr.'s Tone-Deaf which premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2019 and David Raboy's The Giant, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019.[7]

In August 2018, it was announced Ramirez would be in Top Gun: Maverick, along with Tom Cruise.[8]

In November 2018, Ramirez was presented the Third Annual NYU Stonestreet Granite Award, which was previously awarded to Miles Teller and Rachel Brosnahan.[9]

In 2021, Ramirez played Joaquin Torres in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[10] He will reprise his role in the upcoming film Captain America: New World Order in 2024.[11]

He is to appear in the 2021 movie Root Letter, based on a Japanese video game.[12]

In January 2022, Ramirez was cast in Stars at Noon directed by Claire Denis.[13]

In February 2022, he starred in Hulu's thriller No Exit as Ash.


Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Assassination Nation Diamond
2019 Tone-Deaf Rodrigo
Lost Transmissions Jake
The Giant Brady
Silo Daniel 'Lucha' Mendoza
2020 This is Not a War Story LCpl Timothy Reyes
Valley Girl Chip [10]
2022 No Exit Ash Garver
Top Gun: Maverick Lieutenant Mickey "Fanboy" Garcia
Stars at Noon Costa Rican Policeman
Look Both Ways Gabe[14]
Root Letter Not yet released Carlos Alvarez Post production[12]
Chestnut Not yet released Post production[15]
2024 Captain America: New World Order Not yet released Joaquin Torres Pre-production[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Affair Moving Kid 1 episode
Blindspot Panicked Student 1 episode
2017 Orange Is The New Black Paolo 1 episode
The Gifted Wes 3 episodes
2018 On My Block Mario Martinez 4 episodes[10]
2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Joaquin Torres 5 episodes[10]
2022 Tales of the Walking Dead Eric 1 episode


  2. ^ "Next Gen Talent 2020: The Hollywood Reporter's Rising Young Stars Revealed". Hollywood Reporter. November 18, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Danny Ramirez is ready to take flight". The Face. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Schutz, Lauren (October 7, 2015). "Some hope for drama majors: Meet the NYU senior heading for the silver screen". The Tab. The Tab. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Felperin, Leslie (February 9, 2018). "'Assassination Nation': Film Review Sundance 2018". Hollywoodreporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Nicholson, Amy (January 23, 2018). "Sundance Film Review: 'Assassination Nation'". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Giant". TIFF.
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 22, 2018). "'Top Gun: Maverick' Casts Up Flight School Saga Around Tom Cruise". Deadline.
  9. ^ ""Top Gun: Maverick" Danny Ramirez to Receive Third Annual Stonestreet Studio Granite Award". Artvoice. November 28, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d Galuppo, Mia (October 16, 2020). "'On My Block' Actor Danny Ramirez Joins 'Falcon & the Winter Soldier'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Whitten, Sarah (September 10, 2022). "'Captain America: New World Order' Casts Shira Haas as Sabra and Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader". Variety. Archived from the original on September 10, 2022. Retrieved September 10, 2022.
  12. ^ a b Frater, Patrick (September 20, 2019). "Danny Ramirez to Star in Film Adaptation of 'Root Letter' Video Game (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 14, 2022). "Danny Ramirez Joins A24's 'Stars At Noon' From Claire Denis". Deadline Hollywood.
  14. ^ Galuppo, Mia (June 7, 2021). "Luke Wilson, Andrea Savage Join Lili Reinhart in Netflix's 'Plus/Minus' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  15. ^ Lang, Brent (October 5, 2021). "Natalia Dyer, Rachel Keller and Danny Ramirez Starring in Queer Love Triangle Drama 'Chestnut' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2022.

External links

  • Danny Ramirez at IMDb