Danny Ramirez

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Danny Ramirez
Born (1992-09-17) September 17, 1992 (age 29)[1][2]

Danny Ramirez (born September 17, 1992 in Chicago) is an American actor.[3] He is best known for his role as Wes in The Gifted, Mario Martinez in the TV series On My Block.

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. He tried American football and soccer, but injuries did not allow him to succeed.[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 then reoccurred as Wes on Fox's The Gifted and as 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 and then as Chip shortly after in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Valley Girl musical remake.

Recently, he has wrapped director Katharine O'Brien's Lost Transmissions opposite of 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, Ramirez's casting was announced for 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]

In 2021, he will be in the movie Root Letter, based on a Japanese video game.[11]

In January 2022, Ramirez was cast in Stars at Noon directed by Claire Denis.[12]

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
Root Letter Not yet released Carlos Alvarez Post production[11]
2022 Chestnut Not yet released Post production[13]
2022 Plus/Minus Not yet released Gabe Post production[14]


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


  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 Frater, Patrick (September 20, 2019). "Danny Ramirez to Star in Film Adaptation of 'Root Letter' Video Game (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 14, 2022). "Danny Ramirez Joins A24's 'Stars At Noon' From Claire Denis". Deadline Hollywood.
  13. ^ 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.
  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.

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