Actor Danny Ramirez is still in the early years of his career, but he’s already soared to some pretty high heights – pun most definitely intended. Last year he made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing Joaquin Torres in the Disney+ original series The Falcon In The Winter Solider (a role he is set to reprise in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order), and this summer he had a supporting role in the biggest movie of the season: Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick.
He appears to have a very bright future ahead of him, and it’s all the more exciting because of the way that he learned to push himself in the making of the hit 2022 movie.
Speaking with ComicBookMovie, Danny Ramirez reflected on his experiencing working on Top Gun: Maverick and performing while flying in airborne jets, and he explained that it required him to break through a personal glass ceiling as a performer. It was a multitasking effort, and the challenge was in doing everything right at exactly the right time. Said the actor,
On a normal movie set, performers are surrounded by department heads and crewmembers dedicated to specific details of the production and making sure that everything is perfect, but that doesn’t really work when an actor is sitting in the cockpit of a plane flying through the air at high speed. The responsibilities of a team because the responsibilities of an individual, and it sounds like Danny Ramirez took that very seriously in the making of Top Gun: Maverick.
Continuing, the Falcon And The Winter Soldier actor expressed that he expects that his work on the Tom Cruise movie will impact how he works in the future. Making Top Gun: Maverick raised his awareness of what he can do as an actor, and it sounds like the movie may have also started a more permanent appreciation of aviation. Said Ramirez,
Danny Ramirez has had a busy 2022 on beyond his work as Lt. Mickey ‘Fanboy’ Garcia in Top Gun: Maverick. Those looking for something spooky to watch this Halloween should check out No Exit (available with a Hulu subscription), and he has key roles in the Netflix original Look Both Ways and the new thriller Root Letter. He is in the new Claire Denis film Stars At Noon, which comes out this October, and plays the male lead in the “La Doña” episode of the horror anthology series Tales Of The Walking Dead.
Top Gun: Maverick is still playing in theaters nationwide (it ranked sixth at the box office this weekend), and you can learn about all of the movies still to come out this year via our 2022 Movie Release Calendar.