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J. R. Ramirez is a Cuban-American actor. He is best known for his series regular role of Detective Jared Vasquez on the NBC series Manifest. Prior, he was a series regular and beloved fan favorite as Julio on Starz series Power and Oscar Arocho on Netflix series Jessica Jones produced by Marvel. He also played Ted Grant / Wildcat in a recurring role in the third season of Arrow.

J. R. Ramirez
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Ramirez in 2014
Years active2008–present

Early lifeEdit

Ramirez was born in Matanzas,[1] Cuba. When he was a baby, his family moved to the United States and he was raised in Tampa, Florida.[2]


Ramirez played a recurring character on the first season of Power before being promoted to a regular cast member in the second season.[3] He followed up by having a recurring appearance as Ted Grant / Wildcat on the third season of Arrow,[4] before joining the second season of Jessica Jones as Oscar Arocho.[5][6] In February 2018, Ramirez was cast as Detective Jared Vasquez in the NBC series Manifest.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 I Will Follow Percy
2012 The Coalition Lonzo Ramirez
2015 Drunk Wedding Cal
2018 Sun Dogs Staff Sgt. Kendrick
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2010 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Diego Hernandez 10 episodes
2010 Hacienda Heights Eddie Jr. 11 episodes
2012 GCB DoDo Episode: "Revelation"
2013 90210 Billy Episode: "Misery Loves Company"
2013 Emily Owens M.D. Dr. AJ Aquino 3 episodes
2014–2017 Power Julio 36 episodes
2014–2015 Arrow Ted Grant / Wildcat 4 episodes
2016 Rosewood Frank Escajeda Episode: "Keritan & Kissyface"
2018–2019 Jessica Jones Oscar Arocho 11 episodes
2018–present Manifest Detective Jared Vasquez Main cast


  1. ^ "J.R. Ramirez short bio". Facebook. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ Yohannes, Alamin (20 October 2014). "A Chat with J.R. Ramirez – 'Arrow's Wildcat". Hollywood Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ Anop, Nirat (16 August 2014). "Power - JR Ramirez - Promoted to Regular for Season 2". Spoiler TV Fleming. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 29, 2014). "J.R. Ramirez To Play Wildcat On Arrow Season 3". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Abrams, Natalie (July 31, 2017). "Jessica Jones Adds Power Star J.R. Ramirez in Season 2". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Dinh, Christine (July 31, 2017). "J.R. Ramirez Joins Marvel's Jessica Jones". Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (February 26, 2018). "Manifest: J.R. Ramirez Cast In NBC Pilot From Jeff Rake & Robert Zemeckis". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2018.

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