J.R. Ramirez Cast as Wildcat for ‘Arrow’ Season 3
Arrow continues to pull from the DC Universe — Wildcat will be making his way to Starling City this season, and he’ll play a major role in Laurel’s character development.
The addition of Wildcat was announced at SDCC 2014, but at the time, it was unknown who would be cast in the role. Deadline has confirmed that J.R. Ramirez (Power) will be playing Ted Grant, aka Wildcat.
In the DC Comics, Ted Grant is a member of the Justice Society for America, as well as the mentor and trainer of other masked vigilantes, including the Black Canary. On Arrow, Ted “Wildcat” Grant will be a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youths. A man with a mysterious past, he will play a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s (Katie Cassidy) arc.