J.R. Ramirez (“Emily Owens, MD,” “Power”) has been cast as Ted ‘Wildcat’ Grant on the upcoming third season of “Arrow” on The CW. The character it set to be introduced on the show in the upcoming third season with the role potentially being a recurring one.
In the comics, he was the mentor of various masked vigilantes including the Black Canary. In “Arrow” he’ll serve a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s arc this season. His character in this version is a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth.
Wildcat is one of several major DC comic characters joining the show this season, the most high-profile addition being villain Ra’s al Ghul whom has yet to be cast.