J.R. Ramirez

Emily Owens alum J.R. Ramirez has been tapped to play Wildcat on Arrow's third season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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.

Arrow's Andrew Kreisberg teases new love interests, villains and surprising returns

Speaking of the new season, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently revealed to TVGuide.com that Laurel will be getting a new love interest. Could Wildcat be it? We'll find out when Arrow premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c on The CW.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS, one of The CW's parent companies.)

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