Manny Jacinto to star alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Manny Jacinto's The Good Place
Manny Jacinto at the Comic Con. Credits to NBC The Good Place.

Manny Jacinto’s hit American television series “The Good Place” goes into its 4th and final season today, September 26, but his fans can look forward to seeing him next on the big screen.

Jacinto, whose parental heritage is Filipino-Chinese, essays the role of the lovable Jason Mendoza on the award-winning fantasy comedy show about a “heaven-like” community for the dead who have lived righteous lives, created by immortal architect, Michael.

For his portrayal on the hit NBC series, Manny Jacinto has been hailed in Vanity Fair’s 15 Best New TV Characters of 2017 as the “brightest comedic spot in a cast jam-packed with hilarious talent,” the New York Times’ “season’s M.V.P. as the dopey, dutiful Jason,” among many other accolades.

The Emmys and Golden Globes’-nominated The Good Place created by Michael Schur and starring Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto, is wrapping up its successful run on NBC Television after it first went on air in September 2016.

Fans of the Vancouver-based Manny Jacinto can still look forward to seeing him soon portraying a different role, this time on the much-anticipated Paramount Pictures film Top Gun: Maverick set to be released in 2020.

Manny Jacinto with the lead cast of The Good Place wrapping up its final season. Credits to The Good Place.

Jacinto has been revealed to be in the Top Gun: Maverick cast alongside the 1986 blockbuster action drama film’s original star, Tom Cruise.

The plot of the new film has not been announced but the trailer shows the story still revolves around the United States Navy’s elite fighter pilots. Maverick is the call sign of Tom Cruise’s character.

Successful Hollywood actors with Filipino lineage have been gaining worldwide attention such as 4-time Best Actor Darren Criss, Superstore’s and Crazy Rich Asians’ Nico Santos, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Vincent Rodriguez.

WATCH the new Top Gun film’s trailer here and SEND congratulations in the comments below to Manny Jacinto for his excellent performance on The Good Place, and well wishes for his upcoming film!

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