Who is Lin-Manuel Miranda? The actor will play the role of God Hermes in Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to join the roster of up-and-coming actors in the highly anticipated fantasy action series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In the series, he will be seen playing the role of the messenger of the gods, Hermes.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a 42-year-old critically acclaimed theater artist, composer, filmmaker, lyricist and actor who entered the acting world with his role as Pete in the 1996 film Clayton’s friends.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Set to debut on Disney Plus in 2024. The fantasy series was taken from the highly acclaimed five-novel series of the same name by acclaimed American author Rick Riordan.
Since the release of the official teaser for September 11, 2022, audiences have been excited to see how Season 1 of the series will pan out. Now, the news of actor Lin-Manuel Miranda joining the cast has made fans even more excited.
A look back at Lin-Manuel Miranda and his filmography before the release of Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+.
Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Music Composer Behind Fan-Favorite Disney Musicals Like Moana and Encanto
Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known for his portrayal of the character Alexander Hamilton in the 2020 film Hamilton. His other memorable film roles include Jack in the 2018 film Mary Poppins Returns and Vivo in the 2021 movie Live.
Miranda has also been seen in a number of television series, including as Ruben Marcado in Do no harmLee Scoreby in Its dark materials and Gizmoduck / Sheriff Marshall Cabrera in the anime duck tales. His other TV series credits include The Sopranos, sesame street, modern family, how I Met Your Mother, BoJack Rider, Brooklyn nine-nineand more.
The actor made his directorial debut with the highly acclaimed and beloved 2021 film, Tick, tick… Boom! with Andrew Garfield. He was also a music composer for several notable movies, including those from Disney Moana, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Encanto and a few others.
Over the years, Lin-Manuel Miranda has starred in several notable plays, including In the heights, We ride happily, West Side Story, 21 Chump Street, hamilton, Tick, tick… Boom!, Wretched, Freestyle Love Supreme and a few others.
The actor has also been part of several other well-known documentary films, such as The Funny Life by Timothy Green, Speech & Debate, Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go, soul summer, Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic and much more.
In short, on Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Dan Shotz and Jonathan E. Steinberg served as the creators of the all-new Disney Plus series, with Pierre Gill serving as cinematographer.
Steinberg and Shotz also served as executive producers on the series, alongside James Bobin, Rebecca Riordan, Rick Riordan, Bert Salke, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jet Wilkinson, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg.
Don’t forget to watch Percy Jackson and the Olympians Season 1, arriving in 2024, on Disney+.