Cuban-American Actor in Major Film Furious 7

Jorge Ferragut plays a Dominican priest opposite Vin Diesel

By Eileen Faxas
Published on LatinoLA: April 9, 2015

Cuban-American Actor in Major Film Furious 7

Cuban-American actor Jorge Ferragut is having a pinch-me, dream-come-true moment.?á The Havana-born, Texas-bred actor debuts in the blockbuster FURIOUS 7. ?á

The latest installment of the Fast & The Furious rake more than $100 million in the opening weekend.?á Ferragut, who graduated college with a business degree, plays a Dominican priest opposite Vin Diesel in a scene so secretive, the actor is not allowed to talk about it.?á "My scene packs a couple of big surprises for longtime fans of the film, so the production didn't photos or video of it, and I even signed a confidentiality agreement." ?á

"It's awesome," said Ferragut, "It's incredibly difficult to get a role in a feature film, and to think it's coming in such a major motion picture is very gratifying." ?á ?á ?á

Ferragut had a thriving career in technology and advertising when the acting bug bit. He made headway in South Florida's booming bilingual commercial market and eventually made his network TV debut in the Charlie's Angels reboot on ABC. ?á

Ferragut shot Furious 7 on location in Atlanta and says being fluent in Spanish was key to being cast in both Furious 7 and in HBO's Boardwalk Empire this season, adding, "I'm proud my roots are helping me open doors."?á?á

What's next for the up and coming actor??á"I'm reading a script for a short film bound for the festival circuit." ?áBut the priority is enjoying the moment: ?á"This is a small scene in a big movie, and I'm happy to be part of a poignant moment the fans are going to love."?á


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