Who plays Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai?

COBRA Kai star Xolo Maridueña is transitioning from TV to film in her new venture in the DC Universe.

The 20-year-old is best known for his role as Miguel Diaz in The Karate Kid spin-off, Cobra Kai, in 2018.


Xolo Maridueña plays Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai.

Who is Xolo Mariduegna?

Xolo Maridueña, whose full name is Romario Xolo Maridueña, appeared in the TV series Cobra Kai at the age of 16, but began his career in 2016 in the TV series Parents.

A native of Los Angeles, Maridueña attended Cathedral High School before he joined Young Actors Space (YAS) in California.

The YAS program educates young actors and claims to be a “process-oriented school” with a mission to “educate actors to make good choices, get out of their heads and into their hearts”.

Before he took on the role of Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai, Mariduena already had martial arts experience, albeit ten years prior.

“I did karate for one year in first grade,” Mariduegna said in an interview. Mystery Rock.

He said that at the audition, it was said that if the actor had karate experience, it would give him a better chance of getting the part.

“After I got the role, I thought, ‘Well, I did karate for a year, I’m athletic, this should be easy,’” Maridueña said.

“I went to the first day of training before we even started filming the first season and our film coordinator kicked my ass! It was so cruel, I have never in my life regretted feeling so cocky.”

Where is his acting career heading next?

Maridueña enters the DC Universe to become the next comic book superhero.

His role will draw him into his Blue Beetle form. The character Jaime Reyes becomes the third person to take on the role of a superhero after the two men took on the mantle.

In the DC verse, the role of the superhero Blue Beetle is taken on by a man who worked with the scarab beetle, with the character Dan Garrett taking the mascot first.

Dan Garrett was an archaeologist studying the scarab beetle in an Egyptian tomb when he was granted crime-fighting powers as the Blue Beetle.

Maridueña will now portray the third in a line of Blue Beetle characters as Jaime Reyes, who is bound by the same scarab Dan Garrett received his powers decades earlier.

Xolo Maridueña will return to play Miguel Diaz in the fifth season of Cobra Kai.


Xolo Maridueña will return to play Miguel Diaz in the fifth season of Cobra Kai.1 credit

Maridueña says he will use his experience on Cobra Kai to bring appropriate fighting skills to his new role as Blue Beetle.

“The opportunity at Cobra Kai really blessed me; I can do stunts, we can do crazy things,” he told USA Today.

“Adding this new level of green screen, costumes, CGI and all of that will add a whole new crazy level to it that I’m so excited about.”

Will Xolo Maridueña appear in the fifth season of Cobra Kai?

Although the fourth season of Cobra Kai was released on December 31, 2021, it has been confirmed that filming for the fifth season has already ended.

Because Blue Beetle won’t begin filming until the end of 2022, Maridueña will continue to appear in the fifth season.

He told Variety that he did not intend to leave the series immediately and plans to continue the role of Miguel Diaz.

“I would like to stay here, however long it makes sense… There is nothing more frustrating than following a show as a devoted fan for years and then it didn’t end well,” he said.

“So I hope the show ends when it should end and we can look back on it years from now and say, ‘We have the opportunity to do a spin-off in 35 years because it ended up with people wanting more.’

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