Arrow Casts Fringe Vet Kirk Acevedo as Version of DC Villain Richard Dragon

Richard Dragon is coming to Star City, with veteran actor Kirk Acevedo bringing the DC Comics bad guy to life.

The character’s Arrow arrival was announced during Comic-Con International in San Diego, though the actor filling the role was kept a secret. Today, The CW revealed that Acevedo, well-known to television audiences from his time on FringeOzand Kingdom, will bring Richard Dragon (aka Ricardo Diaz) to the Arrowverse.

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“A hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Ricardo Diaz (Acevedo) is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld,” the character’s official breakdown reads. “A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can’t take down.” The villain is slated to be a regular throughout the series’ sixth season.

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