Some career switches are deemed impossible, especially the type of switch U.S. Coast guard Veteran Noel Mirabal made to act in movies. Noel Mirabal excelled and had a fruitful career as a United States Coast Guardsmen whose enlistment ended in 2014 after eight years of active service and an honorable discharge. It was a textbook case of completing a phase of what he had to do and pursuing an interest that he enjoys.
Noel Mirabal graduated with double associate degrees in Criminal Justice and Drama from Miami Dade College. After his time in the Coast Guard service, Noel’s acting career kicked off by playing specialty background in different television shows in Atlanta, Georgia. Not long after, he got a recurring role in the comedy series, “Hialeah,” where he plays “Joelito Sanchez.” He also plays a lead supporting role in the feature film “Pan American” and a supporting role as “Samuel” in the streaming series and graphic novel, “Discernment.”
Noel has featured mostly in television shows and internet advertisements like Florida’s Department of Health “H.I.V Awareness Campaign,” Kentucky Fried Chicken’s “Rodaje,” Ford Puerto Rico “Holidays,” Simple Mobile’s “Dude,” GoGo SqueeZ, and Grande Games Unlimited’s “Cash Frenzy” etc. Over the years, Noel Mirabal and his entire brand have survived on qualities like persistence, sacrifice, determination, and respect. He hopes to connect with members of the military, aspiring actors, veterans, and actors.
The Noel Mirabal brand is distinct from others through his determination to succeed on his own. “I’ve never sat around and thought about what other people are doing. If I did, I’d just be wasting time.” Noel believes in being a DOER, which has reflected in his career trajectory over the years. In his words, “I never knew I wanted to be an actor. It just kind of happened out of the “blue.” I had just finished my time in service with the United States Coast Guard, and one morning around 3 a.m., I found myself just randomly searching for “casting notices.” One casting notice I saw required people with military experience, and all I did was submit a regular selfie and my professional resume as I had no prior acting experience. I got a chance at an audition for which I drove for 12 hours. I spent three days auditioning in this boot camp style audition, sleeping in my car. Three days later, I got the role, and the journey began.”
His first movie role was for a film called “Allegiant,” and he fell in love with acting at that point. He went back to Miami Dade College to earn his Associate degree in Drama. Since his foray into the acting world, Noel Mirabal has not looked back, and for him, that’s the only thing he sees himself doing in the foreseeable future.
He hopes to keep working and landing major movie roles while living in the best conditions with his family. Noel Mirabal has changed his story from “the kid with nothing” to “the man living out his dreams. I grew up in unfavorable conditions, and those conditions shouldn’t determine who or what you will become in the future. “You” are responsible for who you want to become, and no one can change or take that away from you.”
Learn more about Noel Mirabal on the official website.