Some people have the amazing tale of finding a second path after one significant chapter closes. Whether it’s NBA players coming into new ventures after retirement or enlisted servants coming out of active duty and into civilian success, these stories are always inspiring. One such story is that of Noel Mirabal, who has found a newfound passion after serving in the Coast Guard for a good portion of his life.
Moving from active duty in the United States Coast Guard into the thresholds of the entertainment industry, Noel Mirabal has shown both dedication and drive in all he has done. Accordingly, his hard work has been rewarded by a slew of opportunities, all of which he hasn’t allowed to go to waste. After his end of enlistment in 2014, Noel transitioned into reserve status and started to contemplate his next steps in life. Out of a move of serendipity, he would discover a casting notice for actors with military experience.
Noel Mirabal had previously pursued two associates degrees: one in Criminal Justice and another in Drama, both earned from the Miami Dade College in 2017. What most would consider a fork in the road to a life well-lived, the veteran turned actor would discover one linear pursuit of happiness and fulfillment. So after finding out that casting notice, he would drive to Atlanta to audition.
Upon arriving in Atlanta, Noel would sleep out of his car and shower out of the local gym to save cash and accommodate his shot at a second calling. Three days after his audition, he received word that he had received the part he went for. Everything after that is history.
Since that fateful encounter, Noel Mirabal has found considerable success in the television and acting world. He started locally in Atlanta, primarily acting for television shows in the area. Since then, he has received many leads and supporting roles in films, including the show “Purple Gang,” the tale of an immigrant family that would become one o the most dominant gangs in America. Through the show, Noel would work with producer Ramon Alejandro Urdaneta and director Omar Sotto, which would open him up to more opportunities for acting work.
Other pivotal roles that the Cuban-American actor has played include portraying Joelito Sanchez in the comedy series entitled “Hialeah” and Detective Luis Sanchez in Discovery ID’s “Grave Mysteries.” Noel has also appeared on many television and digital commercials, including Florida’s Department of Health’s “H.I.V Awareness Campaign,” Kentucky Fried Chicken’s “Rodaje,” Ford Puerto Rico “Holidays,” Simple Mobile’s “Dude,” GoGo SqueeZ, and many others.
Carrying the stern discipline, hard work, and commitment that he picked up from the Coast Guard, Noel has become a favorite on-screen and behind the scenes. He combines real-life experience with his adaptability and devotion to becoming the best he can be in the world of entertainment and acting. He’s a man of action who puts just as much heart into portraying various roles as he once did while protecting the waters of Miami with his comrades.
Noel also continues to serve the community as a volunteer for the Homestead Center for the Arts. Moreover, the actor has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who for his success, determination, and drive to excel in all he does.