TV - Movies
Why Rooster
From Top Gun:
Maverick Looks
So Familiar
By MARK D. MCKEE
"Top Gun: Maverick” marks the return of Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) and introduces Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, the son of Maverick's old cockpit mate, Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards). Eagle-eyed fans will recognize the actor that portrays "Rooster" onscreen, even behind his mustache.
Miles Teller, who portrays “Rooster,” got his first significant motion picture role in the 2011 remake of "Footloose." Teller then got his moment to shine in the powerful musical drama "Whiplash,” where he stretched his acting chops and displayed his real-life drumming ability.
Teller also played the central antagonist, Peter, in all three movies and the short video game “Divergent.” The actor then appeared as the leader of Marvel's "First Family," Dr. Reed Richards, in 2015’s “Fantastic Four.”
In the Paramount+ series "The Offer,” Teller portrays legendary film producer Albert S. Ruddy.  The actor had the opportunity to meet Ruddy for the series and said, “He's just a wonderful man, and it was a great challenge and a privilege to play him."