“Top Gun: Maverick” actor Jay Ellis grew up in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — If you are one of the thousands planning to see “Top Gun: Maverick” this weekend, be on the lookout for Jay Ellis.

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Jay Ellis plays Lt. Reuben ‘Payback’ Fitch in the reboot which came out May 26, 2022. Ellis likely pulled from his own background for the role, as his father spent more than 15 years in the Air Force.

Something that brought him to Tulsa. Popular movie site, IMDb, shows Ellis spent the majority of his childhood traveling with his military family. In an interview, Ellis said he went to Metro Christian Academy for two years and Booker T. Washington for two years.

Tulsa’s Circle Cinema, near Admiral and Lewis, plans to not only show the movie but starting May 30, all showings will include a recorded Q&A with Ellis.

It's Payback time! Starting Mon 5/30, all #TopGunMaverick showtimes will include a recorded Q&A with star Jay...

Posted by Circle Cinema on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Circle Cinema posts that Ellis will talk about his time in Tulsa and experience making the film. The Q&A will begin 15 minutes before listed showtimes.

You can reserve your tickets here.