A handsome Canadian actor, Stephen Amell rose through the television ranks with roles on "Queer as Folk" (Showtime, 2000-05), "Dante's Cove" (here!, 2005-07) and "ReGenesis" (The Movie Network, 2004-0...
Toronto, Ontario, CA
|Justice for Natalee Holloway||Actor||n/a||7|
|Arrow||2014 2011 - 2014||Actor||Oliver Queen/ Arrow||20147|
|Private Practice||2012 2006 - 2012||Actor||Scott||20127|
|When Calls the Heart||2013 2012 - 2013||Actor||Wynn||20137|
|The Tonight Show With Jay Leno||2013 1990 - 2013||Actor||Guest||20137|
|Justice for Natalee Holloway||Actor||Joran van der Sloot||7|
|Blue Mountain State||2011 2008 - 2011||Actor||n/a||20117|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||2013 2008 - 2013||Actor||Andrew Weaver||20137|
|Vampire Diaries||2014 2008 - 2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice||Actor||Phillip Seaver||7|
|New Girl||2013 2010 - 2013||Actor||Kyle||20137|
|The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards||2012 2011 - 2012||Presenter||n/a||1|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2013 1999 - 2013||Actor||A.J. Gust||20137|
|CSI: Miami||2011 2001 - 2011||Actor||Peter Truitt||20117|
|Closing the Ring||2013||Actor||Teddy Gordon||20137|
|The House Next Door||Actor||Buddy||7|
|Flashpoint||2012 2006 - 2012||Actor||Peggy||20127|
|90210||2012 2007 - 2012||Actor||n/a||20127|
|Queer as Folk (US)||2004 1999 - 2004||Actor||Spinning Instructor||20047|
|The Tracey Fragments||2008||Actor||Detective||20087|
|Beautiful People||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Jason||20057|
|Tilt||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Bellman (Johnny)||20047|
|The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards||2013 2012 - 2013||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Degrassi: The Next Generation||2013 2000 - 2013||Actor||Doorman||20137|
|Cast as a busboy-turned-prostitute on HBO's "Hung"|
|Joined cast of The Vampire Diaries (The CW) as werewolf Brady|
|Appeared on Canadian family drama series "Heartland"|
|Feature film debut, "The Tracey Fragments"|
|Landed recurring role on "Beautiful People" (ABC Family)|
|Played the titular character on the The CW series "Arrow"|
|Made TV acting debut as a spin class instructor on Showtime drama "Queer as Folk"|
Born May 8, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Stephen Amell was supporting himself as a spinning instructor while pursuing acting when, in a fun bit of serendipity, he made his screen debut with a recurring role as a spinning instructor on "Queer as Folk" (Showtime, 2000-05). After a bit part on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (CTV, 2001-09; MuchMusic, 2010- ), he booked a guest spot on "1-800-Missing" (Lifetime, 2003-06) and a larger recurring role on "Beautiful People" (ABC Family, 2005-06). He was cast on the supernatural gay soap opera "Dante's Cove" (here!, 2005-07) as the ostensibly straight, inevitably gay Adam, but left the show after one season amid a minor controversy; he claimed he had booked other roles that conflicted with the "Dante's" taping, while others said that he (or his girlfriend) balked at Amell enacting onscreen gay love scenes. In later interviews, Amell would avow that it was the former, and that he remained great friends with the show's other actors.
Nevertheless, he went on to win a Gemini Award for his recurring role on the science fiction thriller "ReGenesis" (The Movie Network, 2004-08) and booked a supporting turn as a young soldier in the World War II-themed romantic drama "Closing the Ring" (2007). Amell then notched two years on the Canadian sports sitcom "Rent-a-Goalie" (Showcase, 2006-08), which showcased his athleticism as well as his acting chops, and along with his co-stars, he shared two Best Ensemble Gemini nominations. After recurring on "'Da Kink in My Hair" (Global, 2007-09), he made the leap to mainstream American projects when he booked guest spots on "Blue Mountain State" (Spike, 2010-11), "CSI: Miami" (CBS. 2002-2012), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS, 2009- ) and "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ).
He landed the high-profile role of the real-life accused murderer Joran Van Der Sloot in the biopic "Justice for Natalee Holloway" (Lifetime, 2011) and recurred on "Hung" (HBO, 2009-2011) as the sexually charged Jason, a younger male prostitute vying to run the well-endowed Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) out of business. Continuing his ascent, Amell booked a string of recurring roles on such wildly popular American series as "90210" (The CW, 2008- ), "New Girl" (Fox, 2011- ) and "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007- ), as well as on the Canadian charmer "Heartland" (CBC, 2007- ), and made headlines when it was revealed he was in the running to replace the cancer-stricken Andy Whitfield as "Spartacus" (Starz, 2010- ). Although he did not step into those famous sandals, Amell did book another iconic heroic role - that of Oliver Queen, a.k.a. Green Arrow, on the highly anticipated "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ). Playing a ruthless vigilante who bears physical, mental and emotional scars, Amell again displayed his world class athleticism as well as his magnetic screen presence.
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