Stephen Adam Amell (born May 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the TV show Arrow (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jonas in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Amell appeared in two episodes of the fourth season of Queer as Folk as the Liberty Ride spinning instructor in 2004. Amell played Adam in the first season of the television series Dante’s Cove; he was replaced in the second season by Jon Fleming. In 2007, Amell won a Gemini Award for his guest-starring role on ReGenesis. The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.
He had recurring roles in the TV series Da Kink my hair and Hartland. On December 3, 2010, Amell joined the cast of The Vampires Diaries as werewolf ‘Brady’ for season 2.
Amell starred as Jordan Van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Hollaway, which originally aired in May 2011.
On October 2, 2011, season 3 of HBO’s series Hung premiered with Amell starring as busboy-turned-prostitute Jason, a younger rival “ho” to Thomas Jane’s Ray Drecker. He also appeared as Jim in the fourth season of 90210.
Amell announced on October 28, 2011, that he had just finished filming the Christmas episode of New Girl with Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield. He touches on the experience of filming his first “network half-hour comedy” in an interview with Daemon’s TV. On November 9, 2011, Amell was announced for the recurring role of Scottie, a paramedic on ABC’s Private Practice. He also plays the role of Travis in Blue Mountain State
In January 2012, Amell was cast as the title character in The CW series Arrow, a re-imagining of the comic-book character Green Arrow.
Amell co-starred in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, released on June 3, 2016, as vigilante Casey Jones.