Stephen Amell (born May 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor
He is known for his role on the television series Rent-a-Goalie, as well as his work co-starring opposite Shirley MacLaine and Mischa Barton in the feature length motion picture Closing the Ring.
He also 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.
Amell 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 In My Hair and Heartland.
Amell, credited as 'Steve Amell,' appeared in three episodes of the fourth season of Queer as Folk as the Liberty Ride spinning instructor.
On December 3rd 2010 Amell joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries as werewolf 'Brady' for season 2.[
Amell starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime movie Justice for Natalee Holloway which originally aired in May 2011.
On October 2nd, 2011, Season 3 of HBO's TV series Hung premiered with Amell starring as busboy-turned-prostitute 'Jason', a younger rival "ho" to Thomas Jane's 'Ray Drecker'. And in 90210 Season 4 Episodes 4 & 5 as Jim.
Amell announced on October 28th 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.
The Hollywood Reporter announced on November 9th, 2011 that Amell booked the recurring role of "Scottie", a paramedic on ABC's primetime medical drama Private Practice. Amell began filming mid-November and has said via his Facebook page that the episodes will likely begin airing in January.
In January 2012, Amell was cast as the titular character in the The CW series Arrow, a re-imaging of the comic-book character Green Arrow.
Year Film Role Notes
2006 The House Next Door Buddy Harrelson TV film
2007 The Tracey Fragments Detective
2008 Screamers: The Hunting Guy Direct-to-video
2009 The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice Philip Seaver TV film
2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway Joran Van Der Sloot TV film
Stay with Me Travis Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Queer as Folk Spinning Instructor guest star
Degrassi: The Next Generation Doorman guest star
2005 Missing Ian Harrington guest star
Tilt Ian Harrington guest star
Beautiful People Jason guest star
Dante's Cove Adam guest star
2006-2008 Rent-a-Goalie Billy cast member
2007 ReGenesis Craig Riddlemeyer guest star
2007-2010 Heartland Nick guest star
2007-2009 Da Kink in My Hair Matthew guest star
2009 Flashpoint Peter Henderson guest star
2010 Blue Mountain State Travis guest star
CSI: Miami Peter Truitt guest star
NCIS: Los Angeles Marine Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Weaver guest star
2011 The Vampire Diaries Brady guest star
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A.J. Gust guest star
90210 Jim guest star
Hung Jason guest star
2011-2012 New Girl Kyle guest star
2012 Private Practice Scott Becker guest star
Arrow Oliver Queen/Green Arrow Main Role
First of all, the costume is designed by Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Chicago and more), and it looks pretty damn slick. Here’s what Arrow pilot director/executive producer David Nutter had to say about the show and the costume:
“When I directed the pilot for Smallville, I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. Arrow is a different show — darker and harder-edged — but it’s the same core idea. We’re creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood’s great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort.”
Arrow also stars Katie Cassidy (Supernatural) and David Ramsay (Blue Bloods). The pilot was executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg, and Nutter, who is directing from a teleplay by Kreisberg & Guggenheim, and story by Berlanti & Guggenheim. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-executive producer.