Outer Banks on Netflix is the latest teen drama that is a must-watch! This series, which premiered on April 15, is brimming with a talented cast of young actors, of which Chase Stokes takes center stage. Stranger Things fans might recognize him, but Outer Banks is definitely his breakout role. His character, John B., is the ringleader of the Pogues, who are seeking a treasure connected to the disappearance of John’s father. John’s chemistry with his co-stars proves that Stokes has the talent to make his roles work. Before he’s too famous to keep up with, our John B. wiki is the perfect primer on this young actor.
|About Chase Stokes|
|Birth||September 16, 1992|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch|
|Parents||Jeff Stokes, Margaret Hyde-Smith|
|Address||Los Angeles, California|
|Owns||Creative Movement Group|
|Alumni||University of Central Florida, Valencia College, Timber Creek High School|
Chase Stokes Is from Maryland
Chase Stokes, born on September 16, 1992, is the eldest son of Margaret Hyde-Smith and Jeff Stokes. His parents are separated and remarried to new spouses. The actor has younger siblings from his father’s second marriage.
Chase is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. But he spent his high school and college years in Florida. His father, stepmom, and siblings still reside in Maryland.
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Chase Stokes moved to Los Angeles, California with his then-girlfriend in 2017. But before that, he lived in other cities during his early modeling and acting career.
Stokes Worked Various Jobs Before Outer Banks
Sports was a big part of Stoke’s teen years. He played ice hockey while he was a student at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida. He was hoping to play professionally back then, but he couldn’t continue playing it in college because of injuries.
After graduating from high school in 2010, Stokes acquired his Associate of Arts degree in business from Valencia College in Orlando in 2012. He went on to get an MBA from the University of Central Florida in 2015.
While still a student, Stokes worked as a lifeguard at an Orlando country club for almost four years. He also had a stint as an Abercrombie & Fitch model for a few years. In college, he worked in sales for a local fitness facility and also at an IT company.
Acting was not kept to the backseat while Stokes was studying and working. He was signed as an actor and model at Orlando- and Atlanta-based agencies.
Around that time, Chase Stokes was making a foray into the acting industry with short films and TV appearances. Stranger Things fans might recognize him as Reed, a small role in season 1. His visibility grew, with recurring roles in shows like Daytime Divas and Tell Me Your Secrets.
As his acting career took off, Stokes was delving deeper into the entertainment industry. He is the founder and COO of Creative Movement Group. The LA-based production company, founded in 2017, aims to bring a variety of content to audiences through media.
Stokes First Rejected Outer Banks
Outer Banks, set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, marks Stokes’ first major role. He plays John B., the leader of the Pogues, who are on a coming-of-age adventure to find a treasure.
Because it felt a lot like The Goonies at first, Stokes initially passed on the script.
“I thought it was a Goonies reboot,” Stokes confessed. “The description said ‘Four friends on a treasure hunt,’ and I thought, ‘I don’t want to be a part of ruining The Goonies.’”
The casting director, who had worked with him before, urged Stokes to give the script a shot. It was only when he read through the pilot that he realized he’d nearly made a mistake in passing up this role.
It might seem reminiscent of the older movie, but Stokes saw that it was different.
He sent his audition tape to the show’s makers. Just days later he was cast and on a flight to Charleston, South Carolina, where they filmed most of the series. Stokes dove headfirst into technical lessons, such as scuba diving, swim tests, and driving boats for his role.
Stokes’ chemistry with his fellow young actors is earning critical praise. It may have to do with the friendly atmosphere behind the scenes.
The young cast made the most of the Charleston experience by visiting local sights when they could. Rudy Pankow, who plays John B.’s best friend, and Stokes also lived together during filming.
Stokes and Cline Are Dating
Sarah and John’s chemistry on Outer Banks made many speculate that the actors behind the characters are dating in real life. After being quiet on the rumors for a while, they revealed exciting news about their relationship in June 2020.
Posting a picture of their beach date, Stokes made their relationship social media official. Cline made a reference to Outer Banks’ Topper while responding to that post in the comments.
Besides their fans, their co-star Jonathan Daviss also showed his excitement in the comments section. Though it’s unclear if he was aware they were dating or happy they went public with their romance.