‘Outer Banks’: Who Plays John B and What Else Has He Been In?


Netflix’s new teen drama, Outer Banks, tells the story of a gaggle of North Carolina teenagers who discover themselves in the midst of an adventurous mystery. The present is centered across the ringleader of the crew, John B. He’s performed by actor Chase Stokes, and should you’re curious to know extra about him, learn on. 

Chase Stokes in 'Outer Banks'Chase Stokes in 'Outer Banks'
Chase Stokes in ‘Outer Banks’ | Curtis Baker/Netflix

Who’s ‘Outer Banks’ star Chase Stokes and what else has he been in?

Stokes just isn’t a newcomer to TV, however Outer Banks would in all probability be thought-about his breakout position. The 27-year previous actor beforehand starred in exhibits like Daytime Divas, The First, and Inform Me Your Secrets and techniques. In season 1, episode 6 of Stranger Issues, he had a minor position as a Hawkins Excessive College scholar named Reed.

Rising up in Florida, between Coco Seaside and Orlando, Stokes told Nylon that he was already used to residing a seaside life earlier than starring on the brand new Netflix collection.

“I used to be type of a insurgent in my early highschool years, we’d go all the way down to the seaside and break into the surf store pool, use pretend IDs on the Hilton and get no matter beers we might, dig holes within the seaside and use our surfboards as roofs, and sit below there,” he stated. “You understand, be underage consuming some beers. John B and myself positively have some similarities and that way of life.”

What’s ‘Outer Banks’ about?

In Outer Banks, Stokes performs John B, a North Carolina teen whose mom left him when he was a toddler, and whose father is presumed to have died at sea. He has a tight-knit group of friends referred to as the Pogues, and so they spend their time hanging out on the seashores of the Outer Banks. 

“When a hurricane kills the facility for the summer season season, it units off a sequence of illicit occasions that power the buddies to make life-altering selections,” the Netflix synopsis for the collection reads. “The seek for their ringleader’s lacking father, forbidden romances, a high-stakes treasure hunt, and the escalating battle between the Pogues and their rivals flip their summer season into one crammed with thriller and journey they’ll always remember.”

Stokes is the lead actor and the narrator

Within the Netflix collection, Stokes doesn’t simply play the lead as John B, he additionally narrates the story. When speaking to Nylon, the actor mentioned the challenges of taking over such a demanding position. 

“It was lots,” Stokes defined. “I used to be slightly conscious once we began, however honestly, I don’t suppose there was ever a strategy to put together for the load that I took on. I’m large on challenges all through life, so this one for me was form of like one other field to verify off loopy daunting duties that I needed to not simply do, however do justice to.”

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The actor additionally stated that he feels the YA style can typically really feel synthetic, so he put forth extra effort to make the story really feel actual. “I simply needed to ensure that once I’m narrating or driving a ship or getting thrown off of a ship or getting shot at, that it got here to life within the dialogue and within the relationships and the motion sequences,” Stokes added.

Season 1 of Outer Banks is presently streaming on Netflix.