Outer Banks Cast: Real Lifestyles, Couples, Hobbies
Netflix's fresh action drama "Outer Banks" brought us the desired taste of adventures and some new exciting faces to follow. So let's discover what is known about the promising stars of the "Outer Banks" cast.
Why did Chase Stokes refuse to star in "Outer Banks" when he was offered an audition? Who is the biggest joker of the cast, and who has been in a toxic relationship? And who of the Kooks and Pogues appeared in Stranger Things? Find out the answers in this article!
Rudy Pankow as JJ
Rudy Pankow is a certified Kayak Guide, who grew up in Alaska, and finds his small hometown quite similar to the filming locations. Back in school, Pankow studied French, Spanish, and Japanese, and he was even a foreign exchange student in Japan.
Acting wasn't the first career option for Pankow as he planned to go to culinary school and become a chef. Before "Outer Banks," he appeared in another Netflix show, "The Politician."
Pankow was also featured in a 2018 music video for the song "Thought Contagion" by Muse and landed his first leading film role in an upcoming comedy, "Space Waves."
Rudy's hobbies include soccer, snowboarding, and hiking. This man of many talents also plays drums, guitar, piano, and harmonica. Well, that's impressive!
Jonathan Daviss as Pope
His character is the brains of the Pogues, and Jonathan is lucky to share a few similarities with Pope. His co-stars even called Daviss a "human dictionary" as he never forgets his lines. And the actor shared that, like Pope, he often feels the pressure of making the right decisions.
Daviss appears to be the greatest prankster in the cast. In addition to pranking his stuntman and making tons of jokes on the set, Daviss regularly sends memes to his co-stars.
Before landing his breakthrough role, Daviss had a few acting credits. He appeared in the 2018 films "Age of Summer" and "Edge of the World." His next project is an upcoming drama series, "Baselines."
Daviss is also very athletic; he used to play football, baseball, and basketball at school, and now he occasionally posts videos of throwing a ball in the basket.
Jonathan did not leave any hints of a relationship on his social media so that the actor might be single. He enjoys spending time with his three sisters - Jillian, Jasmine, and Jaden.
Madison Bailey as Kiara "Kie"
Being only 21 years old, Madison Bailey started her career five years ago and already has a few credits to her name. She appeared in the series "Mr. Mercedes" and "Black Lightning." We will also see her as a lead actress in the upcoming drama films "Constance" and "Discarded Things."
Bailey was raised in North Carolina, which is where the real "Outer Banks" are located. But Netflix surprisingly filmed the show in South Carolina, and there was a solid reason for that decision.
The production company showed their disapproval of the North Carolina law, and Bailey was very empowered by such a move.
The actress identifies as queer, and an LGBTQ flag icon is the first thing you see on her Instagram. She was in a relationship with another queer actor, JJ Hawkins, but it looks like the couple split in 2019. Bailey occasionally posts sweet pictures with ladies, so who knows, maybe she has a girlfriend now.
Six years ago, Bailey created her YouTube channel, where she used to post covers of some of her favorite songs.
Her co-stars revealed that she could nail a scene in one take! Though Bailey had to use a stunt double, and - surprise - it was her sister.
The actress is all about positive energy, and she believes in the power of crystals. She even carries a stone in her purse.
Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron
The most mysterious of the cast, Drew Starkey, barely gives any clues about his off-screen life. The actor's work credits include the films "Love, Simon," and "Mine 9." Starkey also appeared on such TV shows as "Ozark" and "Scream."
As his "Outer Banks" co-stars revealed, there was a funny moment when Starkey had to sink to the bottom of the ocean in one of the scenes. Although he had a 15-pound weight on him to make him go underwater, the actor ended up floating on the surface.
Apart from acting, Starkey plays piano and enjoys various sports, such as basketball, mountain climbing, and golf. His Instagram suggests that Starkey loves animals and is very close to his "Outer Banks" cast members.
Austin North as Topper
Austin North's first job included small advertising and commercial gigs for companies like Dell and Sega and was introduced to acting after going with his sister to an audition.
He became famous as a Disney child star after playing Logan Watson in the series "I Didn't Do It." He later portrayed Oz in the 2018 Hulu comedy series "All Night." Another great passion is playing drums, which began after his grandmother gifted him his first-ever drum set.
His skill, which developed over time, was documented and posted on his YouTube channel for fans to watch. Despite being busy with his hobbies, the actor still makes time to socialize.
Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron
Before she was cast to play the Kooks' princess, Madelyn Cline appeared on a few TV shows, including "Stranger Things."
Cline also starred in a 2018 drama, "Boy Erased," alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. This year we'll see the actress sharing the screen with Naomi Watts in the drama "Once Upon a Time in Staten Island."
Cline felt that it was essential to make her on-screen relationship with Stokes look equal and respectful. She wanted to model the right pattern for teenagers, to show how females should be treated, which was a personal issue for Maddie. As she shared:
"I've been through a lot of toxic relationships. For young females to see what it means to have respect from a male is really important to me."
Chase Stokes as John B
27-year-old Chase Stokes nailed the role of the teenage adventurer John B, which makes it no wonder that the actor was raised by the water, surfing, and boating.
And though he's obviously the perfect fit for the character, Stokes confessed that he didn't plan to star in the series when he read its description.
The actor thought that the show was meant to be some sort of "The Goonies reboot" and did not want to ruin it. But two months later, following his agent's recommendation, Stokes read the pilot script and realized how wrong he was.
Before landing the role, Chase appeared on the first season of "Stranger Things" and "Daytime Divas," but the acting wasn't something Stokes wanted to do.
He grew up playing hockey and even planned to go professional, but the actor changed his priorities after some injuries.
Stokes admitted that in addition to his big break on the "Outer Banks," he is happy to find his own acting family, who have stuck around even half a year after filming ended.
As for his love life, Chase was in a serious relationship with model Xio Montalvo for over eight years. Back in 2017, the couple even moved to LA together, but they allegedly broke up.
The actor has not publicly spoken about any relationship since. Stokes is reportedly single, though many believe that the on-screen chemistry between him and Cline might be a real-life thing.