Chase Stokes has that surfer beach bum look really going for him in Outer Banks, his bronze skin tones really compliment his physique. What’s his ethnicity though?
Chase Stokes is a white American. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland to Jennifer Canning and Jeff Stokes. His family moved around a lot when he was younger but eventually stayed in Orlando during his high school years. All of that sun explains his tan complexion. He had a lot of small roles before being cast as John B on Outer Banks.
You can read more below about where Chase Stokes grew up and how he landed the role of John B on Outer Banks.
Chase Stokes Early Life
Chase Stokes has said that he grew up all over the place. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1992 but his family moved around a lot.
On Google Answers, Chase lists off all of the different places that he lived as a kid and the list is pretty extensive. He said that they moved to Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; all over the place in South Florida; but he says that they lived predominantly in Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando, Florida.
He goes on to say that he tends to say that his hometown is Orlando, Florida. As mentioned above, that is probably why he is so tanned.
After finally settling in Orlando, Chase attended Timber Creek High School and then went to the University of Central Florida. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) that he received in 2015.
Stokes didn’t decide to start acting until he was almost done his Masters.
Getting Cast for Outer Banks
Chase Stokes actually turned down the role of John B initially. He thought that the show Outer Banks was going to be a remake of The Goonies and he wanted nothing to do with a reboot of such an iconic movie.
Then his agent called him and asked him to audition for the show. He didn’t want to and told them why but his agent convinced him to read the script anyway.
After reading the script, Stokes was thrilled and wanted a part in the show really badly so he did audition for it and waited for a call back. He didn’t hear back from anyone by the deadline and he assumed that they weren’t interested in casting him for the show.
However, he was wrong and his agent called him up to tell him that he was going to an audition in Charleston, South Carolina and needed to get on a flight from LAX as soon as possible. So he did and that decision ended up landing him the role of John B.
You can watch Chase Stokes tell the full story about how he ended up cast as John B on Outer Banks in the below video.
So Chase Stokes is just your average white American male who, if you watched the video, is really into hockey. It is quite possible that he is an up and coming A-lister if you look at how popular he has become with his portrayal of John B in Outer Banks.