Are you a fan of Netflix’s hit show Outer Banks?
If you’re like millions of viewers worldwide, you’re probably eagerly anticipating the release of its third season. This thrilling coming-of-age drama follows a group of teenagers, the Pogues, searching for a hidden treasure in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The adventure continues on Outer Banks Season 3, which sets sail on February 23, 2023 (Credit: Netflix)
With its mix of action, mystery, adventure, and drama, it’s no wonder the show has become a massive hit. But it’s not just the show’s exciting plots that have captured audiences’ attention – the cast has also risen to prominence.
Let’s look at the actors who bring these beloved characters to life, including their height, industry backgrounds, and personal lives. You’ll learn everything you need to know about the cast of Outer Banks Season 3.
1. Chase Stokes (John B Routledge) – 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
John B Routledge, leader of the Pogues, began the journey when his father went missing at sea. John B is courageous, yet his fearlessness and lack of fear often get the group into trouble.
Chase Stokes as John B Routledge in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
The 30-year-old actor Chase Stokes successfully portrayed a 16-year-old boy in the drama. While his role as John B on Outer Banks was his breakthrough performance, he initially declined the role.
His primary focus in recent years has been Outer Banks, but he did guest star on TNT’s Tell Me Your Secrets in 2021 and is due to star in Netflix’s The Uglies film adaption opposite Joey King and Laverne Cox. It was also announced in June 2022 that he would play the lead role of Forrest Allen in the film Music Got Me Here.
In his personal life, Chase Stokes dated Madelyn Cline, who played his on-screen girlfriend. They had been together for over a year before confirming their split in November 2021. Earlier in January, the actor was caught holding hands with country singer Kelsea Ballerini at a football game, sparking rumors of a romance between the two.
Chase Stokes in a head-to-toe black Tom Ford look at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 held at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2023 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
2. Madelyn Cline (Sarah Cameron) – 5ft 6 (167.6 cm)
Early in the series, Sarah is presented as the “Kook Princess,” the privileged daughter of a prominent Outer Banks family. She initially resists John B and his escapades, but she becomes an honorary Pogue thanks to John B’s influence.
Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
Madelyn Cline was born and raised in Goose Creek, a little town near Charleston, where the series films. Before Madelyn booked Outer Banks, she had recurring appearances on shows, including Stranger Things and The Originals.
After her split with on-screen boyfriend Chase, photos of Madelyn and Zack Bia out to dinner prompted dating speculations in December 2021. Zack later denied the allegations, saying the two were merely “hanging out.” Madelyn said in her Cosmo cover story from February 2023 that she is “happily taken,” but she did not name her current lover.
Madelyn Cline stepped out in a slinky blue dress from Stella McCartney at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Madelyn Cline is 5 feet 6 inches tall (167.6 cm) and wears a size 8 US shoe. Compared to the average American woman, her height is slightly above average, and her shoe size is close to average.
The average height for an adult woman in the United States is about 5 feet 4 inches (162.6 cm), and the average shoe size is typically around 8.5-9 US.
3. Madison Bailey (Kiara Carrera) – 5ft 7 ½ (171.5 cm)
Like Sarah, Kiara Carrera comes from a privileged background on the Outer Banks, but she was recruited by the Pogue family long before the show happened. She is the voice of logic and humor among the Pogues.
Born in Kernersville and reared in Charleston by her adoptive parents, Madison Bailey is a native of North Carolina, just like the Outer Banks character she portrays.
Madison Bailey as Kiara Carrera in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
This 24-year-old actress got her start in the industry in 2015, appearing in Mr. Mercedes and Constantine, and in 2018, she was cast as Wendy Hernandez in Black Lightning. Two seasons of the show went by before she was chosen as Kiara in Outer Banks.
Madison was also featured in the American Horror Story franchise in between seasons of Outer Banks. She played Kelley in an episode of the spinoff series American Horror Stories.
In 2020, Madison, who identifies as pansexual, began a relationship with basketball player Mariah Linney.
Madison Bailey wearing a black long-sleeved Tom Ford dress with a lime-colored, sequin-embellished panel at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Madison Bailey’s height is 5 feet 7 ½ inches, equivalent to 171.5 centimeters. Her shoe size is 7 US.
4. Jonathan Daviss (Pope Heyward) – 5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)
Pope Heyward is the Pogue operation’s mastermind. He’s a brilliant achiever whose plans for the future are sometimes disrupted by his friends. Pope is a little warier than the others, but he’d give up everything for the Pogues.
Jonathan Daviss as Pope Heyward in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
Even though Jonathan Daviss’ Outer Banks character is a native North Carolinian, Jonathan was raised in the South. The 23-year-old actor is a native Texan who grew up and went to high school in Conroe. He and his family relocated to Los Angeles when he finished school so that he could establish an acting career.
The young actor’s resume includes roles in the NBC series Revolution and the 2018 film Summer. After appearing in movies like Deliverance Creek and Edge of the Earth, Jonathan landed the lead role of Pope on Outer Banks.
Jonathan Daviss in a smart-casual monochromatic look at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
5. Rudy Pankow (JJ Maybank) – 6′ (1.83 m)
JJ Maybank’s unpredictable behavior and fiery temper make him an ace card for the Pogues. Yet he’s also entirely trustworthy and laid-back, and his pals can always count on him to make them laugh when needed.
Rudy Pankow as JJ Maybank in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
Rudy Pankow hails from Ketchikan, Alaska, where he compares favorably to the show’s primary location in the Outer Banks. The 24-year-old actor originally planned to enroll in culinary school after graduating high school, but he changed his mind after spending time in Los Angeles with friends and taking an acting class.
Like many of his co-stars, Rudy’s breakout role was on Outer Banks after he had appeared in a few short films and on episodes of shows like The Politician and Solved. His other performances include a role as a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie.
Rudy met the love of his life while filming, just like several of his co-stars in the popular Netflix show. Elaine Siemek, an assistant to the show’s creator and showrunner, Jonas Pate, is his current girlfriend.
Rudy Pankow in a Dolce & Gabbana silk suit and square-toed boots at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
6. Austin North (Topper Thornton) – 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
Topper Thornton, previously Sarah’s lover, is known as the “King of the Kooks.” He keeps trying to shield her from harm, despite frequently conflicting with John B and the rest of the Pogues.
Austin North as Topper Thornton in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
Austin North started acting in 2011 on the Disney XD show Kickin’ It, but he is most recognized for his role as Logan Watson on the Disney Channel show I Didn’t Do It.
In addition, before landing his role on Outer Banks on Netflix, the 26-year-old actor guest starred on shows including Jessie and All Night.
On a more personal note, he dated Duck Dynasty actress Sadie Robertson for four months before they broke up in 2018.
Madelyn Cline and co-star Austin North in a black-and-red ensemble at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
7. Drew Starkey (Rafe Cameron) – 6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
Rafe Cameron, Sarah’s older brother and Ward’s son is a dangerous and unstable man, who is constantly acting aggressively and violently.
He has deep ties to the Outer Banks’ criminal underworld, but his family’s wealth and connections keep him safe.
Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
Drew Starkey attended Western Carolina University’s Stage and Screen program while growing up in Hickory. He moved to Atlanta after graduating in 2016 to seek a career as an actor.
The 29-year-old star has a diverse acting resume, including roles in Love, Simon, Ozark, and Scream: Resurrection.
In 2022, he co-starred with Odessa A’zion in Hulu’s Hellraiser revival and played a recurring part on Chris Pratt‘s The Terminal List, which aired on Amazon Prime Video.
Drew Starkey donned a navy suit at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
8. Carlacia Grant (Cleo) – 5ft 6 (167.6 cm)
John B and Sarah’s encounter with Cleo occurred during Season 2 while hiding in the Bahamas. Cleo, who is street-smart and tough, joins the Pogues at the end of Season 2.
Carlacia Grant as Cleo in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
In an interview with Sheen magazine, Carlacia Grant said that she began her career in acting by participating in plays and pageants.
The 32-year-old actress said, “My parents, being West Indian, never considered being an actor a real career at first. Finally, my mom caved in after constantly begging her and agreeing to help me do it. We had a lot of challenges along the way, but it eventually worked out.”
While her breakthrough part is on Outer Banks, she debuted on television in the 2016 Roots remake on the History Channel and has since appeared in Greenleaf and The Resident, among others.
Carlacia Grant in a Dolce & Gabbana red tulle gown at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
9. Charles Esten (Ward Cameron) – 6ft 1 (185.4 cm)
Throughout the first two seasons, Sarah Cameron’s father, Ward, frequently acts as an enemy of the Pogues. Ward is a well-respected member of society, but he has also fabricated his death and used his connections to his kids for financial gain.
Charles Esten as Ward Cameron in the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
Charles Esten, currently best recognized for his dramatic performances, began his career in the industry as a comedic actor. The 57-year-old performer was a regular on Drew Carey‘s improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? in the 1990s.
His performance on Nashville from 2012 to 2018, opposite Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, earned him critical recognition after his memorable appearances on shows including Married… with Children, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Office.
Charles Esten has been married to his high school sweetheart, Patty Hanson Puskar, for over thirty years. The couple has three children together.
Charles Esten dressed up in a monochromatic suit and pointy-toe boots at the premiere of Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 3 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
The third season of Outer Banks brings back the characters that viewers have come to know and love, and their real-life counterparts are just as remarkable. Each character has a unique backstory that lends them depth and makes them feel real, allowing viewers to connect with them on a personal level.
As the new season premieres, fans can look forward to diving back into the thrilling world of treasure hunting and adventure while rooting for the Pogues every step of the way.
Go off on another thrilling ride with the cast of the action-adventure mystery teen drama streaming television series Outer Banks (Credit: Netflix)
So, prepare for an exciting ride as Season 3 of Outer Banks arrives on Netflix on February 23, and the hunt for the hidden treasure continues.