The Teens of “Outer Banks” Aren’t Actually Played by Teens – Here’s How Old the Cast Really Is

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Whether you’re Team Pogues or Team Kooks, there’s one thing that everyone who watches “Outer Banks” can agree on: It’s awesome. Set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Netflix drama revolves around John B and his loyal crew of Pogues as they attempt to unravel the mysterious disappearance of John B’s father, who went missing while hunting down treasure on a sunken ship. As well as butting heads with the Kooks from Figure Eight, John B must evade social services, who want to put him in the foster care system.

Though “Outer Banks” is very much a YA drama, like plenty of teen shows before it, the actors who bring our beloved Pogues to life aren’t actually high schoolers themselves. Some of the stars have even started to move into more adult acting roles, like Madelyn Cline, who plays Sarah. Cline appears in 2022’s “Glass Onion” as Whiskey.

Chase Stokes, who plays John B, is a lot older than his character. In fact, he actually almost turned the role down. Even though he was struggling to find work at the time the audition came through, he told The New York Times in a Feb. 21 interview that he thought it was too much like “The Goonies” and he didn’t want to touch a classic film. “After declining the ‘Outer Banks’ audition a couple of times I got a call from Lisa Fincannon, a wonderful casting director, and she said, ‘You need to read for this,'” he said of how he changed his mind. His agent got him on the next flight to Charleston, SC.

Read on to find out the actual ages of the “Outer Banks” cast who bring the adventurous teens to life.

Related: “Outer Banks” Exes Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline Talk Working Together on Season 3

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