Stephen Amell made his screen debut in the American serial drama television series ‘Queer as Folk’ in 2004. That same year, he also appeared in the Episode: "Ghost in the Machine: Part 2" of the Canadian teen drama television series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation.’ After making brief appearances in television shows like ‘Missing’ (2005), ‘Tilt’ (2005), ‘Beautiful People’ (2005), and ‘Dante's Cove’ (2005), Amell grabbed the role of ‘Billy’ in the half-hour comedy television series ‘Rent-a-Goalie’ created by Christopher Bolton. The series ran for 3 seasons and aired its final episode in 2008. He made his big-screen debut in the 2007 Canadian psychological drama film ‘The Tracey Fragments’ directed by Bruce McDonald. The film received a mixed response from critics and scored a 42% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He was next seen in television series and shows like ‘Da Kink in My Hair’ (2007-2009), ‘Heartland’ (2007-2012), ‘Flashpoint’ (2009), ‘Blue Mountain State’ (2010), ‘CSI: Miami’ (2010), ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (2011), ‘Hung’ (2011), ‘New Girl’ (2011-2012), and ‘Private Practice’ (2012). In 2012, he joined the lead cast of the American superhero television series ‘Arrow’ developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. He portrayed ‘Oliver Queen / Arrow / Green Arrow’ which earned him several awards including 4 ‘Teen Choice Awards.’ The series aired 170 episodes in a span of 8 seasons before going off-air in 2020.
Amell continued to appear in television series and shows such as ‘The Flash’ (2014-2019), ‘Reelside’ (2015), ‘WWE Raw’ (2015), ‘DC's Legends of Tomorrow’ (2016-2020), ‘American Ninja Warrior’ (2017), ‘Supergirl’ (2017-2019), and ‘Batwoman’ (2019). In 2019, he starred as ‘Garrett Kelton’ in the Canadian science fiction action film ‘Code 8’ directed by Jeff Chan. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and earned an 80% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2021, he became a part of the American drama television series ‘Heels’ where he grabbed the role of ‘Jack Spade.’ The series was renewed for a second season in November 2021. He will be next seen in the upcoming Canadian science fiction action film ‘Code 8: Part II.’
Code 8 is a science fiction thriller film which tells the story of a young man named Connor who possesses special powers. Meanwhile, the government has become aware of such people with superhuman abilities, and has made it illegal to use them. Since Connor’s mother is suffering from brain cancer, he joins a group of criminals to commit some petty crimes, so that he can raise the money to help his ill mother. However, he soon finds himself being hunted by the police.
Tracey, a 15-year-old girl, loses her little brother Sonny, who thinks he is a dog. She tries her best to find him, and eventually finds herself in a city bus wrapped in a shower curtain.
The Ninja Turtles, living in the shadows, are informed by April O’Neil that scientist Baxter Stockman, who works for Shredder, plans to free him, Bebop and Rock-Steady, while being taken to another prison. The Turtles try to stop; however, while being teleported Shredder lands in another dimension and meets evil alien Krang. Together, they pose a threat for the Turtles and the world.