Oliver Stark

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Oliver Stark
Oliver Stark at 'Montana' Gala Screening, London, 4 December 2014
Oliver Leon Jones

(1991-06-27) 27 June 1991 (age 31)
London, England
Years active2011–present

Oliver Leon Jones (born 27 June 1991), known professionally as Oliver Stark, is a British actor. He is best known for his roles as Evan "Buck" Buckley in 9-1-1 on Fox, and as Ryder in AMC's martial arts-based drama Into the Badlands.


Stark was born in London, England. He is the younger of two brothers. He attended Hendon School in north west London from 2002 to 2009. After joining the acting union in the UK, he registered under the name "Oliver Stark" as "Oliver Jones" was not available. He decided to use his late grandmother's maiden name, "Stark", as his stage surname.[1][2]

Stark's first professional acting job came in 2011 when he was cast in David Alexander's short film Follow for the UK Film Council. Stark then went on to have guest roles on iconic British shows Luther and Casualty.[3]

Stark then had a number of film roles (Underworld Blood Wars) and other TV roles before starring as series regular, Ryder, in AMC's martial arts-based drama Into the Badlands in 2015.[4] Since 2018, Stark has played firefighter Evan "Buck" Buckley, a main character on the Fox drama, 9-1-1.[5]

Stark is a vegan, a feminist, and has expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.[6] As of 2021, he works with a charity which provides workout equipment to firehouses to help firefighters stay in shape.[7] He has a distinctive birthmark on his face, which an acting teacher advised him to remove. He stated that he has "never had an issue with it", and many fans of 9-1-1 have sent him positive messages about his birthmark.[8][3]

Stark currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his dog and cat. He revealed in April 2023 that he recently became an uncle.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Community Pack Leader
2013 The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box Glocky
2014 Montana Cal
2015 Hard Tide Alfie Fisher
2016 Underworld: Blood Wars Gregor
2017 MindGamers Dylan


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Casualty Kyle 'K' DeNane Episode: "Natural Selection"
2013 Luther Shaun Butler 1 episode
Big Bad World Bad Teenager 1 episode
Dracula PC Barraclough Episode: "Come to Die"
2015 Venus vs. Mars Steven Jones 1 episode
2015–2017 Into the Badlands Ryder Series regular (16 episodes)
2018–present 9-1-1 Evan 'Buck' Buckley Main role (90 episodes)
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Drama TV Actor[9]
2021 9-1-1: Lone Star Evan 'Buck' Buckley Guest role (1 episode)


  1. ^ "Bello It Guy: Oliver Stark". Bello Magazine. 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  2. ^ "Actor Oliver Stark Says He 'Never Had an Issue' with the Birthmark His 9-1-1 Fans Obsess Over". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  3. ^ a b "9-1-1 actor Oliver Stark refuses to have his distinctive birthmark removed". Stuff. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  4. ^ "Into The Badlands Star Oliver Stark Talks Season 1: By The End "Nothing is The Same as Where it Was at The Beginning" [Interview]". Fox Force Five News. 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  5. ^ "9-1-1 star John Harlan Kim shares sneak peek at season five as filming kicks off". HELLO!. 2021-07-24. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  6. ^ "Oliver Stark on his show 9-1-1: It has been the most exciting experience of my life". The Indian Express. 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  7. ^ "9-1-1-star Oliver Stark out to help real-life first responders". Stuff News NZ. 2021-05-06. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  8. ^ a b "Actor Oliver Stark Says He 'Never Had an Issue' with the Birthmark His 9-1-1 Fans Obsess Over". PEOPLE.com.
  9. ^ Moreau, Jordan (19 June 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety.

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