Stephen Amell doesn’t just play a superhero in reel life; he’s a super dad in real life too. The Canadian actor first captured the public eye when he landed the role of Oliver Quinn in the hit CBS series Arrow in 2012, and since then he has become a dad, and a pretty hands-on one at that.
Stephen credits the role as how he honed his acting skills as well as his current athleticism and physique. He even went the extra mile to embody superhero Green Arrow by picking up parkour and archery.
Thus it was unsurprising when he announced that he would be competing on the 2017 special celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior – a reality show that tests the endurance and physical prowess of participants. He will be training with Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman who qualified for the finals and completed the course. Looks like he’ll be putting his Arrow-physique to the test.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) April 5, 2017
As a public figure, Stephen uses his status for good as well, spreading public awareness of causes that are close to his heart.
Got a chance tonight to meet Wally & Janine. They designed this part of the memorial to remember the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting this past June. We came to Orlando in September to raise money for the survivors, their families and the families of the victims. But I never saw the sight… there is SO MUCH LOVE THERE. I hugged 10 strangers… my goodness. It's a space that is filled with so much sadness and yet, love clearly prevailed. ❤❤❤
And yet, he remains down-to-earth and loves interacting with his fans.
Stephen is not just into fitness, he’s also a baseball fan. His team is the Blue Jays and it’s so important to him that he made sure to snap a picture of his daughter’s first Blue Jays game.
He’s a devoted son who supported his mum through her cancer treatment.
Stephen is a wonderful husband and dad too. He’s often caught being affectionate with his wife, actress Cassandra Jean, who he married in 2013.
I'd like to take a moment and very publicly express my love and gratitude for the absolute best partner a person could ask for. 3 years and 1 week ago Cass and I got married on Gouverneur Beach in St. Bart's in front of one minister, my buddy Drew and one photographer, his wife Jenny. Today we got to go back and think a little bit about our adventures so far. She is an exceptional spouse and a fearless parent. I couldn't ask for anything more and I couldn't love her more than I do. So there.
Shortly after their marriage came their daughter Mavi in 2014.
Judging from the number of photos of Mavi we see in his social media feeds, Stephen loves being a dad.
While he’ll always be Green Arrow to us, we can’t wait to see what else he’ll do next.
For last week’s dad crush, click here.