Oliver Stark
Oliver Stark
as Evan "Buck" Buckley

Actor Biography

Named one of "Hollywood's Next Wave of Leading Men" by Hercules Magazine and one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," Oliver Stark has made a name for himself in the U.S. and abroad for the charismatic roles he has brought to life in film and television. In 2024, Stark can be seen reprising his starring role as confident, compassionate firefighter Evan "Buck" Buckley in the smash hit drama series "9-1-1."

Created by Ryan Murphy, "9-1-1" debuted in 2017 and drew in over 15 million viewers, making it the No. 1 new broadcast drama of the season. Stark instantly became a fan favorite as viewers watched Buck explore the high-pressure experiences of first responders thrust into frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. Over the years, Stark has been nominated for a handful of awards for his work on the show, including two Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV: Breakout Star and Choice TV Actor: Drama. In addition, "9-1-1" has garnered a handful of accolades since its premiere, including nominations at the People Choice Awards for Best Drama of 2021, Critics Choice Super Awards for Best Action Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie in 2023, and Outstanding Drama Series at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards.

Also in television, Stark starred in AMC's martial arts-based drama "Into the Badlands," created by Al Gough and Miles Millar; Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winning "Luther," opposite Idris Elba; NBC's "Dracula"; Comedy Central's "Big Bad World"; and BBC's BAFTA-winning "Casualty."

On the film front, Stark starred opposite Sam Neill and Melia Kreiling in the sci-fi thriller "Mindgamers" and in the action-horror film "Underworld: Blood Wars," opposite Kate Beckinsale and Theo James for Screen Gems. Additional film credits include U.K. features "Montana," opposite Michelle Fairley and Lars Mikkelsen; the fantasy feature film "The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box," opposite Lena Headey and Michael Sheen; and the gritty independent drama "Hard Tide."

Born in the U.K., Stark began his career at a young age, attending the North London Performing Arts Centre. There, he honed his craft by appearing in short films and performing in various theater productions across London. He performed in theatricals such as "Dirty Promises" at Theatre Royal Stratford, "Seconds" at the Pleasance Theatre, and in The Fifth Dimension Theatre Company's "Fatal Excuses," where critics hailed his performance as "phenomenal" and "breathtaking."

Stark currently resides in the Los Angeles area, where he films "9-1-1."