Arrow Cast: Before They Were Stars

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Enjoy this look at the cast of Arrow before they were stars. Were you aware of all these roles?

1. Arrow Season 2 Cast

Arrow Season 2 Cast
Not all of those who started out Season 2 as stars will remain in Season 3, but we're showing you how those featured in the upcoming season found their way to Starling City.

2. Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/The Arrow

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/The Arrow
Amell lead up to his stunning turn as Arrow by way of Nick Harwell in Heartland (2007-2012), a hooker in the Showtime series Hung (2011) and hunky fireman Scott Becker in Private Practice (2012), where he wooed older woman Violet (Amy Brenneman).

3. Stephen Amell in Dante's Cove

Stephen Amell in Dante's Cove
Amell started out on Queer as Folk as a spinning instructor in 2004 before he landed a part on Dante's Cove, an LGBT-friendly mystery series (2005). Along the way he was on several other series in bit or recurring roles, including The Vampire Diaries and 90210 (both 2011). He also played Joran Van Der Sloot in TV movie, Justice for Natalie Holloway that same year.

4. Emily Bett Rickards is Felicity Smoak

Emily Bett Rickards is Felicity Smoak
All of Emily Bett Rickards roles were concurrent wtih her start on Arrow, including a part in a Flicka film in 2012. One part isn't noted. Find out what it is by clicking through!

5. Emily Bett Rickards in Nickelback's Never Gonna Be Alone

Emily Bett Rickards in Nickelback's Never Gonna Be Alone
Emily Bett Rickards is one of the few lucky stars to find success right out of the gate. In 2008 Nickelback had the good taste to cast her as their lead in the music video for Never Gonna Be Alone.

6. David Ramsey is John Diggle

David Ramsey is John Diggle
On his way to Diggle-dom, Ramsey played with Dexter as Anton Briggs (2008-9), was Al Druzinski in Outlaw (2010) and Mayor Carter Poole in Blue Bloods (2011-2013), a part that ran concurrent to Diggle. That's not where it started....

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You forgot Manu Bennett! Before he portrayed Slade Wilson's tragic devolution into the villainous Deathstroke, before he was the white orc Azog in "The Hobbit", or Crixus on "Spartacus", he was Marc Antony on "Xena: Warrior Princess"!

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Arrow Quotes

Sara: That's not true. I wanted to kill Roy because that's what I do. That's who I am. I spent six years in the darkness and I looked into the eyes of the devil and I gave him my soul.
Oliver: I can help you get it back.
Sara: No. You deserve someone better. You can harness that light that's still inside of you, but I'm not that person and I never will be.

Laurel: Helena, you don't have to do this.
Helena: Yes, I do. Because once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out.