Have you ever met someone with very definitive features? Like you can forget their name or what they said, but something about their features completely sticks with you! Well, we all have something uniques that sets us apart from the next guy – be it the color of our eyes, a tattoo, our personality, or a birthmark like Oliver Stark.
Oliver Stark has one of those faces you never forget after seeing him on TV- and this is not because of his handsome features. The man has a distinctive birthmark over his left eye, which has had many fans offer an outpouring amount of support and positive feedback.
Who is Oliver Stark?
Oliver Stark is a British actor born on 27th June 1991 in London, England. He grew up with his older brother and attended Hendon School up until 2009.
Stark made his career debut in the film industry in 2011 with the short film Follow by David Alexander. The next year he appeared in the film Community, taking up the role of a pack leader. In 2013, he got cast in The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box. He also played Cal in the film Montana and had a major role in Underworld: Blood Wars as the role of Gregor. Stark was also part of the cast of the film MindGamers.
Stark has also made quite an impact with his Television career. British shows’ lovers can mostly recognize him from the TV shows Casualty (2011) and Luther (2013) playing Kyle DeNane in the former and Shaun Butler in the latter. He has also been in an episode of Big Bad World and appeared in an episode of Dracula in the same year.
In 2015, Stark bagged the role of Ryder as a series regular in AMC’s martial arts-based drama Into the Badlands. He is currently part of the cast of the ongoing fox drama series 9-1-1, where he plays a young firefighter by the name of Evan Buckley.
How People React to His Birthmark
Oliver Stark has revealed that he has found a lot more acceptance with his birthmark than he expected. While speaking to PEOPLE, Stark revealed that people are really connecting to his birthmark. Parents to kids who have birthmarks on their faces have reached out to him to thank him for inspiring confidence in their young ones.
Stark, who has never paid much attention to his birthmark, admits it is really nice to be able to have such an impact on other kids merely from his birthmark.
His Birthmark as a Plot Point in Movies
If you are a fan of the Fox drama series 9-1-1, then you probably recall an episode where Stark’s birthmark was infused into the plot. While playing Evan Buckley, the story went that a woman he was dating mistook the birthmark for a bruise. It can be easily mistaken for one, but his real-life fans know that it is simply a birthmark.
Why He Would Never Get Rid of His Birthmark
Stark reveals he has never had an issue with his birthmark, and neither has he had any trouble accepting it. For Stark, the birthmark has always been a part of his identity, and it doesn’t bother him at all. He further notes that his life would be quite miserable if he had an issue with his birthmark.
Stark also reveals that he was once advised to remove the birthmark for him to be successful as an actor. It is no doubt that good looks sell in the film industry, but Stark does not look any less pleasant with his birthmark on his face. He admits to never taking the advice too seriously, and he is sure proving the naysayers wrong by having a fulfilling acting career.
While some people think it is brave for him to be so confident about his birthmark and like to compliment him on it, Stark feels like it is never a big deal as he has never been insecure about his birthmark. Stark assures his fans that he has no shame regarding that one aspect of his life.
Oliver Stark currently lives with his girlfriend Hannah Gottesman, who she met on the internet in Los Angeles. The two were online lovers for about three months until Stark flew from London to see her, and they moved in together!
Stark decided to clean up his diet some years back and go fully Vegan. While he admits to missing meat, he has no plans on stopping his vegan diet.
In an industry where looks are glorified more than anything, it is refreshing to see an actor who embraces his appearances and doesn’t try to change them to please others. Hats off to Oliver Stark for staying true to self and not letting society corrupt him with their own standards of beauty