Turns out Stephen Amell is a real-life super hero. The Arrow star appeared on a celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior for NBC’s Red Nose Day. And to no surpirse, he easily hurdled through the Fly Wheels, Battering Ram, Warp Wall, and the dreaded Salmon Ladder. In total he glided through six-obstacle courses before trying his hand at a more advanced field which featured a brand-new obstacle, the Swinging Peg Board. “This is about to end, so thank you all for coming out tonight,” he exclaimed, splashing into the water. Amell ended up raising $35,000 raised for charity ($5,000 per obstacle).
Just like the Green Arrow, Amell is no stranger to fitness. The actor regularly posts videos of his superhero workout regime on social media and does many of his own stunts for Arrow. The Salmon Ladder, which is included in the latest Ninja Warrior course, happens to be part of his character's fitness routine.
When Amell is not filming Arrow, he is acitvely raising money for different charities. In 2014, Amell partnered with the charity Fuck Cancer to raise almost a million dollars with the release of a t-shirt featuring his face on the front. The campaign sold over 60,000 shirts. In 2015, Amell launched his second Represent.com campaign featuring a word he made up, Sinceriousl. This campaign earned money for two mental health charities: Paws and Stripes, and Stand For The Silent. Amell also used his guest appearance on WWE Raw to raise money for children's hospice Emily's House in Toronto. The campaign raised $300,000.
Other contestants who particpated in the American Ninja Warrior special included Erika Christensen, Derek Hough, Natalie Morales, Ashton Eaton, Nikki Glaser, Nick Swisher, Jeff Dyne, and Mena Suvari. Overall, NBC raised over $35-million to help children in need.