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You understand, right? Why I did it? You were in trouble, and, I was protecting you.
Rafe to Ward in The Bell Tower

Rafe Cameron is one of the main characters and the secondary antagonist in Outer Banks. He is portrayed by Drew Starkey.

Rafe is the eldest son of Ward Cameron, and the older brother of Sarah and Wheezie. Rafe was on track to be next in line to inherit Cameron Development. However, this plan failed after Rafe dropped out of college and began to abuse drugs.



Rafe is Ward Cameron's eldest child and Sarah and Wheezie Cameron's older brother. Before the pilot, Rafe dropped out of college and returned home. He has a strained relationship with his father. He is disrespectful and leering towards his sister, calling her a bitch on multiple occasions, directly and indirectly to his friends.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

Throughout Season 1, Rafe is seen most often hanging out with his best friends, Topper and Kelce, doing "kook" activities such as partying in mansions and going to the beach.

Rafe gets into some trouble with Barry, the town's drug dealer, and he owes him a lot of money. Rafe tries to steal from his father to pay Barry back, but Ward catches him. Ward goes with Rafe to bail him out and warns Barry to back off. Then, Ward kicks Rafe out of his house.

Rafe squats at Barry's in the meantime, plotting his way to get back into the house. When Ward is arrested by Sheriff Peterkin, Rafe seizes his opportunity to win his dad's approval and shoots her. Ward pins the blame for the murder on John B to protect his son. Rafe gets let back into the family home.

During the manhunt for John B, he and Barry go out to try and find him and deliver him to the police. He's not successful and John B escapes. After a fight with the Pogues in the hanger, Barry makes it clear to Rafe that "he owns him now" after finding out he killed Sheriff Peterkin.

Season 2

In Season 2, Rafe is still trying to get in the good graces of his father — constantly looking for reassurance that he's Ward's favorite. Ward fakes his own death and leaves behind a recorded video claiming responsibility for the murder of the sheriff, thereby clearing Rafe's name. Rafe tries to strangle Sarah when she comes back but she gets away.



Rafe is a negative influence on Topper and the rest of The Kooks. He is violent and aggressive toward those whom he deems a threat, especially The Pogues. He often encourages bad blood between the two feuding groups. He is a sneaky and manipulative teenager with serious mental issues that eventually led him to murder someone.

Physical Appearance

He has dirty blonde hair that he usually keeps slicked back, and blue eyes. He's tall, handsome and is usually seen wearing preppy clothes.


Season 1

Season 2


  • "Little fried Sarah."
  • "Congrats, pussy, you're officially her bitch."
  • "Tell your boy we know what he did."
  • “I don’t think your friends will like me.”
  • “What else do you pogues do?”
  • "Matar é natural"
  • "I think we should kill them all."


  • Rafe is a member of the golf community in Figure 8, and often golfs with Topper.