Stephen McCole is a Scottish actor. McCole plays the leading role in the television black comedy High Times. McCole portrays Rab, an unemployed stoner who lives with his family in a bleak high-rise flat in Glasgow. The series, which received the 2004 BAFTA Scotland Best Drama Award, also features McCole's older brother, Paul. McCole credits the believability of his role to growing up in similar surroundings in Glasgow's Castlemilk project.
McCole has also starred in the 2008 adventure comedy Stone of Destiny. Previous to High Times, McCole appeared in The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, The Acid House, Postmortem and the 2003 BBC One miniseries The Key.
In 2005, McCole directed the comedy short Electric Blues, written by Paul McCole.