Birthday: May 16, 1981
TVD Character: Klaus Mikaelson
Twitter: @josephmorgan
Hometown: You’ll have to look across the pond to catch a glimpse of Joseph Morgan’s birthplace. The sexily accented Brit calls Swansea, Wales, home. He studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Why Joseph Morgan might look familiar: Do you like flicks of the sword and sandal variety? Joseph has an impressive resume in that category, having appeared in Alexander, Ben Hur, and Immortals (due out November 2011). Joseph is also no stranger to British TV: He appeared in Mansfield Park, Casualty, Doc Martin, and Hex.

A little something you ought to know about Joseph:  He’s more than just an actor. The distractingly good-looking dude also has writer and director credits. Did you know Joseph does work behind the camera? With These Hands is a short film he wrote, produced, directed, and had a small role in. Let’s just say he’s no stranger to oodles of fake blood.

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