The Vampire Diaries

David Anders

Birthday: March 11, 1981
TVD Character: John Gilbert
Hometown: Though he does a mean British accent, David calls Grants Pass, Oregon, home. He swapped the basketball team for school plays before moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18.

Why David might look familiar: Have you watched prime time TV in the last 10 years? David became a series regular on Alias and Heroes before showing up on episodes of Lie to Me and 24. Prior to his big break, however, David played an intimidating senior for about five seconds in the Olsen twins’ So Little Time.

A little something extra you ought to know about David: He’s got an ear for accents. When he auditioned for Alias, J.J. Abrams had him try out for the role of Mr. Sark with several different accents, including Russian and German. David then put that faux-English accent back into commission for his role on Heroes.

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