The fact that The Vampire Diarieshas the guts to kill off fan-fave characters is part of what makes it such an addictive, thrill-a-minute ride, and we wouldn't have it any other way. That said, the show’s tendency to dispose of characters means there's a string of awesome actors we've fallen in love with, only to have them ripped away from our weekly TV viewing.
Fortunately, TVD isn't the only show out there, and most of the actors we're missing are busy working on other cool projects. Need help catching up? We've gathered the latest intel on some of our favorite ex-TVD stars.
Click through this gallery to see what these actors have been up to since leaving the show!