‘Heroes’ star joins ‘Vampire Diaries’
David Anders has signed up to star in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The 28-year-old actor, who previously portrayed Adam on Heroes, has reportedly landed a multi-episode arc on the supernatural drama.
Anders will play Elena and Jeremy’s uncle Jonathan Gilbert, who arrives in Mystic Falls to “cause some trouble” for the locals.
His name has been mentioned in previous episodes, and the character debuted earlier this season via flashback but was played by Joe Knezevich.
Anders, who bowed out of 24 in Monday night’s episode, makes his first Diaries appearance in April.
Woot! David Anders, love him. He was such a great baddie in Alias. I was sad when the series ended. I haven’t seen him in Heroes, was he any good?
He will be playing Elena and Jeremy’s Uncle Jonathon Gilbert in Vampire Diaries. Do you think he’s right for the part? He will definitely cause some trouble, but what kind? I wonder if he’s in possession of some interesting heirlooms? What do you think?
I’m excited for him to pop up in April. I hope they further some of the current plot and don’t keep adding new characters. It could get out of control.