Matthew Davis

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Matthew Davis
Matthew "Matt" W. Davis on June 15, 2013.jpg
Born Matthew W. Davis
(1978-05-08) May 8, 1978 (age 36)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Matthew W. "Matt" Davis (born May 8, 1978), also professionally known as Matt Davis, is an American actor who is known for his roles as Adam Hillman on the ABC comedy-drama What About Brian from 2006 to 2007 and Alaric Saltzman on The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries from 2009 to 2013. In 2013 and returned as a series regular for the sixth season, he starred on the short-lived CW mystery and horror drama Cult as Jeff Sefton and had a recurring role on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sean Yeager.

Personal life[edit]

Davis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Woods Cross High School,[1] and the University of Utah.


Davis co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair in the comedy Legally Blonde (2001), as Warner Huntington III, who breaks up with Elle Woods (Witherspoon).

His notable film credits include Blue Crush (2002) with Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez, Tigerland (2000) with Colin Farrell and BloodRayne (2005) with Kristanna Loken.

Davis starred in The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries, as Alaric Saltzman from 2009 until 2013, and then he went on to star in the short-lived CW mystery and horror drama Cult, as Jeff Sefton that same year.

Davis had a recurring role in the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2013 to 2014 in the fourteenth season, as swing shift CSI Sean Yeager. He appeared in the sixth episode titled "Passed Pawns", the eighth episode titled "Helpless" and the thirteenth episode titled "Boston Brakes".[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Travis Stark / Trevor Stark
Tigerland Private Jim Paxton
2001 Pearl Harbor Joe As Matt Davis
Legally Blonde Warner Huntington III
2002 Below Odell
Lone Star State of Mind Jimbo
Blue Crush Matt Tollman
2003 Something Better Skip
2004 Seeing Other People Donald
Shadow of Fear Harrison French As Matt Davis
Heights Mark As Matt Davis
2005 Into the Sun Sean Mack
BloodRayne Sebastian As Matt Davis
2006 Bottoms Up Johnny Cocktail As Matt Davis
Mentor Carter
2007 Wasting Away Mike Beauty and the Beast an Latter-day tale
2009 Finding Bliss Jeff Drake As Matt Davis
S. Darko Pastor John Wayne
2010 Waiting for Forever Aaron
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 What About Brian Adam Hillman Series regular: 24 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit PJ Season 9 - episode 18: "Trade"
2009 Limelight David TV Movie
2009 In Plain Sight Lewis Folwer Episode: "Rubble With A Cause", As Matt Davis
2009–2010 Damages Josh Reston Recurring role, 5 episodes
2009–present The Vampire Diaries Alaric Saltzman Main role, 51 episodes

Recurring Cast - Season 1 : episodes 9 - 13
Main Cast - Season 1 : episode 14 - Season 3: episode 22. Season 6: episode 1 - present
Special Guest Cast - Season 4: episodes 2, 22 & 23 Season 5: episodes 11 & 22

2010 Niklaus Mikaelson Recurring Role, 3 episodes
Season 2
2013 Cult Jeff Sefton Series regular, 13 episodes[3]
2013–2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sean Yeager Recurring role, 3 episodes, As Matt Davis[4]


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