Matthew Davis

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Matthew Davis
Matthew "Matt" W. Davis on June 15, 2013.jpg
Davis in June 2013
Matthew W. Davis

(1978-05-08) May 8, 1978 (age 40)
Years active2000–present
Leelee Sobieski
(m. 2008; div. 2009)

Matthew W. Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor who is known for his roles as Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde, 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 2017. 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.


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 since 2009 and starred 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 14th season, as swing shift CSI Sean Yeager. He appeared in the sixth episode titled "Passed Pawns", the eighth episode titled "Helpless", and the 13th episode titled "Boston Brakes".[1] He later returned to the hit The CW show The Vampire Diaries as Alaric Saltzman once again as a series regular.

Personal life[edit]

Davis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Woods Cross High School,[2] and the University of Utah. He is of Welsh descent.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Tigerland Private Jim Paxton
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Travis Stark / Trevor Stark
2001 Pearl Harbor Joe as Matt Davis
2001 Legally Blonde Warner Huntington III
2002 Lone Star State of Mind Jimbo
2002 Blue Crush Matt Tollman
2002 Below Odell
2003 Something Better Skip
2004 Seeing Other People Donald
2004 Shadow of Fear Harrison French as Matt Davis
2004 Heights Mark as Matt Davis
2005 Into the Sun Sean Mack
2005 BloodRayne Sebastian as Matt Davis
2006 Mentor Carter
2006 Bottoms Up Johnny Cocktail as Matt Davis
2007 Wasting Away Mike
2009 Finding Bliss Jeff Drake as Matt Davis
2009 S. Darko Pastor John Wayne
2010 Waiting for Forever Aaron


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 What About Brian Adam Hillman Main role
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Pearson Junior "PJ" Bartlett Episode: "Trade"
2009 Limelight David Television film
2009 In Plain Sight Lewis Folwer Episode: "Rubble With A Cause"; as Matt Davis
2009–2010 Damages Josh Reston Recurring role; 5 episodes
2009–2017 The Vampire Diaries Alaric Saltzman Main role (seasons 1–3, 6–8); recurring role (season 4); guest star (season 5)
2013 Cult Jeff Sefton Main role
2013–2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sean Yeager 3 episodes; as Matt Davis
2017–2018 The Originals Alaric Saltzman Special guest star (seasons 4–5)
2018 Legacies Alaric Saltzman Main role


  1. ^ Michael Ausiello. "'CSI' Season 14: Matt Davis Joins Cast - TVLine". TVLine.
  2. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (April 13, 2006). "Another lovable jerk — Actor/Utah native Matthew Davis plays bad guys you love to hate". Deseret News. Retrieved December 27, 2009.

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