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Matthew W. Davis
May 8, 1978
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
Matthew W. Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor 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 as well as the spin-off series Legacies since 2018. 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 Witherspoon's love interest Warner Huntington III. 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". He later returned to the hit The CW show The Vampire Diaries as Alaric Saltzman once again as a series regular. Davis currently stars in The CW series Legacies, a spin-off of The Originals, where he reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman.
Davis is a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and is a member of the Republican Party.
|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|
|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||Bottoms Up||Johnny Cocktail||as Matt Davis|
|2009||Finding Bliss||Jeff Drake||as Matt Davis|
|2009||S. Darko||Pastor John Wayne|
|2010||Waiting for Forever||Aaron|
|2006–2007||What About Brian||Adam Hillman||Main role|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Pearson Junior "PJ" Bartlett||Episode: "Trade"|
|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–present||Legacies||Alaric Saltzman||Main role|
|2019||Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses||Nick Sinclair||Main role|
- 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.
- Ausiello, Michael. "'CSI' Season 14: Matt Davis Joins Cast - TVLine". TVLine.
- "Legally Blonde's Matthew Davis Ties the Knot Hours After Proposing: 'A Very Married Christmas'". People. December 24, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
- "Vampire Diaries' Matthew Davis Welcomes Baby Girl With Kiley Casciano". E! Online. April 1, 2020.
- "'Vampire Diaries' Star Matthew Davis Welcomes Baby Girl". Entertainment Tonight.
- "Vampire Diaries' Matthew Davis and Wife Kiley Casciano Welcome Baby Girl". PEOPLE.com.
- "Paul Wesley pulls 'Vampire Diaries' co-star Matthew Davis over Donald Trump support". The Press Stories. October 9, 2020. Retrieved October 20, 2020.