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Davis in June 2013
|Born||Matthew W. Davis
May 8, 1978
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
(m. 2008; div. 2009)
Matthew W. Davis (born May 8, 1978), also professionally known as Matt Davis, 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". He later returned to the hit The CW show The Vampire Diaries as Alaric Saltzman once again as a series regular.
|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|
|2006–07||What About Brian||Adam Hillman||Main role, 24 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||PJ||Episode: "Trade"|
|2009||In Plain Sight||Lewis Folwer||Episode: "Rubble With A Cause"; as Matt Davis|
|2009–10||Damages||Josh Reston||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2009–17||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, 13 episodes|
|2013–14||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sean Yeager||3 episodes; as Matt Davis|
|2017–2018||The Originals||Alaric Saltzman||Special guest star (seasons 4–5)|
- Michael Ausiello. "‘CSI’ Season 14: Matt Davis Joins Cast - TVLine". TVLine.
- 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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