Matthew Davis (born May 8, 1978), credited as Matt Davis, is an American actor who portrays Alaric Saltzman on The Vampire Diaries. He's best known for his roles on TV show What About Brian and movies Blue Crush and Legally Blonde. He has also done a lot other movies.
Davis was born on May 8, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Woods Cross High School in Woods Cross, Utah where he was raised. Matt first became interested in acting while attending the University of Utah. Post-college, Davis moved to New York to further his studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first starring role came in 2000, when he was only 22, with Colin Farrell in Tigerland.
In March 2008, Matt began dating actress Leelee Sobieski. In September of the same year, they got married, but filed for divorce just two months later - The divorce was finalised in February 2009. In August 2012, Matt began dating Afghan-American actress, Azita Ghanizada.
|2009-2017||The Vampire Diaries||Alaric Saltzman|
|2013-2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sean Yeager|
|2010||When Vampires Don't Suck|
|2010||Waiting for Forever||Aaron|
|2009||S. Darko||Pastor John|
|2009||In Plain Sight||Lewis Fowler / Lewis Ford|
|2009||Finding Bliss||Jeff Drake|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||P.J. Bartlett|
|2006-2007||What About Brian||Adam Hillman|
|2006||Bottoms Up||Johnny Cocktail|
|2005||Into the Sun||FBI Agent Sean Mack|
|2004||Shadow of Fear||Harrison French|
|2004||Seeing Other People||Donald|
|2002||Blue Crush||Matt Tollman|
|2002||Lone Star State of Mind||Jimbo|
|2000||Urban Legends: Final Cut||Travis Stark / Trevor Stark|
|2000||Tigerland||Pvt. Jim Paxton|
- He likes the colors red and blue.
- Matt's Twitter alter-ego is Ernesto Riley.
- He first went for the role of Logan but he got the role of Alaric who killed Logan (his first vampire kill).
- He, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are the only cast members that played 3 different characters (Matt played Alaric, Klaus and Silas).