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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.



Matthew Davis

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.


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Matt Davis

2000 Tigerland Pvt. Jim Paxton
Urban Legends: Final Cut Travis Stark/Trevor Stark 
2001 Pearl Harbor  Joe
Legally Blonde Warner Huntington III
2002 Lone Star of Mind Jimbo
Blue Crush Matt Tollman
Below O'Dell
2003 Something Better Skip
2004 Seeing Other People Donald
Shadow of Fear Harrison French
2005 Heights Mark
Into the Sun Sean Mack
BloodRayne Sebastian
2006 Mentor Carter
Bottoms Up  Johnny Cocktail
What About Brian Adam Hillman
2007 Wasting Away Mike
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit PJ Bartlett
2009 Limelight David
Finding Bliss  Jeff Drake
In Plain Sight  Lewis Folwer
S. Darko Pastor John Wayne
The Vampire Diaries Alaric Saltzman
2010 Damages  Josh Reston
Waiting for Forever Aaron
2013 Cult Jeff Sefton


  • He likes the colours 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 TrevinoNina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are the only cast members that played 3 different characters (Matt played Alaric, Klaus and Silas).


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