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David Anders Signs for 'Vampire Diaries'

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 24th 2010 12:01PM
david anders Don't feel sorry for David Anders. I know it seems like he's constantly getting killed off or written out of high-profile shows, but the guy always seems to land on his feet with another juicy new role on a popular series.

Just a few days after his most recent TV baddie bit the dust, TV Guide has confirmed that Anders is joining the cast of the CW hit 'The Vampire Diaries'.

Anders has been tapped to play Jonathan Gilbert, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy's (Steven R. McQueen) uncle. But don't expect to see him acting like role a model for Mystic Fall's troubled teens. A source tells EW's Michael Ausiello that Uncle Jonathan is coming to town to "cause some trouble."

'Vampire Diaries' fans will recall that a much older character named Jonathan Gilbert appeared on the show in a flashback scene. According to the source, Anders will be playing a different character with the same name.

The gothic nighttime soap seems like a perfect fit for Anders, who excels at playing campy villains ('Heroes') and corrupt but tortured souls ('24'). Maybe we'll even get to see him flash some fangs before the season wraps.

Look for Anders to start his new recurring gig on the show's April 15 episode.

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I love this show. too bad season doesnt start till march

im watching episodes at http://www.watchvampire.com now though :D no surveys or ads, just thought id let ya know

February 24 2010 at 9:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

At least he gets off the shows before they go down. It's better to be a memorable guest star rather than a fool going down with the ship.

February 24 2010 at 7:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He does have a "soapy" look about him.

February 24 2010 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sir Yuck-Yuck

The gothic nighttime soap ???
the only gothic, supernatural, time-travelling, spooky soap opera was Dark Shadows ABC-Tv daytime 1966-71 and NBC-Tv night time 1991
I can't wait for the Tim Burton directed Johnny Depp starring 2011 movie Dark Shadows

February 24 2010 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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