Jaiden Kaine is an actor who portrays Beau in the seventh season of The Vampire Diaries.


Jaiden Kaine was born to a single mother. His mom later married a struggling playwright with a substance/alcohol/domestic abuse problem and his life plunged into despair.

He danced for various R&B groups in High School and even did some touring; never graduating from High School but opting for his G.E.D. instead and subsequently attending the now defunct Blake School Of Business to get his programming/business degree with a minor in Marketing. He worked for some fortune 500 companies before a chance "Open-call" through a small modeling agency landed him the coveted Calvin Klein Campaigne taking him to countries such as Italy, Spain, Denmark, and South Africa, where he worked the "Feed The Children" Campaigne with Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Alek Wek, and Kate Moss, to name a few. He wen't on to be the lead host of Channel O' Music Television broadcast in Capetown South Africa but longed for his home & then returned to the states. He returned to NY and bumped into an old buddy who asked if he was looking for work, that turned into a couple of years work in the Middle East working for the notorious private contracting firm, Blackwater. "I don't really like to discuss my work over there. I'm not particularly proud of it but yes, it's now part of me. Upon his return to the states, he took what he believed would be a short term job with a new hotel named W in NY. He never forgot the joy of attending those plays as a child though & decided to study at the famed William Esper Studios in New York City.

After a chance meeting at the hotel with London's own, Idris Elba, a friendship was born.


Jaiden is most known for his work in Ridley Scott's; Killing Lincoln. Ridley hired Jaiden to play the historic role of Oswell Swann; the freed former slave who unknowlingly led Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth to safe haven. Jaiden has quickly developed into a "character actor", who transforms seemingly effortlessly from one being to the next and has positioned himself as a "go to" guy for cops & bad guys alike. He enjoys playing on both sides of the law.

Jaiden was most recently seen in playing opposite Tamara Moury Housley (Sister-Sister) & Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) in the lifetime Original Christmas Angel. He also made a guest appearance playing a hardcore dealer in the 2012 Slamdance Grand Jury Festival runnaway hit, Welcome To Pine Hill (2012), for which he received critical praise for his star-turning performance playing Jay; a streetwise, trash-talking gang leader.


Year Title Role
2014-2016 The Peter Austin Noto Show Calvin Klein Model
2016 Luke Cage Zip
2016 After Adderall Bill
2015-2016 The Vampire Diaries Beau
2016 Misconduct Doctor Hughes
2016 Six Senior Officer Okafor
2015 The Protokon Elijah Mann
2015 The Swim Instructor Lee
2015 Mr. Right Bruce
2015 The Family Fang Confused Customer
2015 Zoo Kenyan Policeman
2015 Straight Outta Tompkins Detective #2 (Claiborne)
2014 Concrete River
2014 Red Butterfly Lounge Hipster
2014 Believe Security Officer
2014 Candid Max
2014 Five Star Jay
2014 Person of Interest Federal Agent
2014 Fleecing Led Zeppelin Car Salesman
2013 Horse Man
2013 Redemption Jamal
2013 Reunion 108 Phobe
2013 Begin Again A&R President (uncredited)
2013 Kingdom Come Maren Kelroy
2013 Taken by Grace Detective Al Nelson
2013 Asa, A Beautiful Girl Kunle Ode
2013 Scorned: Love Kills Sean Burton
2013 Killing Lincoln Oswell Swann
2013 Marked Man: The Prologue Derek
2012 Come As You Are Dr. Carden
2012 Joe Joe
2012 Footprints Marcus Father
2012 Christmas Angel Jeb Conroy
2012 Dead Souls Andrew Judson
2012 Hellbenders Demon
2012 Zoo Head of DEA - Anthony Barnes
2012 The Dictator African King (uncredited)
2012 Welcome to Pine Hill Jay
2011 Chess Boxing Velvet Rope Bouncer #1
2011 Gasp Security Guard
2011 Ninja B-Boy 3D
2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Business Man (uncredited)
2011 Curiosity Newscaster
2011 Celebrity Close Calls Maasai Warrior
2011 30 Rock Angie's friend
2011 Gray Matters Mark Leonard
2011 Onion SportsDome Frat Friend / Photographer
2011 If You Could Hear My Own Tune D.L. Boyfriend (voice)
2010 The Big C Naked Lenny


Season Seven


  • His trademark is his deep baritone voice.
  • Studied acting in New York City at William Esper, OneOnOneNYC, Actors Alliance Studios, and the Roy Arias Theater.
  • Was a member of the military outfit Blackwater.
  • Is the oldest of four children.
  • Has Cuban, Irish, and Antiguan ancestry.
  • Was highly successful as a model for Calvin Klein when the fashion designer launched his jean and underwear line in South Africa. After reaching international supermodel status yet being denied work in Capetown, South Africa because of the color of his skin; he chose to stay declining work internationally until he finally broke the "wall of color".


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