Matthew Davis (born May 8, 1978), credited as Matt Davis, is an American actor who portrays Alaric Saltzman on The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies. 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.


Year Title Type Role
2018-Present Legacies TV Series Alaric Saltzman
2017-2018 The Originals
2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries
2019 Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses Movie Nick Sinclair
2013-2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Sean Yeager
2013 Cult TV Series Jeff Sefton
2010 When Vampires Don't Suck TV Short Himself
2009-2010 Damages TV Series Josh Reston
2010 Waiting for Forever Movie Aaron
2009 S. Darko Movie Pastor John
2009 In Plain Sight TV Series Lewis Fowler / Lewis Ford
2009 Finding Bliss Movie Jeff Drake
2009 Limelight TV Movie David
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Series P.J. Bartlett
2007 Aaah! Zombies!! Movie Mike
2006-2007 What About Brian TV Series Adam Hillman
2006 Bottoms Up Video Johnny Cocktail
2006 Mentor Movie Carter
2005 BloodRayne Movie Sebastian
2005 Into the Sun Movie FBI Agent Sean Mack
2005 Heights Movie Mark
2004 Shadow of Fear Movie Harrison French
2004 Seeing Other People Movie Donald
2003 Something Better Movie Skip
2002 Below Movie Odell
2002 Blue Crush Movie Matt Tollman
2002 Lone Star State of Mind Movie Jimbo
2001 Legally Blonde Movie Warner
2001 Pearl Harbor Movie Joe
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Movie Travis Stark / Trevor Stark
2000 Tigerland Movie Pvt. Jim Paxton


The Vampire Diaries

Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five
Season Six
Season Seven
Season Eight

The Originals

Season Four
Season Five


Season One


  • 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 TrevinoNina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are the only cast members that played 3 different characters (Matt played Alaric, Klaus and Silas).
  • He and Zach Roerig are the only actors from the TVD/TO/Legacies universe to appear in all three shows.



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