There were many Vampire Diaries actors who nailed their roles in bringing these novel characters to life.
Based on the young adult novels by the same name, The Vampire Diaries is a television series that chronicles the life of Elena Gilbert and her encounters with the supernatural world around her. This supernatural teen drama has it all, from vampires to witches and werewolves.
The series became the most-watched show on The CW and has inspired several spin-offs, all connecting to the same universe. The Vampire Diaries produced many unforgettable characters in part thanks to the actors chosen for their roles. There were many actors who nailed their roles in bringing these novel characters to life.
Bonnie Bennett Played By Kat Graham
Without a doubt, Bonnie Bennett is the badass of the series. Coming from a long line of Bennett witches, Bonnie is very powerful and in turn, the others rely on her to help them out when they are in need of supernatural interference.
Using her powers to help the others comes at a cost as Bonnie arguably suffers the most heartache out of any of the characters. Kat Graham’s portrayal of Bonnie is spot on, taking fans through Bonnie’s powerful moments as a witch, to the heartfelt moments when she’s just trying to live a normal life.
Matt Donovan Played By Zach Roerig
Matt Donovan is the high school jock who is in love with Elena. He moves from being the boy who pines for the girl, to someone who finally takes a stand and tries to fight for what’s right. One of the things he fights for is his hometown, Mystic Falls, and ridding it of all supernatural beings.
Zach Roerig plays the good guy role so well. Even though Matt eventually takes a stand against the vampires, it doesn’t change fans’ opinion of him. Matt is just a character that fans root for and one they want to see make it until the end.
Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson Played By Joseph Morgan
Klaus is introduced in the second season of The Vampire Diaries, and he makes quite the impression. As one of the Original vampires, Klaus is older and stronger than any other vampire, not to mention he’s a vampire/werewolf hybrid, the only one of his kind.
Klau is so evil, even his own family hates him, and Joseph Morgan plays the complicated vampire perfectly. He’s ruthless and cunning, taking whatever he wants, whatever the cost. Morgan’s devilish grin allows him to portray a villain fans love to hate.
Caroline Forbes Played By Candace King
In the first season of The Vampire Diaries, Caroline is this bubbly, energetic cheerleader who is taken advantage of by the wicked Damon. Caroline is a typical high school girl, caught up with boys and jealousy in the beginning.
However, after Caroline becomes a vampire, her character goes through considerable growth. Caroline is considered the other female lead in the series, and Candace King does a great job playing to all Caroline’s sides. She can be sweet and loving, but also extremely fierce and strong.
Damon Salvatore Played By Ian Somerhalder
Damon Salvatore serves as an antagonist in the first season of The Vampire Diaries. As the older brother of Stefan, Damon embraces his life as a vampire, rather than trying to run away from it. Oftentimes he appears cold and calculated, but he can also be quite charming.
His character sees redemption throughout the series, and Ian Somerhalder plays the bad, good guy perfectly. With piercing blue eyes, dark hair, and that charming smirk, what’s not to love about Damon Salvatore?