Daniel Gillies

Actor
A handsome and intense New Zealand native, Daniel Gillies has gone from struggling actor to known commodity virtually overnight. In his first major Hollywood movie, "Spider-Man 2" (2004), Gillies plays John Jameson, the ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Actor (20)

The Originals 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Kingdom 2014 (Movie)

Jason '80' (Actor)

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Vacuuming the Cat 2014 (Movie)

Troy (Actor)

Vampire Diaries 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Hope 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

NCIS 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Glades 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

True Blood 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sensation of Sight 2008 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

Captivity 2007 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Masters of Horror 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bride and Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

Johnny Wickham (Actor)

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head in the Clouds 2004 (Movie)

Julian Elsworth (Actor)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

John Jamison (Actor)

Trespassing 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jeremiah 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

Fireman No 2 (Actor)

A Soldier's Sweetheart (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Broken Kingdom 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A handsome and intense New Zealand native, Daniel Gillies has gone from struggling actor to known commodity virtually overnight. In his first major Hollywood movie, "Spider-Man 2" (2004), Gillies plays John Jameson, the love interest to Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson and natural rival to Tobey Maguire's web-slinging Peter Parker. But just a few years ago, Gillies was struggling to make it in Los Angeles, even slaving away in restaurants and kitchens to pay the bills.

Relationships

Rachael Leigh Cook Actor

Companion
Engaged December 2003 Married Aug. 8, 2004

Milestones

2013

Announced to reprise role on "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off "The Originals"

2012

Co-starred on Canadian supernatural medical drama "Saving Hope"

2010

Landed recurring role of Elijah, oldest son of the Original Vampires on "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW)

2007

Cast in Roland Joffe directed thriller "Captivity"

2005

Cast as a British gold digger in "Bride & Prejudice," directed by Gurinder Chadha

2004

Appeared opposite Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, and Stuart Townsend in "Head in the Clouds," a romantic drama set in 1930s England, Paris, and Spain

2004

Cast as John Jameson, love interest to Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane in "Spider-Man 2"; film directed by Sam Raimi

2002

Appeared on Showtime sci-fi series "Jeremiah", which starred Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

2000

Starred as Tim O'Connor in "Street Legal," one of New Zealand's most successful TV dramas

1998

Made TV acting debut as Antos in "Young Hercules" (Fox Kids Network), produced by Sam Raimi

1997

Made feature film debut in "A Soldiers Sweetheart" playing a U.S. Medical Officer

Bonus Trivia

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"What's beautiful about L.A. is that it's open to new talent. I worship that about this city."---Gillies as quoted to Interview July 2004

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"I'm much better in pictures than I am in real life. Whereas someone like Rachael, she looks glamorous all the time. First thing in the morning, I look like the ass of a donkey and she looks like Helen of Troy."---Gillies talking about fiance Rachael Leigh Cook to Movieline's Hollywood Life, July/August 2004.

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