Matthew Davis

Actor, Pizza delivery man
Utah native Matthew Davis initially gained notoriety with supporting roles as the all-American male alongside stars like Colin Farrell and Reese Witherspoon, before settling into more varied character roles in both film ... Read more »
Born: 05/07/1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Vampire Diaries 2009 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cult 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting for Forever 2011 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

Damages 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Finding Bliss 2010 (Movie)

Jeff Drake (Actor)

In Plain Sight 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

S. Darko 2008 (Movie)

Pastor John (Actor)

Shadow of Fear 2007 (Movie)

Harrison (Actor)

What About Brian 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Women's Murder Club 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bloodrayne 2006 (Movie)

Sebastian (Actor)

The Speed of Life 2006 (Movie)

Ben Patchett (Actor)

Wasting Away 2006 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Bottoms Up 2005 (Movie)

Johnny Cocktail (Actor)

Heights 2005 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Into the Sun 2005 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Seeing Other People 2004 (Movie)

Donald (Actor)

Cowboys and Idiots 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Below 2002 (Movie)

Douglas O'Dell (Actor)

Blue Crush 2002 (Movie)

Matt Tollman (Actor)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

Warner Huntington III (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Tigerland 2000 (Movie)

Paxton (Actor)

Urban Legends: Final Cut 2000 (Movie)

Trevor (Actor)

Kickboxing Academy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Utah native Matthew Davis initially gained notoriety with supporting roles as the all-American male alongside stars like Colin Farrell and Reese Witherspoon, before settling into more varied character roles in both film and on television. As so many had before him, Davis' first break came with a role in a horror film, in his case the sequel "Urban Legends: Final Cut" (2000), although his performance opposite Farrell in the Vietnam-era drama "Tigerland" (2000) provided a better demonstration of his talent. He was perfectly cast as the rich, shallow boyfriend of Witherspoon in the comedy "Legally Blonde" (2001) then performed well as a stalwart naval officer in the WWII thriller "Below" (2002). Following a period of credits in smaller film projects and an unsuccessful television series, Davis found a home on the small screen when he was cast as the teacher-slash-vampire hunter, Alaric Saltzman on the supernatural teen drama series "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ). Having proven himself capable of tackling leading man roles, or contributing as a quirky supporting player, Davis ensured himself a lengthy career as one of young Hollywood's more dependable actors.

Relationships

Selma Blair Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2000 Acted together in "Legally Blonde" (2001) No longer together

Leelee Sobieski Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York
attended a summer session

University of Utah

Salt Lake City , Utah
dropped out

Milestones

2006

Starred as Sebastian, a vampire hunter in the big-screen version of the popular video game "BloodRayne"

2006

Played Adam, Brian's best friend on the ABC series "What About Brian"

2005

Co-starred with Glenn Close, James Marsden and Jesse Bradford in "Heights" a drama following five New Yorkers over 24-hours

2004

Appeared in the comedy "Seeing Other People"

2002

Cast as the love interest to Kate Bosworth in the summer hit "Blue Crush"

2002

Starred as an American submarine officer in the thriller "Below"

2002

Appeared as a gay mechanic alongside Joshua Jackson in "Lone Star State of Mind"

2001

Had featured role as a fighter pilot in "Pearl Harbor"; credited as Matt Davis

2001

Cast as a preppy Harvard Law student opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde"

2000

Appeared as Jim Paxton, the enlistee with literary aspirations, in the Vietnam War-era ensemble drama "Tigerland"

2000

First feature role, played twins in "Urban Legends: Final Cut"

Spent a summer studying acting in NYC after leaving college

Appeared as a contestant on the MTV dating game show "Singled Out"

Bonus Trivia

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While he was born and bred in Utah, Davis makes it quite clear in interviews that he was not raised as member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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