David Anders

Active - 2002 - 2013  |   Born - Mar 11, 1981 in Grants Pass, Oregon, United States  |   Genres - Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

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  • The youngest of four children. 
  • While still in high school, landed the role of Philip the Apostle in a regional tour of Jesus Christ Superstar
  • After graduation he rejected acceptance to several colleges and conservatories, including the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, and moved to Los Angeles.
  • At the age of 20, landed his breakout role as Julian Sark on Alias.
  • Often mistaken as British, as two of his most recognizable roles, Sark on Alias and Takezo Kensei/Adam Monroe on Heroes, required him to speak with a British accent.
  • Occasionally fills in as lead singer in Band From TV, featuring his Alias and Heroes co-star, Greg Grunberg.
  • Plays Elena's biological father on The Vampire Diaries, even though he's only eight years older than actress Nina Dobrev.