American actor Michael Trevino first gained recognition in his early twenties, for his role in the Disney Channel telemovie Cow Belles (2006) -- a nutty comedy of errors about a couple of young women (pop music sensations Aly and AJ) saddled with the arduous task of keeping a dairy farm afloat during their father's absence. Trevino also landed guest spots on such programs as Summerland, Charmed, CSI: Miami, and Bones. He then secured a semi-permanent role in the prime-time dramatic series Cane, starring Jimmy Smits. Trevino landed the regular role of Taylor Lockwood in the series The Vampire Diaries and became the first cast member to cross over to the spin-off, The Originals.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Born in California to Mexican parents and was raised bilingual.
- One of his first acting jobs was an Old Navy commercial.
- First lead role was in the 2006 Disney Channel movie Cow Belles.
- Has been a series regular on the short-lived CBS drama Cane and the hit CW series the Vampire Diaries.
- Other TV appearances include a recurring role on FX drama The Riches and an arc on the CW's 90210.
- Is an avid surfer, snowboarder and deepsea fisherman.