Enjoy this look back at the cast of The Vampire Diaries before they were stars.
The Vampire Diaries Cast
Let's take a look back at the cast of The Vampire Diaries before they were stars. Some aren't pictures here, but they're still stars in our eyes.
Iam Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
Where did Ian get his start? Find out by flipping on through.
Ian Somerhalder - Now and Again
Somerhalder's first credited role was in an episode of the TV version of The Big Easy in 1997. Two years later he played Brian in an episode of the CBS series Now and Again starring Eric Close and Heather Matarazzo.
Ian Somerhalder - Young Americans
Somerhalder got his first series regular role in Young Americans in 2000, where he played Hamilton Fleming, a prep school boy who thought he fell for another boy (she was a girl hiding her sex to get into the school!). More series roles in Smallville (2004), Tell Me You Love Me (2007) and Lost propelled him to stardom on The Vampire Diaries.
Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
Does soap make them man? It sure helped shape this one.
Paul Wesley - Guiding Light
After one episode of Another World, Wesley made a splash as Max Nickerson on Guiding Light in 1999.