8 Vampire Diaries Stars You Forgot Were Disney Channel Original Movies
Over the course of seven seasons — with an eighth one set to premiere in October — The Vampire Diaries has seen countless vampires, werewolves, witches, hunters, and the like. But the popular CW show has also housed several former Disney Channel Original Movie stars.
While leads Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have never been in a DCOM, many of their costars have. See which of your faves previously hung out on Disney Channel below.
- Michael Trevino Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW / Disney
Before he was Tyler Lockwood, Trevino was Jackson Meade in Cow Belles , hanging out with Aly and AJ Michalka .
- Jack Coleman Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW / Disney
Also starring in Cow Belles , Coleman was Aly & AJ's TV-movie dad before playing lock-up-my-vampire-daughter dad Bill Forbes.
- Chris Brochu Annette Brown/The CW / Disney
Brochu was jerkface Ray Beech who harassed the Lemonade Mouth squad before going on to play Luke Parker.
- Robert Ri'chard Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW / Disney
To be fair, Ri'chard was only on three episodes of The Vampire Diaries in 2012, so forgetting he was in a DCOM is totally fair. Before playing Jamie, Ri'chard was bowling up a storm in Alley Cats Strike .
- Grace Phipps Bob Mahoney/The CW / Disney
Lela from Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 was April Young, the daughter of vampire hunter Pastor Young.
- Chris William Martin The CW / Disney
OK, so as I wrote back in March, Susie Q isn't actually a DCOM, but we're still gonna count it here. Martin was bad boy Ray Kovich more than 10 years before playing Stefan and Damon Salvatore's nephew, Zach.
- Susan Walters The CW / Disney
Before Walters was getting thrown down the stairs as Carol Lockwood, she played Andrew Lawrence 's mother and Joey Lawrence 's aunt in Horse Sense and its sequel, Jumping Ship .
- Steven R. McQueen Justin Stephens/The CW / Disney
A year before he was the always-dying Jeremy Gilbert, McQueen was betraying his BFF and dealing with time travelers in Minutemen .