'Vampire Diaries' exclusive: David Anders cries uncle!

24‘s loss is The Vampire Diaries‘ gain!

David Anders, who (spoiler alert) permanently clocked out of 24 last night, has rebounded with a multi-episode arc on The CW smash, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The Alias and Heroes alum will play Elena and Jeremy’s uncle, Jonathan Gilbert, who comes to Mystic Falls to “cause some trouble,” teases an insider.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because, well, it should. Johnathan Gilbert (yes, that’s with an “h”) is the name of Elena and Jeremy’s circa-1800 ancestor. Old school Johnathan debuted via flashback earlier this month as played by Joe Knezevich.

Look for Anders’ present-day Jonathan to turn up in April.

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  • Nina

    Yaaaay!! Love him.

  • maiv

    oh man, he was so evil in alias. looking forward!

    • ann


    • Liz

      For real. Everyone loves a bad boy and Sark was pure genius. I’ll watch to see DA play evil again.

  • JennaD

    Is it too much to hope Uncle Jonathan’s been living in England and gets to use his amazing faux-Brit accent???

    • Laurie

      lol, that is the same thing I thought. Great minds think alike!

  • Darcy

    This show just keeps getting better! Lived him since Alias. Can’t wait!!!

  • Annie

    I love this guy. I might actually watch this stupid show for him. Why couldn’t he have been on True Blood??? I like that show.

    • Chantale

      I know what you mean!!

    • Rachel

      I’ve been wishing he’d join True Blood for a while. Just imagine the hotness of David Anders and Alexander Skarsgard sharing a screen…

      • Greta

        OMG that would be amazing! Maybe after his stint on VD he’ll join TB :)

  • Dominique

    Ah crap, now I’m gonna have to watch Vampire Diaries again, just for this man. I love him, he’s an oustanding actor and a stellar performer.

  • Alex

    Man I love him. Best villain ever to exist in Heroes, even though he was cursed to the worst volume.

  • Ryan

    hey Mike, if you’re going to do a spoiler alert, keep the spoiler from appearing on the front page! You know why? Because you just spoiled my recorded episode of 24! Keep the spoiler off the front page or use one of those message board things where you have to put your cursor over the text to reveal it

    • Tarc

      And maybe one day you’ll stop visiting a spoiler site when you don’t want to be spoiled….

      • Becky

        Your reply is a definite WIN! =)

    • Jason

      Hey Ryan…howzabout you and all the other DVR whiners either watch your show live or stop trolling the spoiler-filled internet the next morning, ‘kay? Good lord, should the media just STOP because it doesn’t fit your viewing schedule? Sheeeeesh!

  • Wow

    Awesome scoop. Jeremy’s ancestor spells his name Johnathan.

  • Beaky

    Don’t watch Vampire Diaries, but will be now! I LOVE David Anders. And he does that whole immortal, from another time baddie SO well. :D

    *is also hoping for the accent*

    • carol

      you really missed something ;) it’s a great show if you love teenage romance with a lot of mystery.

  • aby

    Vampire Diaries keeps getting better. Love David Anders and I hope he sticks around for a long time.

  • Kelsey


    • Valley Girl

      Indeed! Excellent news! Loved him in “Alias”

    • Karoline

      Kelsey, you beat me to it! I loved Sark on ‘Alias’!

  • stacie

    This just made my day, i was so sad last night when he was killed, but can’t wait to see him on VD

  • fernando

    Yea,he is hot and people watch Melrose Place on march 9th too because after one ep. Ashlee will be gone and the show gotten so much better.

  • Anne

    OMG! Sark! This is awesome news, I love him. So, very excited.

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