David Anders

David Anders will soon take up residence in Mystic Falls.

The 28-year-old actor has been added to the cast of Vampire Diaries as Jonathan Gilbert, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy's uncle, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The show previously introduced an older Jonathan Gilbert in a flashback, but a rep for the show says this is an entirely different character.

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The present-day Jonathan Gilbert will first appear in the April 15 episode and will recur throughout the season. Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello first reported the casting.

Anders recently kicked the bucket on 24. Before that, he had regular roles on Heroes and Alias.