David Anders

  • Birth Name: David Anders Holt
  • Birth Place: Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • The youngest of four children. 
  • While still in high school, landed the role of Philip the Apostle in a regional tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. 
  • After graduation he rejected acceptance to several colleges and conservatories, including the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, and moved to Los Angeles.
  • At the age of 20, landed his breakout role as Julian Sark on Alias.
  • Often mistaken as British, as two of his most recognizable roles, Sark on Alias and Takezo Kensei/Adam Monroe on Heroes, required him to speak with a British accent.
  • Occasionally fills in as lead singer in Band From TV, featuring his Alias and Heroes co-star, Greg Grunberg.
  • Plays Elena's biological father on The Vampire Diaries, even though he's only eight years older than actress Nina Dobrev.


  • Maili — Sister
  • Jason Holt — Brother
  • Tony Holt — Father
  • Jeri Holt — Mother
  • Arik — Brother