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Daniel Gillies (born March 14, 1976) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. He is best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on the television series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals, as well as Dr. Joel Goran on the Canadian series Saving Hope, a medical themed show with a mystical, paranormal twist. He wrote and directed the 2012 film Broken Kingdom.

He portrays Nate Massey on SEAL Team (TV Series)

Notable Film Roles Edit

Film Role Year
No One Can Hear You Dirk Mettclafe 2001
Snow Queen Delfont Chalfont 2002
Spider-Man 2 John Jameson 2004
Trespassing Mark 2004
Bride and Prejudice Johnny Wickham 2004
The Sensation of Sight Dylan 2006
Captivity Gary Dexter 2007
Uncross the Stars Troy 2008
Broken Kingdom Jason 2012
The Lost Wife of Robert Durst Robert Durst 2017

Notable TV Roles Edit

Series Role Year Status
Young Hercules Antos 1999 Guest, 1 Episode
Street Legal Tim O'Connor 2000-2001 Regular, 26 Episodes
Jeremiah Simon 2002 Guest, 1 Episode
Into the West Ethan Biggs 2005 Recurring, 2 Episodes
Masters of Horror Jack Miller 2007 Guest, 1 Episode
The Glades Dave Rollins 2010 Guest, 1 Episode
True Blood Jon 2010 Guest, 1 Episode
Navy CIS Peter Malloy 2010 Guest, 1 Episode
The Vampire Diaries Elijah Mikaelson 2010-2014 Recurring (Season 2-4)

Special Guest Star (Season 5)

23 Episodes

Saving Hope Dr. Joel Goran 2012-2015 Regular, 47 Episodes
The Originals Elijah Mikaelson 2013-2018 Lead, 93 Episodes