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James Remar Cast as Giuseppe Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries

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There must be something about blood that attracts actor James Remar.

He's currently seen on Dexter (below), dispensing advice to his murderous son.

Now, Remar has been cast in a key role on The Vampire Diaries: he'll start filming scenes early next month as Giuseppe Salvatore, Damon and Stefan's father.

In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, Remar described the character as "an aristocrat in the 1860's of Italian decent." He'll be featured in a flashback episode set to air when the show returns in early 2010.

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Couldn't care less about the book, love the show, the cast THE EVERYTHING!

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I thought the books were a yawn, so I haven't seen the show. But this? This I have to see!

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You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.