Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton on HBO's True Blood. Bill is a vampire living in Bon Temps, Lousiana that meets Sookie Stackhouse when he goes into her bar.
Their relationship takes off from there, managaing to survive through a number of obstacles. Compton was turned vampire during the Civil War and was forced to leave his human wife as a result.
In Bon Temps, he must answer to his Sheriff, Eric Northman.
From the very first moment that we met, you reminded me of what it was like to have my human heart. The problem was, it was only a memory. All I had was my darkness to give you in return.Sookie [to Bill]
Sookie: What I am is telepathic. I can hear people's thoughts.
Bill: Even mine?
Sookie: No. That's why I like you so much. I can't hear you at all. You have no idea how peaceful it is, after a lifetime of... blah, blah, blah