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.
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
Bill: Vampires often turn on those who trust them you know. We don't have human values like you.
Sookie: Well, humans turn on those who trust them too