The Originals Cast: Before They Were Stars

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Before the were TV stars on The Originals, the cast had a lot of other roles!

1. The Stars of The Originals

The Stars of The Originals
Where were they (other than The Vampire Diaries) before they came to The Originals? Your answers are only clicks away!

2. Joseph Morgan as Klaus Mikaelson

Joseph Morgan as Klaus Mikaelson
Before The Originals, Morgan worked alongside Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie in Alexander (2004), UK Series Silent Witness (2007), Doc Martin (2007), Casualty (2008-9) and played Lysander in The Immortals (2011) with Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and Stephen Dorff.

3. Joseph Morgan in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Joseph Morgan in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Morgan mostly stuck to his home turf in the UK when he started acting. His first roles were in 2003, most notably in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World with Russell Crowe. His first TV series was Hex (2004), with Michael Fassbender.

4. Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson

Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson
Prior to taclking Elijah on The Originals and The Vampire Diaries, Gillies was in the movie Captivity (2007), starred in Uncross Your Stars (2008) with Barbara Hershey and Ron Perlman and had bits in The Glades, True Blood and NCIS in 2010. Concurrently to The Originals, he's been starring in the Canadian series Saving Hope with Erica Durance.

5. Daniel Gillies in Young Hercules

Daniel Gillies in Young Hercules
In 1999, one year after his first credited role, Gillies played Antos in Young Hercules, starring Ryan Gosling. Next he was "cute guy" in Cleopatra 2525 (2000) with Gina Torres and his first big movie was as John Jameson in Spider-Man 2 (2004).

6. Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley

Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley
Before she was a werewolf, Tonkin stole our hearts as a witch in The Secret Circle (2011-2012). Fans demanded her return to The CW and our wish was granted. She was also in a fun shark movie, Bait (2012) and The Ever After with Rosario Dawson and Melissa Leo is due to be released soon.

7. Phoebe Tonkin in H2O: Just Add Water

Phoebe Tonkin in H2O: Just Add Water
Tonkin got her start in an Aussie show about mermaids with another Orginals star who may or may not be coming back? Both starred in the show when it premiered in 2006. Tonkin starred in another popular Aussie series, Home and Away (2010) until she got her first U.S. role.

8. Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard

Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard
Davis starred concurrently to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals in Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jason Meyers. He also had a part in The Client List (2013).

9. Charles Michael Davis in That's So Raven

Charles Michael Davis in That's So Raven
Davis turned heads in a 2005 episode of That's So Raven as Trevor. He did a couple of TV movies before landing the part of Liam in Switched at Birth (2011) and Kwan in The Game (2011-2012).

10. Leah Pipes as Camille O'Connell

Leah Pipes as Camille O'Connell
Before Cami, Pipes was horrified in Sorority Row (2009), on The Deep End (2010) with Tina Marjorino, in Conception (2011) with David Arquette and Connie Britton and I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2012) with Mischa Barton.

11. Leah Pipes in Angel

Leah Pipes in Angel
What a first role for Leah pipes! Playing "daughter" in 2001 episodes of Angel alongside the likes of Alexis Denisof and Charisma Carpenter! She learned from the genre best. From there she has roles in Lost at Home (2003), Drake & Josh (2004), Malcolm in the Middle (2005), Clubhouse (2004-5), Life is Wild (2007-8) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).

12. Danielle Campbell as Davina Claire

Danielle Campbell as Davina Claire
Prior to Davina, Campbell went to Prom (2011) with Aimee Teegarden, joined Tyler Perry and Denise Richards in Madea's Witness Protection (2012) and had a part in Drop Dead Diva (2012).

13. Danielle Campbell in Prison Break

Danielle Campbell in Prison Break
Campbell's first role was as Gracey Hollander in Prison Break (2006-7) where she starred with Robert Knepper. Is she adorable or what? She had a role in The Poker House (2008) starring Jennifer Lawrence and a TV movie titled Starstruck (2010).

14. Steven Krueger as Josh Rosza

Steven Krueger as Josh Rosza
While starring in The Originals, Krueger had a part in Anger Management (2013) and filmed TV movie A Lesson in Romance (2014) with Kristy Swanson and Allie Gonino and Goosebumps (2014) is in post-production with Jack Black and Ken Marino.

15. Steven Krueger in 90210

Steven Krueger in 90210
Krueger had a part as Vince the football buddy in 90210 (2009). He went on to parts in Parenthood (2009), CSI: NY, No Ordinary Family and Middle all in 2010. He's been in Two and a Half Men and Pretty Little Liars as Ben Coogan concurrent to his role on The Originals.

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The Originals Quotes

There's a saying in my family. Kill a demon today, face the devil tomorrow. Yet even as you dance on that demon's grave, you can't help but wonder, was that demon alone? Or do you have other, deadlier ones to fight? And though you celebrate having won the battle, have you really prepared for the war? So as we dress ourselves in teh armor needed for this new fight, we must first tend to our wounds, starting with the deepest.

Rebekah

They say the passage of time will heal all wounds, but the greater the loss, the deeper the cut and the more difficult the process to become whole again. The pain may fade, but scars serve as a reminder of our suffering and make the bearer all the more resolved never to be wounded again. So as time moves along we get lost in distractions, act out in frustration, react with aggression, give in to anger, and all the while we plot and plan as we wait to grow stronger, and before we know it, the time passes. We are healed. Ready to begin anew.

Klaus

The Originals Music

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Song Too Late M83 iTunes
The hawk in paris freaks Freaks The Hawk In Paris iTunes
Ms mr bones Bones MS MR iTunes