-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kw-logo-smaller

Daniel Gilles Bio

Aug 27, 2013

Daniel Gilles plays Elijah on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Learn more about the actor in his Kidzworld bio.

Foreign Roots

Daniel was born on March 14th, 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but his family moved to New Zealand when he was young. He got his start in acting in both New Zealand and Canada before making it big in the United States. His first major television role was in the show Street Legal, a Canadian TV show. His name started to get recognized in the industry when he landed a role in Spider-Man 2 with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco.

The Vampire Diaries

In 2010, Daniel was cast as Elijah in The Vampire Diaries. Elijah is one of the “original” vampires, along with relatives Klaus, Rebekah and Kol. Elijah wants to get his hands on Elena so he can use her as bait for Klaus, who needs Elena as a sacrifice for a ritual to release his werewolf abilities. Elijah and Elena make a deal and start to work together.

Elijah and KlausElijah and KlausCourtesy of The CW

The Originals

In 2013 it was confirmed that The CW would create The Originals, a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries that will focus on the “original” vampire family. Elijah will star alongside Joseph Morgan (who plays Klaus) in the new show. The Originals focuses on Klaus’ attempt to take back control of New Orleans, a city his family originally founded.

Did You Know?

  • Daniel is married to Rachael Leigh Cook
  • He worked as a waiter before making it big in acting
  • Daniel guest starred in True Blood

Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel GillesRachael Leigh Cook and Daniel GillesCourtesy of She Knows

Have Your Say

Do you like Daniel’s character in The Vampire Diaries? Let us know!

 

12 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_original_micro
The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals hits TV this fall. Learn more about the show.
Micro_candice micro
Candice Accola plays the blonde bombshell Caroline Forbes on The Vampire Diaries. Find out more i...
Micro_joseph micro
Joseph Morgan plays original vampire Klaus on The Vampire Diaries. Learn more about the actor in ...
Micro_vampire micro
The guys in The Vampire Diaries are dark, mysterious and edgy. Learn more about these characters!
Vampire_diaries-poll

Which Salvatore brother do you think Elena should be with?

  • Stefan
  • Damon
  • Both
  • Neither

Entertainment In The Forums

EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Movies:
Well, in the comics he does die and Batman does kill him with kryptonite ( That's Superman's only weakness.) Because Superman turns bad because of red kryptonite. But that's like waaayyyy after the Justice League.
reply about 1 hour
6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in Movies:
I agree with you!
reply about 1 hour
6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in Movies:
I agree!
reply about 1 hour
6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in Movies:
I don't think that Superman's dead. He's famous for so many years and did so many great things. He is the most popular superhero DC because he is the greatest. There's always a happy ending.
reply about 1 hour
ValenciaRose
ValenciaRose posted in Movies:
"EndlessDream" wrote:No. Obviously they need Superman for the Justice League. :) he moved in the corpse I swear o.o or the camera zoomed in on it at the end, obviously suggesting something. if the movies are in order we should find out yet i'm sure they are gonna need him for the upcoming movies. after all superheroes are, like, immortal.
reply about 2 hours