Daniel Gillies


Date Of Birth

March 14, 1976


Canadian-born New Zealand actor Daniel Gillies first appeared in the 1998 film A Soldier's Sweetheart but got his breakthrough role on the 2000 TV series Street Legal as Tim O'Connor. Since then, he has landed more gigs on TV, including Into the West as Ethan Biggs, Masters of Horror as Jack Miller, Mentors as King Arthur, and NCIS as Royal Marine Major Peter Malloy. His most famous role thus far, however, is Elijah, one of the original vampires on The Vampire Diaries. He appeared on The CW series from 2010 to 2013. In 2012, he joined the cast of the medical drama Saving Hope as Dr. Joel Goran. In 2013, he joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals.

Place of Birth

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Birth Name

Daniel Gillies



Fun Facts

-He's been married to Rachael Leigh Cook since 2004.




2013 The Originals
2012 Saving Hope (TV series)
2010-2013 The Vampire Diaries (TV series)
2010 NCIS (TV series)
2010 True Blood (TV series)
2010 The Glades (TV series)
2008 Uncross the Stars
2007 Matters of Life and Death (short)
2007 Captivity
2007 Masters of Horror (TV series)
2006 The Sensation of Sight
2005 Into the West (TV mini-series)
2004 Bride & Prejudice
2004 Trespassing
2004 Spider-Man 2
2002 Snow Queen (TV movie)
2002 Various Positions
2002 Jeremiah (TV series)
2002 Mentors (TV series)
2001 No One Can Hear You
2000-2002 Street Legal (TV series)
2000 Cleopatra 2525 (TV series)
1999 Young Hercules (TV series)
1998 A Soldier's Sweetheart




5' 11" (1.80 m)



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