Matthew Davis (sometimes credited as Matt Davis) is an American actor best known for his starring role as Alaric Saltzman, the vampire hunter who becomes an unlikely ally for the Salvatore brothers, on the television horror series The Vampire Diaries, since 2009.
He is also known for his starring role as Adam Hillman on the television sitcom What About Brian, from 2006-2007.
Prior to What About Brian he had acted exclusively in feature films, starting with his screen debut in the highly-acclaimed Tigerland (2000).
On the big screen, Davis is well-known for his role in the hit film Legally Blonde, where he played Warner Huntington III, the boyfriend who dumps Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), thereby motivating her to follow him to Harvard Law School.
Davis also appeared in Michael Bay's blockbuster, Pearl Harbor, Blue Crush, directed by John Stockwell, and Seeing Other People, directed by Wallace Wolodarsky.
He starred in the comedy Finding Bliss, opposite Leelee Sobieski, the WWII drama Below, with Bruce Greenwood and Zach Galifianakis, and in Joel Schumacher's Vietnam drama Tigerland, with Colin Farrell.
Additional film credits include Heights, with Glenn Close and James Marsden, Waiting for Forever, with Rachel Bilson and Nikki Blonsky, and S. Darko, with Elizabeth Berkley and Ed Westwick.
On television, Davis was a regular on the series What About Brian? and had a recurring role in the critically acclaimed drama Damages. He was a guest star in Law & Order: SVU and appeared in the pilot Limelight.
Davis currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where The Vampire Diaries films.