The Originals Cast: Before They Were Stars

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.