Taylor Kinney Cast in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Taylor Kinney

Actor Taylor Kinney has signed on to join the cast of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Kinney will have a recurring role and will make his first appearance when the second season premieres in the fall on September 9.

Kinney has been cast as Mason Lockwood, the younger brother of the late Mayor Lockwood. The mayor died in last season’s finale, and now Mason enters the scene to offer guidance to his nephew Tyler (Michael Trevino). Mason Lockwood is described as being sexy and athletic with charm to spare. This character however doesn’t exist in the original series of books from L.J. Smith.

You might recognize Kinney from shows like Trauma and Bones.

(Source: Michael Ausiello)