Supernatural Villain Rick Worthy to Guest on ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Actor Rick Worthy, who played the Alpha Vampire on ‘Supernatural’, has been cast on The Vampire Diaries (BOLD) as Rudy Hopkins, the estranged father to Bonnie Bennett (series regular Kat Graham).

According to a report at TV Guide, the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ alum will make his debut in the 10th episode. When asked about Bonnie’s dad, executive producer Julie Plec shared that “it’s time…this year is a big year of transitions. It’s the end of senior year, and there’s a rich home life for everybody (that) we’re going to explore”.

What little Bonnie has mentioned about her father is that he was disapproving of her family’s supernatural history, but he will “suddenly make an attempt to protect Bonnie from the dangers in Mystic Falls”.

Among Worthy’s credits are episodes of ‘CSI’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’, ‘Felicity’ and the short-lived shows ‘Eyes’ and ‘Magnificent Seven’. He also appeared in the made-for-TV mini-series ‘Fallen’ that starred a then (somewhat) unknown actor named Paul Wesley, who now is, of course, one of the lead actors in ‘The Vampire Diaries’. [I say ironic, no?]

The next new episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, now in its fourth season on The CW, will air tomorrow Thursday, October 25 at 8/7c.