Happy Birthday Wishes for Matt Davis!

Alaric Saltzman might have gone all psycho killer on his Mystic Falls friends on The Vampire Diaries Season 3 but the actor who portrays him — Matt Davis — is a far cry from being a murderous soul. He’s down-to-earth, laid back, and eccentrically creative despite all his Hollywood successes and mega talent. Seriously, handsome, artsy and quirky — who can resist a guy like that? We sure can’t! And it just so happens that today, May 8th, is his birthday. So, in honor of his special day, we’re celebrating with a round of Matt Davis’ best tweets, craziest fun facts and hottest photos. Join the festivities below!

He's a great poet.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on October 31, 2011.

Matt's full name is Matthew W. Davis and he was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He's a scientist at heart.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on May 7, 2013.

He's a philosopher.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on February 13, 2012.

He'd love a doppelganger.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 30, 2012.

He wastes not.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 16, 2012.

According to Paul Wesley, Matt was super nervous about kissing Torrey DeVitto (Paul's wife) for TVD scenes. Paul gave him his blessing though!

He's hungry for Katniss.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 30, 2012.

He's a toe shoe fanatic.

Matt's toe shoe addiction came to light when co-star Daniel Gillies tweeted: @ErnestoRiley Wearing toe-shoes to bars at night is a great way to let me know that we will probably never hang out again.

Matt is great with babies! Here he is with his goddaughter, Fiona!

Sara Canning tweeted this photo last season, captioning it with: '@ErnestoRiley takin' a break from slinging wooden darts and wielding ashen daggers."

He doesn't suffer from arachnophobia.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 25, 2012.

He believes in aliens.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on April 26, 2012.

Prior to making it big, he worked as a pizza delivery boy.


Alaric Saltzman is his hero!

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on February 16, 2012.

He's a creative writer and actually has a tumblr!

Visit Matt's tumblr site titled "Ernesto Riley."

Just like TVD fans, Matt enjoys writing fan fiction...erotic fan fiction about Alaric and Elena. (Gasp!)

The man is a sage.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on July 26, 2011.

He's not afraid to ask questions.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on February 23, 2012.

He starred alongside Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair in Legally Blonde!

He's a love, not a fighter.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on February 15, 2012.

Photo Credit: Piers Hanmer/Corbis Outline

He frolicked on the beach with blonde beauty Kate Bosworth in the summer movie Blue Crush.

He's a born traveler.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on January 25, 2012.

Matt graduated from Woods Cross High School, and briefly attended the University of Utah before pursuing an acting career.

He dreams big just like the rest of us.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 30, 2012.

Photo: Guy D'Alema/The CW©2009 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

He embraces kindness.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on February 11, 2012.

Colin Farrell + Matt Davis? Whoa baby! We definitely need to check out this Tigerland movie!

He likes bubbles.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 30, 2012.

Although we love him as slaying history teacher Alaric, he's set to star in the CW pilot Cult alongside Lost alum Maggie Grace!

He keeps it real.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on April 21, 2012.

Before TVD, he used to star on What About Brian along with Barry Watson!

He's pretty much the next Ghandi.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 30, 2012.

He played a fighter pilot in the blockbuster war movie Pearl Harbor.

He makes mental checklists.

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on July 20, 2011.

He's got quite an imagination!

Quote tweeted by @ErnestoRiley on March 3, 2012.

He and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel used to hang back in the day.

Are you a big fan of Alaric Saltzman? Post your happy birthday wishes for Matt Davis in the comments!


  1. SusieGee Said:

    Happy Birthday Matt Davis!!!! I love Alaric, I wish he would come back, he was one of my favorite characters. I miss Alaric and Damon’s bromance and how he always put Damon in his place!! Hey Julie Plec!!! I vote we bring Ric back before the other side crumbles…… :)

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