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8 Vampire Diaries Stars You Forgot Were In Disney Channel Movies

Over the course of seven seasons—with an eighth one set to premiere in October—The Vampire Diaries has seen countless vampires, werewolves, witches, hunters, and the like. But the popular CTV show has also housed several former Disney Channel Original Movie stars.

While leads Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have never been in a DCOM, many of their co-stars have. See which of your faves previously hung out on Disney Channel below.

1. Michael Trevino


Before he was Tyler Lockwood, Trevino was Jackson Meade in Cow Belles, hanging out with Aly and AJ Michalka.

2. Jack Coleman


Also starring in Cow Belles, Coleman was Aly & AJ’s TV movie dad before playing lock-up-my-vampire-daughter dad Bill Forbes.

3. Chris Brochu


Brochu was jerkface Ray Beech who harassed the Lemonade Mouth squad before going on to play Luke Parker.

4. Robert Ri’chard


To be fair, Ri’chard was only on three episodes of The Vampire Diariesin 2012, so forgetting he was in a DCOM is totally fair. Before playing Jamie, Ri’chard was bowling up a storm in Alley Cats Strike.

5. Grace Phipps


Lela from Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 was April Young, the daughter of vampire hunter Pastor Young.

6. Chris Williams Martin


OK, so Susie Q isn’t actually a DCOM, but we’re still gonna count it here. Martin was bad boy Ray Kovich more than 10 years before playing Stefan and Damon Salvatore’s nephew, Zach.

7. Susan Walters


Before Walters was getting thrown down the stairs as Carol Lockwood, she played Andrew Lawrence’s mother and Joey Lawrence’s aunt in Horse Sense and its sequel, Jumping Ship.

8. Steven R. McQueen


A year before he was the always-dying Jeremy Gilbert, McQueen was betraying his BFF and dealing with time travelers in Minutemen.