Most notable for playing the brooding vampire Stefan Salvatore in the The Vampire Diaries and Aaron Corbett in the ABC Family miniseries, Fallen.
He briefly appeared on a number of TV shows including The O.C., American Dreams, and 24.
He married actress Torrey DeVitto, whom he met on set of Killer Movie, in a private ceremony in New York in 2011. The couple divorced in 2013. He then began dating actress Phoebe Tonkin.
He starred in The Vampire Diaries with Ian Somerhalder in 2009.