charles michael davis the originals ones to watch Meet 'The Originals' star Charles Michael Davis: His zombie apocalypse survival skills, plus 11 more fun facts

Charles Michael Davis is about to become a household name. 

Though he previously had parts on “The Game” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” we can say with extreme confidence that his upcoming starring role as one of the villains on “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals” will be his breakout performance. Sure, he isn’t hard to look at (as are all CW stars), but it is his acting abilities that make him one of our Ones to Watch this fall. 

Though he shares his scenes with loveable villain Klaus, Davis’ Marcel steals the show with his charisma, confidence, and million-dollar smile (seriously, we’re pretty sure we’ve seen those pearly whites sparkle once or twice). You’ll agree with us when you see how efficiently Davis can flip the switch from easygoing, happy friend to raging, dangerous enemy in one second flat.

Before he mesmerizes us all on “The Originals” as Marcel, get to know Davis with these 12 fun facts he shared during our Zap2it’s Ones to Watch Q&A:

Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?

Zombie apocalypse. As long as they’re not “World War Z” class zombies, I think I can outrun them.

What’s the last item you purchased?

Toilet paper.

What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?

Tore my adductor. It never fully healed and I developed a rare calcification called myositis ossificans. My muscle turned to bone.

Do you have any nicknames?

Chuck, Chaz, Charlie, Charlies D, Charlay, C, CD, CMD, CD3, and Michael.

What’s your spirit animal?

Dire wolf or panda bear — it’s adorable, but its still a bear that could bat your head off with its paw.

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, What’s the third sentence?

“The conversation moved on, but before she left she gave me a copy of an essay she wrote about me for a book about classic albums.”

If you had to choose another career, what would it be?


Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?

Kevin Bacon. A dream to finally be one degree away … Wait, I think I have to actually work with him. Dang!

What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?

Anything except prohibited items such as firearms, weapons, explosives, and liquids.

What’s your favorite beverage?


What food can you not resist?

Almond butter.

What clique did you belong to in high school?

No clique, because we were all united in the pursuit of getting out of high school.

“The Originals” premieres Thursday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum