David Anders is a genius. This guy has been on every show under the sun, and always sticks out like a sore thumb, but in a good way. According to EW, the actor’s latest TV gig will have him visiting the world of the undead over on The CW’s smash teen series, “The Vampire Diaries.”

If you’re a fan of Anders’ work, you’ve probably seen him appear as the bad guy on “Alias,” the bad guy on “Heroes,” and lets not forget his most recent stint on Fox’s “24.” Spoiler Alert, as you may already know his character on the Jack Bauer centered series was just killed off and that means his schedule is wide open for a new gig.

According to EW’s sources, Anders has signed on for a multi-episode arc on “The Vampire Diaries” as “Elena and Jeremy’s uncle, Jonathan Gilbert, who comes to Mystic Falls to cause some trouble.” They also state that the character’s name should ring a bell because it’s the same name of Elena and Jeremy’s ancestor who appeared in a flashback earlier this month. The character was then played by an actor named Joe Knezevich.

Anders can do any role thrown at him but this will be my first time seeing him get down with the vamps. This should be interesting.

What do you think about David Anders joining the cast of The Vampire Diaries? How will his arrival impact Elena and Jeremy?