Michael Trevino plays Tyler Lockwood, a volatile young man who clashes with the mysterious new student in The CW’s new drama The Vampire Diaries.
Born to Mexican parents in Valencia, California, Trevino was raised in East Los Angeles. Once he discovered his passion for acting, he enrolled at Playhouse West for theater studies. One of his first jobs was an Old Navy Commercial. Since then, Trevino has had guests spots in various shows, including Charmed, Summerland, Bones, 90210, The Mentalist and CSI: Miami. Most recently he had a five-episode guest spot on The Riches, costarring Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard. In 2007, he was selected to play Jimmy Smits’ oldest son Jaime on the family drama Cane.
In the past year, Trevino was one of the leads in the Hallmark movie Love Finds a Home, which also starred Patty Duke. He has also completed work on The Factory, a motion picture starring John Cusack, set to be in theaters in 2010.
An avid sportsman, Trevino enjoys football, surfing, body boarding, snow boarding and deep sea fishing. He is also a talented dancer.
Trevino now divides his time between Los Angeles and Atlanta, Georgia, where The Vampire Diaries films.