Chris Brochu Cast as First Gay Character on 'Vampire Diaries'

By: Stacy Lambe

When it was announced that The Vampire Diaries was finally casting its first gay character, the internet went into a frenzy about finally having a studly vampire to fantasize over. (Okay, not that they all weren't lusting over Ian Somerhalder already.)

Now the show has finally made good on that promise. According to E! Online, Chris Brochu has been added to the cast as "the fun and charming Luke." He will start attending Whitmore College in episode 16 and be around for an extended arc. 

The actor is a relative newcomer who has appeared NCIS: LA, Hannah Montana and Zoey 101. Looks like he's finally moving into more adult territory with this CW series.

The Vampire Diaries returns to the CW on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 pm EST.

Tags: TV, Vampires