The Originals Cast Before They Were Stars

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Before they settled in New Orleans, The Originals cast were trying to make a splash! Some had more success than others.

1. The Originals Cast

The Originals Cast
The Originals Season 2 returns to The CW on October 5! Take a look at our favorite Mikaelson siblings and their fellow castmates before they were stars!

2. Joseph Morgan in Master and Commander

Joseph Morgan in Master and Commander
One of Joseph Morgan's first screen credits was alongside Russell Crowe in the megaflick Master and Commander.

3. Joseph Morgan in Alexander

Joseph Morgan in Alexander
He then went on to play Philotas in 2004's Alexander, starring Colin Farrell, Jared Leto, and Angelina Jolie.

4. Joseph Morgan on The Originals

Joseph Morgan on The Originals
Now, JoMo is Niklaus Mikaelson, the would-be king of New Orleans on The Originals. He's the hybrid we love to hate. And love. And then hate again.

5. Daniel Gillies in Spider-Man 2

Daniel Gillies in Spider-Man 2
Daniel Gillies played John Jameson, Kirsten Dunst's love interest in Spider-man 2.

6. Daniel Gillies in Broken Kingdom

Daniel Gillies in Broken Kingdom
Daniel Gillies and his wife Rachel Leigh Cook took 5 years off from their respective acting careers to produce Broken Kingdom, a film in which they both starred.

7. Daniel Gillies on The Originals

Daniel Gillies on The Originals
Daniel Gillies first appeared on The Vampire Diaries as Elijah Mikaelson, one of three characters so overwhelmingly popular they earned a spin-off.

8. Claire Holt on H2O: Just Add Water

Claire Holt on H2O: Just Add Water
In her very first role, Claire Holt made a splash as Emma Gilbert, a high school student turned MERMAID. The series ran in Australia for 56 episodes (all of which are now on Netflix).

9. Claire Holt on The Originals

Claire Holt on The Originals
While Claire Holt's character on The Originals, Rebekah Mikaelson, may no longer be a series regular, we're sure to see her popping up in the Big Easy now and again.

10. Phoebe Tonkin on H2O: Just Add Water

Phoebe Tonkin on H2O: Just Add Water
Remember how Claire Holt was a mermaid? And how Phoebe Tonkin is her best friend? Well, that's because Phoebe Tonkin was ALSO a mermaid on H2O.

11. Phoebe Tonkin on The Secret Circle

Phoebe Tonkin on The Secret Circle
What brought Phoebe Tonkin to The CW wasn't Hayley's quest to find her family. It was Faye Chamberlain's magical gift on The Secret Circle.

12. Phoebe Tonkin on The Originals

Phoebe Tonkin on The Originals
Now, Phoebe Tonkin is the Original Mother: Hybrid Edition. We can't wait to see what's in store for Hayley as she comes to terms with the loss of Hope and her newfound powers on The Originals season 2.

13. Charles Michael Davis on Switched at Birth

Charles Michael Davis on Switched at Birth
Charles Michael Davis played Liam on Switched at Birth. We would totally wear his Letterman's jacket.

14. Charles Michael Davis on Grey's Anatomy

Charles Michael Davis on Grey's Anatomy
Move over McDreamy! Take a look at Charles Michael Davis donning the pink scrubs on Grey's Anatomy! Hot stuff!!

15. Charles Michael Davis on The Originals

Charles Michael Davis on The Originals
Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard might be the hottest thing to happen to The Originals since any JoMo shirtless scene and Elijah's vamp face.

16. Danielle Campbell on Prison Break

Danielle Campbell on Prison Break
When she was just 11 years old, Danielle Campbell got her break! She played Gracey Hollander on 4 episodes of Prison Break.

17. Danielle Campbell on The Originals

Danielle Campbell on The Originals
These days Danielle Campbell is Davina Claire on The Originals, a teenage witch who, for a while, wasn't able to control her magic.

18. Leah Pipes on Angel

Leah Pipes on Angel
The Originals wasn't Leah Pipes' first brush with vampires! She was a featured actress for several episodes of Angel season 2.

19. Leah Pipes on The Originals

Leah Pipes on The Originals
Leah Pipes' Cami O'Connell is the Matt Donovan of New Orleans. Except she caught on to the whole supernatural thing long before Matty Blue Eyes.

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