Over the last eight years, the character of Alaric Saltzman on The CW's The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals has had quite the story arc. He's been a vampire hunter, an original vampire, dead, reborn, a teacher, a mentor, a guardian, a widower and a father. Now in Legacies (the franchise’s latest spin-off) we find Alaric raising his teenaged twin girls while juggling duties as the headmaster of The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted -- the boarding school he decided to open at the conclusion of The Vampire Diaries. It's been quite the journey for actor Matt Davis, who has played Saltzman in both series on and off for the past nine years. "When I showed up to do The Vampire Diaries, I was 31 and the cast was 20 to 24," Davis told MediaVillage during a recent interview. "Now we're doing Legacies and I'm 40 and they're still 20 to 24. So, I have this unique view [of] the Millennial wave. The Vampire Diaries was like Generation 1 and this is Generation 2.