Joseph Morgan or Joseph Martin (born May 16, 1981) is an English actor. Morgan was born in London, England.
He starred in the first series of the Sky One television series Hex, as Troy and has appeared in supporting roles in the films Alexander and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and the BBC2 miniseries, The Line of Beauty.
He has also appeared the television series Doc Martin and Casualty and he played William in Mansfield Park alongside Billie Piper.
In 2010 Joseph Morgan played the title role in the mini-series "Ben Hur" which first aired on CBC television in Canada and ABC TV in America, on April 4, 2010.
He also has been cast as the original vampire Klaus in The CW's hit show The Vampire Diaries.