Joseph Morgan is most popular as Klaus Mikaelson from the TV series,’The Vampire Diaries’. Joseph Morgan has placed himself as a multi-talented persona in the entertainment industry be it as a producer, director, or as an actor. He has directed, produced, and written sh0rt movies such as ‘Carousel’ and ‘Revelation’. Other projects of his include ‘500 Miles North’,’Things He Never Said’, ‘Juice Truck’, and so on.
Table of Biography
Joseph Morgan was born on May 16, 1981, in London, England, and has turned 39 years old as of now. His nickname is JoMo. He was born to Nick Martin and Sarah Martin in the United Kingdom. Morgan’s father is a painter while his mother’s profession is not disclosed.
Actor Morgan is a British by nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. He was born with the astronomical sign of Taurus. He is the first child of his parents. Morgan shares his parents’ love with his sister, Crystal, and brother, Jack.
Talking about his childhood, he spent the early years of his age in Swansea. His hobbies are painting and reading. Being an actor himself, his favorite films are Fight Club, Dead Snow, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days, and ‘Interview with The Vampire’. Similarly, he loves getting inked and has tattoos on his right arm and chest.
Regarding his educational background, born in London, he has lived in Morriston, Swansea. He attended the ‘Morriston Comprehensive School’ for schooling located in Cwmrhydyceirw, Wales. Later, he joined ‘Gorseinon College’ where he studied a course in BTEC Performing Arts. After staying in Swansea for 11 years, he went back to London to study acting and attended the ‘Central School of Speech and Drama’, a constituent of the ‘University of London’.
Morgan started his acting career by playing minor roles. In the year 2002, his first debut was the British TV series ‘Spooks’ while his film debut was ‘Eroica’ in the following year. He portrayed the role of Reverend Parr in the former while, Matthias, in the latter. Similarly, he got a supporting role of William Warley, Captain of the Mizzentop The Academy Awards winning all-male cast American film ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’ that released on November 14, 2003.
Before his major role in TV miniseries, ‘Ben Hur’, where he played the role of nominal role of a wealthy Jerusalem merchant Judah Ben-Hur/Sextus Arrius, Morgan has played several other supporting roles in the TV series such as ‘William and Mary’, ‘The Line of Beauty’ (2006)’, ‘Silent Witness’ (2007), and ‘Casualty’ (2008-2009) to name a few.
His major breakthrough was the role of Klaus Mikaelson in the supernatural American series, ‘The Vampire Diaries’. He had recurring roles from season 1-4, but in season 5 and 6 was cast as a guest star. He was lauded by his on-screen presence by the audience that led him t0 play the same role in its spin-off titled ‘The Originals’, that too as a lead character.
In the year 2011, Morgan portrayed the role of Lysander in the epic-fantasy pic-fantasy-adventure-action blockbuster film ‘Immortals’. Incredible actor, he played the role of Rusty in the abandoned. Furthermore, in the year 2013, Morgan was seen doing the character of Nathan ad Eric Ashworth in the movie ‘Open Grave’ and ‘Desiree’ respectively.
Similarly, Morgan has been very active since the beginning of his career. In the year 2018, he essayed the role of Patrick Kenzie in the movie, ‘Gone Baby Gone’. The following year, he was a Young Jed of the TV series the Animal Kingdom. As of now, he is doing the role of CJack60 in the ‘Brave New World’.
Writer, Producer, and Director
His work is beyond acting, he went on to direct, write, and produce films. He established himself as a writer and producer with his short film, ‘With These Hands’ where he featured himself as George. Another movie which he directed and produced is ‘Revelation’ in the year 2013.
Apart from playing the role of Klaus Klaus Mikaelson in ‘The Originals’, he also directed two of its episodes namely ‘Behind the Black Horizon’ in season 3 that premiered on April 8, 2016, and ‘Keepers of the House’ in season 4 which was screened on April 7, 2017.
Further Career Details
Furthermore, he was cast as James Hogg in the Luke Massey directed 2014 Scottish drama film ‘500 Miles North’ produced by himself. His noteworthy work as an executive producer in the short movie, ‘Carousel’ and TV short movie, ‘Juice Truck’.
Awards and Nominations
Joseph Morgan was a nominee in the various categories as an actor and director. He bagged the People’s Choice Award in 2014 under the category of “Favorite Actor in a New TV Series”. Similarly, he has the award of ‘Favorite Villian’ as a ‘Klaus’ for ‘The Originals’ in his home.
As a director, he had bagged two best director award for Carousel in the year 2018. Other awards for which he just got limited to a nominee are ‘Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi’, ‘Choice TV Villian’ on the Teen Choice Awards. He could not be the winner of ‘Favorite Villian’ on ‘TV Guide Awards’.
It is obvious that Joseph is living a lavish life via his incredible work as an actor, director, and producer. As per the other online source, his salary is $35000 per episode but his earning as a producer and director is not available separately. However, his net worth counts up to $3 million as of now.
Joseph Morgan’s sexual orientation is straight and is a married man. He tied the knot with his co-star, Persia White on July 5, 2014. Morgan is the step-father of White’s daughter from her past relationship.
Before his marriage, he was romantically involved with Claire Holt. Holt is an Australian actress. Another actress with whom he shared his precious moments was Emily VanCamp in 2010. She was his co-star in Ben Hur.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Talking about Morgan’s physical appearance, Joseph stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 11 inches and weighs 77 kg. Furthermore, he has a chest of 41 inches, waist measuring 28 inches while his biceps are 14 inches. Similarly, he has mesmerizing blue eyes whereas his hair color is ginger brown.
Dashing film producer, director, and actor, he has a massive fan following in social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He owns verified handles. Morgan is available with the Instagram handle, @therealjosephmorgan with more than 5.6M followers.
Similarly, his verified Twitter account with the username,@JosephMorgan has crossed 2.4M followers while his Facebook account has also the same username. In comparison to the followers of Instagram and Twitter, followers on Facebook are not outrageous. His followers count up to 1M in his Facebook handle.