Marcel is Klaus’ former protege and a vampire that he turned back in the day. Marcel has created a whole set of rules and a whole society for the supernatural community which he is in charge of making him  resident king of the supernatural community of New Orleans. 

oooHe is an old friend of Klaus. Klaus reacquaints himself with a vampire that he actually turned back in the day, Marcel, who has created a whole set of rules and a whole society for the supernatural community that he’s in charge of sort of tipping his hat to Klaus and saying, “You taught me everything I know.” So Klaus’ protegé is now the big king of the supernatural community in New Orleans and Klaus is stepping back into that.

Marcel is described as hot, sexy, handsome, and very attractive. He is described as the life of the party. He is diabolical, and dangerous, and he is a rock star. Also is wicked, wild, and charismatic. Marcel uses said charisma as much as his vamp power to get what he wants. If anything, Marcel’s that kind of hard-partying, hard-living vampire who knows how to enjoy the most out of life in the French Quarter. 

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Charles Michael Davis is set to co-star opposite Joseph morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt in the spinoff The originals, which will be introduced in April 25. He will play Marcel, a diabolical former Klaus’s protégé who calls the shots in the supernatural playground of New orleans

He will make his first appearance in the 20th episode of  Season Four of The Vampire Diaries that will serve as a backdoor pilot for The Originals.

We’ve seen him in Switched at birth, Gray’s Anatomy, The Game etc.

He is born on February 14, 1979.