Nathaniel Buzolic Has Been Cast as Kol Mikaelson in The Originals!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // March 3, 2013

Nathaniel Buzolic, Kol Mikaelson, The Originals

Nathaniel Buzolic is cast in the continuing role of Kol Mikaelson in the new series The Originals!

It’s official that Nathaniel Buzolic will continue his role as Kol Mikaelson on The Originals, which is the spin-off of The Vampire Diaries.

Nathaniel, born in Australia, is of Croation ancestry and was classically trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in Sydney. He also went to and graduated in 2004 from Screenwise Acting School for Film and Television in 2004. His first break was a Disney Channel afternoon kid’s show named “Studio Disney” which he hosted, and was in “All Saints” and “Home and Away.” He also served as a TV presenter on Channel Nine’s late-night show called “The Mint.” He was a series regular named Paul O’Donnell on the BBC soap opera “Out of the Blue,” and served as co-host on an educational show on The Weather Channel called “Weather Ed.” His first leading movie role was in “Offing David” in 2008, and he had minor roles in “Road Rage” and “My Greatest Day Ever.” Then in 2011, he was cast as Kol in The Vampire Diaries “Bringing Out the Dead” episode in the third season.

Since Henrik’s death, Kol is the youngest son in The Originals Mikaelson family, with Rebekah being the youngest child. After Kol attempted to kill Matt Donovan for the fun of it during a Mikaelson family ball, Damon stopped him. In the “Heart of Darkness” episode in season three Kol went to Denver, Colorado, where Jeremy had been sent by Damon and Elena. He threatened to hurt him in order to keep Damon and Elena from discovering that Elena’s friends weren’t sired by Kol, which meant they could kill him. In order to escape, Damon used a baseball bat to drive through Kol’s body to stop him. Later Kol showed up at Mary Porter’s house, the vampire who had sired Rose. Kol killed Mary so she couldn’t tell Damon and Elena about her bloodline and it’s history, which could have led them to discover which Original vampire had sired Katherine, who then sired Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Tyler, and Abby Bennett.

Kol returned in season four to help Rebekah find “the cure” for vampirism. After torturing Professor Shane, who said he knew how to get it, Kol realized Shane’s plan was to release Silas, who was the first and the most dangerous immortal of all time. Kol stabbed Shane with a wooden stake, instantly killing him.

Bonnie used expression magic, a form of dark magic, to save Shane. So Kol compelled Damon to kill Jeremy to prevent them from finding Silas. Jeremy and Elena decided they’re going to kill Kol since he’s trying to keep them from finding and getting “the cure.” Elena lured Kol to the house and invited him in while Jeremy went to get Bonnie. However, he didn’t do it in time before Kol arrived, stormed into the house, ran after Elena, grabbed Jeremy and threw him on the counter, and threatened to cut his arms off.

Elena grabbed Kol and sprayed him with the vervain coming out the faucet, then Jeremy stabbed Kol and he bursts into flames and died. Klaus saw Kol die, but since he wasn’t invited in, he vowed revenge on them. So even though Kol died a crispy critter, he should at least show up in flashbacks on The Originals.

Nathaniel Buzolic and others from “The Vampire Diaries” Dragon Con 2012.

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