Yusuf Gatewood, Finn, new series regular on The Originals!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // November 22, 2014

Yusuf Gatewood, Vincent Griffith, Finn Mikaelson, Leah Pipes, Camille 'Cami' O'Connell, The Originals

Yusuf Gatewood, who plays Vincent / Finn, has been promoted to a series regular on The Originals!

The Originals cast has added a new series regular with Yusuf Gatewood who plays Finn Mikaelson, vampire hating brother in the body of warlock Vincent Griffith.

Magic spells and motherly devotion has paid off for Yusuf, who came back with Esther in the season 1 finale of The Originals. Over the summer fans speculated whether he was Finn or Kol, but it turns out they both came back! Finn in the warlock body of Vincent Griffith and Kol in the warlock body of Kaleb.

While Kaleb/Kol has been concentrating on Davina Claire, descent of Mary-Alice Claire whom he aligned with in The Awakening web series, Vincent/Finn has been putting time in with Cami. Since she betrayed his affections, and he’s sticking around for awhile, how will this affect her? Especially now that Esther appears to be putting a spell on her.

Now that he’s a series regular, does this mean Finn will be siding with Klaus and Elijah against Esther? In “The Brothers That Care Forgot” he and Kol are given a choice. Which one will they take?

Julie Plec on Yusuf becoming a series regular

We’re thrilled to announce that Yusuf Gatewood has been promoted to series regular as of this winter. In addition to his incredible talent, he has been a joy to work with – committed, passionate, professional, kind and inspiring. We’re honored to have him as part of the family.

Is “part of the family” a hint, fangsters? We’ll have to watch and see! Yusuf is equally thrilled to join the cast and wasted no time tweeting his feelings.

Yusuf’s tweet on being a regular

Who is this handsome charmer who has been gracing our screens these past few weeks? Yusuf Keith Gatewood was born on June 30, 1982, in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Although he resides in Los Angeles, sounds like he may be relocating for awhile in Atlanta where the series films! His mother and a sister still resides in Hillsborough, NC, and other members reside in Raleigh, NC. He graduated from The Durham Academy, Durham, NC, and some of his other roles include Howard in “Wonder Boys,” Doug in “The Interpreter,” Gary Hardwick in “CSI: Miami,” and Clarence Greene in “House at the End of the Drive.”

Sneak peek 3 for The Originals 2×08 “The Brothers That Care Forgot”

Keep watching The Originals to see if Esther-devoted Finn joins his brothers against their mother on Mondays at 8/7c, on The CW!

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