'The Vampire Diaries' casts 'Supernatural' vamp Rick Worthy as Bonnie's father

rick-worthy-headshot.jpgAs we previously revealed, Bonnie's dad is coming to town! Zap2it has learned that "The Vampire Diaries" producers have cast Rick Worthy as Rudy Hopkins, the mostly missing-in-action father of our favorite teenage witch. 

"He makes a sudden reappearance in Bonnie's life and aims to protect her from the dangers in Mystic Falls," executive producer Julie Plec tells us. Rudy is expected to make his first appearance in episode 10, the first episode after the holiday break.

It's not Rick Worthy's first time in the vampire world -- in fact, he recurs on "Supernatural" as the very first vampire, the Alpha. He's also known for his work on "CSI" and "Heroes."

So far, we know very little about Bonnie's dad, except that they were abandoned by her mother after she lost her powers. Early in Season 1, we learned that he wasn't particularly thrilled about Bonnie spending a lot of time at her Grams' house, and in Season 2, it was mentioned that Bonnie's dad didn't want to know about her involvement in witchcraft. Looks like he's had a change of heart.