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Ev­ery zom­bie show has good guys and bad guys. On fun sci-fi se­ries iZombie (2015-cur­rent), Rose McIver is zom­bie Liv, one of the good folk, while bal­anc­ing the scale as the guy who caused the un­dead out­break is zom­bie un­der­taker Blaine “DeBeers” McDonough, played by David An­ders. And like most TV an­tag­o­nists, David says that “Blaine is kind of alone in the world. The only per­son he can trust is him­self”.

The 35-year-old’s full name is 1

David An­ders Holt. He dropped the “Holt” be­cause there’s an­other ac­tor named David Holt, most fa­mous for voic­ing evil tiger Shere Khan in The Jun­gle Book (2010-2012) TV se­ries.

It seems that David has a thing for 2

play­ing bad­dies: he was crim­i­nal Ju­lian Sark in ac­tion show Alias (20012006) from 2002 to 2006, Rus­sian mob­ster Josef Bazhaev in spy se­ries 24 (20012010) in 2010 and power-hun­gry John Gil­bert in fan­tasy show The Vam­pire Di­aries (2009-cur­rent) from 2010 to 2014. “Ever since [Sark], no one be­lieves that I can be a good guy,” he laughs.

There’s a down­side to his role as 3

Sark, ex­plains David. “Play­ing an English­man, peo­ple think you’re English. I’m made to feel like a mon­key when peo­ple say ‘do the ac­cent’.”

Be­fore he took up act­ing in 2001, 4

David was a promis­ing ten­nis player and coached at a coun­try club. These days he only has time to play so­cially.

iZombie fans caught a glimpse of 5

his other tal­ent in episode 14 (12 May): singing. “[iZombie cre­ator] Diane Rug­giero-Wright heard me sing at Comic Con. She tells the story that I was walk­ing and singing and ‘panties started fly­ing’. Those are Diane’s words. She made it her busi­ness to get me singing in the show”. NB! See more on p9.

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