04/28/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT
For a fervent following of fans, it was love at first bite. On CBS's Moonlight, which returns April 25, the Aussie, 32, plays a P.I. who happens to be a vampire. What you should know:
• HE'S A LONGTIME VAMPIRE FAN I've loved them since I was 11 and The Lost Boys came out. And then Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, I read them all twice. I think I was attracted to the unashamedly sexual nature of those stories.
• FIGHT SCENES ARE HIS THERAPY When I get stuck on the 405 driving to work, I can deal with it by tossing someone through a window.
• HE USES HIS AMERICAN ACCENT FOR GOOD, NOT EVIL I only use it when I am on the phone with directory. If I don't, I have no idea where they're going to connect me.