The Vampire Diaries Casts Rick Worthy image

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Estranged father returns.

Updated: December 24.

Look for Rick Worthy to make his first appearance as Bonnie's estranged father, Rudy, on January 17, 2013.

Original article: October 24.

Bonnie (Kat Graham) feels like she just lost her Gran again, but it looks like she will be getting some more family soon. According to TV Guide, actor Rick Worthy has been cast as her father. He will make his first appearance as Rudy Hopkins, Bonnie's long estranged father, in the tenth episode of the season. The official air date has not yet been released. Worthy has previously been seen on "Supernatural," "Heroes" and "Star Trek: Enterprise."

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