'The Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley & 9 Other TV Actors Who Stepped Behind The Camera

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You may know him best as the actor who plays Stefan Salvatore, but during the filming of Thursday night's Vampire Diaries "Resident Evil," the cast and crew knew actor Paul Wesley as their director, as well. Paul Wesley stepped behind the camera to direct an episode of the CW supernatural soap, marking the actor's first directorial debut. While we we're glad that directing the episode didn't cut Stefan's screen time short (quite the contrary — Stefan and Elena got steamy in an alternate universe in this episode!) it's pretty cool that one of the stars of a show can also take the reins as director.

Paul Wesley isn't the only TV star who tried his shot at directing. Here are 9 other TV actors who directed episodes of their own series.

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