5 Facts about 'Eclipse' Star Xavier Samuel

The newest actor to join the "Twilight" series is Xavier Samuel. Did you know that Xavier is an Australian actor who is still fairly new to Tinseltown? Check out 5 things you didn't know about this up-and-coming star!

5 Facts about Xavier Samuel

1. Down Under

Xavier is a 25-year-old Australian actor who graduated from Flinders University.

2. Debut

Xavier made his debut on an Australian TV show “McLeod’s Daughters” in 2003.

3. Winner

Xavier beat Channing Tatum and “Harry Potter’s” Tom Felton for the role of Riley in “Eclipse” — the third movie in the “Twilight” series.

4. Fresh Meat

Xavier is still new to Hollywood. He has appeared in five small Australian films including “Newcastle,” where he played a Goth teenager among a group of surfers, “September” and the upcoming “Road Train,” where he stars as one of a group of teens terrorized by an out-of-control truck.

5. Riley

In “Eclipse,” Xavier will play the part of the newborn vampire named Riley, a handsome university student involved in a plot to kill Stewart’s character Bella.