The Vampire Diaries Kat Graham has experienced her share of lose throughout the seasons, but her primary care giver, Dad, has yet to make an on-screen appearance. Sources reveal that producers are seeking an African American man, late 30's to early 40's to play the recurring guest star role of Rudy Owens. He's described as a protective parent and will be introduced in episode 10. Could this mysterious casting be for Bonnie's dad? It would definitely be time for him to make an appearance and give his witchy progeny some guidance. Tell me what you think!!