Stefan Salvatore is a fictional character and one of the two main male protagonists of the television series The Vampire Diaries (2009 tp present). Up to now (2017), he appeared in each episode. He is portrayed by Paul Wesley.
Stefan Salvatore was born on 5 October 1847 and raised in Mystic Falls, Virginia. He was turned into a vampire in 1864, at the age of 17, together with his brother Damon. After decades of absence, Stefan returned to Mystic Falls in 2009 and started visiting the high school.