'Vampire Diaries' alum Steven R. McQueen joins 'Chicago Fire'

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Vampire Diaries alum Steven R. McQueen has lined up a hot new gig -- literally.

The actor has landed a recurring role on Chicago Fire, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

McQueen will play Jimmy Borelli, a new candidate at Firehouse 51 in the upcoming fourth season. Borelli makes a dramatic entrance on his first day at work that doesn't sit well with Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker).

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 30: Actor Steven R. McQueen arrives at the 6th Annual Thirst Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
Cast members from "Chicago Fire", from left, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymond and Taylor Kinney attend the NBC Network 2014 Upfront presentation at the Javits Center on Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jesse Spencer, left, and Taylor Kinney of NBC's "Chicago Fire" arrive at the 2013 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
From left, Jesse Spencer, Dick Wolf and Taylor Kinney of NBC's "Chicago Fire" arrive at the 2013 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actors Taylor Kinney, left, and Jesse Spender, right, from the NBC Network series, "Chicago Fire," pose for a portrait, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Actors Taylor Kinney, left, and Jesse Spender, right, from the NBC Network series, "Chicago Fire," pose for a portrait, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Actors Taylor Kinney, Jon Seda and David Eigenberg of the Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. cast take part in the Chicago Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
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McQueen is best known for playing Jeremy Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries for six seasons. He departed the series in February. He is repped by UTA and MGMT Entertainment.

Chicago Fire returns on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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