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

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Things Heat Up In 'Chicago Fire'

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

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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