'Secret Circle' Promotes Chris Zylka to Series Regular

The actor first appeared in the sixth episode of the CW teen witch drama.
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Chris Zylka

The Secret Circle has promoted one of its actors to series regular status.

Chris Zylka, who plays Jake on the CW's witch series, has been upped on the hourlong drama based on L.J. Smith's novel, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. EW first reported the news.

Zylka first appeared on Secret Circle in the sixth episode, one week following the dramatic death of Nick (Louis Hunter) and as a love interest for Cassie (Britt Robertson), putting a damper on the possibile Cassie-Adam (Thomas Dekker) pairing.

In October, the CW ordered a full season of the young-skewing series, which counts The Vampire Diaries boss Kevin Williamson as one of its executive producers. Secret Circle returns Jan. 5, 2012 with all-new episodes.

The WME-repped Zylka previously appeared on ABC Family's 10 Things I Hate About You.