David Charvet

David Charvet

Birth name: David Franck Charvet
Born: May 15, 1972
Age: 46
Birthplace: Lyon, France
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Biography

David Franck Charvet (born 15 May 1972) is a French singer, actor, model, and television personality.

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Early life

Charvet was born in Lyon, France, the son of Christiane Charvet Haddad and businessman Paul Guez, founder of the Sasson brand of jeans in the 1980s. He was raised in a Jewish household; his father is from a Tunisian Jewish family.

He won a green card through the Morrison visa lottery in the early 1990s. Until recently, Charvet lived in his native France, where he toured (among other parts of Europe) as a singer.

Acting career

Charvet caught his big break in 1992 on the American television program Baywatch as Matt Brody. He remained on Baywatch for three full seasons until 1995. He appeared as Craig Field on Melrose Place from 1996-98. Between 1995-99, he appeared in Seduced and Betrayed, Derby, Angel Flight Down, and Meet Prince Charming. He left acting in 1999 to concentrate on his musical career.

In 2006, Charvet returned to acting in a movie directed by Roger Christian called Prisoners of the Sun, which was only completed and released in 2013. He also appeared in the film Green Flash, also known as Beach Kings. In 2009, he took part in ABC's summer reality show The Superstars and came in third with his partner Lisa Leslie. In 2010, he was a contestant in the French reality show La Ferme Célébrités (French version of The Farm). The show was broadcast on TF1.

Music career

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After successful runs at Baywatch and Melrose Place in the 1990s, Charvet decided to return to France with a 5-album contract with Universal Music Group France. During a span of seven years, he released three pop rock studio albums with self-titled David Charvet in 1997, Leap of Faith in 2002, and Se laisser quelque chose in 2004. His materials catered to both English and French language listeners for a wider spectrum of audiences.

His debut single "Should I Leave", a bilingual hit in French and English, hit #3 in France and also charted in Belgium and Sweden. His bilingual hit "Jusqu'au bout"/"Leap of Faith" reached #6 in France, followed by the bilingual "Apprendre à aimer"/"Teach Me How to Love" that made it to the French Top 20 and was a hit in Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Charvet sold over 2.5 million albums. He toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia, performing for packed arenas, writing music in the process. He collaborated with top songwriters such as Ty Lacy and Steve Power, and recorded duets with Bryan Adams and Seal.

Interests

In June 2010, Charvet joined The Blue Seals, a non-profit organization aimed at providing a rapid response to environmental emergencies, focusing on ocean preservation, and is a member of its Board of Directors. It worked on raising awareness of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, helping French company Ecoceane's ships designed to collect floating waste and hydrocarbons to take part in the cleanup.

Personal life

Charvet and Brooke Burke (not to be confused with fellow Baywatch alum Brooke Burns) have two children together. Brooke already had two daughters from her first marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. David and Brooke officially married on 12 August 2011, with Brooke announcing that she would be taking her husband's last name and be known as Brooke Burke-Charvet.

Filmography

TV series
  • 1992-1995: Baywatch as Matt Brody
  • 1994: Harts of the West as Tad
  • 1996-1998: Melrose Place as Craig Field
Videos
  • 1995: Baywatch: Forbidden Paradise as Matt Brody (video)
  • 2009: Green Flash aka Beach Kings as Cameron Day
TV films
  • 1995: Seduced and Betrayed as Dan Hiller
  • 1995: Derby as Cass Sundstrom
  • 1996: Angel Flight Down as Brad Brown
  • 2010: The Perfect Teacher (Spanish title: Falsa Inocencia; French title: Une élève trop parfaite) as Jim Wilkes
Feature films
  • 1999: Meet Prince Charming as Jack Harris
  • 2013: Prisoners of the Sun; French title: La malédiction de la pyramide as Doug Adler

Reality-shows

  • The Superstars (2009)
  • La Ferme Célébrités (2010)

Discography

Albums

Year Album Peak positions Certifications
FR
AUT
BEL
(Wa)
FIN
NED
SWI
1997 David Charvet 8 - 41 - - -
2002 Leap of Faith 21 43 19 21 98 52
2004 Se laisser quelque chose 32 - 58 - - -

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Album
FR
BEL
(Wa)
BEL
(Wa)

BEL
(Wa)

NED
SWE
SWI
1997 "Should I Leave" 3 12 16 - - 48 - David Charvet
"Regarde-toi" 28 - 14 - - - -
2002 "Jusqu'au bout" /
"Leap of Faith"
6 - 17 - - - - Leap of Faith
"Apprendre à aimer" /
"Teach Me How to Love"
13 - 32 - 88 - 48
2003 "Take You There" 68 - - 6* - - -
2004 "Je te dédie" 12 - 13 - - - - Se laisser quelque chose
2006 "Sometimes It Rains" 52 - - 11* - - -
2010 "Swim With the Birds" - - - - - - - Non-album digital release

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