David Charvet

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David Charvet
David Franck Charvet

(1972-05-15) 15 May 1972 (age 46)
OccupationActor, singer, model, television personality
Years active1992–present
Brooke Burke Charvet
(m. 2011;separated 2018)
Children2 children; 2 ex-stepchildren
Parent(s)Christiane Charvet
Paul Guez
Website http://www.davidcharvet.com

David Franck Charvet (French pronunciation:  [david ʃaʁve] ; born 15 May 1972) is a French singer, actor, model, and television personality.

The French are an ethnic group and nation who are identified with the country of France. This connection may be ethnic, legal, historical, or cultural.


Early life

Charvet was born in Lyon, France, the son of Christiane Charvet Haddad and businessman Paul Guez, [1] founder of the Sasson brand of jeans in the 1980s. [2] [3] He was raised in a Jewish household; his father is from a Tunisian-Jewish family. [4]

History of the Jews in Tunisia aspect of history

The history of the Jews in Tunisia extends over nearly two thousand years and goes back to the Punic era. The Jewish community in Tunisia is no doubt older, grew up following successive waves of immigration and proselytism before its development was hampered by anti-Jewish measures in the Byzantine Empire. The community formerly used its own dialect of Arabic. After the Muslim conquest of Tunisia, Tunisian Judaism passes from periods of relative freedom or even cultural apogee to times of more marked discrimination. The arrival of Jews expelled from the Iberian peninsula, often through Livorno, greatly alters the country. Its economic, social and cultural situation has improved markedly with the advent of the French protectorate before being compromised during the Second World War, with the occupation of the country by the Axis. The creation of Israel in 1948 provoked a widespread anti-Zionist reaction in the Arab world, to which was added nationalist agitation, nationalization of enterprises, Arabization of education and part of the administration. Jews left Tunisia en masse from the 1950s onwards because of the problems raised and the hostile climate created by the Bizerte crisis in 1961 and the Six-Day War in 1967. The Jewish population of Tunisia, estimated at about 100,000 individuals in 1948, was only 1,500 in 2003, less than 0.1% of the total population. These Jews lived mainly in Tunis, with communities present in Djerba, Sfax, Sousse, Zarzis and Nabeul. As of 2011, 700 Jews were living in Tunis and 1,000 on the island of Djerba.

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. [ citation needed ]

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.

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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. [5] 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. [6]

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Green Flash (2008), also known as Beach Kings, is a comedy-drama film starring David Charvet, Torrey DeVitto and Kristin Cavallari. Other stars of the film include Bree Turner, Christine Adams, Wilson Cruz and Matt Prokop. The film was directed by Paul Nihipali Jr. and produced by Joseph Barmettler, Cameron Dieterich and Bob Smiland. Shot in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, it was released on June 5, 2018.

Music career

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 has sold over 2.5 million albums.


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, [7] and is a member of its board of directors. [8] 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. [9]

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. [10] 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. [11] [12] In April 2018, the couple announced that they are divorcing after seven years of marriage. [13]


TV series
TV films
Feature films




YearAlbumPeak positions Certifications

1997David Charvet8 41   
2002Leap of Faith214319219852
2004Se laisser quelque chose32 58   


YearSinglePeak positions Certifications Album



1997"Should I Leave"31216  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

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

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    "Première halte à Lyon où il rencontrera son épouse, Christiane Charvet qui lui donnera en 1971 son fils, David Frank, devenu célèbre acteur et chanteur" ("In Lyon he met his wife, Christiane Charvet and in 1971 [sic] they had a son, David Frank, who became a famous actor and singer")
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