David Charvet is a French singer, actor, model, and television personality. He rose to international fame on the hit shows Baywatch (1989) and Melrose Place (1992).
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. David Charvet was raised in the beautiful rolling hills of the South of France and came to the states to live out his Hollywood dreams.
He has 5 sisters and a brother. He moved to the US when he was 9 years old.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Full Name: David Franck Charvet
- Born: May 15, 1972
- Birth Place: Lyon, France
- Star Sign: Taurus
- Height: 1.83 m (6 feet)
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Brown – Light
- Occupation: Actor, singer, model, television personality
- Years Active: 1992–present
- Nationality: French
- Religion: Jewish
- Spouse: Brooke Burke-Charvet (m. 2011)
- Children: Shaya Braven Charvet, Heaven Rain Charvet
- Father: Paul Guez
- Mother: Christiane Charvet
- Siblings: Tanya Charvet, Keira Charvet, Kebra Charvet, Daniel Charvet, Elizabeth Charvet, Irene Charvet