David Charvet

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David Charvet
Born David Franck Guez Charvet
(1972-05-15) May 15, 1972 (age 42)
Lyon, France
Ethnicity French mother
Tunisian Jewish father
Occupation Actor, singer, model, TV personality
Years active 1992–present
Religion Judaism
Spouse(s) Brooke Burke Charvet (2011–present)
Children with Burke:
--Heaven Rain Charvet
--Shaya Braven Charvet
--Neriah Fisher
--Sierra Fisher
Parents Christiane Charvet
Paul Guez

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

Acting career[edit]

Charvet was born in Lyon, France to Paul Guez and Christiane Charvet. He caught his big break in 1992 on the American television program Baywatch as Matt Brody. He was credited as David Charvet on the program, using his mother's maiden name rather than his actual family name. He remained on Baywatch for three full seasons until 1995.

Charvet also appeared as Craig Field on Melrose Place from 1996–1998. Between 1995–1999, he appeared in Seduced and Betrayed, Derby, Angel Flight Down and Meet Prince Charming. Charvet 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.[1]

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[edit]

After successful runs at Baywatch and Melrose Place in the 1990s, Charvet decided to return to France with a 5-album signed contract with Universal Music Group France as a recording artist. 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 for English and French language listeners for a wider spectrum of audiences. His debut single "Should I Leave", a bilingual hit in French and English reached Top 3 in France and also charted in Belgium and Sweden. His bilingual hit "Jusqu'au bout"/"Leap of Faith" also 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 both Bryan Adams and Seal.


In June 2010, Charvet joined The Blue Seals, a non profit organization aimed at providing a rapid response to environmental emergencies, focusing on oceans preservation,[2] and is member of its Board of Directors.[3] The non profit works on raising awareness on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, helping French company Ecoceane's ships designed to collect floating waste and hydrocarbons to take part in the cleaning.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Charvet was born in Lyon, France. His father is the Tunisian Jewish businessman Paul Guez[5] the founder of the Sasson brand of jeans in the 1980s.[6] His mother, Christiane Charvet, is French.[7] He was raised in a Jewish household.[8]

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 and Brooke Burke (not to be confused with fellow Baywatch alum Brooke Burns) have two children together: a daughter, Heaven Rain (born January 8, 2007), and a son, Shaya Braven (born March 5, 2008). Brooke already had two daughters, Neriah and Sierra, from her first marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher.[9] David and Brook officially married on August 12, 2011 with Brooke announcing that she would be taking her husband's last name and be known as Brooke Burke Charvet and reside in California.[10][11]


TV series
  • 1995: Baywatch: Forbidden Paradiseas Matt Brody (video)
  • 2009: Green Flash aka Beach Kings as Cameron Day
TV Films
Feature films




Year Album Peak positions Certifications

1997 David Charvet 8  – 41  –  –  –
2002 Leap of Faith 21 43 19 21 98 52
2004 Se laisser quelque chose 32  – 58  –  –  –


Year Single Peak positions Certifications Album



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

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


  1. ^ Beach Kings DVD cover
  2. ^ BlueSeals.org
  3. ^ BlueSeals.org
  4. ^ Press Release re Filner, Burke and Charvet, prnewswire.com
  5. ^ Leaders Magazine Tunisia: "Mais que fait à Tunis, Paul Guez, le Roi du Jean en Amérique?" February 4, 2009 (in French) | 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 they had a son, David Frank, who became a famous actor and singer.
  6. ^ Bloomberg: "Paul Guez, Denim King, Bounces Back From Cocaine, Bankruptcy" By Seth Lubove August 3, 2006
  7. ^ Interfaith Families.com: "Interfaith Celebrities: Kicking Off Football Season and the Emmy Awards" by Nate Bloom, September 16, 2008.
  8. ^ Zuckerman, Blaine (2010). "Brooke Burke & David Charvet: Our Blended Traditions". People. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  9. ^ Children's infosite
  10. ^ "Brooke Burke Is Taking Hubby David Charvet's Name". people. people. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ Brooke Burke and David Charvet wed, People Magazine, August 2011.
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