Charles Michael Davis

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Charles Michael Davis
Charles Michael Davis at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Davis at PaleyFest 2014 for The Originals.
Born Charles Michael Davis
(1984-12-01) December 1, 1984 (age 33)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model, producer, director
Years active 2005–present

Charles Michael Davis (born December 1, 1984) is an American actor, model, producer, and director. He is best known for his role on The CW television drama, The Originals.

Life and career[edit]

Davis was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Stebbins High School in the Dayton suburb of Riverside and from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.[1] He is of African American and Filipino descent. His father is from Kentucky and his mother is from Manila.[2]

Davis got his start with Jake Lang at Wings Model Management in Cincinnati, Ohio and later attended the talent agency Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ (AMTC) event.[3] Davis has done print modeling and commercials for Nike and FootLocker.[4]

Davis has had guest and recurring appearances in several notable television shows, including That's So Raven, Switched at Birth, and Grey's Anatomy. In 2011, he landed a recurring role on BET's The Game as Kwan Kirkland, a quarterback for the San Diego Sabers.

In February 2013, it was announced that Davis was cast in a lead role on The CW's new show The Originals, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, centered on the Original Family as they move to New Orleans, where Davis' character (a vampire named Marcel) currently rules.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Davis was in a relationship with choreographer and model Katrina Amato. However, in a September 19, 2014, episode of the CBS talk show The Talk, he disclosed that he is "newly single".[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Proposal Charles Short
2014 The Learning Curve Frank Short
2015 Battle Scars Ramirez (formerly Another Stateside)[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Noah's Arc Applicant #2 Episode: "Don't Mess with My Man"
2005 That's So Raven Trevor Episode: "Save the Last Dance"
2008 The Big Match Series Regular TV film
2010 Night and Day Hicks TV film
2011 Switched at Birth Liam Lupo Recurring role, 4 episodes (season 1)
2011–2012 The Game Kwan Kirkland Recurring role, 5 episodes (seasons 4-5)
2012–2013 The Life Genie N/A Miniseries; Associate producer (2 episodes)
2013 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Jason Myers Recurring role, 7 episodes (season 9)
2013 The Client List Ben Dalton 2 episodes (season 2)
2013 The Vampire Diaries Marcel Gerard Episode: "The Originals"
(backdoor pilot)
2013–present The Originals Main role; Also director (2 episodes)
2015 Ur in Analysis Mike TV film; Also producer
2017–present Younger Zane Anders Recurring role season 4, Series Regular season 5[8]
2018 Jane the Virgin Jeffrey Mullins Episode: "Chapter Seventy-Three"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2011 Mi Ricordo J. Ralph [9][10]


  1. ^ Katz, Marc (2011-08-14). "Stebbins grad makes transition to the stage". Dayton Daily News. p. D8. 
  2. ^ YouTube interview
  3. ^ "Actors, Models and Talent for Christ Announces New Audition Sites for Up and Coming Talent of All Ages". 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Success Stories: Charles Michael Davis". AMTC World. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Charles Michael Davis Lands Key Role In Vampire Diaries Spinoff The Originals". 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  6. ^ "My LA To Z: Charles Michael Davis". Los Angeles Magazine. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
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  8. ^ Swift, Andy (February 21, 2018). "Younger: Charles Michael Davis Promoted to Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
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