David Charvet

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David Charvet
David Franck Charvet

(1972-05-15) 15 May 1972 (age 49)
Lyon, France
OccupationActor, singer, model, television personality
Years active1992–present
Notable work
Melrose Place
(m. 2011; div. 2020)

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

Early life[edit]

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 a Sephardic Jew whose family is from Tunisia.[4]

He won a green card through the Morrison visa lottery in the early 1990s. In 1999, he left acting to pursue a music career. Until recently, Charvet lived in his native France, where he toured (among other parts of Europe) as a singer.[5]

Acting career[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Music career[edit]

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,[8] and is a member of its board of directors.[9] 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.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Charvet and Brooke Burke married on 12 August 2011; Brooke announced that she would take her husband's last name and be known as Brooke Burke-Charvet. They have two children together, and are raising their children in the Jewish tradition.[11] Brooke already had two daughters from her first marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher.[12][13] In April 2018, the couple announced that they were divorcing after seven years of marriage.[14] Their divorce was finalized in March 2020.[15]


TV series
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
Reality shows



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  – 15  –  – 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. ^ Leaders Magazine Tunisia: "Mais que fait à Tunis, Paul Guez, le Roi du Jean en Amérique?", 4 February 2009
    "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")
  2. ^ Seth Lubove. Bloomberg: "Paul Guez, Denim King, Bounces Back From Cocaine, Bankruptcy", bloomberg.com, 3 August 2006.
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate. Interfaith Families.com: "Interfaith Celebrities: Kicking Off Football Season and the Emmy Awards", interfaithfamily.com], 16 September 2008.
  4. ^ Zuckerman, Blaine (19 September 2011). "Brooke Burke & David Charvet: Our Blended Traditions". People. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  5. ^ McGovern, Tim (6 April 2018). "David Charvet: 5 Things To Know About Brooke Burke's Husband As She Files For Divorce". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  6. ^ Beach Kings DVD cover, twitpic.com; accessed 29 February 2016.
  7. ^ David Charvet at IMDb
  8. ^ BlueSeals.org; accessed 18 March 2015.
  9. ^ BlueSeals official website, blueseals.org; accessed 29 February 2016.
  10. ^ Press Release re Filner, Burke and Charvet, prnewswire.com; accessed 18 March 2015.
  11. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Brooke Burke answers reader's questions", People, 19 February 2008
  12. ^ Shira, Dahvi (19 September 2011). "Brooke Burke Is Taking Hubby David Charvet's Name". People. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  13. ^ Slutsky, Caroline (13 August 2011). "Brooke Burke and David Charvet Wed". People. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  14. ^ Keveney, Bill (6 April 2018). "Reports: TV host Brooke Burke files for divorce from actor David Charvet". USA Today. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  15. ^ McCathy, Tyler (6 March 2020). "Brooke Burke and David Charvet finalize their divorce". Fox News. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
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