David Chokachi

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David Chokachi
DavidChokachiOct08.jpg
Chokachi in October 2008
Born
David Al-Chokhachy

(1968-01-16) January 16, 1968 (age 52)
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Susan Brubaker (2004–present)
Children1

David Chokachi[needs IPA] (born David Al-Chokhachy; January 16, 1968) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his role in the TV series Witchblade, Baywatch, and Beyond The Break.

Early life[edit]

David Chokachi was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. His father is of Iraqi-Turkish origin[1][2][3] and his mother is of Finnish origin[1][2] from Vaasa, Finland.[4]

He attended Tabor Academy,[1][2] an elite boarding prep school in Marion, Massachusetts, where he played lacrosse and football. He graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, with a degree in political science.[1][5]

Career[edit]

Chokachi began his acting career in 1995 on Baywatch in the role of Cody Madison, eventually replacing David Charvet as a main cast member. In 1999, he left Baywatch and took up the role of Jake McCartey in the TV series Witchblade, which lasted until 2002. Following that, he appeared in various TV series and made-for-TV movies. Chokachi then landed the role of main character Justin Healy on The N's 2006 TV series Beyond The Break.[6] He also appeared on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in which former teen idols attempt to revitalize their careers.[7]

Chokachi was one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1997.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1995–1999 Baywatch Cody Madison TV Series
1996 The Unspeakable Darren Metlick TV
1996 Shadow of a Scream TV
1997 Suddenly Susan Elliot TV Series
1997 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Doug, Sabrina's Ski Instructor TV Series
1997 Bad to the Bone Waldo TV
1998 12 Bucks Evil Lovejoy
1998 Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay Cody Madison Direct to video
1999 V.I.P. Himself TV Series
1999 A Crime of Passion Eddie Meredith TV
2000 Psycho Beach Party Eddie
2000 Witchblade Detective Jake McCartey TV
2001–2002 Witchblade Detective Jake McCartey TV Series
2003 A Crime of Passion TV
2003 She Spies Gordon Braddock/Cable Guy TV Series
2005 Crimson Force Ambrose TV
2006 Beyond the Break Justin Healy TV series
2006 Mystery Woman: Oh Baby Dave TV
2006 The Dreamless Jeff
2007 Bats: Human Harvest Captain Russo
2008 A Date with Murder (Murder Dot Com) Bobby
2009 Confessions of a Teen Idol Himself Reality TV
2010 Costa Rican Summer Brad
2010 The Ascent - Venganza en la cumbre Robert
2011 Soul Surfer Paramedic
2011 Rage of the Yeti Jonas TV movie
2012 Jet stream Weatherman
2013 Atlantic Rim Red
2013 Roseville (film) Stephen
2013 Abner, The Invisible Dog Denning
2014 Christmas in Palm Springs Ian TV movie
2015 Patient Killer TV movie
2015 Cyber Case Matt Fletcher TV movie
2018 A Mother’s Greatest Fear Steve TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Wilcox, Emily (2008), Plymouth TV star says 'yes' to studio, The Daily Register, retrieved 9 December 2020, Chokachi is not from Japan. He has Turkish and Finnish ancestry and grew up in Plymouth, where his dad is a renowned surgeon. David attended Tabor Academy, where he played lacrosse and football, then Bates College in Maine, where he earned a bachelor's in political science. But he still hadn't found his calling; he said he was like so many young people unsure of their path in life.
    also in: Wilcox, Emily (2008), Plymouth TV star says 'yes' to studio, The State Journal-Register, retrieved 9 December 2020, Chokachi is not from Japan. He has Turkish and Finnish ancestry and grew up in Plymouth, where his dad is a renowned surgeon.
  2. ^ a b c Hollywood'da Türk izleri!, Milliyet, 2011, retrieved 20 November 2020, Türkiye doğumlu Iraklı bir baba ve Finlandiyalı bir anneden dünyaya gelen Chokachi, Marion, Massachusetts’te Tabor Acedemy’de eğitim aldı. Bates College’de siyaset bilimi bölümünden mezun oldu.
  3. ^ David Chokachi Surfs His Way to The Miracle Mile, Variety, 2007, retrieved 9 December 2020, Mister Chokachi... is of Turkish and Finnish extract.
  4. ^ "Suomalaistaustainen Baywatch-David on edelleen hurjassa kunnossa - paljasti IL:lle rakkaimman suomalaisen sanan". MTV3. 8 November 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2020. In Finnish
  5. ^ a b David Chokachi dot Net - Official Site / About David Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "David Chokachi dot Net - Official Site / Filmography". Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
  7. ^ Confessions of a Teen Idol VH1 Page

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