David Charvet was born in Lyon France. His family moved to New York in 1981 when David was 9, and then to
Los Angeles one year later. In school, David was exceptional in academics as well as in sports. He had also developed
an interest in drama. David placed his energies into his studies, skipping the party scene. He also placed commitment
to studying theatre and acting, performing in school productions. At 18, after his graduation from high school, David was
discovered by a photograper and signed with the prestigious Elite Model Management. He was seen in seven
ads for Coca-Cola, Levi's, Miller's Outpost and Bugle Boy.
David wanted to pursue acting, so he invested some of his commercial earnings and sought professional
training from some of the best acting coaches including Katherine Billings, Sam Chrisinsen, Peter Frisch, Roy London
and Larry Moss. He spent over 25 hours a week perfecting his craft. It paid off with his starring role on Baywatch
in 1992, the show's 3rd season as the French-born Matt Brody. Appearing on the show garnered international
star status. He took stardom seriously and knew that fans looked up to them. He believed that stars should use their
profession to serve as positive role models for people.
David serves as a role model for young adults. He is proud of the fact that he has never used alcohol, drugs
or cigarettes. He often visits local high schools, giving motivational talks to kids about how they can stay away from addictive
substances or deal with family members who are addicts. He felt that if he could make a difference with a few people or even
just one, it is worth it to him. He supports the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Planet Hope.
David has had negative press about the show and stated that he did not want to
be known as an actor for his red shorts and that Baywatch was not a challenging enough role for him. David also
revealed to the press that he was beating his head against the wall of his trailer while on the set. He opted not
to sign on for a fourth season, but appeared in two episodes to phase out his character. After leaving the show, he honed
his acting skills.
He appeared in the TV movies, Betrayed/NBC/1995, Derby/ABC/1995 and Angel
Flight Down/ABC/1996. He landed a regular role on the popular nightime soap series Melrose Place/FOX in
199X and a guest apearance on Chicken Soup for the Soul/PAX/1999 as a soldier who waited at the station for
a woman wearing a rose. David left Melrose Place before his two-year contract was up to pursue additional career
He put his acting career on hold and pursued music and with a friend's help, recorded a French-language
CD that got a local release. His first album with the featured singles Should I Leave and Regarde-toi
sold more than 300,000 copies in France. He instructed the record label not to release the album outside of France, stating
the reasons that "it wasn't me and I wasn't ready. I was going to do my music and do it on my own terms."
David studied vocal techniques, polished his skills on guitar and wrote songs. He then traveled to
England to to look for the best songwriters to collaborate with. David transferred operations to his Malibu home. He
converted his living room and bedroom into a home studio and worked with producer Olle Romo. The two put a team of seasoned
musicians together for the project. The music team lived and worked together in David's home for eight months. He has
admitted to learning a lot from the team and that they all became good friends who respected each other.
David has stated that he won't go back to acting as he had found that his true love was in music. His current hit
song is Jusqu'au bout (Leap of Faith).