Character: Jim Wilkes
David Charvet rose to international fame on the hit shows "Baywatch" and "Melrose Place." Last summer, he participated in ABC's summer reality competition, "The Superstars." Based on the ABC classic "Wide World of Sports," which pitted athletes from all sports against each other to determine the best athlete in the world, "The Superstars" paired celebrities with athletes to compete in varying sports events, with one team eliminated weekly. Next, Charvet will star in Lifetime Movie Network's "The Perfect Teacher." The film revolves around a spoiled high school student (Megan Park), who becomes obsessed with seducing her teacher (Charvet). The film will debut on September 12, 2010. Charvet starred in the sports feature "Beach Kings," where he played Cameron Day, a star basketball player with a future in the NBA until he chokes in a key game, with the aftereffects causing him to settle into an aimless life. A chance encounter takes him into the professional beach-volleyball scene in Southern California, but his old demons begin creeping in again, threatening his chances at success. The film marks the directorial debut of Paul Nihipali Jr., who was a member of the U.S. National Volleyball team from 1995 to 1997 as well as a three-time All-American and captain of the championship-winning UCLA men's volleyball team.
Previously, Charvet starred in the action/adventure feature film "Prisoners of the Sun," directed by Academy Award winner Roger Christian ("Star Wars," "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," "The Dollar Bottom"). He played Doug Adler, an archaeologist hired by an eccentric professor to lead his team on a national expedition to excavate a long-lost city beneath an Egyptian pyramid. The expedition takes a turn for the worse when the gods of ancient Egypt are awakened from their 5,000-year slumber and seek vengeance against the team. John Rhys-Davies, Joss Ackland and Carmen Chaplin co-star in the film, which was budgeted at $10 million.
Charvet launched his acting career on the world's most watched show of its time, "Baywatch," in which he developed a strong international following playing lifeguard Matt Brody for three seasons. He continued to expand his fan base with his role of Craig Field for two seasons on "Melrose Place." He also starred in NBC's highly rated telefilm "Seduced and Betrayed," and the ABC movies-of-the-week "Derby" and "Angel Flight Down." He also starred in the independent feature "Meet Prince Charming," with Drea de Matteo.
As a Universal Music recording artist, Charvet spent five years in Europe, where he released three successful pop-rock albums as part of his five-album deal with Universal Music Group France. He has sold over 2.5 million albums to date, with three of his singles ("Leap of Faith," "Should I Leave" and "The Tears in My Eyes") charting in the Top 10. He will be releasing a new album in Europe later this year, and he looks forward to touring in 2011.
Charvet has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia, performing for packed arenas, writing music and experiencing new cultures. He has collaborated with top songwriters such as Ty Lacy (who wrote Leanne Rimes' single "I Need You"), and he has also worked with Robbie Williams' producer Steve Power. Charvet has recorded a duet with Bryan Adams, and he also worked on a duet with Seal.
Charvet has trained with such renowned acting teachers as Roy London and Larry Moss. He currently resides in Malibu, California, with his fiancée, Brooke Burke, and their two children, daughter Rain and son Shaya