‘Baywatch’ star David Charvet explains why he left Hollywood


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David Charvet has no regrets about leaving Hollywood behind.

The French-born former actor and pop star, who famously performed Matt Brody on “Baywatch,” selected to go away the highlight and reinvent himself because the “father I wanted to be.”

The 49-year-old shares two youngsters, daughter Heaven, 15, and son Shaya, 14, with ex-wife Brooke Burke. The pair have been married from 2011 till 2020.

“Before I had my first child I was traveling for five years in 42 countries doing concerts for my music,” Charvet instructed Page Six on Friday. “There’s no way I could do that again. I had to find a different meaning to my life.”


‘Baywatch’ stars Pamela Anderson (blonde) Alexandra Paul (brunette) and David Charvet, circa 1993.

‘Baywatch’ stars Pamela Anderson (blonde) Alexandra Paul (brunette) and David Charvet, circa 1993.
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“I didn’t want to go and take a TV show that was in Canada, I didn’t want to travel to Europe to do my music,” he continued. “I wanted to stay home and I wanted to be a good dad. I wanted to be there for my children every single day.”

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Alongside the best way, the “Melrose Place” alum discovered a brand new objective in his life. It was 2006 when he was having a brand new home in-built Malibu, California. The star, sad with the contractor’s work, fired him and took over with assist from the contractor’s “good guy” mission supervisor.

“We finished the house, and every time that we invited people over… they were like, ‘My God this house is so beautiful. Do you think you could do it again?’” Charvet recalled.

At this time, Charvet runs The Jones Builders Group, which the outlet described as a residential contracting firm in Los Angeles that builds between 10 and 14 homes a 12 months.

David Charvet and Brooke Burke share two children.

David Charvet and Brooke Burke share two youngsters.
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“To wake up every morning early, to be able to be the first face that my kids would see has been a blessing,” Charvet defined. “And I did it. People to this day ask me, ‘How come you have such a great relationship with your children?’ And I said to them, ‘… I put the time in.’”

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Charvet starred in “Baywatch” alongside David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth from 1992 till 1996. His final credited position was 2013’s “Prisoners of the Sun.”

Charvet admitted that initially, he mourned the lack of his decades-long profession.

“There was also a sense of sadness because I really loved what I did for 20 years,” he mirrored.

Today, David Charvet runs The Jones Builders Group.

At this time, David Charvet runs The Jones Builders Group.
(Picture by Phillip Faraone/WireImage)

However at the moment, Charvet is pleased with his two best roles: that of father and residential builder.

“My job today is I service people,” he stated. “I’m a service person. I’m no longer the star.”


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