A native of France who moved to New York when he was nine years old and Los Angeles when he was 10, David Charvet became an Elite print model at age 18, appearing in campaigns for Levi's and Coca-Cola, among others. About one billion TV viewers in 142 countries watching "Baywatch" weekly from 1992-95 saw his buffed, olive-complexioned body, making the model-turned-actor with the winning smile an international celebrity. As lifeguard Matt Brody, Charvet was rarely asked to do more than act the stud. Charvet abandoned the series to study acting seriously and pursue additional career opportunities. He appeared in two 1995 TV-movies: "Seduced and Betrayed" (NBC), in which he was a young husband and contractor who has an affair with a psychopathic Susan Lucci; and "Derby" (ABC), in which he was a passionate horse breeder. "Angel Flight Down" (ABC, 1996) found him cast as a member of an emergency medical team coping with survival after the team's plane crashes. Charvet went on to appear from 1996 to 1997 on the popular Fox nighttime soap "Melrose Place."