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Charles Michael Davis was born in Dayton, Ohio USA, on 1 December 1984 – his zodiac sign’s Sagittarius, he holds American nationality and is of Filipino and African-American descent. He’s an actor, film producer and director, who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Marcel Gerard in the hit fantasy horror series “The Originals”, created by Julie Plec, and which starred Claire Holt, Daniel Gillies and Joseph Morgan. It follows a family of vampires planning to take back the city they built a thousand years ago from humans; the series aired from 2013 to 2018, and was nominated for 13 awards including a Primetime Emmy.
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Early life and education
Charles was raised in Dayton an only child by his mother who’s from the City of Manila, the Philippines, and his father who’s from Kentucky. Nothing else is known about his parents as they prefer to be left out of media.
Charles attended Stebbins High School at which he was apparently amongst the best students, and was interested in several sports while excelling in football. Upon matriculating in 2002, he enrolled at Miami University at which he was mostly interested in acting, and appeared in plays performed at both the university and a local theatre. Charles graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005, and then moved to Los Angeles, California to focus on his acting career.
Roles in TV series
Charles made his debut TV series appearance with his portrayal of an applicant in the 2005 episode “Don’t Mess with My Man” of the romantic comedy “Noah’s Arc”, and the same year saw him appear in the episode “Save the Last Dance” of the family fantasy comedy “That’s So Raven”.
He gained recognition in 2011, when cast to portray Liam Lupo in four episodes of the romantic family drama “Switched at Birth”, which aired from 2011 to 2017 and won eight of the 31 awards it was nominated for. The following years saw Charles play supporting characters in several series, such as the romantic comedy “The Game”, the crime drama “The Client List”, and the hit fantasy horror drama “The Vampire Diaries”.
In 2013, he was invited to portray Dr. Jason Myers in the critically acclaimed romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy” created by Shonda Rhimes and which stars Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. The series has been airing since 2005, and follows the lives of people working in the surgical department of a hospital; it’s won 80 awards including two Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 232 other awards.
In 2018, Charles made an uncredited appearance in the episode “State of Mine” of the action comedy “Z Nation”, and the following year saw him play the supporting character Blair Williams in the award-winning action crime drama “Chicago P. D.”, then appeared as Ted in ten episodes of the drama “For the People, and going on to portray Zane Anders, one of the lead characters in the romantic comedy “Younger”, created by Darren Star and which also starred Sutton Foster and Miriam Shor.
The series follows a single mother who’s believed by other people to be a lot younger than she is, and thus decides to change her career and life, and live as if she were 26 years old.
Charles’ most recent role in a TV series has been in 2021, when he portrayed Quentin Carter in the mystery crime drama “NCIS: New Orleans” which has been airing since 2014 and received mixed reviews.
Roles in movies
Charles made his debut film appearance with his starring role in the 2009 short comedy “Thanksgiving Seconds”, then in 2010 he played Hicks in the crime drama “Night and Day”, but which failed to attract any attention.
The year 2012 saw him star in the musical video “Mi Ricordo”, and in 2015 Charles was invited to play Mike in the comedy “Ur in Analysis”, and Ramirez in the war drama “Battle Scars”, neither of which was successful, attracting little attention. The year 2018 saw him play the lead character Zane in the short drama “Younger: Candy Shop”, while he also portrayed Josh Wright in the romantic comedy “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas”, written and directed by Phil Traill, and which starred Odette Annable, Dave Annable and Jess Salgueiro. It follows the lives of a businesswoman and a bartender, who are both suffering from insomnia. The film won one of the three awards for which it was nominated.
Charles’ only two other roles in movies have been his portrayal of Jeff Williams in the 2019 romantic drama “Same Time, Next Christmas”, and his appearance in the 2020 music video “Kygo & Tina Turner: What’s Love Got to Do with It”.
Charles has three producing credits: the 2012 episode “The World’s Oldest Profession”, the 2013 episode “The Man” of the comedy mini-series “The Life Geanie”, and the 2015 movie “Ur in Analysis”.
He directed the 2017 episode “High Water and a Devil’s Daughter” and the 2018 episode “What, Will, I, Have, Left”, both of the series “The Originals”.
Charles was featured in the 2013 short documentary film “The Proposal”.
He has made a guest appearance in a episodes of various talk-shows, including “The Talk”, “The Real” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Love life and wife
Charles prefers not to talk about the women he has dated, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse at his love life.
Sometime in the early 2010s, he began dating Katrina Amato who’s a model and a choreographer. They allegedly met on the set of a movie, and went on to date for more than a year before Charles announced on 19 September 2014 in an episode of the talk-show “The Talk” that he was single again.
In 2018, he began dating Monika Anne Clarke, who’s a popular Australian model and a social media star, with over 190,000 followers on her Instagram account. The two could’ve been seen attending various events together, however, they split after around half a year for unknown reasons.
As of March 2021, Charles appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Charles is keen on painting, and is said to also be a skilled furniture builder.
He has been interested in eating delicious foods since a very early age, and in his early teens, even became interested in preparing it, ie cooking! He has stated in one of his interviews that he would have become a chef if he hadn’t made it in the film industry.
Aged ten, Charles was caught trying to shoplift headphones.
While attending college, he was charged with urinating in public – he was at a party and as someone passed out in the toilet, he went outside and was caught.
He’s physically very active, and has up to five training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body.
Charles enjoys watching movies in his spare time – his favorite actor and actress are Vin Diesel and Anne Hathaway, while some of his favorite films are the franchise “Fast and Furious”, “Leon: The Professional” and “No Strings Attached”.
Age, height and net worth
Charles’ age is 36. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 172lbs (78kgs).
As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $800,000.