Sometimes, as an actor, all you need to be considered successful is by being lucky enough to star in a project that stands the test of time. Well, Charles Michael Davis can count himself lucky, because he has starred in The Originals. A successful show which is the spin-off from another successful show, The Vampire Diaries. Although he continues to appear in other projects such as Younger, he is mostly referred to by fans across the world as Marcel, the name of his beloved character on The Originals. Charles is one of many actors who found success primarily on television series, he has fully embraced his success on the small screen with credits in over 10 shows. There is a lot to learn about the American actor which you will know about below.
Charles Michael Davis was born on the 1st of December, 1984 to an African American man and a Filipino woman. He was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Charles’ ethnicity can be described as Filipino-American. His multi-ethnic origins typify the beauty of cross-cultural association that characterizes the modern globalized world.
Growing up, he attended Stebbins High School where he graduated from before proceeding to attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Charles Michael Davis then got his start as a public personality being a model, modeling for Nike and Footlocker. He was initially signed onto Wings Model Management which was based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked his way up until he got an opportunity at an event organized by the Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ (AMTC) talent agency.
The opportunity allowed Charles Michael Davis to pivot to the front of the camera as an actor, making his debut in 2005 on an episode of Noah’s Arc. In the same year, he starred in another episode of a show, That’s So Raven. After his 2005 exposure on screen, Charles got very little opportunities, during which he used to improve his acting skills until he returned to the front of the camera again in 2008 for a Television film, The Big Match. He made another appearance in 2010 for Night and Day, playing the character, Hicks.
His first recurring role in a television show was for Switched at Birth, where he played Liam Lupo in four episodes in the first season of the show. He got another chance to show his acting chops in The Game in the same year (2011), as Kwan Kirkland in five episodes, spanning the fourth and fifth seasons of the show.
As Charles Michael Davis proved he had come of age in the acting circle, he started getting opportunities in some of the major shows on television, including Grey’s Anatomy where he appeared as Dr. Jason Meyers for seven episodes in the ninth season of the show. His talent and personal improvements finally paid off when he was cast as Marcel Gerard in a main role in The Originals, although he appeared in The Vampire Diaries in an episode which served as a backdoor pilot to the show.
Since 2017, Davis has appeared on Younger as Zane Anders and has had guest appearances on Jane the Virgin and Z Nation. Other onscreen appearances include a web series, Sideswiped and a music video for J. Ralph.
Charles Michael Davis’ Family – Parents, Wife, Girlfriend or is He Gay?
The handsome actor was born to Charles Davis and Marina Davis, an African American father and a Filipino mother. His father, who hails from Kentucky is married to his mother, who was born and raised in Manila.
Typically, the relationship status of a hunk like Charles Michael Davis would attract the interest of men and women who are curious about his relationships. However, when there is little to know about a man as attractive as he is, gay rumours start to spread. Charles Michael Davis is, however, a straight man.
Charles may never have been married but he has been in a heterosexual relationship with prominent photographer and model, Katrina Amato. The couple parted ways in September 2014 after Charles disclosed on national radio that he was newly single.
Currently, he is engaged to Nida, a Pakistani model, and actress. Exactly how long their relationship has been going on is unknown. We only know the couple got engaged in October 2018.