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David Chokachi

Chokachi in October 2008
Born David Al-Chokhachy
January 16, 1968 (1968-01-16) (age 41)
Plymouth, Massachusetts

David Chokachi (born David Al-Chokhachy on January 16, 1968 in Plymouth, Massachusetts) is an American television actor. He's best known for his role in the TV series Witchblade, Baywatch, and Beyond The Break. He was born to a Turkish-born Iraqi father and Finnish mother.


Early life

He attended Tabor Academy, an elite boarding prep school in Marion, Massachusetts. He graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine with a degree in political science.[1]


Chokachi began his acting career in 1995 on Baywatch as "Cody Madison", eventually replacing David Charvet as a main cast member. In 1999, he left Baywatch and took up the role of Jake McCarthy in the TV series Witchblade, which lasted until 2002. Following that, he appeared in various TV series and made-for-TV movies. He appeared on the The N channel on the 2006 TV show Beyond The Break as a main character.[2] He can currently be seen on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in which former teen idols attempt to revitalize their careers.[3]

He was one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1997.[1]


Year Title Role Other notes
1995 Baywatch (1995-1999) Cody Madison TV Series
1996 The Unspeakable Darren Metlick TV
1997 Suddenly Susan Elliot TV Series
1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Doug, Sabrina's Ski Instructor TV Series
1997 Bad to the Bone Waldo TV
1998 12 Bucks Evil Lovejoy
1998 Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay Cody Madison Video
1999 V.I.P. Himself TV Series
1999 A Crime of Passion Eddie Meredith TV
2000 Psycho Beach Party Eddie
2000 Witchblade (2000) Detective Jake McCartey TV
2001 Witchblade (2001-2002) Detective Jake McCartey TV Series
2003 A Crime of Passion TV
2003 She Spies Gordon Braddock/Cable Guy TV Series
2005 Crimson Force Ambrose TV
2006 Beyond the Break Justin Healy TV series
2006 Mystery Woman: Oh Baby Dave TV
2006 The Dreamless Jeff
2007 Bats: Human Harvest Capt. Russo
2009 Confessions of a Teen Idol Himself Reality TV


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