Charles Michael Davis plays Marcel, a charismatic vampire who controls the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans, on The CW’s new drama The Originals.
Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Davis moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and became a successful commercial model. In 2011, he landed recurring roles on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and BET’s The Game. In 2013, Davis had a recurring role in Lifetime’s The Client List, with Jennifer Love Hewitt, as well as a seven-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy.
When he isn’t acting, Davis is a health and fitness buff whose regime includes everything from ballroom dancing to Muay Thai to yoga. He was a decorated track athlete at Miami University, where he attended college. Davis also enjoys the arts—he is a talented painter and photographer, and is currently learning how to play the piano.
Davis currently resides in Los Angeles.