David Anthony Marchand
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Although acting is not his main thing, he does have a big band. In 1991 he started AFI (a fire inside) with best friend Adam Carson who played drums. After a few years they became pretty big in the underground music scene. With a few line up changes they released a new record in March 2003 - it was their 6th.
Davey Havok was born in Rochester, New York. Davey got an early interest in punk rock when he was in his early teens, and formed the band AFI with drummer Adam Carson when he was 15. After many member changes throughout the years and 3 albums, the band became stable with a complete and powerful lineup including bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist and new songwriter Jade Puget. The band progressed and took on a dark hardcore root, with gothic aesthetics and dark themes. resulting in the powerful and epic album 'Black Sails In The Sunset'. Their amazing and powerful live sets combined with their hardworking aesthetic, with many tours including many trips to Europe, resulted in a cult and large fan base, with a giant amount of fans often adorning themselves permanently with AFI tattoos. The Bands fifth album, 'The Art Of Drowning', continued the dark progression of the band resulting in a tighter, louder and darker album, which lead to more then 90,000 copies sold, a huge amount for an independent release. The large and cult following plus record sales led to major label interest, with Nitro records head Dexter Holland (frontman of The Offspring) being the catalyst in making AFI achieve bigger and better things, by letting them go from the label they had been on since 1995 and recommending they join a Major. The label that signed AFI was Steven Spielberg's 'Dreamworks' who allowed them to keep their artistic integrity. The resulting album was 'Sing The Sorrow' recorded at the famous Cello Studios by renowned producers Jerry Finn and Butch Vig. A progression from the post 'Black Sails' incarnation of AFI, with a more industrial and Rock feel along with their trademark feeling of despair and darkness, the album has sold more than 500,000 copies, certifying it gold. Not bad for an album that has been out little over a month, and a band that has been working hard for over a decade. Although not an actor, Davey has a likening for acting, but says he is restricted due to the amount of tattoos on his body. He likes to act whenever he can and whenever someone wants him, playing 'George' in Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1997) alongside Punk legend Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys. Davey Havok can be heard next in the coming December Animation/Puppetry film 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky' which he will play a character alongside other big names in the Punk scene including members of blink 182, Rancid, Green Day, X, The Vandals, Tiger Army and actor Viggo Mortenson of The Lord of The Rings trilogy.
Changing hair styles for every release
His fifth studio album, 'The Art of Drowning', on Indie Label Nitro(owned and operated by Offspring frontman Dexter Holland) sold more than 90,000 copies, leading to major label offerings where they ended up signing to Steven Spielbergs Enterprise 'Dreamworks'.
Sixth studio album 'Sing The Sorrow' first for major label Dreamworks, has sold more than 500,000 copies in just over a month, certifying it gold and selling almost 5 times as much as 'The Art Of Drowning'
Sixth studio album, "Sing the Sorrow," hit one million in sales as of December 2004.
Sing the Sorrow is certified Platinum.
He is a vegan.
Personally I have never found the practice of recreational drug use appealing. In fact, I have always found the lifestyle and the people who surround it to be abhorrent. I never quite understood why anyone would risk sacrificing their bodies, minds, and relationships at the expense of a quick damaging high. I grew up in a small town and at my high school, like every high school, everyone's recreation of choice was drug abuse. I never understood it. I never took part and always felt quite alone in this decision. Then one day I discovered a band called Minor Threat and realized that there were more people out there who thought like me. I was very excited to say the least, and what was more encouraging, these people were part of the oh-so self-destructive punk scene. From that day on I claimed the X. I continue to do so today because I believe the straight edge philosophy is a very positive one that many people, especially young people, can benefit from greatly if they have the desire.
"I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health, a vegan diet was the best decision."
"As you get older you will gain a bit more control over everything. Don't let anyone, even your parents, break you. Find good people who care about you and surround yourself with just them. If you can't find them at first, find good music and fall into it, let it hold you until they come. I truly hope you enjoy the new record.
Where are they now
(May 2003) Touring in support of new AFI album 'Sing The Sorrow'.
(September 2005) Currently in the studio recording AFI's 7th album, to be released early 2006.
Davey's sexuality has been the subject of much debate between fans. Some have claimed that Havok is homosexual or, in some cases, bisexual or pansexual. There have been numerous claims that Davey has come out to the public, though such claims have always been uncited and discredible.
In fact AFI, in most cases Jade Puget, have made numerous statements in regards to Havok's sexuality via their official messageboard and MySpace. For example Puget stated;
"Sorry To Burst Your Bubble... but Davey is not gay. Or bi. Get over it. Just because your friend heard he was gay or you read it on some message board doesn't make it so. However, since I've made posts like this repeatedly over the years and people still refuse to believe he's not gay, I guess we'll have to keep hearing about it ad infinitum. I say we talk about Fritch. Or Smith. They're DEFINITELY gay, I caught them holding hands and plus they went to the prom together.
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