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Overview (4)

Born in Rochester, New York, USA
Birth NameDavid Paden Marchand
Nicknames Dave
Davey
DXH
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Collin Llewellyn

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 (1998) 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rob Elessar

Trade Mark (2)

Lip ring
Changing hair styles for every release

Trivia (14)

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.
Has one younger brother.
Davey took on his step-father's last name, Marchand, at an early age.
In addition to working on material for AFI's next album, is running an online store, featuring original T-shirts (with Vegan/Animal Rights messages, and other designs), with his friend, Danny. [September 2008]
Working on AFI's eighth studio album. Has finished touring with Blaqk Audio and is releasing AFI's third studio EP in 2008. [November 2007]
Touring in support of new AFI album 'Sing The Sorrow'. [May 2003]
Currently in the studio recording AFI's 7th album, to be released early 2006. [September 2005]
About to embark on a 10-concert US tour, with Blaqk Audio. [August 2007]
Working with the other members of AFI, on their next full-length album, which they will be recording, over the next few months. [January 2009]
Recently released the album, "Crash Love", with AFI, and they are now on tour. [October 2009]

Personal Quotes (5)

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.
I find drug use disrespectful, self-destructive, and weak. I want no part of it. I believe in complete respect for myself and others.
I'm an extremist, I have to deal with my own extreme personality, and I walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all.

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