Punk rock band AFI lead singer Davey Havok is a recognized artist famous for the songs “Girls Not Grey,” “Miss Murder,” and “Medicate.” He is an American singer and musician who is also a member of the synthpop band Blaqk Audio, the hardcore punk band XTRMST, and the new wave band Dreamcar. From a young age, David was interested in punk rock, so at the age of 15, he formed his band, AFI, with his friend, Adam Carson.
David Paden Marchand
1991 – Present
Family and Siblings
Paul Marchand (Step-father)
Date of Birth:
November 20, 1975, Thursday
Age (As in 2021):
46 Years Old
Rochester, New York
Ukiah, California, U.S.
Ukiah High School (1993)
University of California, Berkeley
Italian, German, and English
Monica Parker (2001-2002)
5 Feet 10 Inches (177.8 cm)
122 lbs (Around 55 Kg)
Awards & Nomination
“Am I beautiful?/Am I usable?” “The Killing Lights”
The punk singer was born on November 20, 1975, in Rochester, New York. His birth name is David Paden Passaro. Davey’s ancestry is Italian, German, and English, and he holds American nationality.
His birth sign is Scorpio. Listening to this 46-year-old singer’s music, his followers believe that he is an atheist. He has a mixed ethnicity, which is Italian, German, and English.
Davey Havok’s Family And Education
Davey’s mother’s name is Penny Marchand, and his step-father’s name is Paul Marchand. He lost his birth father at the young age of five. After his father’s death, Davey and his mother moved to Sacramento, California, closer to their intimate family.
His mother remarried to Paul sometime later, and Davey took on the surname of his step-father. Later in the 1980s, the family moved to Ukiah, California.
Davey tweeted a loving message to his father on the occasion of Father’s Day in 2014, thanking him for supporting his passion for the very starting which might signify that he shares a good relationship with his step-father as well.
He studied in a Catholic school until the eighth grade and then graduated from Ukiah High School in 1993. After high school, Havok attended the University of California, Berkeley, as a double major in English and Psychology but could not complete his studies because his focus shifted on his music career.
Short Career / Early Life
Davey started writing lyrics in his university days which later appeared on AFI’s first two albums. The high school punk band broke up when Davey and his friends, Mark Stopholese and Vic Chalker, went for college, and it ultimately gained popularity in their absence, so AFI decided to have a reunion show at the Phoenix Theater. The positive response from the show paved the road for Davey in the music industry as he recorded and released his first album in 1996.
With the AFI band, he has recorded and released ten albums to date. His last release was on January 20, 2017, named AFI, also known as (The Blood Album).
Moreover, Davey is a member of Blaqk Audio, XTRMST, and Dreamcar. The Black Audio band released its latest album, Beneath the Black Palms, on August 21, 2020, where Davey is the lead vocalist.
Is Davey Havok Married?
Currently, Davey is single and focusing on his music career, but he was romantically involved with British actress Monica Parker in the early 2000s. The couple started dating in 1999, and after two years, they were engaged but later separated in 2002. The reason behind their separation is not revealed to this date.
So, Monica is not his wife. After parting ways with Monica, he also dated Brittany Bowen in 2006, but there is no official confirmation on when and why the couple broke up.
Is Davey Havok Gay?
Although he has been listed as a gay musician on the Gay Musician Artist list, he is not gay. In the AFI’s statement, his best friend Jade, a guitarist, made it clear that he is neither gay nor bisexual. Moreover, Havok also cleared the rumors in his interview with Buzznet and stated that he is pansexual.
Even after dating females, Davey is rumored to be gay, and he was also speculated to link with famous Youtuber Jeffrey Star.
Physical Appearance: How Tall is Davey Havok?
Davey is 5 ft and 8 inches tall, and his weight is around 55 kgs. Presently, Davey is on the news not for his music but his hair. He has let his hair grow out and with a full-fledged mustache which has led his followers unexpected.
Moreover, he also got his sleeve tattoo blacked out for a personal reason back in 2016.
How Much is Davey Havok Net Worth?
Davey Havok is one of the prominent punk singers, and looking at his achievement throughout his career, one can only imagine that he has garnered an enormous amount till now. Apart from his music career, he also has other ventures like fashion, modeling, acting, books, and clothing line adding to his net worth. His estimated net worth is around $25 million.
Other Interesting Facts and Trivia About Davey Havok:
Davey started a band in high school where none of the members owned or could play instruments.
He has released two books, Pop Kids and Love Fast Los Angeles, till 2021 and also established a clothing line named, Glitterboy.
His sixth studio album, “Sing The Sorrow,” is certified platinum and sold one million sales in December 2004.
Davey Havok is not only a singer but an actor, and he was lastly seen in a small role in the 2012 movie Knife Fight.
The vegan lifestyle inspired David after reading Diet for a New America by John Robbins.
He also won peta2’s annual World Sexist Vegetarian contest in 2007, and the cover of Vegan Health and Fitness magazine featured him for their March/April 2015 issue.
In 2007, Davey and Jeffrey Star modeled for Tarina Tarantino’s jewelry line named Tokyo Hardcore.