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David Hallyday


David Hallyday was seemingly predestined for any profession in music; his parents had been French rock story Johnny Hallyday and pop chanteuse Sylvie Vartan, France’s “it” few through the swinging ’60s. Hallyday was created David Smet (his father’s actual name) on August 14, 1966, in Boulogne-Billancourt. From age four, he break up his time taken between France and america, we were young bilingual and finally enrolling in college in California. As an adolescent, he played within an novice rock & move music group, and in 1979 performed drums behind his dad for the very first time in public areas. His stepfather, Tony Scotti, possessed the Scotti Bros. label, and Hallyday visited work with him after completing college. He also dabbled in performing, and received the lead part within the music-themed humor He’s My Woman in 1987, which allowed him the opportunity to record a few of his initial material. His 1st recording, the English-language Accurate Cool, premiered in 1988 and offered almost a million copies world-wide. The follow-up, Rock and roll ‘n’ Heart, made an appearance in 1990 and offered him his just American chart solitary, “Ooh La La.” Still performing in British, Hallyday had however to produce a dent within the French marketplace. He released his 1st French-language solitary, “Heros,” in 1993, but returned to British for his following recording, a 1994 cooperation using the support group Blind Seafood called Discomfort and Satisfaction. Another support music group, Novocaine, was put together for any 1997 recording of the same name, that was released only in america to incredibly muted response. In 1999, Hallyday collaborated along with his dad within the record Sang Pour Sang, composing all of the music over the record. That same calendar year, Hallyday finally released his first all-French record, Un Paradis/Un Enfer, and acquired his first main achievement in France. Strikes like “Pour Toi” and “Tu Ne M’as Pas Laisse le Temps” boosted the album’s product sales, and he was showered with music honours arrive year’s end. He had taken a detour into car racing and gained the GT tournament in 2001. In the summertime of 2002, he came back to music using the discharge of his second all-French record, Révélation.

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Full Name David Hallyday
Date Of Birth August 14, 1966
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Composer, Singer-songwriter, Race car driver
Nationality French
Spouse Alexandra Pastor, Estelle Lefébure
Children llona Hallyday, Emma Hallyday, Cameron Hallyday
Parents Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan
Siblings Laura Smet, Joy Hallyday, Jade Odette Désirée Hallyday, Darina Scotti
Awards NRJ Music Award for Francophone Male Artist of the Year
Music Groups Novacaine
Music Songs Tu ne m'as pas laissé le temps, Un homme libre, High, Tears of the Earth, On Se Fait Peur, Le manque à donner, Le défi, Le temps d'une vie, To Have and to Hold, Wanna Take My Time, Tendre est la nuit, Des portes entre nous, Le Coeur Qui Boîte, Parle, Hugo parle, Repenses y si tu veux, Ooh La La, Ange étrange, True Cool, Dis-les moi, My Sharona, Un petit peu de toi, He's My Girl, Un paradis un enfer, Le Poids d'être un homme, Mon dernier combat, Different Destinations, Rock Revival, Ya Seen One, Ya Seen 'em All, Devant le miroir, Sur mes épaules, Can't Deny, Hey Louise
Albums Un Nouveau Monde, Un Paradis / Un Enfer, Rock'n' Heart, Le temps d'une vie, True Cool, Revelation, David Hallyday, Satellite, On the Road
Nominations NRJ Music Award for Francophone Album of the Year
Movies Dead Tired, He's My Girl

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1 Older stepbrother of Laura Smet.
2 January 1989: Voted #2 Radio Artist for 1989 in France. First was Kylie Minogue and third Madonna.
3 His son Cameron, with second wife Monegasque designer Alexandra Pastor (born 1978), was born the 8th of October 2004.
4 In 1990, he released an album called Rock 'n' Heart.
5 Has two daughters with ex-wife Estelle Lefébure : Ilona (b. 17 May 1995) and Emma (b. 13 September 1997).
6 Cousin of actor Michael Vartan.
7 Son of French rock musician Johnny Hallyday and French singer Sylvie Vartan.



Starmania: 25 ans déjà 2005 TV Special performer: "Quand on arrive en ville"
Jersey Girl 1992 performer: "OOH LA LA" / writer: "OOH LA LA"
Baywatch 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! 1989 performer: "Feel It From the Middle"
He's My Girl 1987 performer: "He's My Girl", "Rock Revival", "Church of the Poison Spider" / writer: "She Can Dance"
Lady Beware 1987 performer: "Lady Beware", "Earth And Air", "Flash Back" / writer: "Lady Beware", "Earth And Air", "Flash Back"



The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 Greenhouse Guard #1
Death Squad 2014 Short Jude
Le coeur qui boite 2010 Short
On se fait peur 2010 Short
Dead Tired 1994 David Hallyday
He's My Girl 1987 Bryan



C à vous 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
Paris dernière 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Comment ça va bien! 2015 TV Series Himself
Chabada 2010 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde l'appelle Sylvie 2010 TV Movie Himself
Vivement dimanche 1999-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Main Guest
Au coeur de la gendarmerie 2010 TV Movie Himself
Café Picouly 2010 TV Series Himself
Ça va s'Cauet 2010 TV Series Himself
En vol avec l'armée de l'air 2010 TV Movie Himself
Les Enfoirés 1999-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
Tous... pour la musique 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Star Academy 2002-2007 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche prochain 2007 TV Series Himself - Main guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2004-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
La méthode Cauet 2007 TV Series Himself
Thé ou café 2007 TV Series Himself
Symphonic Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
La chanson de l'année 2005 TV Series Himself
Podium 2005 TV Series Himself
La matinale 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
On a tout essayé 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Sylvie Vartan, au rythme du coeur 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Les années Zénith 2005 TV Special Himself
Tout le monde en parle 1999-2004 TV Series Himself
En aparté 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Élection de Miss France 2002 TV Series Himself
Comme au cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Hyper show 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Y a un début à tout 2002 TV Series Himself
Tapis rouge 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
Vendredi, c'est Julie 2000 TV Series Himself
Victoires de la musique 2000 TV Series Himself
Hallyday par Johnny 2000 TV Movie documentary Himelf
Nulle part ailleurs. 1ère partie 1999 TV Series Himself
Irrésistiblement... Sylvie 1998 TV Movie Himself
The Grand Opening of Euro Disney 1992 TV Special documentary Himself - Host (French version)
Viva el espectáculo 1991 TV Series Himself
Festival 1987 TV Series Himself

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