This was just going to be a comment on this old post on this music video:
(“The Boys of Summer”: video may no longer be available.)
However, I decided it was worth a short post.
The couple running on the beach in the above classic music video were “Charlie” and “Claire”.
“Claire”, despite appearing in one of the most iconic of music videos, appears to have disappeared from sight. I can find nothing on her, not even her surname.
By contrast, the “Charlie” on the beach with her in the video appears to be Charlie or Charles Haugk, at least according to a site which I won’t give because it gave my computer a nasty popup demanding money. In any case, Charles Haugk went on to a career in Hollywood as a stunt man and actor, mostly in supporting roles (appearing in Predator 2, for example).
The first two sites give his birth year as 1953: the third as 1970. I suspect that 1953 is more likely, if he did in fact appear in the above “Boys of Summer” video, which appeared in 1984. Clearly 31 is a more likely age than 14! However 31 is a bit of a surprise itself. He and Claire may have been meant to be a bit more mature than I had realised; perhaps a young married couple, rather than young lovers?
I find it ironic that Charlie Haugk’s most significant achievement was probably appearing in a hypnotically beautiful sequence in one of the best-loved of music videos. The case of “Claire” is even more ironic. I can think of few more delightful examples of a woman running so lightly and elegantly “like a girl”. She bounds along like a gazelle. And yet, the woman herself has “vanished”. Presumably she was a model from an agency.
At Marc Tyler Nobleman’s site, his name is given as “Charlie Hawke”. I assume this was either a fairly understandable error or he used that name as well. (To add to the confusion, there IS another actor who goes by “Charlie Hawke”.) However I suspect the person listed first here may be the Charlie Haugk from the video:
The places he has lived, and the employment by “Spyglass Entertainment”, increase the likelihood. His age is given as 61, which is consistent with his year of birth being 1953.
This Malibu record is consistent:
According to other records, Charlie Haugk has worked on a number of movies in product placement. And this is interesting and amusing about his work with the Dell computer people:
“the company’s film role was at odds with its real-life image as a purveyor of inexpensive PC’s to the masses … In exchange for the mentions in “The Recruit,” Dell provided props and is promoting the movie on its Web site, said Charlie Haugk, director of product placement for Spyglass Entertainment, the film’s studio.”
Dell was also placed in a 2013 film, also on a spy theme, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: