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John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born John Anthony Golenor. The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth generation Angeleno on the side of his father Herald, who was descended from the Golenor family of Spain. The Golenors were early landowners in Spanish ... See full bio »

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Known For

Psycho
Psycho Sam Loomis
(1960)
Spartacus
Spartacus Julius Caesar
(1960)
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life Steve Archer
(1959)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die
(1958)

Filmography

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 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jack Foster / Harry Kellino
- Family Reunion/Voodoo (1978) ... Harry Kellino
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Craig Abernathy
- Murder, Murder on the Wall (1980) ... Craig Abernathy
 1979 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Jeff Latimer
 1978 The New Adventures of Heidi (TV Movie)
Dan Wyler
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Sinclair
- South by Southwest (1978) ... Sinclair
 1978 Jennifer
Senator Tremayne
 1978 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Movie)
Dr. Jeffrey Latimer
 1976 La casa de las sombras
Roland Stewart
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Halliday
- Major Annie, MD (1976) ... Lt. Col. Halliday
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
 1973 Nefertiti y Aquenatos (Short)
 1973/I Keep It in the Family
Roy McDonald
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Arthur Danford
- The Danford File (1973) ... Arthur Danford
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Dr. Forbes
- Skiing Anyone? (1971) ... Dr. Forbes
 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You
Charlie Harrison (Grant Granite)
 1970 Cutter's Trail (TV Movie)
Ben Cutter
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
The Reverend
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Comdr. Dan Talbot
- The Man with the Saltwater Socks (1965) ... Comdr. Dan Talbot
- The Assassin (1965) ... Comdr. Dan Talbot
- No More Souvenirs (1965) ... Comdr. Dan Talbot
- The Heart of an Enemy (1965) ... Comdr. Dan Talbot
- Sink U-116! (1965) ... Comdr. Dan Talbot
 1963-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Johnny Kendall / Dr. Don Reed
- Off Season (1965) ... Johnny Kendall
- Run for Doom (1963) ... Dr. Don Reed
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Threepersons / Carlos
- Threepersons (1964) ... Tom Threepersons
- A Truce to Terror (1964) ... Carlos
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Charles Boulanger / Baker
- Portrait of a Widow (1964) ... Charles Boulanger / Baker
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Harrison Destry
- One Hundred Bibles (1964) ... Harrison Destry
- The Infernal Triangle (1964) ... Harrison Destry
- Red Brady's Kid (1964) ... Harrison Destry
- Blood Brother-in-Law (1964) ... Harrison Destry
- Ride to Rio Verde (1964) ... Harrison Destry
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
William Fortnum
- The Jail (1962) ... William Fortnum
 1961 Back Street
Paul Saxon
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
Igor Romanoff
 1960 Insight (TV Series)
Priest
- The Martyr (1960) ... Priest
 1960 Midnight Lace
Brian Younger
 1958 A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Ernst Graeber
 1957 Quantez
Teach
 1957 Four Girls in Town
Tom Grant
 1956 Behind the High Wall
Johnny Hutchins (as John Golenor)
 1956 Raw Edge
Dan Kirby (as John Gilmore)
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Other Works:

He acted in the musical, "The Fantasticks," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Tom Jones wrote the book and lyrics. Harvey Schmidt was composer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

John Gilmore | Jack Golenor | John Golenor

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

As far as I'm concerned, it's time the button-down collar, white shirt, and tie became the uniform of Hollywood's male dramatic personnel. There are no bare-chested, pectoral-showing parts on my film calendar. (From a Universal-International press release, circa 1959.) See more »

Trivia:

He was of Irish and Mexican descent. His father's Golenor family were California landowners when it was still under Spanish rule. His mother was a member of a prestigious ranching dynasty in Sonora. His parents divorced and his mother remarried to a man named Ray Gavin, a well-to-do mining engineer. John eventually took his surname. See more »

Nickname:

Jack

Star Sign:

Aries

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