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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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)

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 1978 Jennifer
Senator Tremayne
 1976 La casa de las sombras
Roland Stewart
 1973/I Keep It in the Family
Roy McDonald
 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You
Charlie Harrison (Grant Granite)
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
The Reverend
 1961 Back Street
Paul Saxon
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
Igor Romanoff
 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 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's musical, "The Fantasticks," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Bob Carroll and Doris Jamin in the cast. William Francisco was director. See more »

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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 »

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Grew up completely bilingual in English and Spanish. See more »

Nickname:

Jack

Star Sign:

Aries

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