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James Gavin (I) (1919–2008)

James Gavin was born on December 21, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Coogan's Bluff (1968), The Werewolf (1956) and The Other Man (1970). He was married to Katharine Greene. He died on September 18, 2008 in Reseda, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Coogan's Bluff
Coogan's Bluff Ferguson
(1968)
The Werewolf
The Werewolf Mack Fanning
(1956)
The Other Man
The Other Man George Dunning
(1970)
In Search of America
In Search of America Helicopter Pilot
(1971)

Filmography

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 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
Al
- Ride on a Red Balloon (1975) ... Al
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Toby Coulter
- The Returning (1974) ... Toby Coulter
 1973 The All-American Boy
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1971 McCloud (TV Series)
Policeman
- Encounter with Aries (1971) ... Policeman
 1971 In Search of America (TV Movie)
Helicopter Pilot
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Pilot
- Act of God (1970) ... Pilot
 1970 The Other Man (TV Movie)
George Dunning
 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Officer Rankin
- Noel's Gonna Fly (1970) ... Officer Rankin
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Carey
- The Cache (1969) ... Carey
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Heffner
- The Last Hundred Miles (1969) ... Heffner
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Sentry
- The Thingamabob Heist (1968) ... Sentry
 1968 Coogan's Bluff
Ferguson
 1967-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Fletcher / Sheriff
- The Night of the Simian Terror (1968) ... Fletcher
- The Night of the Iron Fist (1967) ... Sheriff
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Herald
- The Search (1967) ... Herald
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Deputy
- The Confession (1967) ... Deputy
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Gordon
- The Cave-In (1966) ... Gordon
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Ferguson
- The Verdict (1965) ... Ferguson
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Policeman
- The Foxes and Hounds Affair (1965) ... Policeman
 1965 My Blood Runs Cold
Pilot (uncredited)
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Guard McClellan
- The Shiloh Degnan Story (1962) ... Guard McClellan
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Cooch
- A Creature Lurks in Ambush (1962) ... Cooch
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Sam Voorhees
- Violence for Your Furs (1962) ... Sam Voorhees
 1959-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Hank Higgins / Breen / Williams / ...
- Grandma's Money (1962) ... Hank Higgins
- Incident of the Slavemaster (1960) ... Breen
- Incident at Sulphur Creek (1960) ... Williams
- Incident of the Coyote Weed (1959) ... Grady
- Incident of the Town in Terror (1959) ... Cowhand
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Policeman
- Back There (1961) ... Policeman
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Lee Marston
- Six Years and a Day (1961) ... Lee Marston
 1960 Two Faces West (TV Series)
- Fallen Gun (1960)
 1960 Key Witness
Policeman (uncredited)
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Mr. Banner
- The Sports Job (1960) ... Mr. Banner
 1959-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Deputy Smith / Buck Danton
- Hadley's Hunters (1960) ... Deputy Smith
- The Sheriff of Duck 'n' Shoot (1959) ... Buck Danton
 1959 The Gazebo
Sgt. Drucker (uncredited)
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Gen. Ferrero
- The Tunnel (1959) ... Gen. Ferrero
- Lone Woman (1957)
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Gang Member
- Jessie Quinn (1959) ... Gang Member
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Townsman
- Vendetta (1959) ... Townsman
 1957-1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Charles Avery / Cowboy
- Heritage of Anger (1959) ... Charles Avery
- The Hanging Cross (1957) ... Cowboy
 1959 Face of a Fugitive
Stockton (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
- Sammy's Friend (1959)
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Bells Keeler
- Coney Island Baby (1959) ... Bells Keeler
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Chip Rantell
- The Sitters (1958) ... Chip Rantell
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Sam
- Tonight in Havana (1958) ... Sam
 1958 Frances Farmer Presents (TV Series)
Sam
- Night in Havana (1958) ... Sam
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
Billy Stiles
- Hole Up (1958) ... Billy Stiles
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Wells
- Overland Express (1958) ... Wells
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Sgt. Sherkol
- The Volcano Seat (1958) ... Sgt. Sherkol
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Emergency (1958) ... Police Sergeant (as Jimmy James Gavin)
 1958 Fury (TV Series)
- Robbers' Roost (1958)
 1957-1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Eyes Sutton / Alec
- My Sister Susan (1958) ... Eyes Sutton (as Jimmy Gavin)
- A Reasonable Doubt (1957) ... Alec (as Jimmy Gavin)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
 1957 Trackdown (TV Series)
Capt. John Reynolds
- End of an Outlaw (1957) ... Capt. John Reynolds
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Sergeant Jarrod
- Prison Train (1957) ... Sergeant Jarrod
 1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Captain Cammack
- Whirlwind Raiders (1957) ... Captain Cammack
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Jerome Keddie
- The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1957) ... Jerome Keddie
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Lewis
- The Call (1957) ... Lewis
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Dutch
- There Were Four (1957) ... Dutch
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Martin
- The Magician (1956) ... Martin
 1956 Three Violent People
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
John Sevier / Westrum
- The Bounty Killers (1956) ... John Sevier / Westrum
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Billy Gashade
- Missouri Legend (1956) ... Billy Gashade
 1956 The Werewolf
Mack Fanning
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Policeman
- Elusive (1956) ... Policeman
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mapes
- Criminal Code (1956) ... Mapes
 1955-1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Garrett / Locky McCormick
- The Challenge (1956) ... Garrett (as Jim Gavin)
- Johnny Belinda (1955) ... Locky McCormick
 1955 Frontier (TV Series)
Buford / Oren
- King of the Dakotas: Part 1 (1955) ... Buford
- Tomas and the Widow (1955) ... Oren
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Jimmy James Gavin | Jimmy Gavin | Jim Gavin
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Rough-hewn, craggy-faced film and TV character actor and stuntman from the late 1950s on, in scores of westerns and war pictures.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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