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John Gavin (I) (1931–2018)


John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California. The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and was of Mexican, Chilean, and Spanish ancestry, a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Psycho
Psycho Sam Loomis
(1960)
Spartacus
Spartacus Julius Caesar
(1960)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die
(1958)
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie Trevor Graydon
(1967)

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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
 1980 Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (TV Movie)
Cary Grant
 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
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Dan Barton
 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
 1968 Niente rose per OSS 117
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Trevor Graydon
 1967 Pedro Páramo
Pedro Páramo
 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 Tammy Tell Me True
Thomas 'Tom' Freeman
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
Igor Romanoff
 1960 Insight (TV Series)
Priest
- The Martyr (1960) ... Priest
 1960 Midnight Lace
Brian Younger
 1960 Spartacus
Julius Caesar
 1960 Psycho
Sam Loomis
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Charlie Foster
 1959 Imitation of Life
Steve Archer
 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
 1956 Raw Edge
Dan Kirby (as John Gilmore)
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Other Works:

He acted in Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan's play, "Mister Roberts," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Ray Parker was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

John Gilmore | Jack Golenor

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to be called another Rock Hudson. And Hudson was probably angrier than I am about that. They use his name too loosely. It is true there is a faint physical resemblance. Like Rock, I am six feet four, weigh 190 pounds, have brown eyes and black hair. But I assure you I never tried to look like him, not even by way of a haircut. I am an individualist. See more »

Trivia:

Served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico by appointment by his friend, US president Ronald Reagan in May, 1981. Both Gavin and Reagan had served as president of the Screen Actors Guild. See more »

Nickname:

Jack

Star Sign:

Aries

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