John Gavin

John Gavin

  • Born on
    • April 8th, 1931
  • Died on
    • February 9th, 2018
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Gavin (April 8, 1931 – February 9, 2018) was an American actor who was the United States Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86) and the president of the Screen Actors Guild (1971–73). He was best known for his performances in the films Imitation of Life (1959), Spartacus (1960), Psycho (1960), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), playing leading roles in a series of films for producer Ross Hunter. Born Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr., Gavin was of Mexican, Chilean and Spanish descent, and was fluent in Spanish. His father, Juan Vincent Apablasa Sr., was of Chilean origin, and his paternal ancestors, including Cayetano Apablasa, were early landowners in California under Spanish rule. Gavin's mother was Delia Diana Pablos. Gavin’s parents divorced when he was about two years old. Gavin’s mother married Herald Ray Golenor, who adopted Gavin and changed his name to John Anthony Golenor.


Acting (12 Credits)

1978Jennifer as Senator Tremayne
1970Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You as Charlie Harrison (Grant Granite)
1969The Madwoman of Chaillot as The Reverend
1967Thoroughly Modern Millie as Trevor Graydon
1961Back Street as Paul Saxon
1961Tammy Tell Me True as Thomas 'Tom' Freeman
1960Midnight Lace as Brian Younger
1960A Breath of Scandal as Charles Foster
1960Psycho as Sam Loomis
1960Spartacus as Julius Caesar
1959Imitation of Life as Steve Archer
1958A Time to Love and a Time to Die as Ernst Graeber


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