Basic Information About John Gavin
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Politician, Actor, Businessperson|
|Date of birth||1931-04-08|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles|
|Date of death||2018-02-09 (aged 86)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Constance Towers - (8 September 1974 - 9 February 2018) (his death)|
Cicely Evans - (2 August 1957 - 10 November 1965) (divorced) (2 children)
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did John Gavin win?
John Gavin roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Midnight Lace||Brian Younger|
|Thoroughly Modern Millie||Trevor Graydon|
|The Doris Day Show||Dr. Forbes 1 episode, 1971|
|The Virginian||Baker / ... 1 episode, 1964|
|Mannix||Arthur Danford 1 episode, 1973|
|The Love Boat||Dan Barton 1 episode, 1977|
|The Alfred Hitchcock Hour||Dr. Don Reed / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965|
|Fantasy Island||Harry Kellino / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981|
|Hart to Hart||Craig Abernathy 1 episode, 1980|
|Medical Center||Lt. Col. Halliday 1 episode, 1976|
John Gavin's Movie/Shows Salary
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John Gavin's Quotes
- 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.)
- When I was studying law at Stanford, I had to take on the odd jobs that any kid who supports himself through college would have to do. When I say 'Beverly Hills,' people automatically think I was reared with a silver spoon in my mouth. It was more like copper. I waited on tables in my fraternity to get spending money. Actually, I've been financially on my own since I was 20. I grit my teeth in horror when I read all the nonsense written about my so-called rich, privileged background.
- 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.
John Gavin: Life, Career, Achievements, and More
John Gavin may not be a household name like Sean Connery, but he had made quite a mark in the entertainment industry as an actor. Gavin came from a military family, paving his own way first by joining the US Navy and later venturing into Hollywood’s glitz and glamour.
Net Worth Details
As of writing, John Gavin had a net worth of $4 million. He earned this fortune from his work in movies and television shows. He also got the chance to serve as the United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1981 to 1986. Aside from being an actor and ambassador, Gavin was also the head of the Screen Actors Guild from 1971 to 1973.
What is John Gavin Known For?
John Gavin is known for his work in films and TV series. He appeared in popular movies like Imitation of Life, A Breath of Scandal, Psycho, Spartacus, Midnight Lace, Romanoff and Juliet, Back Street, Tammy Tell Me True, Pedro Paramo, etc. Moreover, he was cast to play James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever before Sean Connery returned. Gavin is also known for being appointed United States Ambassador to Mexico by President Reagan.
Early Life and Education
John Gavin was born Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr. on April 8, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. He was the son of Juan Vincent Apablasa Sr. and Delia Diana Pablos. His father worked as a businessman and a gambler, and his mother was a socialite. Gavin grew up in a strict Catholic household and attended St. John’s Military Academy in Los Angeles.
Gavin joined the US Navy during the Korean War. He later attended Stanford University and graduated with a degree in Economics & Latin American Affairs.
Gavin was scouted for his good looks and his towering height of 6’4″. He made his acting debut in 1956 with the films Raw Edge and Behind the High Wall. This was followed by several other television shows and movies such as Four Girls in Town, Quantez, A Time to Love and a Time to Die, and Jennifer.
In 196, Gavin landed one of his most prominent roles as Julius Caesar in Spartacus. This movie was one that showed the world his acting skills and made him a recognisable face in Hollywood.
By 1971, Gavin had become the President of the Screen Actors Guild. He held this position until 1973. Additionally, he was also given a chance to play James Bond in Diamonds are Forever. However, he declined it after he heard Sean Connery would return to play the role.
Gavin was appointed as the United States Ambassador to Mexico by President Reagan and held the position from 1981 to 1986.
John Gavin was a well-known name during his time in Hollywood. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for A Time to Love and a Time to Die, as well as a Most Promising Newcomer Award for A Breath of Scandal. Gavin’s performance in Spartan awarded him immense fame and fan following.
Gavin’s work in Hollywood has earned him a special place in the entertainment industry. Additionally, his time serving as a US Ambassador to Mexico earned high praise from President Reagan for his work bridging the relationship between the US and Mexico.
John Gavin, unfortunately, passed away on February 9, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. He was 86 years old at the time of his death.
John Gavin lived a remarkable life with distinguished accomplishments in both show-business and government services. His performances in movies and TV series, especially Spartacus, has created an enduring legacy.
Gavin was an actor who valued morality and found himself comfortable with challenging and demanding roles. His untimely death caused mourning, especially in the hearts of his countless fans. Nevertheless, John Gavin’s legacy will continue to live on through his various works.’
Interesting Facts about John Gavin
- During an aborted attempt to reboot the franchise with an American actor, he signed on for the role of James Bond to replace George Lazenby in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). At the last minute the producers met Sean Connery's salary demand and abruptly replaced Gavin. Though he still got paid the full salary.
- 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.
- (1971-1973) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
- (1952-1955) Served as air intelligence officer with the Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence.
- John was the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and was of Mexican, Chilean, and Spanish descent. His stepfather was Herald Ray Golenor, a well-to-do mining engineer. His father was descended from California landowners when it was still under Spanish rule. His mother was a member of a prestigious ranching dynasty in Sonora. John eventually took his stepfather's surname.
- Grew up completely bilingual in English and Spanish.
- Father of Christina Gavin and Maria Gavin.
- Alfred Hitchcock was unhappy with his performance in Psycho (1960). He thought John's acting style was wooden and referred to him as "The Stiff" in interviews.
- Served in the Navy (1952-1955) during and after the Korean War. He was an air intelligence officer. Due to his fluency in both Spanish and English he was also a flag lieutenant.
- His parents wanted him to become a lawyer and John himself expressed an early interest in law, Latin America and diplomacy. He earned a BA from Stanford University after attending St John's Military Academy and Villanova Prep School. He was a member of Stanford's Naval ROTC unit.
- Broke into films following his military service when he became a technical adviser to a film about the Navy. His strong good looks and resemblance to Rock Hudson were instantly noticed which prompted a successful screen test at Universal. Although he was reluctant, they offered him a contract he couldn't refuse financially.
- In the same year, 1960, he worked for two legendary directors: Psycho with Alfred Hitchcock and Spartacus with Stanley Kubrick.
- Dated Luciana Paluzzi.