John Gavin

John Gavin

Highest Rated: 100% Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1987

Birthplace: Not Available

Born Jack Golenor, this brawny, handsome leading man of Hollywood films appeared onscreen from 1956; he was once hyped as the next Rock Hudson. From 1952-56 he was an air intelligence officer with the Navy, specializing in Pan American Affairs. When a friend offered him a screen test, he was signed by Universal and played leads for a decade-plus, after which his film work decreased; he also served for a time as president of the Screen Actors Guild. After starring on the TV series Destry and Convoy, he debuted on Broadway in Seesaw in 1973. In 1981 Gavin was appointed by President Reagan as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, a position he held for five years. Besides his Navy service, he had other qualifications for the post: having been born to a Spanish mother, he spoke impeccable Spanish; he had studied Latin American issues in college; and during his years of screen stardom he served as special advisor to Jose Mora and Galo Plaza, secretaries general of the Organization of American States.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tcm Presents Psycho Actor 2015
No Score Yet House of Shadows Actor 1990
60% History of the World---Part I Marche 1981
No Score Yet Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Cary Grant 1980
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Heidi Dan Wyler 1978
No Score Yet Jennifer (Jennifer the Snake Goddess) (Jennifer Power) Senator Tremayne 1978
No Score Yet House of Shadows (La casa de las sombras) Actor 1976
No Score Yet Murder for Sale Actor 1970
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot Reverend 1969
100% Thoroughly Modern Millie Trevor Graydon 1967
No Score Yet Back Street Paul Saxon 1961
No Score Yet Romanoff and Juliet Igor Romanoff 1961
No Score Yet Tammy Tell Me True Tom Freeman 1961
No Score Yet A Breath of Scandal Charlie Foster 1960
95% Spartacus Julius Caesar 1960
96% Psycho Sam 1960
100% Midnight Lace Brian Younger 1960
81% Imitation of Life Steve Archer 1959
No Score Yet A Time to Love and a Time to Die Ernst Graeber 1958


Julius Caesar says: I thought you had no reservations about the gods.

Sempronius Gracchus says: Privately I believe in none. Neither do you. Publicly I believe in them all.