John Gavin Net Worth

John Gavin Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Gavin net worth is
$2 Million

John Gavin Wiki Biography

Juan Vincent Apablasa was born on the 8th April 1931 in Los Angeles USA, of Chilean and Mexican descent, and as John Gavin, is known a diplomat and a former film and television actor, active in the entertainment industry from 1956 to 1981. He served as the ambassador of the US in Mexico during the government of Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1986.

How much is the net worth of John Gavin? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017.

John Gavin Net Worth $2 Million

To begin with, the boy’s parents divorced, his mother re-married and John was formally adopted, and became John Anthony Golenor, subsequently being raised in a wealthy family. He studied at Stanford University, from which he graduated with a specialization in Economic History in Latin America. After finishing his studies, he was assigned to the intelligence area of the US Navy and served three years as an officer in the Korean War aboard the USS Princeton aircraft carrier.

After fulfilling military service, he volunteered for a technical position in a film about the army, but the manager refused and encouraged him to pursue a career in the field of acting instead. Without being completely convinced, Gavin signed his first contract with Universal Pictures. He then said that although his ideas were going for a completely different life at that time, Hollywood opened his eyes, as did the money on offer! Universal Pictures bet big on Gavin, and gave him the starring role in one of the most expensive films that it had produced “A Time to Love and a Time to Die” (1958) by Douglas Sirk, portraying a German solder Ernst Graeber during the last days of war, and for which the actor won the Golden Globe Award for the New Star of the Year. Later, John Gavin was part of the blockbusters “Imitation of Life” (1959) by Douglas Sirk, and “Psycho” (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock. In the historical film “Spartacus” (1960) the actor portrayed Julius Caesar, then in the film “The Back Street” (1961) Gavin starred opposite Susan Hayward. He landed the lead role in the film “OSS 117 – Double Agent” (1968), and concurrently he participated in television series, starring in the “Destry” series in 1964. All added consistently to his net worth.

During the seventies he performed theatrical tours in the musicals “The Fantasticks” and “Seesaw”, in which also starred on Broadway. In 1971, he was elected to serve as the president of the Screen Actors Guild, a position that he occupied until 1973 when he was succeeded by Dennis Weaver.

In the diplomatic area, he had been appointed as a special advisor to the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in 1961. In 1981 he left the production of a musical in Broadway, looking for a change, and partly because of his fluency in Spanish and previous experience with the OAS, was appointed US Ambassador to Mexico in June 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, and remained in the position until June 1986. During his tenure there were tense moments in relations between the countries, and parts of the Mexican press accused him of being insensitive to Mexico and its people. Finally, Gavin resigned.

Since then, Gavin has been involved in businesses, usually on boards, including Gamma Services International, Causeway Capital (Chairman); The TCW Strategic Income Fund since 2001; Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. since April 1993; Claxson Interactive Group Inc. since September 21, 2001; International Wire Holdings Company and International Wire Group Holdings, Inc. since June 1995, all of which have added to his net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of John Gavin, he married the actress Cicely Evans in 1957, with whom he had two daughters before they divorced in 1965. Since 1974 he has been married to Constance Towers, who has two children from a previous marriage.

Full NameJohn Gavin
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthApril 8, 1931
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Height6' 4" (1.93 m)
ProfessionActor, Diploomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico (1981-1986), President of the Screen Actors Guild (1971-1973)
EducationSt. John's Military Academy, Villanova Prep Catholic school, Ojai, California, both Stanford University
SpouseCicely Evans (m. 1957-1965), Constance (m. 1974-)
ChildrenCristina Gavin, Maria Gavin
ParentsJuan Vincent Apablasa, Herald Ray Golenor (adopted father), Delia Diana Pablos
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year - Actor (1959), Golden Laurel Award - Top Male New Personality (1959)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Molière Award...
Movies“A Time to Love and a Time to Die” (1958), “Imitation of Life” (1959), “Psycho” (1960), “Back Street” (1961), “Spartacus” (1960), “The Back Street” (1961), “Assassination in Rome” (1965), “OSS 117 – Double Agent” (1968), “The Lives of Jenny Dolan” (1975)
TV Shows“Destry” (1964), “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”, “The Doris Day Show” (1971), “Convoy” (1965)
Psycho (1960)$30,000
1I 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.
2When I was studying law at Stanford, I had to take on the odd jobs that any kid who supports himself thought 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.
3As 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.)
1Broke 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.
2His 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.
3Served 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.
4Although he was abruptly replaced by Sean Connery in the part of James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), he received his full salary for the role.
5Alfred 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.
6He and ex-wife Cicely Evans have 2 daughters together, Christina Gavin and Maria Gavin.
7Grew up completely bilingual in English and Spanish.
8He was of Irish and Mexican descent. His father's Golenor family were California landowners when it was still under Spanish rule. His mother was a member of a prestigious ranching dynasty in Sonora. His parents divorced and his mother remarried to a man named Ray Gavin, a well-to-do mining engineer. John eventually took his surname.
9(1952-1955) Served as air intelligence officer with the Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence.
10(1971-1973) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
11Served 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.
12Signed on for the role of James Bond to replace George Lazenby. At the last minute the producers met Sean Connery's salary demand and abruptly replaced Gavin.


Fantasy Island1978-1981TV SeriesJack Foster / Harry Kellino
Hart to Hart1980TV SeriesCraig Abernathy
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story1980TV MovieCary Grant
Doctors' Private Lives1979TV Mini-SeriesDr. Jeff Latimer
The New Adventures of Heidi1978TV MovieDan Wyler
Flying High1978TV SeriesSinclair
Jennifer1978Senator Tremayne
Doctors' Private Lives1978TV MovieDr. Jeffrey Latimer
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesDan Barton
La casa de las sombras1976Roland Stewart
Medical Center1976TV SeriesLt. Col. Halliday
The Lives of Jenny Dolan1975TV Movie
The Wide World of Mystery1974TV Series
Nefertiti y Aquenatos1973Short
Keep It in the Family1973/IRoy McDonald
Mannix1973TV SeriesArthur Danford
The Doris Day Show1971TV SeriesDr. Forbes
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You1970Charlie Harrison (Grant Granite)
Cutter's Trail1970TV MovieBen Cutter
The Madwoman of Chaillot1969The Reverend
OSS 117 - Double Agent1968Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117
Thoroughly Modern Millie1967Trevor Graydon
Pedro Páramo1967Pedro Páramo
Convoy1965TV SeriesComdr. Dan Talbot
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963-1965TV SeriesJohnny Kendall / Dr. Don Reed
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesTom Threepersons / Carlos
The Virginian1964TV SeriesCharles Boulanger / Baker
Destry1964TV SeriesHarrison Destry
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesWilliam Fortnum
Back Street1961Paul Saxon
Tammy Tell Me True1961Thomas 'Tom' Freeman
Romanoff and Juliet1961Igor Romanoff
Insight1960TV SeriesPriest
Midnight Lace1960Brian Younger
Spartacus1960Julius Caesar
Psycho1960Sam Loomis
A Breath of Scandal1960Charlie Foster
Imitation of Life1959Steve Archer
A Time to Love and a Time to Die1958Ernst Graeber
Four Girls in Town1957Tom Grant
Behind the High Wall1956Johnny Hutchins (as John Golenor)
Raw Edge1956Dan Kirby (as John Gilmore)


Thoroughly Modern Millie1967performer: "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life The Dream Melody" - uncredited
Destry1964TV Series performer - 1 episode


Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
This Is Your Life1973TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
The Mike Douglas Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Maurice Woodruff Predicts1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The City of Gods1968DocumentaryNarrator (English version, voice)
Everybody's Talking1967TV SeriesHimself
Snap Judgment1967TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
A Bob Hope Comedy Special1966TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentarySam Loomis
Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger2010DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentarySam Loomis
The Making of 'Far from Heaven'2002TV Short documentarySteve Archer in 1959 "Imitation of Life" (uncredited)
Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation2001Video documentarySam Loomis (Psycho)
Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary

Won Awards

1959Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleA Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality

Known for movies

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