Gavin Packard (8 June 1964 – 18 May 2012) was an Indian actor of Irish descent noted for the villain roles he portrayed in many super hit Bollywood films of the 1990s like Mohra, Tadipaar and Chamatkar. He had also acted in several Malayalam films like Aayushkalam, Season, Aanaval Mothiram and Aryan. However, he left the industry in the early 2000s.
He died of respiratory disorder on 18 May 2012 and was buried at the St. Andrews Burial Grounds in Bandra the next day. Despite his long and notable cinematic career, the funeral was conspicuous by the absence of any representative from the film industry.[2
Gavin was born in 1964 as the eldest of the five children of Earl and Barbara Packard. His father was a computer expert, while his grandfather John Packard was an Irish man who had come to India as a member of the US Army but later chose to settle down there. He was married but his wife left him and moved to France with their daughter.
Gavin was a national award winning bodybuilder and the winner of many state awards. In Bollywood, he was a trainer to Sanjay Dutt whom he met in Thane central jail, Sunil Shetty and Shera, Salman Khan’s trainer.
He made his debut onscreen through the Malayalam movie Aryan in 1988 in which he played the role of Martin, a local goon in Mumbai. His debut in Bollywood came in 1989 through Ilaaka. That year he also played the full length character of Fabien in P Padmarajan's Season, arguably his best cinematic performance. His last film was Yeh Hai Jalwa released in 2002 and directed by David Dhawan. He acted in nearly 60 films in English and Malayalam in a career that spanned nearly 15 years.
Jaani Dushman (2002) ...... Referee
Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) ...... Man Hired To Beat Up Raju
Kunwara (2000) [Actor]
Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) .... Guide
Kaala Samrajya (1999)
Maa Kasam (1999)
Pardesi Babu (1998) .... Wrestler
Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1998) ...... (As Gavin)
Gharwali Baharwali (1998) ...... White Guy Beaten By Arjun Singh (As Gavin)
Qahar (1997) ...... (As Gavin)
Mrityudaata (1997) .... Raja's Gang
Yeshwant (1997) .... Salim's goon
Bhishma (1996) ...... Man Got Beaten By Bhola (As Gavin)
Shastra (1996) .... Gavin (College Punk)
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)
Angaara (1996) Actor .... Jackie
Gaddar (1995) ...... Fighter (White Guy) (As Gavin)
Ek Tha Raja (1996) .... as Gavin
Jurmana (1996) .... Rona
Vishwasghaat (1996) .... Foreign Tiger
Hulchul (1995) .... Hitman
Janam Kundli (1995) .... Goreybhai
Karan Arjun (1995) ...... Boxer (As Gavin)
Aashique Mastane (1995) .... Gavin
Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994)
Cheetah (1994) .... Peter
Waqt Hamara Hai (1993) .... Sambo
Krishan Avtar (1993) ......Peter
Platform (1993) ...... Cheetah
Aankhen (1993) ...... Tejeshwar'S Henchman
Jaagruti (1993) .... Shiva
Pehchaan (1993) .... Yogi's henchman
Anaam (1992) ...... Pasha'S Henchman (Uncredited)
Deedar (1992) ..... (As Gavin)
Tirangaa (1992) ..... (Uncredited)
Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul (1992)
Chamatkar (1992) .... Goonga
Dak(1991) ...... Maharani'S Henchman
Sadak (1991) ...... Maharani's Henchman
Patthar Ke Phool(1991) ...... Hitman (Uncredited)
Thanedaar (1990).... Saudagar
Jurm (1990) .... Minister's goon
Na Insafi (1989) ...... Tarzan
FilmYear of ReleaseCharacter
Aanaval Mothiram1991Alberto Fellini
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Gavin Packard The Bollywood Actor ..
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