Rafi Gavron Biography

Rafi Gavron
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Birthday: June 24, 1989

Age: 31 Years, 31 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Raphael Pichey Gavron

Born Country: England

Born in: Hendon, London, England

Famous as: Actor

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Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males


father: Simon Gavron

mother: Martha Pichey

siblings: Benjamin (born 1992), Moses (born 1996)

City: London, England

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awards: 2019 · A Star Is Born - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2006 · Breaking and Entering - British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer

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Who is Rafi Gavron?

Born Raphael Pichey Gavron, Rafi Gavron is an English–American actor who earned recognition with his work in his first movie, ‘Breaking and Entering.’ Born in London, into the illustrious Jewish family of Lord Robert Gavron, he grew amidst wealthy British surroundings. He quit school at 15 to venture into acting. His debut role of ‘Miro’ in ‘Breaking and Entering’ fetched him a nomination for the ‘British Independent Film Award’ for the ‘Most Promising Newcomer.’ Subsequently, he appeared in diverse films, such as the comedy movie ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,’ the fantasy film ‘Inkheart,’ and the action film ‘Tracer.’ He was part of the acclaimed hit movie ‘A Star Is Born.’ Gavron made his TV debut with the historical drama ‘Rome.’ He has worked in a number of series, too, including the action drama ‘24,’ the psychological thriller ‘Homecoming,’ the World War II series ‘Catch 22,’ and the crime drama ‘Godfather of Harlem.’ A few years ago, Gavron was arrested twice in the same day, under the charges of DUI and domestic violence. After he pleaded “no contest” for the domestic violence charges, he was given a 5-year probation period.
Childhood & Early Life
Gavron was born on June 24, 1989, in Hendon, London, England, to American-born writer Martha Pichey and the late British publisher and philanthropist Simon Gavron. His father was an Ashkenazi Jew. His paternal grandfather, Lord Robert Gavron, was a printing magnet. He has two younger brothers, Benjamin and Moses. His was an elite Jewish family of Primrose Hill district, North London, with an illustrious family background.
Gavron studied in an exclusive private school but had no interest in studies. He left school at 15 and received his first substantial film role around the same time.
In 2008, he worked as a volunteer for 6 months in organic fish ponds at a Kibbutz in Israel. He has citizenships of the UK and the USA.
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Gavron got his film break in the late Anthony Minghella’s romantic crime drama ‘Breaking and Entering’ (2006). He essayed the role of a burglar, ‘Miro,’ alongside Judd Law, Juliette Binoche, and Robert Wright Penn. This role required him to perform several difficult physical stunts and use Parkour techniques. He was nominated for the ‘British Independent Film Award’ for the ‘Most Promising Newcomer.’ He was also nominated for the ‘Times South Bank Breakthrough Award’ for the ‘Most Exciting New Face of 2006.’
In 2008, Gavron appeared as a gay singer named ‘Dev,’ alongside Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, in the comedy film ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.’ The same year, he performed the role of ‘Farid’ in ‘New Line’s fantasy film ‘Inkheart,’ in which he worked with Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, and Helen Mirren. This Iain Softley-directed film was released in 2008 in the UK and in 2009 in the USA.
The 2012 romantic comedy–drama ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever,’ starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, starred him in the role of ‘Rupert Bates.’ Gavron played Dwayne Johnson’s character’s son in director Ric Roman Wagh’s 2013 action film ‘Snitch.’
The action film ‘Tracer’ (2015) starred him as ‘Dylan,’ while in the drama movie ‘The Land’ (2016), Gavron portrayed the role of ‘Patty Cake.’ His other films were ‘The Cold Light of the Day,’ ‘Mine Games,’ and ‘Love Is All You Need?’
Bradley Cooper’s critically acclaimed musical romantic mega movie ‘A Star Is Born’ (2018) starred Gavron as ‘Rez Gavron,’ alongside Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The film premiered at the Venice and Toronto international film festivals and was one of the most-nominated films of the year.
Gavron made his TV debut in 2007, in the second season of ‘HBO’s historical drama ‘Rome.’ He played the guest role of ‘Hamid Al-Zarian’ in ‘Fox’s well-received action–drama series ‘24’ (2009), where he worked with Keifer Sutherland. The 2010 teen series ‘Life Unexpected’ starred him in the recurring role of ‘Bug’/‘Bobby.’
The ‘NBC’ comedy–drama ‘Parenthood’ (2011) featured him as ‘Troy Quinn.’ His other TV projects include the series ‘Mary + Jane,’ ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series,’ and ‘Bones.’
The ‘Amazon’ psychological thriller web series ‘Homecoming’ (2018) featured him in the recurring role of ‘Rainey,’ alongside Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannavale. The series was nominated for several awards.
Gavron essayed the role of ‘Aarfy’ in ‘Hulu’s World War II limited series ‘Catch 22’ (2019), starring Kyle Chandler and George Clooney. He will be seen as ‘Ernie Nunzi’ in the Forest Whitaker-starrer ‘Epix’ crime-drama series ‘Godfather of Harlem’ (2019), inspired by the true story of crime boss Bumby Johnson of Harlem. The second season of the ‘Starz’ series ‘Counterpart’ will feature him as ‘Edgar,’ alongside J.K. Simmons.
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Family & Personal Life
Gavron dated Australian TV actor Claire Holt during 2009 and 2010. They broke up in 2010.
In December 2013, Gavron was arrested twice within 12 hours. He was first arrested for intoxicated driving (DUI) and was then charged with domestic violence the same night, for punching, kicking, and hitting his girlfriend for refusing to give him money. In February 2014, he pleaded “no contest” to the charges of domestic violence and was given a 5-year probationary period.

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