|Died||18 May 2012 (aged 47)|
|Years active||1988 – 2002|
Gavin Packard (8 June 1964 – 18 May 2012) was an Indian actor of Irish American descent, noted for the villainous roles he portrayed in many 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.
Packard was born on 8 June 1964 in the city of Kalyan in Maharashtra. He was the eldest of the five children of Earl and Barbara Packard. His father was a computer expert and his mother was a Konkani Maharashtrian. His grandfather John Packard was an Irish American who had come to Bangalore as a member of the US Army and chose to settle there. Packard was known for his physique and was a national and state award-winning bodybuilder. In Bollywood, he was a trainer to Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty and Shera, Salman Khan's bodyguard.
Packard and his wife mutually separated. Gavin has two daughters Erika Packard (elder) Kamille Kyla Packard (younger). Sanjay Dutt is the godfather of Kamille. His final years were spent with Daryl Packard, his younger brother, in Kalyan.
Packard 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.
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 Hindi and Malayalam in a career that spanned nearly 15 years.
- Jaani Dushman (2002) as Referee
- Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) as Man Hired To Beat Up Raju
- Kranti (2002) as Shiva,Students College president
- Kunwara (2000)
- Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) as Tourist Guide of Europe
- Baaghi (2000)
- Kaala Samrajya (1999)
- Nyaydaata (1999)
- Maa Kasam (1999)
- Shera (1999) as Brownie
- Lo Main Aagaya (1999)
- Pardesi Babu (1998) as Wrestler
- Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1998) as (As Gavin)
- Gharwali Baharwali (1998) as White Guy Beaten By Arjun Singh (As Gavin)
- Sher-E-Hindustan (1998) as son of Choudhry
- Qahar (1997) as (As Gavin)
- Mrityudaata (1997) as Raja's Gang
- Yeshwant (1997) as Salim's goon
- Bhishma (1996) as Man Got Beaten By Bhola (As Gavin)
- Shastra (1996) as Gavin (College Punk)
- Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)
- Gaddaar (1995) as Fighter (White Guy) (As Gavin)
- Ek Tha Raja (1996) as Gavin
- Jurmana (1996) as Rona
- Muqadar (1996) as Gavin
- Vishwasghaat (1996) as Foreign Tiger
- Hulchul (1995) as Hitman
- Janam Kundli (1995) as Goreybhai
- Naajayaz (1995)
- Karan Arjun (1995) as Boxer (As Gavin)
- Aashique Mastane (1995) as Gavin
- Jallaad (1995)
- Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994)
- Mohra (1994) as Mr Douglas
- Naaraaz (1994)
- Cheetah (1994) as Peter
- Tadipaar (1993)...Maharaani henchman Dream sequence (Special Appearance)
- Shatranj (1993) as Kevin
- Waqt Hamara Hai (1993) as Sambo
- Krishan Avtaar (1993) as Peter
- Platform (1993) as Cheetah
- Aankhen (1993) as Tejeshwar'S Henchman
- Jaagruti (1993) as Shiva
- Pehchaan (1993) as Yogi's henchman
- Anaam (1992) as Pasha'S Henchman (Uncredited)
- Deedar (1992) as (As Gavin)
- Tirangaa (1992) as (Uncredited)
- Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul (1992)
- Chamatkar (1992) as Goonga
- Fateh (1991)
- Saathi (1991) as Chikna
- Sadak (1991) as Maharani's Henchman
- Patthar Ke Phool(1991) as Hitman (Uncredited)
- Thanedaar (1990) as Saudagar
- Jurm (1990) as Minister's goon
- Tridev (1989) as Mr Dunhill
- Na Insafi (1989) as Tarzan
- Kahan Hai Kanoon (1989) Raghu
- Ilaaka (1989)
- Nafrat Ki Aandhi as He-Man (1988)
- Jawaani (1984) as Drugs Peddler (Special Appearances)
|Film||Year of Release||Character|
|Aanaval Mothiram||1991||Alberto Fellini|
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