John Gavin is a box-office successful American actor. He was extremely popular as film and television actor during the 1990s. Gavin is a former United States Ambassador to Mexico. He was cast as James Bond in Diamonds Are forever in 1971.
Gavin was born on April 8, 1931 to Herald Ray Golenor of Irish origin and Delia Diana Pablos from Mexico. His ancestors were early landowners in California when it was still under the Spanish rule. He studied in Catholic schools. Gavin never acted in school or college plays. He had other aspirations as a child. Gavin did his graduation from Stanford University with a B.A. degree in Economics and Latin American affairs.