James W. Gavin (1935–2005)

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James W. Gavin was born on March 13, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is known for his work on Pearl Harbor (2001), The Edge (1997) and Chain Reaction (1996). He died on August 13, 2005 in Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Pearl Harbor Miscellaneous Crew
(2001)
The Edge Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1997)
Chain Reaction Miscellaneous Crew
(1996)
Lethal Weapon Stunts
(1987)

Filmography

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 2002 Blood Work
Helicopter Pilot
 1999 Blue Streak
Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
 1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Helicopter Pilot
 1997 Conspiracy Theory
Helicopter Pilot
 1995 Assassins
Police Helicopter Pilot
 1993 A Perfect World
Helicopter Pilot
 1992 Radio Flyer
Pilot
 1991 True Identity
Helicopter Pilot (as Jim Gavin)
 1990 The Rookie
Aerial Coordinator / Pilot (as James Gavin)
 1990 The Last of the Finest
Pilot
 1988 The Dead Pool
Helicopter Pilot (as Jim Gavin)
 1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- For the Love of Larry (1986) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1983 Get Crazy
Helicopter pilot (as James Gavin)
 1983 Blue Thunder
Helicopter Pilot
 1982 Night Crossing
Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1980 Dan August: The Trouble with Women (TV Movie)
Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1980 The Return of Frank Cannon (TV Movie)
Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
 1980 Raise the Titanic
Helicopter Pilot
 1980 The Nude Bomb
Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Helicopter Hijacker (as James Gavin)
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Westworld Destroyed (1980) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie)
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1979 Hanging by a Thread (TV Movie)
Les Fielding
 1978 The Jordan Chance (TV Movie)
Police Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Brother Wolf (1978) ... Helicopter Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1975-1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Pilot / Helicopter Pilot / Sheriff's Department helicopter pilot
- Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow (1978) ... Pilot (as James Gavin)
- The House on Willis Avenue (1978) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
- The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company (1975) ... Sheriff's Department helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
 1977 The Gauntlet
Helicopter Pilot
 1977 Heroes
Helicopter Pilot
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Tissue of Truth (1977) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
Marty, the Helicopter Pilot
- Career Day (1977) ... Marty, the Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1977 Fire (TV Movie)
Bill Clay
 1977 The Domino Principle
Lenny (as Jim Gavin)
 1977 Mr. Billion
Airline Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1976-1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Police Helicopter Pilot / Helicopter Pilot
- The Fixer (1977) ... Police Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
- The Skykiller (1976) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Firebird (1976) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Survival (1976) ... Helicopter Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Pilot
- Ordeal (1975) ... Pilot
 1974 Earthquake
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1974 Airport 1975
Corporate Jet Pilot (uncredited)
 1974 Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie)
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1974 Terror on the 40th Floor (TV Movie)
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1974 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
 1967-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Storey / Pilot
- Survival (1974) ... Storey (as Gavin James)
- Rope of Gold (1967) ... Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Deadly Carrier (1974) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
- Ambush (1974) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
- The Informer (1974) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Officer Chet Mills
- Skywatch: Part 2 (1974) ... Officer Chet Mills (as Gavin James)
- Skywatch: Part 1 (1974) ... Officer Chet Mills (as Gavin James)
 1970-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Pilot / Gorham
- Silent Target (1973) ... Pilot (as James Gavin)
- The Glass Trap (1971) ... Pilot (as James Gavin)
- Sunburst (1970) ... Gorham (as James Gavin)
 1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie)
Helicopter Pilot
 1973 Hijack! (TV Movie)
Helicopter Pilot
 1973 Chase (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot / Pilot
- To Ride a Tiger (1973) ... Helicopter Pilot (as Gavin James)
- Child of Fear (1972) ... Pilot (as Gavin James)
- Sky Above, Death Below (1972) ... Helicopter Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1973 Birds of Prey (TV Movie)
Police Pilot
 1973 Set This Town on Fire (TV Movie)
Fat Man
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- The Park Avenue Rustlers (1972) ... Helicopter Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Captain
- Heartbeat for Yesterday (1972) ... Captain (as Gavin James)
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Project Phoenix (1972) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Doris at Sea (1972) ... Helicopter Pilot
 1971 Dirty Harry
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1970-1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Pilot / Helicopter Pilot
- The Visitors (1971) ... Pilot (as James Gavin)
- Hunted (1970) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain
Dempsey - Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- The Search for Leslie Grey (1971) ... Helicopter Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Pilot
- The Titan (1971) ... Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
First Officer / Helicopter Pilot
- Five Miles High (1969) ... First Officer (as Gavin James)
- Eye of the Hurricane (1969) ... Helicopter Pilot (as Gavin James)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Witness (1968) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1965 The Satan Bug
First Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1963 Johnny Cool
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- The Burning Sky (1962) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

James Gaven | James Gavin | Jim Gavin | Gavin James
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According to a TV Guide article, Gavin was the first helicopter pilot to fly a helicopter indoors (in a hangar) and loop a helicopter. Both were thought to be impossible. See more »

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