Rafi Gavron

Rafi Gavron
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Gavron in 2016
Raphael Pichey Gavron

(1989-06-24) 24 June 1989 (age 32)
Hendon, London, England
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Raphael Pichey Gavron (born 24 June 1989) is an English actor. He had supporting roles in the films Breaking and Entering (2006), Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), A Star Is Born (2018), and the series Life Unexpected (2010) and Godfather of Harlem (2019).

Early life

Gavron was born in Hendon, London, the son of writer Martha Pichey and the late publisher Simon Gavron. His mother is American and his father was British. Gavron was raised in a Jewish family in North London.[1] His paternal grandparents were Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, a British printing millionaire, philanthropist and Labour Life Peer, and sociologist Hannah Fyvel, who was born in Tel Aviv and committed suicide at age 29.[2] His great-grandfather was writer Tosco R. Fyvel, who worked with author George Orwell. His half-aunt (his father's half-sister) is director Sarah Gavron. Gavron has two younger brothers; Benjamin (born 1992) and Moses (born 1996). He has dual British and American citizenship.[1] In 2008, Gavron volunteered at a kibbutz in Israel for six months.[3]


In Breaking and Entering, Gavron played Miro, a young burglar who uses techniques from parkour to gain access to the high-tech offices of an urban landscape architect; he performed several difficult physical feats in the film. For his role, Gavron received a nomination for the Most Promising Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards.

Gavron played the hired assassin Duro in the second season of HBO's Rome. He also appeared in the 2008 release Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist as Dev, the gay lead singer of Nick's band.

In Inkheart, a movie adaptation of the novel of the same name, Gavron played Farid, a character from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, magically brought to life. The film was released theatrically in January 2009.

He guest starred on a few episodes of 24, as Hamid Al-Zarian, the younger brother of an assumed terrorist. He also appeared in JoJo's music video for the song "Disaster" in November 2011.[4] Gavron played Bug (Bobby) in the TV series Life Unexpected. He was chosen as Lux's long known friend and also Lux's boyfriend.

In 2013, he co-starred in Snitch, playing the son of Dwayne Johnson's character. His next film roles were in the action adventure Tracers (2015) and the drama The Land (2016).



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Breaking and Entering Miro Simic
2008 Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Dev
Inkheart Farid
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Rupert Bates
The Cold Light of Day Josh Shaw
Mine Games Lex
2013 Snitch Jason Collins
2015 Tracers Dylan
2016 The Land Patty Cake
Love Is All You Need? Stan
2018 A Star Is Born Rez Gavron Breakout role
2020 Books of Blood Simon


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Rome Duro 3 episodes
2009 24 Hamid Al-Za 3 episodes
2010 Life Unexpected Bobby “Bug” Guthrie Recurring role, 8 episodes
2011 CSI: Miami Sean Moran 1 episode
2011 Parenthood Troy Quinn 2 episodes
2016 Mary + Jane #softs3rve 1 episode
2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Pablo 1 episode
2017 Bones Benny Pence 1 episode
2018 Homecoming Rainey 2 episodes
2018 Counterpart Edgar 2 episodes
2019 Catch-22 Aarfy Aardvark Miniseries, 6 episodes
2019 Godfather of Harlem Ernie Nunzi Main role, 9 episodes
2020 Westworld Roderick 2 episodes


  1. ^ a b Pratt, Steve (11 December 2008). "Breaking into Hollywood". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
  2. ^ Family tree
  3. ^ "Cengage Learning". accessmylibrary.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Casting for Miley Cyrus movie under way". savannahnow.com. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2015.

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