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Trevor Goddard as Cdr. Brumby from JAG
|Born||Trevor Joseph Goddard
14 October 1962
Croydon, Surrey, England
|Died||7 June 2003
North Hollywood, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Ruthann Goddard (1991-2003) (his death) 2 children|
Trevor Goddard (14 October 1962 – 7 June 2003) was an English actor. He was best known for playing Kano in the first Mortal Kombat film and Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby in the television series JAG.
Life and career
Goddard was born in Croydon, Surrey, England, in 1962. Between 1974 and 1979, he attended Ravensbourne School, Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent. A punk in 1977, he helped form a band at school called The Belsen Horrors (the name of which came from a Sex Pistols track). First a drummer, then the lead singer, he and his band lasted until 1978. Later, sometime between 1979 and 1980, he was the drummer in another Bromley punk band called The Vamp. This group was led by Wayne Cregan, who was one of the first members of X-Ray Spex. Bromley was closely linked with the early punk movement - first through the Bromley Contingent (the first fans of the Sex Pistols), and three famous punk singers who came from this town: Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), Siouxsie Sioux (of Siouxsie and the Banshees) and Billy Idol - who like Trevor, attended Ravensbourne School for Boys.
He appeared in cameo roles in many television shows prior to 1995. That same year, Goddard played Kano in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat. His performance as Kano became the source of the character's evolution in the video games.
He would go on to act in other films such as Gone in Sixty Seconds, Men Of War (with Dolph Lundgren and future JAG co-star Catherine Bell) and Hollywood Vampyr. Goddard played in the television drama series JAG as Lieutenant Commander Mick Brumby and was featured in TV commercials for the Hoover FloorMate.
He made his last on-screen appearance in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
On 7 June 2003, Goddard was found dead in his home in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. He was 40 years old. Initial reports indicated that Goddard was in the process of getting a divorce and that suicide was suspected. An autopsy later showed that Goddard died from a drug overdose of heroin, cocaine, temazepam and vicodin. His death was ruled accidental.
|1992||Inside Out||The Other Criminal||Segment: "The Leda"
|1994||Men of War||Keefer|
|Illegal in Blue||Mickey Fuller||Direct-to-video release|
|Prey of the Jaguar||Damian Bandera||Direct-to-video release|
|1998||Deep Rising||T. Ray|
|She's Too Tall||Warner|
|Some Girl||Ravi||Alternative titles: Men
|2000||Gone in 60 Seconds||Don||Uncredited|
|2001||Dead Man's Run||Jason|
|2002||Torture TV||Trevor "Dogger" McDougan|
|2003||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl||Grapple|
|2008||Flexing with Monty||Monty|
|1989||Tour of Duty||Williams||1 episode|
|1992||The Commish||Ozzy Van Spyk||2 episodes|
|Dark Justice||Travis||1 episode|
|1993||Murphy Brown||Colin||1 episode|
|Down the Shore||Stench||1 episode|
|Baywatch||Wiley Brown||1 episode|
|Empty Nest||Joe||1 episode|
|1996||Yesterday's Target||Agent Riggs||Television film|
|Murder, She Wrote||Boyd Hendrix||1 episode|
|Nowhere Man||Mackie||1 episode|
|1997||Assault on Devil's Island||Fraker||Television film
Alternative title: Shadow Warriors
|1998||Babylon 5||Trace||1 episode|
|The X-Files||The 1st British Crewman||1 episode|
|1998–2001||JAG||Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby||42 episodes|
|2000||18 Wheels of Justice||Paul Stocker||1 episode|
|2001||When Billie Beat Bobby||Barry Court||Television film|
- "Trevor Goddard, 37, Actor; Left Boxing for TV and Films". The New York Times. 11 June 2003. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- JAG actor died of drug overdose Lakeland Ledger - August 8, 2003
- Former 'JAG' Star Found Dead Actor Trevor Goddard Died In Apparent Suicide By Jaime Holguin. CBS News. June 10, 2003
- JAG star died from drug overdose, coroner rules Sydney Morning Herald. August 6, 2003.
- Brettell, Andrew; King, Noel; Kennedy, Damien; Imwold, Denise (2005). Cut!: Hollywood Murders, Accidents, and Other Tragedies. Leonard, Warren Hsu; von Rohr, Heather. Barrons Educational Series. p. 268. ISBN 0-7641-5858-9.