Trevor Goddard

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Trevor Goddard
Trevor Goddard as Brumby.jpg
Trevor Goddard as Cdr. Brumby from JAG
Born Trevor Joseph Goddard
(1962-10-14)14 October 1962
Croydon, Surrey, England
Died 7 June 2003(2003-06-07) (aged 40)
North Hollywood, California, United States
Occupation Boxer, actor
Years active 1989-2003
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 on JAG.[1]

Life and career[edit]

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 singer, the 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.

For much of his career, he claimed to be of Australian descent[2] and often played Australian characters.

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.

Death[edit]

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.[2][3] An autopsy later showed that Goddard died from a drug overdose of heroin, cocaine, temazepam and vicodin.[4] His death was ruled accidental.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1992 Inside Out The Other Criminal Segment: "The Leda"
Direct-to-video release
1994 Men of War Keefer
1995 Mortal Kombat Kano
Illegal in Blue Mickey Fuller Direct-to-video release
The Break Nails
1996 Fast Money Regy
Prey of the Jaguar Damian Bandera Direct-to-video release
1997 First Encounter
Dead Tides Scott
1998 Deep Rising T. Ray
She's Too Tall Warner
Some Girl Ravi Alternative titles: Men
Girl Talk
1999 Gut Feeling
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Don Uncredited
2001 Dead Man's Run Jason
2002 Torture TV Trevor "Dogger" McDougan
Hollywood Vampyr Blood
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Grapple
2008 Flexing with Monty Monty
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Tour of Duty Williams 1 episode
1992 The Commish Ozzy Van Spyk 2 episodes
Dark Justice Travis 1 episode
1992–1994 Silk Stalkings Steiner
Oscar LeMay
2 episodes
1992–1995 Renegade Digger Macy
Ty Waitly
2 episodes
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
Legion Cutter Television film
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
2002 Rendez-View 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trevor Goddard, 37, Actor; Left Boxing for TV and Films". The New York Times. 11 June 2003. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b JAG actor died of drug overdose Lakeland Ledger - August 8, 2003
  3. ^ Former 'JAG' Star Found Dead Actor Trevor Goddard Died In Apparent Suicide By Jaime Holguin. CBS News. June 10, 2003
  4. ^ JAG star died from drug overdose, coroner rules Sydney Morning Herald. August 6, 2003.
  5. ^ 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. 

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