Rafi Gavron

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Rafi Gavron
Raphael Pichey Gavron

(1989-06-24) 24 June 1989 (age 30)
Years active2006–present

Raphael Pichey "Rafi" Gavron (born 24 June 1989) is an English-American actor. He is known for his supporting roles in the films Breaking and Entering (2006), Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), Inkheart (2008), The Cold Light of Day (2012), Snitch (2013), and A Star Is Born (2018).

Early life[edit]

Gavron was born in Hendon, 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 Film Role Other notes
2006 Breaking and Entering Miro Simic Nominated – British Independent Film Awards (Most Promising Newcomer)
2008 Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Dev Also recorded and performed a song for the film. (Lead Vocals – Screw the Man)
2008 Inkheart Farid
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Rupert Bates
2012 The Cold Light of Day Josh Shaw
2012 Mine Games Lex
2013 Snitch Jason Collins
2015 Tracers Dylan
2016 The Land Patty Cake
2016 Love Is All You Need? Stan
2018 A Star Is Born Rez Gavron

TV appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Rome Duro 3 episodes
2009 24 Hamid Al-Zarian 3 episodes
2010 Life Unexpected Bug Recurring role (8 episodes)
2011 Parenthood Troy Quinn Episode: "Mr. Honesty"
2016 Mary + Jane #softs3rve Episode: "Jenéeuary"
2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Pablo Episode: "Straitjacket"
2017 Bones Benny Pence Episode: "The Tutor in the Tussle"
2018 Homecoming Rainey
2019 Catch-22 Aarfy Aardvark
2019 Godfather of Harlem Ernie Nunzi


  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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