Raphael Pichey Gavron|
24 June 1989
Hendon, London, England
Raphael Pichey "Rafi" Gavron (born 24 June 1989) is a British-American actor, known for his roles in the romantic-drama film Breaking and Entering, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Inkheart, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and as Lex in Mine Games.
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. His paternal grandparents were Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, a British printing millionaire, philanthropist and Labour Life Peer, and Hannah Fyvel, who was born in Tel Aviv. 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. In 2008, Gavron volunteered at a kibbutz in Israel for six months.
In Breaking and Entering, he 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.
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. Gavron played Bug (Bobby) in the TV series Life Unexpected. He was chosen as Lux's long known friend and also Lux's boyfriend.
|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)|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||Rupert Bates|
|2012||The Cold Light of Day||Josh Shaw|
|2016||The Land||Patty Cake|
|2016||Love Is All You Need?||Stan|
|2018||A Star Is Born||Rez||Post-production|
|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"|
- "I(nk) Heart Rafi". MyKindaPlace.com. 2008. ; link previously at http://www.mykindaplace.com/entertainment/meetgreet/meetgreet.aspx%3Fid%3D14705+%22We+Heart+Rafi[permanent dead link]!; no longer online
- Pratt, Steve (11 December 2008). "Breaking into Hollywood". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
- "Cengage Learning". accessmylibrary.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- "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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