Trevor Goddard

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Trevor Goddard
Trevor Goddard as Brumby.jpg
Goddard as CMDR Brumby from JAG
Trevor Joseph Goddard

(1962-10-14)14 October 1962
Croydon, England
Died7 June 2003(2003-06-07) (aged 40)
Occupation(s)Boxer, actor
Years active1989–2003
Ruthann Goddard
(m. 1991; sep. 2003)

Trevor Joseph Goddard (14 October 1962 – 7 June 2003) was an English actor. He was best known for playing Kano in the martial arts film Mortal Kombat, Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby in the television series JAG and main villain Keefer in the action film Men of War (with Dolph Lundgren and JAG co-star Catherine Bell).[1]

Early life[edit]

Goddard was born in Croydon, London, England, in 1962. Between 1974 and 1979, he attended Ravensbourne School, Hayes Lane, Bromley, London. 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.

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. However his accent in the film was mistakenly interpreted as Australian, which led to Kano being portrayed as an Australian in future installments.

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. He played a short-tempered mercenary in the 1998 film Deep Rising with Treat Williams and Famke Janssen. 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.[2][3] An autopsy later showed that Goddard died from an accidental drug overdose of heroin, cocaine, temazepam and vicodin.[4]



Year Title 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 Dead Tides Scott
First Encounter
1998 Deep Rising T. Ray
Some Girl Ravi Alternative titles: Men
Girl Talk
1999 She's Too Tall Warner
Gut Feeling
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Don Uncredited
2001 Dead Man's Run Jason
2002 Hollywood Vampyr Blood
Torture TV Trevor "Dogger" McDougan
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Grapple
2010 Flexing with Monty Monty Direct-to-video release, (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Tour of Duty Williams 1 episode
1992 Dark Justice Travis
The Commish Ozzy Van Spyk 2 episodes
1992–1994 Silk Stalkings Steiner
Oscar LeMay
1992–1995 Renegade Digger Macy
Ty Waitly
1993 Murphy Brown Colin 1 episode
Down the Shore Stench
Baywatch Wiley Brown
Empty Nest Joe
1996 Murder, She Wrote Boyd Hendrix
Nowhere Man Mackie
Yesterday's Target Agent Riggs Television film
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
Legion Cutter Television film
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


  1. ^ The Associated Press (11 June 2003). "Trevor Goddard, 37, Actor; Left Boxing for TV and Films". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b "JAG actor died of drug overdose". Lakeland Ledger. 8 August 2003. p. 25. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ Holguin, Jaime (10 June 2003). "Former 'JAG' Star Found Dead Actor Trevor Goddard Died In Apparent Suicide". CBS News. CBS Broadcasting Inc. Archived from the original on 21 October 2003. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ "JAG star died from drug overdose, coroner rules". Sydney Morning Herald. 6 August 2003. Archived from the original on 6 October 2003. Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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