Trevor Goddard

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Trevor Goddard
Trevor Goddard as Brumby.jpg
Trevor Goddard as Cdr. Brumby from JAG
BornTrevor Joseph Goddard
(1962-10-14)14 October 1962
Croydon, Surrey, England
Died7 June 2003(2003-06-07) (aged 40) (accidental overdose)
North Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationBoxer, actor
Years active1989-2003
Spouse(s)Ruthann Goddard (1991-2003) (his death) 2 children
 
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For the South African cricketer, see Trevor Goddard (cricketer).
Trevor Goddard
Trevor Goddard as Brumby.jpg
Trevor Goddard as Cdr. Brumby from JAG
BornTrevor Joseph Goddard
(1962-10-14)14 October 1962
Croydon, Surrey, England
Died7 June 2003(2003-06-07) (aged 40) (accidental overdose)
North Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationBoxer, actor
Years active1989-2003
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 in the television series 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 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.

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
YearFilmRoleNotes
1992Inside OutThe Other CriminalSegment: "The Leda"
Direct-to-video release
1994Men of WarKeefer
1995Mortal KombatKano
Illegal in BlueMickey FullerDirect-to-video release
The BreakNails
1996Fast MoneyRegy
Prey of the JaguarDamian BanderaDirect-to-video release
1997First Encounter
Dead TidesScott
1998Deep RisingT. Ray
She's Too TallWarner
Some GirlRaviAlternative titles: Men
Girl Talk
1999Gut Feeling
2000Gone in 60 SecondsDonUncredited
2001Dead Man's RunJason
2002Torture TVTrevor "Dogger" McDougan
Hollywood VampyrBlood
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlGrapple
2008Flexing with MontyMonty
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Tour of DutyWilliams1 episode
1992The CommishOzzy Van Spyk2 episodes
Dark JusticeTravis1 episode
1992–1994Silk StalkingsSteiner
Oscar LeMay
2 episodes
1992–1995RenegadeDigger Macy
Ty Waitly
2 episodes
1993Murphy BrownColin1 episode
Down the ShoreStench1 episode
BaywatchWiley Brown1 episode
Empty NestJoe1 episode
1996Yesterday's TargetAgent RiggsTelevision film
Murder, She WroteBoyd Hendrix1 episode
Nowhere ManMackie1 episode
1997Assault on Devil's IslandFrakerTelevision film
Alternative title: Shadow Warriors
1998Babylon 5Trace1 episode
LegionCutterTelevision film
The X-FilesThe 1st British Crewman1 episode
1998–2001JAGLieutenant Commander Mic Brumby42 episodes
200018 Wheels of JusticePaul Stocker1 episode
2001When Billie Beat BobbyBarry CourtTelevision film
2002Rendez-View1 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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