Gavin Schmidt is a recurring character on FOX comedy New Girl. He is portrayed by Peter Gallagher.


Gavin is a rich owner of a vineyard and the father of Schmidt. He left his family when Schmidt was very young and has always been an absentee father. He and Schmidt reconnect when Schmidt and Cece get engaged, as Cece tries to mend Schmidt's broken heart, but Nick is very wary and warns Gavin that he better step up this time.


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