Missing Fox Exec Is Former UCLA Basketball Player

Gavin Smith was a member of UCLA's 1975 national championship men's basketball team.

A 20th Century Fox distribution executive and former UCLA basketball player remains missing, six days after being reported missing near a family home in the Oak Park neighborhood of Ventura County, CA.

Gavin Smith, 57, who works out of a Calabasas, CA, office, was reported missing Tuesday night after last being seen driving away from a family home in the 500 block of Callwood Court in a black 2000 Mercedes-Benz 420E with tinted windows and a roof rack, according to sheriff's deputies, who apparently were contacted by someone at Fox.

The license on the car is 6EKT044.

Smith, who is white, about 6 feet 6 inches and 210 pounds, has green eyes and gray hair with blond highlights; he has a roughly 4-inch scar on his right, inner wrist and a 5-inch scar on one of his calves, according to sheriff's deputies.

He was a member of UCLA's 1975 national championship men's basketball team, the last title won by legendary Bruin head coach John Wooden.

Smith's sister, Tara Addeo, came to Los Angeles from from Nevada to aid in the search.

"This is so surreal," Addeo told KCAL9 Saturday. "There are no words to describe how you feel when you're in this situation. My flight here was very sad. I wish I wasn't here under these circumstances. But we are here and we're trying our best to deal with this as a family."

Smith's son, Evan Smith, was a forward on USC basketball team this past season.

The younger Smith turned to Twitter Saturday in an effort to help find his father.

"Please help me find my dad Gavin Smith," he tweeted. "More people looking the better."

Smith has worked for Fox for nearly 18 years.

"We are very concerned about Gavin," said Chris Aronson, president of Fox distribution. "We are actively doing what we can to assist the L.A. sheriff's department."

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