Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Date Of BirthMay 22, 1974
Age46 years 2 months 13 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthSaint Louis, Missouri, United States
Zodiac SignGemini
Profession Actor
Nickname The Judge

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity (considers himself to be nonreligious)
Language English
Star SignGemini
Nationality American
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height183 CM
6 Feet 0 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Weight61 KG
134 lbs
Tattoos Ankle
Arm
Body Type Average
Family Information
Father James F Gunn (Corporate attorney)
Mother Leota Gunn
Wife Natasha Halevi
Brothers Matthew Gunn (Actor, writer; born in 1972)
Patrick Gunn (VP of Artisan Entertainment)
Brian Gunn (screenwriter; ; born in 1970)
James Gunn (Director, actor, producer)
Sister Beth Gunn (lawyer)
Cousin Mark Pierre Gunn (Paternal; NFL player)
Sister In-Law Jenna Fischer (Ex; wife of James Gunn)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) BFA (DePaul University)
Education Goodman School (theatrical program; class of 1996)
Education (High School) St. Louis University High School (class of 1992)
Alma MaterDePaul University (Theater)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriend Gina Clover (Ex)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Tromeo and Juliet(1996)
Years Active 1996-
Debut (TV) Any Day Now
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite MovieDog Day Afternoon (Liked Al Pacino's performance)
Favorite Singers Danny Brown
Esoteric
Celph Titled
Favorite Sportbasketball
Favorite TV shows Game of Thrones
Ludo Bites America
LikesKelly Bishop (Actress)
Mike Winters (Actor)
Favorite Sports Team Los Angeles Clippers
Favorite Snack Chocolate chip cookie
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileSean Gunn Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileSean Gunn Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileSean Gunn Instagram Profile

Biography

Sean Gunn is an American TV/ movie actor, and producer. Sean is known for playing Kirk Gleason in the WB comedy-drama series "Gilmore Girls"

Some of the most popular roles he has played are Kraglin (and on-set Rocket) in Guardians of the Galaxy 1,2 and 3. reprising the role in Avengers sequels.

Some of his recent works are "After Ray", "v", "IM/Mortal", "Agnes", "What If...?", "Close Before Midnight" among others.

 

Childhood- Family

Sean Gunn was born on 22nd May 1974 in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States to Leota Gunn(Mother) & James F Gunn(Father)

His father James F Gunn is a former corporate advocate with Thompson Coburn law firm in St. Louis. In fact, many of Sean's paternal uncles are Lawyers.

He is the youngest of the six Gunn siblings, He has four brothers and a sister, All the five Gunn brothers are in the entertainment industry, their sister is a lawyer like father Gunn. :

  • James Gunn (born 1966)
  • Brian Gunn (born 1970)
  • Matt Gunn (born 1972)
  • Patrick Gunn
  • Beth Gunn
  • Sean Gunn (born 1974)

 

James Gunn

James Gunn is a Director, actor, and producer. James often casts Sean in his projects. He was born on August 5, 1966, in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Some of the most known works he has written and directed are Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Movie 43 (2013), Super(2010) among others.

He was married to Jenna Fischer from 2000-2008. 

Brian Gunn

Brian Gunn is a screenwriter. He was born in 1970. Brian is known for his writing in projects such as Brightburn(2019), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Jupiter's Legacy (2020), "PG Porn".

Matthew Gunn

Matthew Gun is an actor and a writer. He was born in 1972. He is known for writing work in "Man About Town", "Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher" and "Real Time with Bill Maher"- a show that got him multiple Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.

 

Patrick Gunn

Patrick Gunn is a producer and a former Executive VP of Artisan Entertainment. He has produced videos such as "Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers", "Bionicle: The Legend Reborn". 

Beth Gunn

Beth Gunn, the only girl of the Gunn household works as a lawyer.

 

NFL player Mark Pierre Gunn is Sean's cousin.

 

Education

  • Saint Louis University High: Sean and his siblings Matthew, Brian, James all studied form the same high school. He graduated from high school in 1992
  • Goodman School: Sean attended the theatrical program at 'Goodman School' and graduated in 1996
  • DePaul University: Sean has a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Theater from DePaul University in Chicago (the Goodman School).

 

Marriage- Wife

Sean Gunn and Natasha Halevi

Natasha and Sean first met in 2017 while working together on a project and had their first date in Atlanta.

Engagement

Sean asked Natasha to marry him on their 2018 Koyoto, Japan trip. Sean wrote in his Instagram post that she said 'yes' a million times.

Sean Gunn and Natasha Halevi engagement

[Sean Gunn and Natasha Halevi engagement]

Wedding

Sean Gunn married Natasha Halevi on 15th June 2019 on Catalina Island of South California. The ceremony was held at the Catalina’s Descanso Beach Club, overlooking the ocean. Sean's brother director James Gunn officiated the wedding.

The 'Picnic' themed wedding had as an assortment of colorful blankets from Kenya spread across the lawn, each blanket contained a basket of treats- trays with cheese, Honey, Rosewater, colorful umbrellas

Friends from the film circle that attended the wedding included Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore girls creator), Dan Palladino, Jennifer Holland, Jenna Fisher, Judy Greer, Keiko Agena

The guests wore '1920s disco ball goes to the beach' theme clothes. Speaking about it, Natasha said: "We really wanted to break the wedding rules so everyone would have space to have fun and be themselves,"

There was a procession of the bride and groom after the wedding along with the guests towards art deco Catalina Casino with musical bands playing all along the way.

Sean Gunn and wife Natasha Halevi

[Sean Gunn and wife Natasha Halevi]

Natasha and Sean have worked together in the award-winning horror film Beauty Juice (2019).

 

Facts & Trivia

  • He is of Irish descent- the family surname comes from the Irish surname Mkgilgon, which became MacGilGunn & later just Gunn. MacGilGunn means- sons to the servants of the god of the dead. He is also of Czech ancestry and was brought up in a Catholic family.
  • Sean started a Theater company with his close friends after his graduation.
  • The Judge: Sean's brother Matt accused Sean of being judgmental and the name stuck among siblings.
  • He has posed for Nick Holmes's photography portraits
  • Odd jobs: He worked as a busboy at the Art Institute of Chicago for a while among other supporting jobs, but he had a smoother acting career in L.A
  • Sean has appeared on TV shows of:
    • Jace Hall
    • Jimmy Fallon
    • Michael Rosenbaum
  • He has appeared in commercials for:
    • Illinois lottery
    • KGB.com
    • Read California(charity foundation) among others
  • kgb.com- a text message service hired Sean to act in their commercial as an agent (Why agent? because KGB :) )
  • Sports lover: He loves playing sports in his free time, he loves basketball.
  • Sean sometimes plays fantasy baseball with a friend and 'Rush' singer Geddy Lee
  • Angel (1999): The character "Gunn" in the TV series was created after creator Joss Whedon met Gunn brothers Sean and James
  • Old roommates: Actress Judy Greer and Sean were Roommates at the DePaul University. Interestingly, actor John Cabrera who co-starred in Gilmore Girls was also Sean's roommate at the university.
  • He often attends comic cons, especially related to his movies of Guardians of Galaxy series.
  • He loves animals, especially cats and raccoons.
  • He hasn't watched the movie Pearl Harbor(2001) that he acted in.
  • Loves old classics: Sean loves old classic comedies like- 'His Girl Friday', 'Bringing Up Baby', 'Sullivan's Travels', 'Twentieth Century' and movies of Preston Sturges and Howard Hawks
  • Yoga: He considers regular Yoga practice to be an essential part

 

Philanthropy

  • Tenth Life cat rescue: He is associated with the organization in fundraising for their rescue operations
  • Caturday Night Fever: A fundraising party which helps fundraise for cat rescue

 

Career

 

Gilmore Girls

In the American comedy-drama Gilmore Girls created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, Sean Gunn played Kirk Gleason, a kind heart, emotionally stunted resident of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a fictional town where the story is set. Kirk has a relationship with his brother's ex-girlfriend Lulu Kuschner (played by Rini Bell)

He had a minor recurring role in season one and two, it was upgraded to the main role from season 3-7. He appears in a total of 137 episodes. He has also performed in six soundtracks in the series.

 

PG Porn

Sean Gunn and his brothers James & Brian created a spoof porn series. Sean has created and acted in the short TV series.

 

Avengers: Infinity War/ Avengers: Endgame

In the Avengers sequels, Sean worked as the on-set Racket and a stand-in. His actions and expressions were used as the motion reference for the animated character.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy 1,2 & 3

Sean played Kraglin in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. He also provided motion capture (recording of the movements and expressions) for both Rocket and Thanos in the first part. For Rocket in the next parts.

 

Soundtrack

Year Song Title Notes
2016 Top of the World Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life episode: "Winter"
2007 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Gilmore Girls episode: 'Lorelai? Lorelai?"
2006 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Gilmore Girls episode: "Go, Bulldogs!"
2005 Magic to Do Gilmore Girls episode: "We've Got Magic to Do"
2005 Tradition Gilmore Girls episode: "Jews and Chinese Food"
2005 Do You Love Me? Gilmore Girls episode: "Jews and Chinese Food"
2002 Walkin' after Midnight Gilmore Girls episode: "I Can't Get Started"
1996 Hanson Place (Shall We Gather at the River?) Tromeo and Juliet  

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
  Close Before Midnight Harrison  
2021 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Kraglin/ (on-set Rocket)  
  Agnes
Paul Satchimo
 
  IM/Mortal The Pilot  
2021 The Suicide Squad John Monroe / Weasel  
2019 Avengers: Endgame On-Set Rocket / Kraglin  
2018 Avengers: Infinity War On-Set Rocket  
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Kraglin / On-Set Rocket  
2017 Different Flowers Ken  
2016 The Belko Experiment Marty Espenscheid  
2016 A Boy Called Po Ben  
2016 Ordinary World Ted  
2014 The Hive Dr. Baker  
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Kraglin / On Set Rocket  
2013 The Education of Eddie and Mortimer Creepy Carl TV Movie
2013 Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum Pinto  
2012 The Giant Mechanical Man George  
2010 Super Toby  
2008 Pants on Fire PK  
2005 Jesus, Mary and Joey Stevie  
2001 Pearl Harbor
Traction Sailor
 
2000 The Specials
Alien Orphan
 
1999 The Auteur Theory Tori York  
1997 Stricken Guffy  
1996 Tromeo and Juliet
Sammy Capulet
 

 

TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2021 What If...? Kraglin (voice)  
  After Ray Ray executive producer
2018 Robot Chicken Rich Uncle Pennybags episode: "Why Is It Wet?"
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Kirk Gleason 3 episodes: "Fall", "Spring", "winter"
2016 Superstore Card Shopper episode: "Secret Shopper"
2014 Bones Dr. Howard Fitch episode: "The Corpse at the Convention"
2012-2013 H+ Jason O'Brien 9 episodes
2012-2013 Bunheads Sebastian 2 episodes
2012 Glee Phineas Hayes episode: "Makeover"
2011 The Morning After   4 episodes
2011 For a Green Card Andrew Episode: "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"
2011 The Homes Paul  
2008-2009 PG Porn Peppermint Patty / Bill Scrotey He created the show; worked as a writer in 8 episodes
2009 True Jackson, VP   episode: "ReTRUEnion"
2008 Humanzee! Humanzee episode: "Pilot"
2008 Sparky & Mikaela Dude episode: "Pilot"
2007-2008 October Road Vincent 'Rooster' Russo 6 episodes
2000-2007 Gilmore Girls Kirk Gleason 137 episodes
2002-2003 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Phil 3 episodes
2002 Yes, Dear David Scott episode: "Making Baby"
2001 Going to California Joey Fucetti 4 episodes
2001 Inside Schwartz   episode: "Bless Me Father, for I Have Fired You"
2001 3rd Rock from the Sun Attendant episode: "You Don't Know Dick"
2001 DAG Ryan episode: "Prom"
2000 The Michael Richards Show Dennis episode: "Simplification"
1999-2000 Angel Mars / Lucas  
2000 Brutally Normal Lenny episodes: "You Get What You Get", "Barricade"
1999 Any Day Now Clerk episode: "A Parent's Job"

 

Short Film

Year short movie Character Notes
2019 Beauty Juice   as executive producer
2004 Fish Out of Water Jim  
2003 The Man Who Invented the Moon Sammy Hughes as executive producer
2001 Love, Sex & Murder The waiter as associate producer
2000 The Specials   co-producer

 

Video Game

Year Game Character Notes
2012 Lollipop Chainsaw Swan (voice)  

 

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category Notes
2019 Winner Atlanta Horror Film Festival Beauty Juice (2019) Audience Choice Award Shared with Natasha Halevi, Ryan Sheehy
2017 Nomination Indiana Film Journalists Association Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Best Vocal/Motion Capture Performance Shared with Bradley Cooper
2015 Nomination Central Ohio Film Critics Association Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Best Ensemble  
2014 Winner Detroit Film Critics Society Awards Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Best Ensemble  
2014 Winner Nevada Film Critics Society Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Best Ensemble Cast  
2014 Nomination Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Best Ensemble Acting  

 

Quotes

  • Take the job of acting very seriously. Don't take it for granted. Don't get caught up in chasing fame
  • I think I could've had a little more gratitude for the job I did have.
  • o matter where you go, commit to it, and work and meet people, Stay busy.
  • Duck you, autocorrect.
  • Man, I come across as pretty shifty in real life
  • Turns out that as a celebrity, there's a LOT I'm entitled to that I haven't been exploiting
  • Any time you need me, and you're somehow able to reach me, I'll be there.
  • Sometimes it's fun to think about how much our children's generation is likely to f**k everything up for our grandchildren's generation.
  • Life is like an a**hole: you only have one that you can cram stuff into
  • Had a dream I went back in time with a quantum computer and gouged out Joseph Stalin's eye with a cocktail fork. VERY gratifying.
  • Just saw a homeless man wearing a shirt that read 'Believe in God'. Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
  • I'd always rather be a jerk than a loser.
  • It's still weird to have people come up to you and ask for an autograph
  • I think I started to love acting because it brought me closer to people and made me more compassionate.
  • If you decide to move to L.A. like, 'I'm just gonna see if it works, and if nothing works I'm gonna go back in a year, two years' - very, very few people with that attitude are successful.
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References

  1. Sean Gunn wiki
  2. Sean and Natasha meeting
  3. Sean and Natasha Engagement
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