Sean Gunn (born May 22, 1974) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Kirk Gleason on The WB series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007) and Kraglin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He is the younger brother of director James Gunn and often appears in his sibling's films.
Gunn in 2015
|Born||May 22, 1974|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Education||DePaul University (BFA)|
Natasha Halevi (m. 2019)
|Relatives||James Gunn (brother)|
Matt Gunn (brother)
Brian Gunn (brother)
Mark Gunn (paternal cousin)
Sean Gunn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of six children. He is the brother of filmmaker James Gunn, actor and political writer Matt Gunn, screenwriter Brian Gunn, producer and former Executive Vice President of Artisan Entertainment Patrick, and a sister, Beth, who works as an employment attorney. Their parents are Leota and James F. Gunn, who is a retired partner and corporate attorney with the law firm Thompson Coburn in St. Louis.
Gunn and his brothers all attended the Jesuit St. Louis University High School, where he graduated in 1992. He then graduated from DePaul University's theatre program, the Goodman School, in 1996.
In 1995 Gunn played Sammy Capulet in the B movie Tromeo and Juliet. In 2000, he guest starred in the second episode of Gilmore Girls as Mick, a DSL cable installer. As the first season continued, Gunn was brought back to play the recurring role of Kirk Gleason, one of Stars Hollow's most eccentric citizens. Since 2002, until the end of the series in 2007, Gunn was a regular cast member of the show. He also had a recurring role on October Road as Rooster.
Although he is best known for his regular Gilmore Girls role, he also has several television show guest appearance credits, including Angel; 3rd Rock from the Sun; Yes, Dear; True Jackson, VP; Andy Richter Controls the Universe; and Bunheads. Gunn can also be seen in commercials as an "agent" for the text message information service KGB.com. In films, Gunn has also had several roles, the most substantial being "Alien Orphan/Doug" in The Specials, for which he also received a co-producer credit.
In 2003, Gunn starred in the featurette The Man Who Invented the Moon, directed by fellow Goodman School of Drama alum and Gilmore Girls cast member John Cabrera. Gunn and Cabrera have been close artistic colleagues since their school days in Chicago back in the mid-nineties.
Along with his brothers James and Brian, he is a creator and actor in the spoof-porn series, James Gunn's PG Porn. He also had a brief role as a computer maintenance man on the Nickelodeon show True Jackson VP. Gunn starred in a series of television commercials for Knowledge Generation Bureau. He appeared in the 2010 film Super, written and directed by his brother James.
In 2014, he held a supporting role in Bones on Fox in the episode "The Corpse at the Convention". In 2017, he reprised his role as Kraglin in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, playing a larger role, and again provided performance capture for the character of Rocket.
|1996||Tromeo and Juliet||Sammy Capulet|
|1999||The Auteur Theory||Tori York|
|2000||The Specials||Alien Orphan||Also producer|
|2001||Love, Sex & Murder||The Waiter||Short film|
Also associate producer
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Traction Sailor|
|2003||The Man Who Invented the Moon||Sammy Hughes||Short film|
Also executive producer
|2004||Fish Out of Water||Jim||Short film|
|2005||Jesus, Mary and Joey||Stevie|
|2008||Pants on Fire||PK|
|2012||The Giant Mechanical Man||George|
|2013||Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum||Pinto|
|2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Kraglin||Provided motion capture for Rocket and Thanos|
|2015||The Hive||Dr. Baker|
|2016||The Belko Experiment||Marty Espenscheid|
|2017||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||Kraglin||Provided motion capture for Rocket|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||N/A|
|2021||The Suicide Squad||John Monroe / Weasel||Filming|
|1999||Any Day Now||Clerk||Episode: "A Parent's Job"|
|1999–2000||Angel||Lucas, Mars||2 episodes|
|2000||Brutally Normal||Lenny||2 episodes|
|2000||The Michael Richards Show||Dennis||Episode: "Simplification"|
|2000–2007||Gilmore Girls||Kirk Gleason, Mick, Swan||137 episodes|
|2001||Inside Schwartz||Focus Group Guy #2||Episode: "Bless Me Father, for I Have Fired You"|
|2001||3rd Rock from the Sun||Attendant||Episode: "You Don't Know Dick"|
|2001||Going to California||Joey "Fuzz" Fucetti||4 episodes|
|2002||Yes, Dear||David Scott||Episode: "Making Baby"|
|2002–2003||Andy Richter Controls the Universe||Phil||3 episodes|
|2004||Gilmore Girls Backstage Special||Himself||Television film|
|2007–2008||October Road||Vincent "Rooster" Road||6 episodes|
|2008||Scream Queens||Himself||1 episode|
|2008||Sparky & Mikaela||Dude||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2008–2009||James Gunn's PG Porn||Peppermint Patty, Jason, Bill Scrotey||8 episodes|
Also co-creator and writer
|2009||The Jace Hall Show||Himself||Episode: "James Gunn & Brutal Legend"|
|2011||For a Green Card||Andrew||Episode: "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"|
|2012||Antiques Roadshow||Himself||Episode: "Junk in the Trunk 2"|
|2012||Glee||Phineas Hayes||Episode: "Makeover"|
|2012–2013||H+||Jason O'Brien||9 episodes|
|2013||The Education of Eddie and Mortimer||Creepy Carl||Television film|
|2014||The Victoria Uyen Show||Himself||Episode: "Guardians of the Galaxy Premiere"|
|2014||Bones||Dr. Howard Fitch||Episode: "The Corpse at the Convention"|
|2016||Superstore||Card Shopper||Episode: "Secret Shopper"|
|2016||Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life||Kirk Gleason||Miniseries|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Various Voices||Episode: "Why Is It Wet?"|
|2021||What If...?||Kraglin (voice)||Guest role
In voice recording process
- Gunn, James. "Happy Birthday to my brother Sean Gunn". James Gunn verified Facebook account.
- "Sean Gunn". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- Gunn, James (July 5, 2015). "My brother Brian's dream about..." Twitter. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
- Patrick Gunn profile, qualiacapital.com; accessed December 4, 2014.
- Gunn, James (December 21, 2014). "My sister Beth gave me..." Twitter. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
- "Beth Gunn | Gunn Coble | California Employment Lawyer". Equal Pay | United States | Gunn Coble. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
- Lovece, Frank (May 4, 2017). "James Gunn says 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' a family affair". Newsday. New York City / Long Island. Archived from the original on May 7, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
- Williams, Joe (July 31, 2014). "St. Louis director James Gunn goes galactic". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
- "Notable Alumni: SLUH". St. Louis University High School. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
James Gunn '84, filmmaker and screenwriter; Brian Gunn '88, screenwriter; Matt Gunn '90, writer for HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher; Sean Gunn '92, actor.
- Rodriguez, Briana (April 27, 2017). "Sean Gunn on His 3 Rules for Moving to L.A." Backstage. Archived from the original on April 27, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- James Gunn in "James Gunn Reveals New Details on Guardians of the Galaxy". Pointless Podcast via ComingSoon.net. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016.
- Holmes, Adam (n.d.). "Guardians 2 Bringing Back This Key Side Character". Cinema Blend. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015.
I played Rocket on-set as well as a few other characters like Thanos and a Sakaaran guard, and so on. Essentially I helped with the actors, giving them a performance to work off of and help the visual effects team when they do the reference work.
- "Gunns Hit Their Target in Hollywood" by Mary Delach Leonard. St Louis Post-Dispatch. March 23, 2003. p. E1