Brian Gunn

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Brian Gunn
Born Brian Gunn
(1970-08-23) August 23, 1970 (age 47)
Paradise, Nevada, United States
Occupation Actor, Producer, Writer
Years active 2000–present
Relatives Sean Gunn (brother)
Matt Gunn (brother)
James Gunn (brother)
Mark Gunn (cousin)

Brian Gunn (born August 23, 1970) is an American actor, producer, and writer from St. Louis, Missouri.

Early life and background[edit]

Gunn has four brothers — filmmaker James,[1] actor Sean,[2] actor and political writer Matt,[2] producer and former Executive Vice President of Artisan Entertainment Patrick[3] — and a sister, Beth.[4] Their parents are Leota[5] and James F. Gunn, who is a retired partner and corporate attorney with the law firm Thompson Coburn in St. Louis.[6] Gunn and his brothers all attended Saint Louis University High School, where he graduated in 1988.[2] Gunn's surname is derived from the Irish name MacGilGunn, meaning "sons to the servants of the god of the dead".[7]


As a writer, producer, and actor, Gunn is best known for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Bring It On Again (2004), and 2gether (2000).


Year Title Role Notes
2000 2gether Soundtrack/Executive Producer/Writer TV Movie
2000 The Specials Eight
2003 The Man Who Invented the Moon Co-Executive Producer Short
2004 Bring It On Again Screenwriter
2004 Gayosity[citation needed] Writer Short
2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Screenwriter
Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon
Year Title Role Notes
2000 2gether: The Series Executive Producer/Writer/Creator
2005 Daisy Does America Creative Consultant
2008 Humanzee![citation needed] Consulting Producer Episode: "Pilot"
2008-2009 PG Porn Creator/Writer/Crewmember/Guy
2009 The Jace Hall Show Himself Episode: "James Gunn & Brutal Legend"


  1. ^ Gunn, James (July 5, 2015). "My brother Brian's dream about..." Twitter. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. 
  3. ^ Patrick Gunn profile,; accessed December 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Gunn, James (December 21, 2014). "My sister Beth gave me..." Twitter. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ 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 5, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2017.  Additional on May 5, 2017.
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Interview with James Gunn (April 4, 2012). The 404 Podcast episode 1047

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