Brian Gunn

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For the English cricketer, see Brian Gunn (cricketer).
Brian Gunn
Born Brian Gunn
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Producer, Writer
Years active 2000–present
Parent(s) James F. Gunn
Relatives Sean Gunn (brother)
Matt Gunn (brother)
James Gunn (brother)
Patrick Gunn (brother)
Mark Gunn (cousin)
Beth Gunn (sister)
Jenna Fischer (ex-sister-in-law)

Early life and background[edit]

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent, he has four brothers and one sister. He was raised between St. Louis and Manchester, Missouri. His brothers are actor and political writer, Matt Gunn, Sean, and former Senior Vice President with Artisan Entertainment, Patrick. His other brother, James, is a screenwriter and director, who took acting classes with Sean when they were children. Later in life, Sean introduced James to his future wife, Jenna Fischer. He also has a sister named Beth. Gunn's father, James F. Gunn, is a partner and corporate attorney with the law firm Thompson Coburn in St. Louis. Gunn's surname is derived from the Irish name MacGilGunn, meaning "sons to the servants of the god of the dead." Therefore, Gunn means "God of the Dead."[1]

Gunn attended the Jesuit St. Louis University High School (class of 1992). Gunn and his brothers are all graduates of Saint Louis University High School in the Kings Oak neighborhood of St. Louis.


Writer, producer, and actor, Brian Gunn is best known for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Bring It On Again (2004), and 2gether (2000). Most of his career he has worked with his brothers and cousin.

Personal life[edit]

He is the cousin of former NFL football player, Mark Gunn.


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 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! Consulting Producer Episode: "Pilot"
2008-2009 PG Porn Creator/Writer/Crewmember/Guy
2009 The Jace Hall Show Himself Episode: "James Gunn & Brutal Legend"


  1. ^ April 4, 2012 interview, The 404 Podcast Ep. 1047

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