Janet Gunn

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Janet Gunn
Born Janet Lynn Fulkerson
(1961-11-02) 2 November 1961 (age 56)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978—present
Spouse(s) Carl Gunn (1985-?, divorced)
Derek Norton (?-present; 1 child)

Janet Gunn (born as Janet Lynn Fulkerson on November 2, 1961[1]) is an American actress. She appeared in films Night of the Running Man (1995) and The Quest (1996), and from 1996 to 1999 starred as Detective Cassandra St. John in the USA Network crime drama series, Silk Stalkings.

Early life[edit]

Gunn was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated in 1980 from W.E. Boswell High School in Saginaw, Texas where she was active in school dramas and plays. She was also a varsity cheerleader and was elected Homecoming Queen her senior year. Standing at 5'3", she worked at a variety of jobs, including a car saleswoman, personal assistant, flight attendant with Southwest Airlines and as one of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders for two seasons in the early 1980s. Her opening into acting began as Susan Howard's stunt double on the television series Dallas in 1988.


Gunn had starring role of Kelly Cochran in the CBS series Dark Justice from 1992 to 1993. From 1996 to 1999, she starred as Detective Cassandra St. John on the USA Network series Silk Stalkings. Gunn also guest starred on In the Heat of the Night, Dream On, Diagnosis: Murder, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Crossing Jordan. Her film credits include Night of the Running Man (1995), The Quest (1996), The Nurse (1997), and Getting There (2002).[2]



Year Film Role Notes
1990 A Killer Among Us Gloria Scoggins
1995 Night of the Running Man Chris Altman
1996 Carnosaur 3: Primal Species Dr. Hodges
1996 The Quest Carrie Newton
1996 The Sweeper Melissa
1996 Marquis de Sade Justine
1997 The Nurse Karen Martin
1997 Always Say Goodbye Blonde Woman
2000 Ground Zero Kimberly Stevenson
2001 Cahoots Rita
2001 Lost Voyage Dana Elway
2002 Inferno Darcy Hamilton
2002 Getting There Pam Hunter Nominated — DVD Exclusive Award for Best Supporting Actress
2013 Lost on Purpose Arlene


  • Dark Justice (1991) TV Series .... Kelly Cochrane (unknown episodes, 1992–1993)
  • Silk Stalkings .... Det. Sgt. Cassandra "Cassy" St. John / ... (38 episodes, 1996–1999)
  • The Fugitive .... Becca Ross (2001)


  1. ^ "Janet Gunn Biography (1961-)". www.filmreference.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Staff, Hollywood.com (3 February 2015). "Janet Gunn - Biography and Filmography - 1961". Retrieved 2 December 2017. 

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