James Gunn

James Gunn Movies and TV Shows

James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of twelve. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies. He attended Saint Louis University High (SLUH) college preparatory school but later dropped out of college to pursue a rock and roll career. His band, "the Icons", released one album, "Mom, We Like It Here on Earth". He earned very little money doing this and so during this time, he also worked as an orderly in Tucson, Arizona, upon which many of the situations in his first novel, "The Toy Collector", are based. He wrote and drew comic strips for underground and college newspapers. Gunn eventually returned to school and received his B.A. at Saint Louis University in his native St. Louis. He moved to New York where he received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, which he today thinks may have been a wonderfully expensive waste of time. While finishing his MFA, he started writing "The Toy Collector" and began working for "Troma Studios", America's leading B-Movie production company. While there he wrote and produced the cult classic Tromeo and Juliet (1996) and, with Lloyd Kaufman, he wrote "All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger". Gunn had a spiritual awakening in Cannes in 1997 and quit Troma and relocated from New York to Los Angeles. He wrote and acted in the film The Specials (2000) with Rob Lowe, Jamie Kennedy, Thomas J. Churchill and his brother Sean Gunn. He wrote two scripts for Warner Brothers live action movies: Spy vs. Spy (1985) and Scooby-Doo (2002). In 1999, after almost five years, he finished "The Toy Collector". After doing Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Gunn made his directorial debut with Slither (2006). He later made the superhero film Super (2010) and the successful Marvel films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn has four brothers, all of whom are in the entertainment industry. His brother, Patrick Gunn, is a Senior VP at Artisan Entertainment, the company responsible for distributing (and the marketing campaign of) The Blair Witch Project (1999). His brother, Brian Gunn, is a screenwriter who works in partnership with their cousin Mark Gunn. Gunn's brother, Matt Gunn wrote and starred in the winner of the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, Man About Town (1997). Gunn's brother, Sean Gunn, is an actor regularly seen in films, commercials, and such TV shows as Angel (1999). James and Sean have collaborated on two occasions Sean starred in Tromeo and Juliet (1996), and they acted together and co-produced The Specials (2000). The brothers have one sister, Beth, who is a lawyer. Gunn married actress and cartoonist Jenna Fischer in 2000. They divorced in 2008. He is now in a relationship with Jennifer Holland

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 8/5/1966 (56 years old)
  • Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • nationality: American
  • height: 1.82 m
  • Net worth: $50,000,000
  • twitter: JamesGunn
  • instagram: jamesgunn

Acting

Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the United States
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
role:
Writer
2023

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Not available
2022

Adventure

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

75%
Groot's First Steps
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 74%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Animation

Comedy

Family

6.6
74%
The Little Guy
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 75%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Animation

Family

7.4
75%
Groot's Pursuit
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 76%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
76%
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Groot Takes a Bath
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 79%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Animation

Family

7.1
79%
I Am Groot
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 100%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Action

Adventure

Animation

Family

6.7
100%
Not available
Magnum Opus
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 76%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.4
76%
Peacemaker
IMDB 8.3
TMDB 84%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.3
84%
Available with NordVPN
2021

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
76%
2019

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.1
61%
Avengers: Endgame
IMDB 8.4
TMDB 83%
role:
Executive Producer
2019

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.4
83%
Avengers: Infinity War
IMDB 8.4
TMDB 83%
role:
Additional Dialogue & 1 more
2018

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.4
83%
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Doggie Heaven (Woof!)
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 58%
role:
Executive Producer
2008

Comedy

6.2
58%
Not available
Scream Queens
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 80%
role:
2008
7.4
80%
Not available
James Gunn's PG Porn
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 48%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
2008

Comedy

7.6
48%
Not available
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Terror Firmer
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 62%
role:
Writer
1999

Comedy

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.1
62%
Not available
Tromeo & Juliet
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 61%
role:
Executive In Charge Of Production & 2 more
1996

Action

Comedy

Drama

Horror

Mystery

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.0
61%
Available with NordVPN
Out of Shadows
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 0%
role:
Self (archive footage)
6.9
0%
Not available

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the United States starring or involving James Gunn are, for example, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Groot's Pursuit and The Little Guy.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, Amazon and Microsoft.
The best StreamHint ratings are Avengers: Endgame (8.4), Avengers: Infinity War (8.4) and Guardians of the Galaxy (8.0).
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