James Gunn Bio, Age, Family, Films, Screenplays, Net Worth and Music

This article will answer every question you have about James Gunn. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does James Gunn do for a living?
  2. Who are James Gunn’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are James Gunn’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is James Gunn married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does James Gunn have any children?
  6. Where is James Gunn now?
  7. How tall is James Gunn?
  8. How much money does James Gunn earn?
  9. What is James Gunn net worth?

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Who is James Gunn?

James Gunn is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. He started his career as a screenwriter during the mid-1990s. Later in 2006, he worked as a director of Slither which was a horror-comedy movie. He later worked on the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 as well as its 2017 sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 as well as The Suicide Squad.

Gunn also wrote and directed James Gunn’s PG Porn which is a web series from 2008 to 2009 as well as a superhero film in 2010 titled Super.

James Gunn’s Career


Gunn started a band named The Icons in 1989 where he was the lead vocalist. In 1994, the band released an album called Mom, We Like It Here On Earth. In addition, two songs from the albums featured in the film Tromeo and Juliet which included Sunday and Walking Naked. The band however split up in the mid-1990s. Gunn also composed songs for Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed as well as Movie 43.

Film and Television

Gunn started his career in filmmaking in 1995 with Troma Entertainment where he wrote the film Tromeo and Juliet. He worked together with his mentor, co-founder of Troma, Lloyd Kaufman where he learned to produce films, write screenplays, scout locations, distribute films, direct actors as well as create his own poster art. Gunn’s first big Hollywood screenplay was Scooby-Doo which released in 2002. Later in 2004, Gunn wrote screenplays for the Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed sequel and the remake of Dawn of the Dead.

A Photo of James Gunn
A Photo of James Gunn

Due to these films, Gunns made to be the first screenwriter to have two films consecutively top the box office for weeks. In the same year, he became the executive producer and star actor in the LolliLove mockumentary which was directed and also starred by his wife at the time, Jenna Fischer. He then directed a film in 2006, a horror-comedy titled Slither which appeared on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the Best Ever Reviewed Horror Movies. His next production was the comedy short film Humanzee! The film was intended to be featured in the Xbox Live’s Horror Meets Comedy series of short comedy films by horror directors but was eventually replaced with Sparky and Mikaela.

In 2008, Gunn became a judge on Scream Queens which was a VH1 reality TV show where 10 actresses compete for a role in the Saw VI film. Later in 2009, Gunn made an announcement that he would be writing and directing Pets which was a comedy based on a man who was abducted by aliens who intend to turn him into a household pet. In 2010, he released a dark comedy called Super which is also a superhero satire film starring Elliot Page and Rainn Wilson.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Gunn was actually the c0-writer and director of the Marvel Studio adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy that got released on August 1, 2014. In addition, his brother named Sean plays a role in the movie. Also, Gunn featured in the film as an actor although playing smaller roles as well as uncredited appearances in his personal projects. He directed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2  that was released in 2017. Gunn was also selected to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 starting in July 2018 but got fired by Disney as the director due to some of his tweets which seemed off-colour. However, Disney rehired him in March 2019 as a result of public appeal claiming that he was the reason for the massive success of the previous movies.

Other Productions

Gunn both wrote and produced The Belko Experiment which is a horror film that was released in 2017. In addition, he directed 3 Stan Lee cameo scenes in a single day which belonged to the production of Doctor Strange and two other unrevealed projects. Later in October 2018, Gunn won the job to write a new script for The Suicide Squad as well as serve as the director for the film. He officially got the role of directing the movie after confirmation in January 2019. Gunn also received the role of writing, directing and producing a spin-off TV series for HBO Max from the film which focused on the character of the Peacemaker that would be played by John Cena.

Other Media

In 2000, Gunn authored a novel titled The Toy Collector based on the story of a hospital orderly who steals drugs from the hospital so that he may sell for money to satisfy his toy collecting habit. He also co-authored alongside Lloyd Kaufman All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger in 1998 while working at Troma. Gunn also wrote the story for Lollipop Chainsaw which is a Grasshopper Manufacturers’ video game where he worked alongside game designer Suda 51.

How Old is James Gunn?

Gunn was born on August 5, 1966, in St.Louis, Missouri. He is therefore currently 54 years old.

James Gunn’s Family

Who are James Gunn’s parents?

Gunn parents are named James F. Gunn and Leota. His father James is an attorney.

Does James Gunn have siblings?

Gunn has five siblings including actor, sean Gunn, actor and political writer Matt Gunn, screenwriter Brian Gunn, Patrick Gunn and Beth Gunn.

James Gunn’s Education

Gunn alongside all his brothers attended the Jesuit St. Louis University High School where he graduated in 1984. He later joined Saint Louis University and earned a Bachelor of Arts. During an unspecified time in his college life, he attended undergraduate film school at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles for two years but left claiming that he was really messed up at the time. Gunn later studied prose writing at the graduate school at the Columbia School of Fine Arts where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 1995.

James Gunn’s wife

Gunn married Jenna Fischer, an actress, on October 7, 2000, but got divorced in 2008. Gunn then started dating actress Jennifer Holland who has been together with her since 2015.

James Gunn’s Children – Kids

Gunn currently has no children.

James Gunn’s Net Worth

Gunn has an estimated net worth of $50 million.


Gunn stands at about 5 ft 11 inches tall.

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