James Gunn Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

James Gunn Biography
  • Name: James Gunn
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
  • Occupation: Filmmaker
  • Net Worth: US $40 Million
  • Status: Alive

James Gunn is an American screenwriter, film director and actor. He directed the film Super (2008) and the MCU films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). His credits include Dawn of the Dead (2004), Slither (2006) and The Belko Experiment (2016). He’s also had some success as a novelist and musician. James Francis Gunn Jr. was born on August 5, 1966, in St. Louis, Missouri. His parents are James and Leota. He has siblings Sean, Brian, Matt, Patrick and Beth. He was raised in a Roman Catholic family. Gunn attended Jesuit St. Louis University High School (1984) followed by Saint Louis University (1992). He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative Writing from Columbia University (1995). He also spent two years studying film at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

Gunn began making short films with his brothers at age 12. He was inspired by such films as Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Friday the 13th (1980). Gunn was hired by the independent film company Troma Entertainment in 1995. His first screenwriting project was Tromeo and Juliet (1996). Next, he wrote, directed and appeared in the BBC series The Tromaville Cafe (1997-2000). Gunn wrote the scripts for The Specials (2000), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Dawn of the Dead (2004). He wrote and directed the horror-comedy Slither (2006) starring Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks. He co-created the Spike web series James Gunn’s PG Porn (2008-09) alongside his brothers Brian and Sean.

Gunn wrote and directed the superhero film Super (2010). The film stars Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page. It made $422 million on a $2.5 million budget. Gunn’s credits also include The Belko Experiment (2016) and the video game Lollipop Chainsaw (2012). He served as executive producer for Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Gunn wrote and directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). Both films made upwards of $750 million at the box office. The fist installment earned him a Saturn Award for best director. In July 2018, Gunn was fired by Walt Disney Studios over controversial tweets that were posted between 2008 and 2009. Media personality Mike Cernovich was responsible for bringing those old tweets to light.

In addition to films, Gunn is a musician and novelist. He formed and served as lead vocalist of the band ‘The Icons’ from 1989 to the mid 1990s. Their studio album, Mom, We Like It Here on Earth, was released in 1994. It was supported by the singles “Sunday” and “Walking Naked”. Both songs were featured in his film debut Tromeo and Juliet (1996). Gunn has since composed songs for Scooby-Doo (2002), Scooby-Doo 2 (2004) and Movie 43 (2013). His published works include The Toy Collector (2000) and All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger (1998) with Lloyd Kaufman.

James Gunn stands 6ft tall and he’s of Irish and Czech ancestry. His personal net worth is estimated at $40 million. The bulk of his fortune is attributed to his filmmaking career. Gunn married The Office actress ‘Jenna Fischer’ in October 2000. The couple separated in September 2007 after 7 years together. Their marriage was finalized in 2008. Gunn has since been romantically linked to actress Jennifer Holland. She’s best known for starring in the CMT drama series Sun Records (2017) and the film American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009).

James Gunn Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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James Gunn Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: James Francis Gunn Jr.
  • Birthday: August 5, 1966
  • How Old : Age: 52 years old
  • Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
  • Occupation: Filmmaker, Actor, Musician, Novelist
  • Years Active: 1995-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $40 Million
  • Marriage(s): Jenna Fischer
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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