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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 24 August 1956Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevin Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1956. He is an American actor who has made over 100 appearances in both TV and film.

One of his earliest roles was in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning (1988) with Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. He followed this up with Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel (1989), Ghostbusters II (1989), and the Brian De Palma hit The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).

He has since appeared in a number of box office hits, such as Hot Shots! (1991), Chain Reaction (1996), and Godzilla (1998). He also appeared in the Oliver Stone epic, Nixon (1995) and the Ridley Scott fantasy film 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992).

Dunn is able to fit into various roles in diverse genres with ease, whether the role in question be a political thriller like 'Robert Redford (I)'s Lions for Lambs (2007), an action film such as Tony Scotts Unstoppable (2010), or a romantic drama like Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). He is an established and reliable supporting - and character - actor.

He has gained considerable notoriety as the father in the hit movies Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Spouse (1)

Katina Alexander (19 July 1986 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Often plays fathers or fatherly type characters
Often plays military or political figures
Tends to play irascible, angry characters

Trivia (8)

Brother of actress Nora Dunn.
Appeared in four Ivan Reitman produced movies one of them being a TV movie.
Was considered for the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld (1989).
Appeared as a doctor in an unused alternate ending for Evolution (2001).
Understudied by Skipp Sudduth in the world premiere of the Richard Fire-June Shellene play about commodities traders, "Dealing," at Northlight Theatre, 1987, then located in Evanston, Illinois.
Replaced James Naughton, who filmed the TV series pilot of Bette (2000), when the series was picked up.
Graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Gave commencement speech at his alma mater for the graduating class of 2008.
He has Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry.

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