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James Gunn (II)

James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. 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 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies. Gunn dropped ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Belko Experiment (written by)
 2016 Dolphinman Battles the Sex Lobsters (Video short) (character)
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy (written by)
 2012 Movie 43 (written by - segment "Beezel")
 2012 Lollipop Chainsaw (Video Game) (writer)
 2010/I Super (written by)
 2010 Du hard ou du cochon! (TV Series) (idea)
  PG Porn (TV Series short) (created by - 8 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (written by - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (script - 1 episode, 2009)
- Genital Hospital (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- High Poon (2009) ... (creator)
- Helpful Bus (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Squeal Happy Whores (2009) ... (creator) / (script)
- Roadside Ass-istance (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Humanzee! (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode, 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2008)
- Pilot (2008) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Sparky & Mikaela (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode, 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2008)
- Pilot (2008) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2006 Slither (written by)
 2004 LolliLove (screenplay - uncredited)
 2004 The Swidge (Short)
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (written by)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (screenplay)
 2004 Tube (Short) (written by)
 2002 Scooby-Doo (screenplay) / (story)
 2000 The Specials
 2000 Troma's Edge TV (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Debut Episode (2000) ... (writer)
 1999 Terror Firmer (book "All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger" - inspiration)
 1997 Hamster PSA (Short)
 1997 Sgt. Kabukiman Public Service Announcement (TV Short) (written by)
 1997 The Tromaville Café (TV Series) (creator)
 1996 Tromeo and Juliet (screenplay)
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Album: "Mom, We Like It Here on Earth," with The Icons, 1994 See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 20 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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I saw Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) in a theater when it first came out, and it was so gritty and dark I felt sick to my stomach for a couple of days afterwards - like the evil of it stuck to my soul. Part of what was so frightening was Rooker, Michael's incredible performance. We normally distance ourselves from villains, but I almost felt for him as Henry. The last thing you want to... See more »


The character "Gunn" on the TV series Angel (1999) was named such after Angel (1999) creator Joss Whedon worked with both James and his brother Sean Gunn. See more »


Nearly always casts Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Lloyd Kaufman and Rob Zombie in his movies. See more »

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