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James Gunn Bio, Biography, Age, Wife, Siblings, Net Worth, Tweets and Fired from Walt Disney

James Gunn Bio

James Francis Gunn Jr. was born on 5 August  1966. in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician. James commenced his career as a scriptwriter in the mid-1990s, writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet (1996)The Specials (2000)Scooby-Doo (2002) and its sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead. He then started working as a director, begging with the horror-comedy film Slither (2006). He at the same wrote and directed the web series James Gunn’s PG Porn (2008–2009), the superhero film Super (2010), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
Born 5 August, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri United States
Age 51 years old as of 2018
Wife Jenna Fischer (m. 2000–2008)
  • James F. Gunn, Father
  • Leota Gunn, Mother
Books The Toy Collector 2000, I Will Build My Church 1982, Indy: Freedom’s Flagship 2004, All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger 1998, Be the Best at Who You Are 2013
Net Worth $6 million
Occupation Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Novelist, Actor, Musician
Books Creepy Romance IV 2017, Slayer: Repentless 2017, Metalocalypse: Dethklok 2011, Zombie Tales Omnibus: Outbreak 2011, Creepy Romance 2014,  Creepy Romance III 2015
Fired from Walt Disney On July 19, 2018, Twitter users brought to light comments by Gunn on Twitter joking about pedophilia and other sexual crimes.  James Gunn was subsequently fired from Disney as the director for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 .

James Gunn Biography

James Francis Gunn Jr. was born on 5 August  1966. In St. Louis, Missouri. He is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician.  His brothers are; matt an actor and political writer, brain scriptwriter and Patrick former Executive Vice President with Artisan Entertainment.He also has a sister named Beth. Their parents are Leota and James F. Gunn, an attorney. Gunn’s surname is derived from the Irish name MacGilGunn, meaning “sons to the servants of the god of the dead”

James Gunn Career


In St. Louis, Gunn started a band in 1989 named the icons he was the lead vocalist. The band released the mom album, in 1994 We Like It Here on Earth, and their songs “Sunday” and “Walking Naked” featured in the film Tromeo and Juliet. The band broke in the mid-1990s. Gunn went on writing songs for Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and Movie 43.

Movies and TV Shows

Gunn started his career as a filmmaker in 1995; he wrote the independent film Tromeo and Juliet. Gunn learned how to write screenplays, produce movies, scout locations, direct actors, distribute films, and create his poster art through his mentor Lloyd Kaufman.

His first Hollywood screenplay was Scooby-Doo in 2002. In 2004, he wrote the screenplays for the remake of Dawn of the Dead and the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. With these films, Gunn became the first screenwriter to have two films top the box office in consecutive weeks the same year; the executive produced and starred in the mockumentary LolliLove, directed by and starring his then-wife Jenna Fischer. His film directorial debut was the 2006 horror-comedy Slither, which was included on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the 50 Best Ever Reviewed Horror Movies.

Gunn’s next projects included the comedy short film “Humanzee!” which was originally intended exclusively for the Xbox Live’s Horror Meets Comedy series of short comedy films by horror directors; it was replaced with “Sparky and Mikaela” which debuted on Xbox Live on December 31, 2008. In an April 2009 interview on The Jace Hall Show, Gunn described “Sparky and Mikaela” as being “about a human [and] raccoon crime-fighting team and they fight crime in both the forest world, among the furry animals, and in the human world.”Gunn also has a short-form web series for Spike.com titled James Gunn’s PG Porn.

James Gunn Tweets

On July 19, 2018, Twitter users brought to light comments by Gunn on Twitter joking about pedophilia and other sexual crimes. Here are all the tweets from James Gunn.

James Gunn Tweets
James Gunn Tweets

James Gunn FIRED by Walt Disney Guardians of the Galaxy 3

On July 19, 2018, Twitter users brought to light comments by Gunn on Twitter joking about pedophilia and other sexual crimes.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement: ”The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”

Before his firing, Gunn took to Twitter to apologise for causing offence: “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humour. It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over. In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies. For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out. I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it. Anyway, that’s the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. I don’t anymore. I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today. Love you to you all.”

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Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.

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