James Gunn

American writer, actor and filmmaker

James Francis Gunn Jr.[1] (born August 5, 1966)[2][n 1] is an American director, screenwriter, producer, musician, and the co-CEO of DC Studios alongside producer Peter Safran. He is known for directing the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023), and the DC Extended Universe movie The Suicide Squad (2021) and the spin-off television series Peacemaker (2022). He is also known for writing both Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).

James Gunn
Gunn at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
James Francis Gunn Jr.

(1966-08-05) August 5, 1966 (age 57)
EducationLoyola Marymount University
Saint Louis University (BA)
Columbia University (MFA)
Occupation(s)Filmmaker, musician
Years active1989–present
Jenna Fischer
(m. 2000; div. 2008)
Partner(s)Jennifer Holland
  1. While many sources give a birth year of 1970,[3] Gunn graduated from St. Louis University High School in 1984, making 1970 questionable.


  1. "Songwriter/Composer: Gunn, James Francis Jr". Broadcast Music Inc. Archived from the original on July 21, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  2. "A Star Is Born: James Gunn turns 51 today". Los Angeles Times. August 5, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  3. "James Gunn Biography". Tribute. Toronto, Canada. Retrieved November 7, 2015.