Born on August 5, 1966, James Gunn is an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor and musician who started his career as a screenwriter writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet (1996), Scooby-Doo (2002). He is mainly known for writing and directing the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxu and Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

He has become a center of attraction when he was fired by Disney from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise following the discovery and circulation of several old tweets in which he displayed gross humor and made jokes about rape. For more information, read the article below.

James Gunn

Before Fame: He attended Saint Louis University and Columbia University.

Family/ Relationships

James Gunn Parents/Siblings/Religion

Born on August 5, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri, he is the son of Leota and James F. Gunn. He has four brothers and a sister. His brothers are Sean, Matt, Brian and Patrick and has a sister named Beth.
He was raised between St. Louis and Manchester, Missouri. He attended Jesuit St. Louis University High School and earned Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University. He later went to Columbia University and earned Master of Fine Arts.

James Gunn Affair/Wife/Married

He married actress Jenna Fischer on October 7, 2000. They divorced in 2008. For more information, visit his twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: James Francis Gunn Jr.
  • Nicknames: James Gunn
  • Birthday: August 5, 1966
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Saint Louis University, Columbia University
  • Profession: Screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, actor, musician
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion:  Roman Catholic
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Spouse/Wife: Jena Fisher (m. 2000 – div. 2008)
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: $40 million USD


  • Height: 6 feet (183 cm)
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available

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Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He took five years to write his first novel, “The Toy Collector.”.
  • He choreographed the sex scenes for Tromeo and Juliet (1996).
  • He is the first person in cinema history to write back-to-back #1 for the weekend box office hits, with Dawn of the Dead (2004) on 19 March 2004 and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) on 26 March 2004.
  • He has Irish and Czech ancestry.

Memorable Quotes:

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy happier.