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James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. 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 twelve. Many of these were comedic splatter ... See full bio »

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  Starsky & Hutch (TV Series) (announced)
 2021 The Suicide Squad (written by) (pre-production)
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno (Video short)
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (written by)
 2016 The Belko Experiment (written by)
 2016 Dolphinman Battles the Sex Lobsters (Video short) (Dolphinman created by)
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy (written by)
 2013 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 Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed (Video short) (screenplay)
 2004 The Swidge (Short)
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (written by)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (screenplay)
 2004 Tube (Short) (written by)
 2002 Two-Player Spooky Island Arcade Challenge (Video Game) (based on an adaptation by)
 2002 Scooby-Doo (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Thir13en Ghosts (screenplay - uncredited)
 2000 The Specials (written by)
 2000 Troma's Edge TV (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Debut Episode (2000) ... (writer)
 1999 Terror Firmer (inspired by the book "All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger" by)
 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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Other Works:

"Everything I Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger" -- Book, Putnam/Penguin, 1998 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 23 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Sneepers

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I think that one of the things that drives me in telling stories, and art in general, is finding the beautiful in a big mass of ugly. See more »

Trivia:

Gunn worked as a hospital orderly, bar musician, and quarry worker before landing an interview for a summer job filing papers at Troma Films, but instead wound up being hired to write the screenplay for Tromeo and Juliet (1996) (and was paid $150 dollars to do so). He later choreographed the sex scenes for Tromeo and Juliet (1996). It would take him five years to write his first novel, "The Toy ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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