James Gunn
James Gunn
Celebrated Name: James Gunn
Real Name/Full Name: James Francis Gunn Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 57years old
Birth Date: 5 August 1966
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jenna Fischer (m. 2000; div. 2008)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Yes (Jennifer Holland)
Is James Gunn Gay?: No
Profession: Filmmaker, Musician, Screenwriter
Salary: $10 million
Net Worth in 2024: $60 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Born on August 5, 1966, James Francis Gunn Jr. is an American musician and filmmaker. He began his career as a screenwriter in the 1990s. Gunn then started working as a director, and his first movie was the horror-comedy film Slither which was released in 2006. Gunn is also known for making a Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movie called Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which released in 2017.

Maybe you know about James Gunn very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of James Gunn’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Gunn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents James F. Gunn and Leota Gunn. His father was an attorney. Gunn is of Irish and Jewish heritage and has five siblings. Gunn at the age of 12, he began making 8 mm zombie films with his brothers in the woods near their home.

Gunn had gone to the Jesuit St. Louis University High School from where he graduated in 1984. He then got a degree in Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University. Later he went to graduate school at the Columbia University School of Fine Arts and studied prose writing. Gunn also did mastery in Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1995.

Personal Life

Gunn married Jenna Fischer on 7 October 2000. Some people think that Gunn and Jenna married in the event of Lloyd Kaufman, but this was not true as it was confirmed by Gunn himself, he mentions that Lloyd was present in his wedding and he did give a speech. Gunn had originally met Jenna in the St. Louis area through his brother Sean, who had acted in plays alongside Jenna in high school.

Gunn is dating actress Jennifer Holland since 2015. Gunn had mentioned that prayers play an important role in his life; it might be because he was raised in a Roman Catholic family. But Gunn has also said, “in some ways, he’s anti-religion.”

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 5 August 1966, James Gunn is 57 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.83m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.


Gunn founded a band called ‘The Icons’ in 1989, and he was the lead vocalist in the band. Gunn has been composing music for Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleased. In 1995, Gunn started his career in film-making with Troma Entertainment. In 2002, Gunn’s first major screenplay was Scooby-Doo, and in 2004, then he wrote the screenplays of Dawn of the Dead and the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

After these movies, Gunn became the first screenwriter to have two movies top the box office in consecutive weeks. Gunn was also a judge on the VH1 reality television show, Scream Queens, in which ten unknown actresses compete for a role in the movie Saw VI.

Gunn debut movie Slither came out in 2006 it was a horror-comedy movie, and it was also present in Top 50 Reviewed Horror Movies by Rotten Tomatoes. Gunn directed three Stan Lee cameo scenes in one day, for the film Doctor Strange and two for unrevealed projects in 2016. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) were written and directed by James Gunn, and the third part of the sequel was supposed to come out, but Gunn was fired because he had tweeted off-color jokes, in the past but then he was rehired in March 2019.

Awards & Achievements

James Gunn’s first movie Slither was ranked in the top 50 reviewed Horror Movies by Rotten Tomatoes.

Gunn became the first screenwriter to have two movies top the box office in consecutive weeks.

Gunn has created one of the most popular movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Net Worth & Salary of James Gunn in 2024

James Gunn Net Worth
James Gunn Net Worth

James Gunn has worked on many projects and has created many popular movies in the history of Hollywood. Due to his off-color jokes tweeted in the past, he was fired from being the director in MCU by Disney but was later rehired in March 2019. He is a musician, film-maker, cartoonist and screenwriter. He has a salary of $10 million per annum, and for his incredible movies, he has a net worth of $60 million as of April 2024.

James Gunn is a brilliant screenwriter and movie director he has worked in so many great movies and is continuing to make more. In spite of getting a set back in his career after getting fired from Disney, he was hired again in 2019. Gunn is expected to make the third sequel of Guardians of the Galaxy of MCU, and his fans are patiently waiting for the movie.


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