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Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1956
DiedMarch 1, 2008, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
SpouseKatina Alexander
MarkTends to play irascible, angry characters
FactReplaced James Naughton, who filmed the TV series pilot of Bette (2000), when the series was picked up.

Kevin Dunn is an American actor and comedian. He was born on August 24, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, to John Dunn, a musician, and his wife, an artist. Kevin has two older sisters. He was raised in a Catholic household and attended Catholic schools. He graduated from high school in 1974.

Dunn began his career in stand-up comedy, performing in clubs and colleges throughout the Midwest. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and made his television debut on an episode of the sitcom Taxi. He had a small role in the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and appeared in the television movie The Ratings Game (1984).

Dunn’s breakout role came in the 1986 comedy film Top Gun, in which he played the role of Lt. Commander Rick “Jester” Heatherly. He also appeared in the films Transformers (2007), Wall-E (2008), and Cars (2006). In addition to his work in film, Dunn has also appeared in numerous television shows, including Seinfeld, Roseanne, and NewsRadio. He has also done voice work for animated shows and video games.

Dunn has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Lynne Koplitz from 1999 to 2005. His second marriage was to actress/writer Nancy Walls from 2006 to 2010. He has been married to actress/writer Julie Bowen since 2012. They have three children together.

Dunn has a net worth of $20 million. He earns a salary of $75 thousand per episode of Modern Family. He has also made money from his work in film and television, as well as from voice work and endorsements.

Dunn is 5’10” tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1956
DiedMarch 1, 2008, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Height1.78 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationIllinois Wesleyan University, Westlake High School


SpouseKatina Alexander
ParentsJohn Dunn, Margaret Dunn
SiblingsNora Dunn


NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MoviesTransformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Unstoppable, Small Soldiers, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Hot Shots!, Dave, Warrior, Gridiron Gang, Snake Eyes, Godzilla, Lions for Lambs, Stir of Echoes, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Chain Reaction, Only the Lonely, The ...
TV ShowsTrue Detective, Luck, Samantha Who?, Bette, Veep, Jack and Mike, Arsenio

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#Marks / Signs
1Tends to play irascible, angry characters
2Often plays military or political figures
3Often plays fathers or fatherly type characters


1He has Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry.
2Graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Gave commencement speech at his alma mater for the graduating class of 2008.
3Replaced James Naughton, who filmed the TV series pilot of Bette (2000), when the series was picked up.
4Understudied by Skipp Sudduth in the world premiere of the Richard Fire-June Shellene play about commodities traders, "Dealing," at Northlight Theatre, 1987, then located in Evanston, Illinois.
5Appeared as a doctor in an unused alternate ending for Evolution (2001).
6Was considered for the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld (1989).
7Appeared in four Ivan Reitman produced movies one of them being a TV movie.
8Brother of actress Nora Dunn.




Gridiron Gang2006Ted Dexter
The Black Dahlia2006Elizabeth Short's Father (uncredited)
The Closer2006TV SeriesMr. Catalina
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2006TV SeriesDet. Carson Laird
Live Free or Die2006Chief Monson
Lost2006TV SeriesGordy
7th Heaven2004-2006TV SeriesCoach Terry Hardwick
The Darwin Awards2006Insurance Exec
Law & Order2005TV SeriesArnie MacLaren
Marsha Potter Gets a Life2005TV Movie
NYPD 20692004TV MovieJoe Banning
Huff2004TV SeriesBerkowitz
LAX2004TV SeriesVic Tilden
I Heart Huckabees2004Marty
NTSB: The Crash of Flight 3232004TV MovieCyrus
Boston Public2003TV SeriesBig Ed
L.A. Sheriff's Homicide2003TV MovieLt. Bob Coughlan
Dragnet2003TV SeriesJ.J. Halsted
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me2003TV MovieDick Reed
Boomtown2002TV SeriesRon Berman
Push, Nevada-2002TV SeriesMitch Mann
Gleason2002TV MovieJack Philbin - Gleason's manager
The Practice2002TV SeriesBill Munce
God, the Devil and Bob2001TV Series
Bette2000-2001TV SeriesRoy
Godzilla: The Series1998-2000TV SeriesTony Hicks Major Anthony Hicks Major Tony Hicks
The Beach Boys: An American Family2000TV Mini-SeriesMurry Wilson
Stir of Echoes1999Frank McCarthy
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesDr. Howard Hodges
The First Gentleman1999TV MovieThe First Gentleman
Snake Eyes1998Lou Logan
Small Soldiers1998Stuart Abernathy
Almost Heroes1998Hidalgo
Godzilla1998/IColonel Hicks
On the Edge of Innocence1997TV MovieDr. Barbico
Picture Perfect1997Mr. Mercer
Arsenio1997TV SeriesAl
The Sixth Man1997Mikulski
The Second Civil War1997TV MovieJimmy Cannon
Chain Reaction1996FBI Agent Doyle
Shattered Mind1996TV MovieEric
Unforgivable1996TV MovieMilton 'Milt' Stella
Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us1996TV MoviePhil Brenner
Nixon1995Charles Colson
Shadow of a Doubt1995TV MovieMark Evola
Jack Reed: One of Our Own1995TV MoviePhil Brenner
JAG1995TV SeriesRear Adm. Al Brovo
The Four Diamonds1995TV MovieCharles Millard / Charles the Mysterious
Mad Love1995Clifford Leland
Little Big League1994Arthur Goslin
Beethoven's 2nd1993Brillo, Missy's Owner (uncredited)
Dave1993Alan Reed
Chaplin1992J. Edgar Hoover
1492: Conquest of Paradise1992Captain Mendez
Double Edge1992TV MovieWebber
Hot Shots!1991Lt. Cmdr. James Block
Only the Lonely1991Patrick Muldoon
The Bonfire of the Vanities1990Tom Killian
Dear John1990TV SeriesBob Morris
Marked for Death1990Lt. Sal Roselli
Sydney1990TV SeriesJake
Seinfeld1990TV SeriesJoel
Blind Faith1990TV Mini-SeriesLt. Gladstone
Blue Steel1990Asst. Chief Stanley Hoyt
Taken Away1989TV MovieLombardi
Roseanne1989TV SeriesBurt Drucker
Ghostbusters II1989Milton Angland (uncredited)
Gideon Oliver1989TV SeriesJacob Waldner
Family Ties1988-1989TV SeriesGlen / Bob
L.A. Law1988-1989TV SeriesBarry Braunstein
21 Jump Street1989TV SeriesReed Bowman
Mississippi Burning1988Agent Bird
Sonny Spoon1988TV Series
Day by Day1988TV SeriesMel Schrom
Beverly Hills Buntz1988TV SeriesRinaldo de Martino
Cheers1987TV SeriesJim McNulty
Night of Courage1987TV MoviePoliceman
Jack and Mike1986TV SeriesAnthony Kubecek
Above Suspicion2017post-productionBob Singer
The Bachelors2017post-productionPaul Abernac
The Whole New Everything2016post-production
Men of GranitefilmingPrincipal Grigsby
Keeping Up with the Joneses2016Carl Pronger
Veep2013-2016TV SeriesBen Cafferty
The Night Of2016TV Mini-SeriesDaniel Lang
Code Black2015-2016TV SeriesDr. Taylor
American Dad!2016TV Series
After Dark with Julian Clark2015TV Series
Slow Learners2015Darren Lowry
Ashby2015Coach Bruton
Draft Day2014/IMarvin
True Detective2014TV SeriesMajor Ken Quesada
Cesar Chavez2014Dr. Arlo (uncredited)
The Frozen Ground2013Lt. Bob Jent
Jobs2013Gil Amelio
Prosecuting Casey Anthony2013TV MovieGeorge Anthony
Fire with Fire2012/IIAgent Calvin Mullens
Luck2011-2012TV SeriesMarcus
Warrior2011Principal Zito
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Ron Witwicky
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2010-2011TV SeriesDale Dinkley / Garden Manager / Maitre D' / ...
You May Not Kiss the Bride2011Agent Ross
Harry's Law2011TV SeriesD.A. George Kupcheck
Samantha Who?2007-2009TV SeriesHoward
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009Ron Witwicky
Vicky Cristina Barcelona2008Mark
Lions for Lambs2007ANX Editor
Transformers: Beginnings2007Video shortRon Witwicky (voice)
Transformers2007Ron Witwicky
Boston Legal2006-2007TV SeriesAttorney Jonathan Weiner
Prison Break2007TV SeriesCooper Green
The Mikes2006TV Movie
A Perfect Day2006TV MovieDarren
The Path to 9/112006TV Mini-SeriesSamuel 'Sandy' Berger
All the King's Men2006Alex


Kumpanía: Flamenco Los Angeles2011Documentary executive producer


Bette2000TV Series performer - 1 episode


The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Certifiably Jonathan2007DocumentaryG.T.
Starz Special: Gridiron Gang2006TV MovieHimself
I Heart Huckabees: Production Surveillance2005Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2008TV Series documentaryColonel Hicks
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryAlan Reed (uncredited)
Irak-Afganistán, la guerra llega al cine2008TV Movie documentaryHoward - ANX Editor


Nominated Awards

2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesVeep (2012)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesVeep (2012)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesVeep (2012)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastNixon (1995)

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