Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Highest Rated: 95% Dave (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Trading Paint (2019)

Birthday: Feb 26, 1956

Birthplace: Not Available

The genial, slightly stocky Hollywood character actor Kevin Dunn graced the casts of some of the highest grossing and most enjoyable A-listers of the '80s, '90s, and 2000s. With a pleasant (if unremarkable) countenance, this brother of Second City veteran (and onetime Saturday Night Live mainstay) Nora Dunn cut his chops playing everymen in American movies and one-shot television episodes. Kevin Dunn lacked the sketch comedy background of his arguably more famous sibling but quickly chalked up an equally extensive resumé at about the same time.Dunn debuted on camera in the mid-'80s, with a recurring role on the series comedy drama Jack & Mike (1986), co-starring Shelley Hack and Tom Mason, but Alan Parker's harrowing civil-rights drama Mississippi Burning (in which he played Agent Bird) marked his first real breakthrough. From that point on, he became ever-present in such blockbusters as Ghostbusters 2 (1989), Blue Steel (1990), Only the Lonely (1991), Hot Shots! (1991), Chaplin (1992), and Dave (1993). Directors often cast Dunn as an emotional (or political) support to a heavy, such as his brief evocation of Nixon aide (and eventual Christian spokesperson) Chuck Colson in Oliver Stone's biopic Nixon (1995), that of Lou Logan (opposite Nicolas Cage) in Brian De Palma's muddled, flawed paranoid thriller Snake Eyes (1998), and that of Alex (alongside Sean Penn) in the political drama All The King's Men (2006). In 2007, Dunn appeared in the blockbuster action hit Transformers as Ron Witwicky, the father of lead actor Shia LaBeouf's character, Sam. Dunn also had a role in the underperforming Tom Cruise/Robert Redford/Meryl Streep drama Lions for Lambs. In the fall of that year, Dunn found success on the sitcom Samantha Who? as the father of the amnesia-afflicted main character (Christina Applegate).He was part of the cast of Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and played a bad guy in the runaway train thriller Unstoppable. In 2011 he appeared in the well-reviewed MMA drama Warrior, and the blockbuster Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The next year he was cast in the one and only season of HBO's racetrack set drama series Luck.


Highest Rated Movies



83% Standing Up, Falling Down Gary Rollins 2020
0% Trading Paint Stumpy 2019
83% The Bachelors Paul 2017
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses Carl Pronger $14.9M 2016
52% Ashby Coach Bruton $5.1K 2015
73% Slow Learners Darren Lowry $21.6K 2015
No Score Yet The Road Is Jericho: Epic Stories & Rare Matches from Y2J Director 2015
No Score Yet WWE: Fast Lane Director 2015
59% Draft Day Marvin $21.2M 2014
No Score Yet Wrestlemania XXX Director 2014
61% The Frozen Ground Lt. Bob Jent $90K 2013
28% Jobs Gil Amelio $16.2M 2013
No Score Yet Prosecuting Casey Anthony George Anthony 2013
No Score Yet WWE Battleground Director 2013
0% You May Not Kiss the Bride Agent Ross 2012
83% Warrior Principal Zito $13.7M 2011
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ron Witwicky $352.4M 2011
25% Certifiably Jonathan Actor $8.3K 2011
No Score Yet WWE: The Big Show - A Giant's World Director 2011
86% Unstoppable Galvin $81.6M 2010
No Score Yet WWE: TLC - Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2009 Director 2010
20% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Ron Witwicky $402.1M 2009
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona Mark Nash $23.2M 2008
No Score Yet WWE: Twist of Fate - The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story Director 2008
27% Lions for Lambs Howard $15M 2007
No Score Yet Transformers: Beginnings Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Great American Bash Director 2007
58% Transformers Ron Witwicky $319.1M 2007
No Score Yet John Cena: My Life Director 2007
40% Live Free or Die Monson 2006
No Score Yet A Perfect Day Darren 2006
12% All The King's Men Alex $7.3M 2006
43% Gridiron Gang Ted Dexter $38.5M 2006
25% The Darwin Awards Insurance Exec 2006
No Score Yet WWE - The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA Director 2006
No Score Yet WWE - Great American Bash 2006 Director 2006
No Score Yet The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, Was, and Ever Will Be Director 2005
No Score Yet The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior Director 2005
No Score Yet Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker Director 2005
63% I Heart Huckabees Marty $12.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Stranger Beside Me Dick Reed 2003
No Score Yet Gleason Jack Philbin 2002
No Score Yet WWF Judgment Day Director 2000
No Score Yet The Beach Boys: An American Family Actor 2000
67% Stir of Echoes Frank McCarthy 1999
40% Snake Eyes Lou Logan 1998
48% Small Soldiers Stuart Abernathy 1998
8% Almost Heroes Hidalgo 1998
16% Godzilla Colonel Hicks 1998
48% Picture Perfect Mr. Mercer 1997
No Score Yet WWF in Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Director 1997
24% Commandments David Ward 1997
No Score Yet On the Edge of Innocence Dr. Nathan Barbacoe 1997
23% The Sixth Man Mikulski 1997
No Score Yet The Second Civil War Jimmy Cannon 1997
16% Chain Reaction Agt. Doyle 1996
No Score Yet Shattered Mind Eric 1996
No Score Yet Unforgivable Milt 1996
No Score Yet Jack Reed: One of Our Own Actor 1996
No Score Yet WWF in Your House 6 Director 1996
74% Nixon Charles Colson 1995
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt Mark Evola 1995
No Score Yet WWF in Your House 2 Director 1995
28% Mad Love Clifford 1995
No Score Yet WWF in Your House 1 Director 1995
No Score Yet WWF in Your House 8: Beware of Dog Director 1995
No Score Yet The Four Diamonds Charles Millard/Charles the Mysterious 1995
No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Phil Brenner 1994
31% Little Big League Arthur Goslin 1994
No Score Yet Double Edge Webber 1993
95% Dave Alan Reed 1993
60% Chaplin J. Edgar Hoover 1992
32% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Captain Mendez 1992
83% Hot Shots! Lt. Cdr. James Block 1991
64% Only the Lonely Patrick 1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Killian 1990
22% Marked for Death Roselli 1990
71% Blue Steel Assistant Chief Stanley Hoyt 1990
53% Ghostbusters 2 Venkman's Talk Show Guest (uncredited) 1989
No Score Yet Taken Away Lombardi 1989
83% Mississippi Burning Agent Bird 1988


76% City on a Hill
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2019
78% True Detective
Major Ken Quesada Ken Quesada 2019
93% Veep
Ben Ben Cafferty 2019
59% Ghosted
Merv Minette 2018
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Code Black
Dr. Mark Taylor Dr. Taylor 2016
82% Luck
Marcus Marcus Becker 2012
77% Samantha Who?
Howard 2009
60% Prison Break
Cooper Green 2007
86% Boston Legal
Jonathan Weiner 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Laird 2006
85% Lost
Gordy 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
Arnold MacLaren 2005
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
Terry Hardwick 2004
No Score Yet Boston Public
Eddie Mankowski Sr. 2004
38% LAX
Vic Tilden 2004
96% Boomtown
Ron Berman 2002
57% Push, Nevada
Mitch Mann 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
Bill Munce 2002
No Score Yet The Real World
Reality cast member 2001
75% Bette
Roy 2001
No Score Yet Godzilla: The Series
Major Anthony Hicks 1998
88% Seinfeld
Joel 1990
76% Roseanne
No Score Yet Family Ties
Bob Glen 1989
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Jim 1987
31% Arsenio
Al O'Brien
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated


Ron Witwicky says: You really think I would buy you a Porsche for your first car?!

Ron Witwicky says: You really think I would buy you a Porsche for your first car?

Darren Lowry says: Book club, that's kind of girly.

Colonel Hicks says: I want it all sealed up.

Sergeant O'Neal says: Yes sir! do we do that, sir?

Colonel Hicks says: You fill 'em up with cement, brick 'em up, put landmines in 'em, bombs, I DON"T CARE! Make sure the damn thing doesn't leave the island!

Galvin says: Let's go, boys!

Sam Witwicky says: No way, Dad, you gotta be kidding me!!

Sam Witwicky says: No way, Dad, you gotta be kidding me!

Ron Witwicky says: I am. I'm not getting you a Porsche.

Bobby Bolivia says: Gen-tle-men. Bobby Bolivia, like the country, cept without the rum. Can I help you?

Ron Witwicky says: Well, my son here, we're gonna buy his first car.

Bobby Bolivia says: And you come to see me?

Sam Witwicky says: Had to.

Bobby Bolivia says: That practically makes us family. Uncle Bobby B, baby. Uncle Bobby B.

Dr. Niko Tatopoulos says: The radiation isn't an anomaly, it's the clue. This animal is way too big to be some kind of lost dinosaur.

Colonel Hicks says: Well don't tell me what it is and tell me what the hell. it is

Dr. Niko Tatopoulos says: Well, what do we know? Uh, it was first sighted off the French Polynesian Pacific. That area has been exposed to dozens of nuclear tests over the past 30 years. It's possible that the testing has created a new species, the first of its kind...

Ron Witwicky says: Judy, we've got a blown transformer!

Principal Zito says: Tommy Conlon: Now? Where were you when it mattered? I needed this guy back when I was a kid, I don't need you now. You know? It's too late now everything has already happened.

Tommy Conlon says: Now? Where were you when it mattered? I needed this guy back when I was a kid, I don't need you now. You know? It's too late now everything has already happened.

Principal Zito says: UFC? Son of a bitch!

Brendan Conlon says: C'mon, it's not as bad as it looks.

Principal Zito says: Are you being literal or figurative? Because literally it looks bad. And figuratively it looks even worse. The superintendent's coming by in a few minutes. So gimme a little help here, Brendan. Can you explain to me what the hell you were doing?

Himself says: Commentator: Sam Sheridan: Give the guy a break. At least he's fought in the UFC before. He's fought real fighters. I remember him.

Sam Sheridan says: Give the guy a break. At least he's fought in the UFC before. He's fought real fighters. I remember him.

Himself says: Commentator Bryan Callen: I remember him, too. I remember him being very unmemorable.

Principal Zito says: Commentator Bryan Callen: I remember him, too. I remember him being very unmemorable.

Bryan Callen says: I remember him, too. I remember him being very unmemorable.

Will says: Mr.Galvin this is Will Colson you're conducter. We're gonna frun this bitch down.

Will says: Mr.Galvin this is Will Colson, you're conducter. We're gonna run this bitch down.

Galvin says: Well maybe you didn't here what I just said Colson, I will fire you!

Ron Witwicky says: We'll get to the Arctic first, lads! No sacrifice, no victory!