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Kevin Dunn

Highest Rated:   94% Dave (1993)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses
  • Carl Pronger
$14.9M 2016
50% 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
60% Draft Day
  • Marvin
$21.2M 2014
No Score Yet Wrestlemania XXX
  • Director
2014
61% The Frozen Ground
  • Lt. Bob Jent
$90k 2013
27% 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
82% 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
87% Unstoppable
  • Galvin
$81.6M 2010
No Score Yet WWE: TLC - Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2009
  • Director
2010
19% 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
57% 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
11% All The King's Men
  • Alex
$7.3M 2006
42% 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
62% 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
19% 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
75% 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 Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
  • Phil Brenner
1994
33% Little Big League
  • Arthur Goslin
1994
No Score Yet Double Edge
  • Webber
1993
94% Dave
  • Alan Reed
1993
57% Chaplin
  • J. Edgar Hoover
1992
39% 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • Captain Mendez
1992
83% Hot Shots!
  • Lt. Cdr. James Block
1991
62% 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
89% Mississippi Burning
  • Agent Bird
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
91% Veep
2012
  • Ben Ben Cafferty
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Code Black
2015
  • Dr. Mark Taylor Dr. Taylor
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% True Detective
2014-2015
  • Major Ken Quesada Ken Quesada
  • 2014
87% Luck
2011-2012
  • Marcus Marcus Becker
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005
  • Cooper Green
  • 2007
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Jonathan Weiner
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Laird
  • 2006
87% Lost
2004-2010
  • Gordy
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Arnold MacLaren
  • 2005
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
  • Terry Hardwick
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Real World
1992
  • Reality cast member
  • 2001
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Joel
  • 1990
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Actor
  • 1989
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Jim
  • Guest
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
  • Actor

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