Kevin Dunn (born February 26, 1956) is an American character actor who has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films since the 1980s.
Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois to Margaret, a nurse, and John Dunn, a musician and poet. His sister is actor/comedian Nora Dunn.
Dunn's film appearances include Small Soldiers, Stir of Echoes, Godzilla, Snake Eyes, Nixon, Mad Love, Ghostbusters II, Dave, Beethoven's 2nd, Hot Shots!, and Captain Mendez in 1492: Conquest of Paradise . Dunn also played Murry Wilson in a 2000 miniseries, The Beach Boys: An American Family. He played a small but critical role as President Bill Clinton's National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger, in ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11 which aired on September 10 and September 11, 2006.
Dunn is also featured in Live Free or Die as well as the 2006 Sony Pictures film Gridiron Gang and Transformers directed by Michael Bay. He currently lives in Sierra Madre, CA. He played Joel Horneck, Jerry's overzealous childhood friend,...
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Transformers is a 2007 live action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, based on the Transformers franchise. The film stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, who has the coordinates to the location of the Allspark, an object at the center of the war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. The film also stars Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, John Turturro, and Hugo Weaving as the voice of Megatron. Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime in the 1980s cartoon, reprised the role for the film.Producers Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto developed the film, and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote the script, aiming for a realistic interpretation of the characters. Though not a Transformers fan, Bay was convinced by Spielberg to direct, and he created an intricate design aesthetic for the computer-generated robots. General Motors and the United States military lent their support during filming, to keep the budget under $150 million....,
Gridiron Gang is a 2006 film starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, and Kevin Dunn. It was filmed in California at Camp Kilpatrick, a Los Angeles County Probation Department facility. It is loosely based on the true story of the Kilpatrick Mustangs during the 1990 season, the very first in which they played eleven man football. Kilpatrick is a facility located in Malibu, California for juvenile delinquents with multiple offenses, such as murder and gang violence. The overall moral is that even though people deal with difficulties in their lives, these young teenagers overcome their fears and frustrations using self-discipline and learn to leave their problems on the football field.
The movie starts during an evening at the Kilpatrick detention center. The teenagers are all sleeping in a big room without restraints and there is a small cubicle in the center, with a supervisor sitting in it. The supervisor is Malcolm Moore (Xzibit), and he is minding his own...,
The Beach Boys: An American Family is a 2000 television film written by Kirk Ellis and directed by Jeff Bleckner. It is a dramatization of the early years of The Beach Boys, from their formation in the early 1960s to their peak of popularity as musical innovators, through their late-60s decline (and Brian Wilson's beginning battle with mental illness), to their re-emergence in 1974 as a nostalgia and "goodtime" act.The movie was well-produced and presented (shown in two parts, on ABC Television), and featured a good deal of original studio and session material by the band, which forms the backdrop to the story. (Even father Murry Wilson's frustrated musical career gets a nod, with some of his original songs appearing.) Music that couldn't be licensed for the production, but was important to the story (such as the SMiLe album sessions, and music by criminal Charles Manson, who had collaborated with Dennis Wilson), was filled in for with sound-alikes, reminiscent of the original...
Small Soldiers is an 1998 action/science fiction film featuring Gregory Smith and Kirsten Dunst with the voice talents of Tommy Lee Jones and Frank Langella. The film is directed by Joe Dante.
The film's setting is New Braunfels, Texas. The movie is about action toys that begin a real war against each other, as a result of being inadvertently equipped with intelligent military computer chips.
Tagline:The few, the proud, and the small.At the beginning of the film, toymaker Heartland Playsystems is acquired by the multinational conglomerate GloboTech Industries, which is expanding from manufacturing high-quality military hardware, into the more profitable consumer markets. Everyone at Heartland is fired except for two employees: a slick executive named Larry Benson (Jay Mohr) and the not so charismatic scientist Irwin Wayfair (David Cross), the two men responsible for developing the most popular toy in Heartland's history. GloboTech CEO Gil Mars (Denis Leary), pays a visit to...,
Little Big League is a 1994 film about an 11-year-old (later turns 12) who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team.
The start of the film explains about the life of Billy Heywood (Luke Edwards), a preteen son to a widowed single mom, Jenny (Ashley Crow). He and his two friends, Chuck and Joey, play on the same Little League Baseball team. Billy's grandfather is Thomas Heywood (Jason Robards, Jr.), owner of the Minnesota Twins. They are a last-place team (the real-life Twins finished second in the American League West in 1992 and were World Series champs the year before the year principal photography was shot, but finished poorly and began an eight-year slump in the spring of 1993), but Billy and his grandfather absolutely love each other, the Twins, and the game of baseball. When Thomas dies, it is revealed that he wanted Billy to inherit the franchise and specified that if Billy was still a minor, Thomas' aides would help him along...
Dave is a 1993 comedy-drama movie written by Gary Ross, directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin Kline (in a dual role), Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, and Laura Linney. Ross was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay. Kline's performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Kline plays Dave Kovic, who runs a temporary employment agency in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.. As a sideline, he makes appearances impersonating President William Harrison "Bill" Mitchell, whom he greatly resembles (and who is also played by Kline). Mitchell's devious Chief of Staff, Bob Alexander (Frank Langella), hires Kovic to make an exit at an appearance of President Mitchell, to cover up Mitchell's extramarital affair with White House staffer Randi (Laura Linney).
When the real President Mitchell suffers a stroke during the affair that leaves him in a coma, Bob Alexander sees an opportunity. Along with Communications Director Alan Reed (Kevin...
Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins, Milla Jovovich, Moira Kelly, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Rhys, Marisa Tomei, Nancy Travis, James Woods and John Thaw.
The film was adapted by Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes and William Goldman from the books My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin and Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Music, Original Score. Robert Downey Jr. also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
Although the film was criticized for taking dramatic licence with some respects of Chaplin's life, Downey's uncanny performance as Chaplin won almost universal acclaim. Attenborough was sufficiently confident in Downey's performance to include...,
Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof which starred Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, and Bill Irwin. It was directed by Jim Abrahams, co-director of Airplane!, another parody, and was written by Abrahams and Pat Proft.
Hot Shots has been described as "Top Gun meets Airplane!". The film begins at Flemner Air Base 20 years ago. A pilot named Leeland "Buzz" Harley loses control of his plane and ejects, leaving his co-pilot Dominic "Mailman" Farnum (Ryan Stiles) to crash alone; although Mailman survives, he is mistaken for a deer owing to the branches stuck to his helmet and is shot by a hunter. Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) wakes up from a nightmare he has about this event when a Lieutenant Commander (Kevin Dunn) asks him to return to active duty as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. He had previously left the Navy to live with Native Americans.
Harley becomes romantically involved with his therapist, a woman named Ramada (Golino), although she is...,
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