James Gunn Jr., born August 5, 1966, is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician. He started his career as a screenwriter in the mid-1990s, writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet (1996), The Specials (2000), Scooby-Doo (2002) and its sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and Dawn of the Dead (2004).
Gunn began directing with the horror-comedy film Slither (2006). He wrote and directed the web series James Gunn’s PG Porn (2008-2009), the superhero film Super (2010), and Guardians of the Galaxy(2014) and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).