Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1956-06-24 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

65 Movies · 37 TV shows

Biography

Kevin Dunn (born August 24, 1956) is an American actor who has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films and television series since the 1980s.His roles include White House Communications Director Alan Reed in the political comedy Dave, U.S. Army Colonel Hicks in the 1998 version of Godzilla, Alan Abernathy's father Stuart in Small Soldiers, Sam Witwicky's father Ron in the Transformers film series, Oscar Galvin in the 2010 action thriller Unstoppable, and misanthropic White House Chief of Staff Ben Cafferty in Veep.

Early Life

Dunn was born in Chicago, the son of John Dunn, a musician and poet, and his wife Margaret (née East), a nurse. His sister is actress/comedian Nora Dunn. He was raised in a Catholic family, and has Irish, English, Scottish and German ancestry. Dunn graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1977, and received an honorary doctorate in 2008 from the same school.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

2021
An idealist uproots his family and takes them to the jungles of Central America to start a new life because he is fed up with the degradation of modern society. Paul Theroux wrote the novel.
Thunder Force

Thunder Force

2021
There was a secret plot that was kept from the public.

2020.

1 Movie
Standing Up, Falling Down

Standing Up, Falling Down

2020
An unlikely friendship kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A.—forced to move back home to Eastern Long Island with his tail between his legs—and a tragically flawed, but charming and...

2019.

4 Movies
Trading Paint

Trading Paint

6
2019
A stock car racing legend is drawn back to the dirt track when his son, an aspiring driver, joins a rival racing team.
Josiah

Josiah

2019
Brandon, a talented actor who has yet to break through, is auditioning for a stereotypical part in a period television series. Being the only Black man in a Hollywood setting is not unusual for him, b...
Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion

4
2019
The chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to a mountain town in Kentucky. He was drawn into an affair with a woman who was poor. It's a ticket to disaster for both of them, be...
Captive State

Captive State

6
2019
The lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored nearly a decade after the occupation by an extraterrestrial force. In a working-class Chicago neighborhood occupied by an...

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Bachelors

The Bachelors

2017
A grieving father and his son move across the country for a private school teaching job. They are helped by two unique women to embrace life and love again.
TV
Ghosted

Ghosted

5.7
2017
There are unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles and a skeptic is forced to work with a believer.

2016.

1 Movie
Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

5.21
2016
A couple can't keep up with the Joneses. They are and Mr. They are and Mr. They are and Mr. They are and Mr. They are and Mr. and Mrs. Jones are covert operatives.

2015.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Men of Granite

Men of Granite

2015
A group of poor immigrant high school boys in Granite, Illinois, defy all odds and win the 1940 state championship in basketball.
Slow Learners

Slow Learners

2015
High school guidance counselor Jeff and his platonic friend and co-worker Anne are boring. They watch as their peers find love and they fail in romance. As they reach their loneliness breaking point, ...
TV
Code Black

Code Black

6.5
2015
The medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the staff confront a challenged system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
Ashby

Ashby

2015
When a new kid in town is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his neighbor for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ed is adjusting to ...

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

1
2014
Cesar Chavez was an activist. Cesar Chavez tells the story of the birth of a modern American labour movement that was torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a l...
TV
True Detective

True Detective

6.28
2014
An American anthology police detective series uses multiple timelines to uncover personal and professional secrets of those involved in investigations.
Draft Day

Draft Day

6
2014
Sonny Weaver can rebuild his team if he trades for the number one pick. On a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams, he needs to decide what he's willing to sacrifice.

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Frozen Ground

The Frozen Ground

3.5
2013
An Alaska State Trooper and a young woman who escaped from the clutches of a serial killer are working together to bring the murderer to justice. The events were based on actual events.
TV
Mom

Mom

6
2013
It is possible to love a family. A newly sober mother of two struggles to raise her children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Her mother wants to learn from her mistakes.
Jobs

Jobs

6
2013
Steve Jobs' rise from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century is the story of this book.

2012.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Fire with Fire

Fire with Fire

8
2012
A man who was ordered to testify against another man after he was held up at a convenience store is threatening to kill a fireman.
TV
Veep

Veep

7
2012
A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her abo...
TV
Luck

Luck

6
2012
A drama set in the world of horse racing focuses on the lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.

2011.

3 Movies
Warrior

Warrior

5
2011
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament, which puts the fighter on a collision course with his e...
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

6
2011
The TRANSFORMERS? alone will not be able to save the planet because of a mysterious event from Earth's past. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our ...
You May Not Kiss the Bride

You May Not Kiss the Bride

2011
A pet photographer is thrown into serious action, adventure and romance when he's forced to marry a Croatian bride and spend his honeymoon at a remote tropical resort where she is kidnapped.

2010.

1 Movie
Unstoppable

Unstoppable

5.5
2010
A runaway train that is transporting deadly, toxic chemicals is unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.

2009.

1 Movie
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

6.35
2009
Sam Witwicky is leaving the Autobots for a normal life. When the Decepticons target him because of his mind being filled with cryptic symbols, he is dragged back into the war.

2008.

1 Movie
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

3.5
2008
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Samantha Who?

Samantha Who?

6.08
2007
She was a bad girl. After an 8-day coma, she can't remember anything. Her best friend is by her side with a cocktail. Sam doesn't like her old self. This could be the chance to do it all over again.
Transformers

Transformers

6.01
2007
Young teenager, Sam Witwicky, becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. The Decepticons will ...
Lions for Lambs

Lions for Lambs

2007
Three stories told simultaneously in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strateg...

2006.

7 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Path to 9/11

The Path to 9/11

2006
Beginning with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and ending on the morning of 9/11, the draws on detailed information from the 9/11 Commission Report to take viewers on an unforgettable journ...
The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

2006
When an aspiring young actress turns up dead in 1940s Los Angeles, former boxers-turned-cops Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert have to grapple with corruption, jealousy, and family madness as they pur...
A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

2006
A man in his family is dying.
Gridiron Gang

Gridiron Gang

9
2006
Teenagers gain self-esteem when they play football.
All the King's Men

All the King's Men

3.5
2006
The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his downfall. The novel was written by Robert Penn Warren.
The Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards

2006
After botching the capture of a notorious serial killer, Michael Burrows lost his job with the San Francisco Police. He and a field agent investigated suspicious deaths.
Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

2006
It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal in small-town New Hampshire. Rugged vows revenge by pouring brake fluid in the man's water supply. Rugged and Je...
Transformers: Beginnings

Transformers: Beginnings

2006
On their home planet of Cybertron, the Autobots and Decepticons are involved in a battle. The fate of the universe is at stake as the Autobots send it far from the reach of Megatron, leader of the Dec...

2005.

3 TV shows
TV
The Closer

The Closer

7
2005
Los Angeles has a special unit that handles high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the wo...
TV
American Dad!

American Dad!

6.34
2005
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...
TV
Prison Break

Prison Break

6.26
2005
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the two of them ...

2004.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Lost

Lost

6.6
2004
The survivors need to work together. There are many secrets on the island.
TV
Boston Legal

Boston Legal

5.81
2004
In an upscale Boston law firm, Alan Shore and Denny Crane lead a brigade of high-priced civil litigators in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally ...
I ♥ Huckabees

I ♥ Huckabees

10
2004
A husband and wife are playing a game. The happy duo helps others solve their problems that keep them up at night.
TV
LAX

LAX

2004
LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX". On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot ...

2003.

2 Movies
L.A. County 187

L.A. County 187

2003
It is another night in L.A. When Walter Drazin and his team find the bodies of an Asian family in a burned down club, murder and arson come to the fore. The sordid truth about the city's underworld ac...
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me

Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me

2003
Ann Rule worked at a women's clinic in Seattle. Ann Rule wrote the novel.

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Push, Nevada

Push, Nevada

2002
A mild-mannered IRS agent travels to a remote desert region in search of missing money and stumbles into a strange small town where mystery, danger, and peculiar characters are everywhere. Everyone in...
TV
Boomtown

Boomtown

6
2002
Uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves, are examined in each episode of this series, which is set in contemporary Los Ang...
Gleason

Gleason

2002
The story begins at the height of Gleason's career. He has it all: women, wealth, and extraordinary power. But he is haunted by memories of his childhood. Gleason spends his formative years entering a...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

6.25
2001
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...

2000.

3 TV shows
TV
The Beach Boys: An American Family

The Beach Boys: An American Family

2000
The early years of legendary American music group The Beach Boys.
TV
Boston Public

Boston Public

3.5
2000
StevenHarper runs the school as best he can while dealing with the demands of the faculty, students and their parents.
TV
Bette

Bette

2000
The CBS television show "Bette" had the debut of the entertainer Bette Midler in a lead role. The final episode of the one-season wonder was aired on CBS. There were two broadcasts in foreign markets....

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Stir of Echoes

Stir of Echoes

4.33
1999
After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom began to see haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery began to unfold around her.
TV
Batman Beyond

Batman Beyond

6.55
1999
Bruce Wayne's secret was discovered by a troubled teen. After his father is murdered by the man who now controls Wayne Enterprises, McGinnis is fitted into a high-tech Bat suit by Bruce Wayne, creatin...

1998.

4 Movies
Small Soldiers

Small Soldiers

4
1998
They begin to take their battle programming too seriously when missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures.
Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

4
1998
All bets are off when corrupt cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder. Kevin Dunne is a naval intelligence agent and it is up to him to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. He can't ignore the shock...
Almost Heroes

Almost Heroes

5.51
1998
The doomed attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark was made by two hapless explorers in the Pacific Northwest.
Godzilla

Godzilla

5.39
1998
A ship is attacked in the Pacific Ocean by a reptile. The giant lizard destroyed everything in Manhattan. The team is chasing a monster.

1997.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Second Civil War

The Second Civil War

1997
When a planeload of children from Pakistan are shipped to Idaho for permanent relocation, the governor closes the state's border in defiance of the president. News Net Television, a cable news program...
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.
On the Edge of Innocence

On the Edge of Innocence

1997
There is a teenager who is depressed. It seems difficult to have a musician father. There is a mental health ward. Jake is a teenager with an anger problem. They fall in love and are separated from th...
Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

6.2
1997
A young advertising executive's life becomes more complicated when she pretends to be engaged to a man she just met in order to impress her boss.
TV
Arsenio

Arsenio

1997
Arsenio is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC. The series starred Arsenio Hall and Vivica A. Fox. It aired from March 5 to April 23, 1997 with a total of 7 episodes produced.
The Sixth Man

The Sixth Man

1997
Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine ...

1996.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us

Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us

1996
Jack Reed is sent to investigate a drive-by shooting that doesn't appear to be connected to a gang.
Unforgivable

Unforgivable

1996
John Ritter plays a family man who puts his wife through domestic violence and his children through emotional torture. After leaving his family and almost killing his new girlfriend in one of his rage...
TV
7th Heaven

7th Heaven

5
1996
Reverend Eric Camden and his wife Annie have always had their hands full caring for seven children, not to mention the friends, sweethearts and spouses that come and go in the Camden household.
Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

5.33
1996
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are framed for murder and forced to flee.

1995.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Nixon

Nixon

6
1995
There is a picture of the President. Nixon was a man who was carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within, but he was also a man who had a tr...
TV
JAG

JAG

4.4
1995
"Harm" Rabb Jr. is the son of Harmon "Harm" Rabb. The elite legal wing of the military that prosecutes and defends those accused of military-related crimes is known as the JAG (Judge Advocate General)...
TV
Road Rules

Road Rules

1995
Road Rules is an MTV reality show spun off from the network's flagship reality show, The Real World. The series, which was only MTV's second reality show, debuted on July 19, 1995, and ended on May 9,...
Mad Love

Mad Love

1995
Matt is a new girl in school. There's a darkness to her that Matt can't comprehend. When she tries to kill herself, her parents put her in a mental institution. The young lovers head on a road trip. T...
The Four Diamonds

The Four Diamonds

1995
Christopher Millard was 14 years old when he died of cancer in 1972. Shortly before losing his battle, Chris wrote a story about a great knight named Sir Millard who sought out the four diamonds of Co...
Jack Reed: One of Our Own

Jack Reed: One of Our Own

1995
Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.

1994.

1 Movie
Little Big League

Little Big League

1
1994
When the owner of the Minnesota Twins passes away, he leaves the team to his grandson. In an organisation that struggles to take orders from a 12-year-old, the newly appointed head honcho caused unres...

1993.

2 Movies
Dave

Dave

4.25
1993
A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.
Beethoven's 2nd

Beethoven's 2nd

5.66
1993
Beethoven has a lot of children with him now that he's met his dog and fathered a family. The owner wants to tear the clan apart by selling puppies. They need to save the day.

1992.

3 Movies
Chaplin

Chaplin

8.5
1992
An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, reminiscing about his amazing journey from his poverty- stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention o...
1492: Conquest of Paradise

1492: Conquest of Paradise

1992
Christopher Columbus' discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people are portrayed in Conquest of Paradise.
Double Edge

Double Edge

1992
In this fast paced action-thriller, daytime's top star Susan Lucci plays two roles: both a crack FBI agent and the elusive killer-for-hire who she stalks in a deadly game of hide-and-seek. Each driven...

1991.

2 Movies
Hot Shots!

Hot Shots!

6.8
1991
A pilot who was recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force has to deal with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers.
Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely

6
1991
Danny Muldoon is a police officer. The funeral parlour is owned by Theresa Luna. Danny and Theresa will either have to give up or change their minds.

1990.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
A murder is followed by a police investigation and prosecution.
The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

1990
After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unraveling in the spotlight, and attracts the interest of a down and out reporter.
Marked for Death

Marked for Death

1990
After retiring from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and discovers that his old neighborhood has become overrun with drugs. Hatcher and his family are going to die bec...
Blue Steel

Blue Steel

8
1990
A female cop is involved in a robbery. A witness is very close to her.

1989.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Seinfeld

Seinfeld

5.99
1989
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.
Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

5.78
1989
Five years after defeating Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to help her and hopefully save New York City.
Taken Away

Taken Away

1989
A young single mother has to work late one night. Her daughter begs her to allow her to stay alone instead of going to a babysitter. The mother finally agrees. When the girl falls and is injured, poli...

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Roseanne

Roseanne

5.63
1988
In the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, a working-class family struggles to make ends meet.
Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

5.6
1988
The FBI is investigating the murder of civil rights workers in a small Southern town in the 60s. The younger agent was a partner with a former sheriff.

1987.

2 TV shows
TV
21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

8
1987
21 Jump Street is about a group of young cops who use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.
TV
Beverly Hills Buntz

Beverly Hills Buntz

1987
Beverly Hills Buntz is a spinoff from Hill Street Blues. It aired on NBC during the 1987–88 season.

1986.

2 TV shows
TV
L.A. Law

L.A. Law

6
1986
L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many o...

1982.

1 TV show
TV
Family Ties

Family Ties

6.11
1982
Alex and Andrew were raised by Steven and Elyse.

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Cannon

Cannon

6
1971
Cannon was on CBS from 1971 to 1976. Frank Cannon is a private detective. Cannon is being aired on a different network. The Return of Frank Cannon was a television film that aired in 1980. There were ...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
God's Favorite Idiot

God's Favorite Idiot

Clark Thompson finds love with his co-worker Amily Luck at the same time he becomes the messenger of God. There is a lake of fire.
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