Sean Gunn (born May 22, 1974) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Kirk Gleason on The WB series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), Kraglin Obfonteri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and the upcoming films Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023), and Weasel and Calendar Man in the Warner Bros./DCEU film The Suicide Squad (2021). He is the younger brother of director James Gunn and often appears in his brother’s films.
In 1995 Gunn played Sammy Capulet in the B movieTromeo and Juliet. In 2000, he guest starred in the second episode of Gilmore Girls as Mick, a DSL cable installer. As the first season continued, Gunn was brought back to play the recurring role of Kirk Gleason, one of Stars Hollow‘s most eccentric citizens. Since 2002, until the end of the series in 2007, Gunn was a regular cast member of the show. He also had a recurring role on October Road as Rooster.
Although he is best known for his regular Gilmore Girls role, he also has several television show guest appearance credits, including Angel; 3rd Rock from the Sun; Yes, Dear; True Jackson, VP; Andy Richter Controls the Universe; and Bunheads. Gunn can also be seen in commercials as an “agent” for the text message information service KGB.com. In films, Gunn has also had several roles, the most substantial being “Alien Orphan/Doug” in The Specials, for which he also received a co-producer credit.
In 2003, Gunn starred in the featurette The Man Who Invented the Moon, directed by fellow Goodman School of Drama alum and Gilmore Girls cast member John Cabrera. Gunn and Cabrera have been close artistic colleagues since their school days in Chicago back in the mid-nineties.
Along with his brothers James and Brian, he is a creator and actor in the spoof-porn series, James Gunn’s PG Porn. He also had a brief role as a computer maintenance man on the Nickelodeon show True Jackson VP. Gunn starred in a series of television commercials for Knowledge Generation Bureau. He appeared in the 2010 film Super, written and directed by his brother James.
In 2014, he held a supporting role in Bones on Fox in the episode “The Corpse at the Convention”. In 2017, he reprised his role as Kraglin in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, playing a larger role, and again provided performance capture for the character of Rocket.