Kevin Dunn

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Kevin Dunn
Born(1956-08-24) August 24, 1956 (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois, US
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present
 
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This is the article for the actor Kevin Dunn. For the musician, see Kevin McFoy Dunn. For the World Wrestling Entertainment producer, see List of key figures in World Wrestling Entertainment.
Kevin Dunn
Born(1956-08-24) August 24, 1956 (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois, US
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present

Kevin Dunn (born August 24, 1956) is an American actor who has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films since the 1980s. His roles include Colonel Hicks in the 1998 version of Godzilla, Sam Witwicky's father in Transformers, and Oscar Galvin, the primary antagonist in the 2010 action thriller Unstoppable.

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Personal life

Dunn was born in Chicago, the son of Margaret (née East), a nurse, and John Dunn, a musician and poet.[1][2] His sister is actress/comedienne Nora Dunn. He was raised in a Catholic family, and has Irish ancestry.[3] Dunn graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1977, and received an honorary doctorate in 2008 from the same school.

Career

Dunn's recent work includes Samantha Who?, a series appearing on ABC from 2007 to 2009, as well as playing Ron Witwicky in Michael Bay's Transformers film series. His film appearances include Small Soldiers, Stir of Echoes, Godzilla, Snake Eyes, Nixon, Mad Love, Ghostbusters II, Dave, Beethoven's 2nd, Hot Shots!, and 1492: Conquest of Paradise. Dunn also played Murry Wilson in a 2000 miniseries, The Beach Boys: An American Family. He played President Richard Nixon's White House Counsel, Charles Colson, in Nixon and played 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. In 2000, he co-starred in Bette, a sitcom starring Bette Midler, in which he played her husband in the show's first 11 episodes.

Dunn played Joel Horneck, Jerry's overzealous childhood friend, in the Seinfeld episode "Male Unbonding". He is also featured in Live Free or Die as well as the 2006 Sony Pictures film Gridiron Gang.

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Preceded by
Chris Latta
Voice of and portrayed Sparkplug Witwicky
2007–2009
Succeeded by
incumbent