Sean Gunn is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Kirk Gleason on The WB series Gilmore Girls and Kraglin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He is the younger brother of director James Gunn and often appears in his sibling's films.
This episode is a special dedication to my dear friends Sean, James and the entire Gunn family’s late father Big Jimmy Gunn. Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls) talks about the ups and downs of his career in Hollywood from his seven season tenure on the Gilmore Girls to his blockbuster appearances in the Marvel cinematic universe alongside directorial brother James Gunn. Sean also opens up about growing up in-and-out of doctors offices in his youth, understanding the differences between true and perceived intelligence, and the impact his loving and supportive family had on the development of his career and overall life. Thanks to Vital Farms, Stance, Acuity, TodayTix, and Better Help for sponsoring today’s show. Vital Farms provides actual pasture raised eggs, that are so much more than the ‘cage-free’ eggs you see in the stores. Stop being duped and crack into Vital Farms pasture raised eggs; look for the black carton in stores or visit Stance changed the game when it comes to socks, bringing creativity, design, and quality to what was once a boring accessory. Go to and get a free pair of socks with your first purchase. Acuity provides 24/7, behind the scenes scheduling assistance to help take things off your plate and save you time. Save yourself from the day-to-day drudgery and get 45 free days of Acuity when you go to TodayTix provides some of the best prices on theater tickets today and this week in New York, London and more. Go to and use promo code “iou” to get $10 off your first purchase. BetterHelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, and more. Get access to affordable help when you visit and use code “inside” to lock in 10% off today.
Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls) joins host Claire Lim and guest host Holly Payne to talk about what happened to Cher and co after Clueless ended. Sean also discusses his life as an actor at that time and who he'd play if he'd tried out for one of the roles on Clueless when the roles were being cast.
We are re-releasing our two year old interview with Guardians of the Galaxy franchise actor Sean Gunn. We talk about his brother James directing the two films, his work as Rocket Raccoon's motion capture actor, being Kraglin, and improvising on such a heavily planned set.
Sean Gunn is known for playing the ever-eccentric Kirk on Gilmore Girls and space-pirate Kraglin in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. On Nerdette, he talks about what it’s like to be in a movie directed by his big brother, and how intense Gilmore Girls fans are. Plus, Sean shares his little-known obsessions with math, cats, and rap.
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May 22nd, 1974
Los Angeles, California, USA
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9 hours, 56 minutes
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