Einar Gunn

Einar Gunn

Actor, Acting Teacher, Director, Screenwriter and Voice Actor

New York City, New York

Member Since:
December 2011
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About Einar

A native of Reykjavík, Iceland, now an American citizen, Einar [pronounced: AY-nar] misspent too many years of his life as a Creative Director on Madison Avenue. When forcefully retired from the ad business (after one too many mergers) he chose to pursue a childhood fancy and became a commercial pilot. But the airlines weren't hiring so, in the meantime, he took up acting.

Surprising even him, two years later Einar was on Broadway! In Roundabout’s 2008 fall production of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, starring Frank Langella and directed by Doug Hughes.

He hasn't looked back since.

Einar trained at New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts; Primary Stages; William Esper Studio; Atlantic Acting School; The Barrow Group School; and Upright Citizens Brigade.


TV credits include NBC’s LAW & ORDER: SVU, THE BLACKLIST, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, and THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW; the recurring role of Homeland Secretary McClellan in the half-hour, fan-funded, award-winning Internet hit series PIONEER ONE; and he portrayed George Westinghouse in THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, for History Channel. Film credits include TWIST written and directed by Chip Hourihan (FROZEN RIVER) plus several indie shorts and features (see resume).

Recently Einar worked as an actor in Iceland, on a feature film LOF MÉR AÐ FALLA (Let me fall) and hit TV series ÓFÆRÐ ( Trapped).

Oh, and he also managed to make the semi-finals in the Stage 32 3rd Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest...

Einar is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA.

Unique traits: Speak fluent Icelandic.



    FLYING RAGE Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A man hell-bent on revenge, returns to the farm where his wife was raped when she was a young teen, but finds a changed world and unexpected redemption.


  • Ráðherrann

    Ráðherrann (2020)
    TV Series Actor

  • Jarðarförin mín

    Jarðarförin mín (2020)
    TV Series Actor

  • Ófærð

    Ófærð (2019)
    TV Series Actor

  • FBI

    FBI (2019)
    TV Series Actor

  • Listen

    Listen (2018)
    Film Actor

  • Lof mér að falla

    Lof mér að falla (2018)
    Film (Crime) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2017)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

  • The Blacklist

    The Blacklist (2016)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over 20 years. The legend is that Red is as elusive as he is clever, controlling a labyrinth of creative enterprises, coupled with uncanny ability to gather and finesse information at the drop of a hat. On the first day at FBI for a new female profiler fresh out of Quantico, Red offers to bandy wits with the FBI. Red promises to deliver various criminals and plots previously unknown to any branch of law enforcement... and all Red requests in return is to choose his muse. Written by LA-Lawyer

  • I Love You... But I Lied

    I Love You... But I Lied (2016)
    Television (Drama) Actor Shocking but true stories of family secrets and personal betrayal

  • The Mysteries of Laura

    The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
    Television (Comedy, Crime and Mystery) Actor A single mom NYPD homicide detective cracks case after case while raising wild twin boys and locking horns with her less than helpful police detective ex-husband.

  • Inquietude

    Inquietude (2013)
    Film (Short, Biography and Drama) Actor Anna is in New York to become a dancer. She has to. In pursuit of a dream, she has no other choice and know no other way. A short film about the artistic ambition that drives towards a goal on the verge of fatigue and madness.

  • The Michael J. Fox Show

    The Michael J. Fox Show (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Actor A comedy inspired by the life of Michael J. Fox.

  • Disciplinary Actions

    Disciplinary Actions (2013)
    Television (Drama) Actor Disciplinary Actions is a dramatic web series that follows a successful New York City labor specialist Tony Smith who takes on high profile cases while navigating the unions, office politics and his personal relationships. It's Law and Order meets The Practice but presenting the stories of union and non-union workers. Written by Dianna Brown-Smith

  • The First Day

    The First Day (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A captive patient is told he has a rare condition that causes chronic deja vu, but his doctors may not be telling the whole truth.

  • The Men Who Built America

    The Men Who Built America (2012)
    Television (Documentary, Biography and History) Actor Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. Written by Anonymous

  • The O.C. Club

    The O.C. Club (2012)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actor On the campus of Columbia University, things are not always as they seem. An organized crime syndicate operating within Columbia University masquerades as a volunteer student group on campus. Led by smooth operator Johnny Spigotti, this sadistic organization dips into everything, from drugs, to prostitution, even murder. Conrad McKellar, a troubled student, joins the Columbia newspaper much to the dismay of the beautiful, yet icy news editor and is given an assignment to cover The OC Club, the group that Johnny's club is posing as. Meanwhile, Paul Crane draws the ire of a local fraternity and seeks revenge by asking a local criminal Biscuit for 'protection'. However, Biscuit and the Club he belongs to will need something from him. Written by Anonymous

  • Pioneer One

    Pioneer One (2010 - 2011)
    Television (Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor A Cold War relic returns amid fears of terrorism but turns out to be a forgotten Soviet space mission. What it brings back will have implications for the entire world.

  • Twist

    Twist (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Writer's Block

    Writer's Block (2010)
    Film Actor

  • Dinner with Strangers

    Dinner with Strangers (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Wisdom Tree

    The Wisdom Tree (2008)
    Television (Family and Talk-Show) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Singularity

    Singularity (2008)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Actor Two factory workers discover a server is writing its own line of code. With millions of dollars and the continued operation of the factory at stake and with time running out, graduate student Mark Andresen travels to the factory with professor Silas Faulkner, unaware that professor Andros Palmiotti is already on-site. The three must now match wits as well as theories in a race to attempt to define what may one day come to be known as...the Singularity. Written by Brian Neuls

  • Cardiac Arrest

    Cardiac Arrest (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • See uploaded resume pdf.

    See uploaded resume pdf.


  • Parsons School of Design / The New School

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