...intuitive, interesting, smart, and completely authentic. But perhaps Einar’s best assets are
his genuinely charming personality and his abundant sense
BETH BAUR, Director.
Lips Together, Teeth Apart.
BROADWAY: Ensemble of A Man for All Seasons, with Frank Langella. Directed by
Doug Hughes (Roundabout).
OTHER NYC THEATER: Howard in Boy Gets Girl (The Seeing Place); Westcott in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Peccadillo Theater Company); Governor Davis in Stand Fast (Barrow Street Productions); Dr. Weitzner in We Call Her Benny (John Montgomery Theater Company); Uncle Murray in Moonchildren (Attic Theater Company); Preston in the World Premiere of Private Disclosures.
REGIONAL THEATER: Martelleau in Tovarich, Marshall in The Little Foxes, and Basque in The Misanthrope (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Lyman in Other Desert Cities (The Company Theatre); John in Lips Together, Teeth Apart (4th Wall Theatre); Sidney in Where’s My Money? (Rising Curtain); John in Baby with the Bathwater (Black Box Productions); George in The Actor’s Nightmare (NJSDA).
TV/FILM–U.S.: FBI (CBS-Universal); Law & Order: SVU (NBC-Universal); The Blacklist, The Mysteries of Laura and The Michael J. Fox Show; regular on the award-winning Internet hit series Pioneer One; co-star on History Channel’s The Men Who Built America; plus several independent features and short films.
TV/FILM–ICELAND: Jarðarförin mín/My Funeral (Glassriver-Síminn); Ráðherrann/The Minister (Sagafilm-RÚV); Ófærð 2/Trapped 2 (Rvk. Studios-RÚV); Lof mér að falla/Let Me Fall (Kvikmyndafélag Íslands).
TRAINING: Bill Esper (William Esper Studio), Patrick Page (Patrick Page Studio), Jordan Lage (Atlantic Acting School), Seth Barrish (The Barrow Group), and Rich Topol (ESPA/Primary Stages); at the Upright Citizens Brigade; and New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts.
JARÐARFÖRIN MÍN (MY FUNERAL - Iceland) w/English Subtitles
THE BLACKLIST (NBC)
PIONEER ONE (Award-winning web series)
PEPE´S AMERICAN FILM (Student Film)
I LOVEYOU... BUT I LIED (Lifetime)
THE FIRST DAY (Short film)
GRILLGOÐINN – ALL (Icelandic w/English subtitles)
VO DEMO REEL
(973) 207 3132
CONTACT / REPRESENTATION
IN THE UNITED STATES:
Avalon Artists Group
(212) 868 3200
IN ICELAND & EUROPE:
Creative Artists Iceland
+354 824 4550
Árni Björn Helgason
“Einar Gunn’s performance as Preston was particularly noteworthy... Preston morphs from a detestable and deceitful human being into an introspective and wounded individual...and Gunn’s emotional breakdown...is heart-wrenching to watch.”
Theresa Perkins. My Entertainment World on Private Disclosures.
“Einar Gunn gives a non-stop bravura performance...”
Joe Reagan, Jr. Theater Pizzazz! on Private Disclosures.
“...but watching you for the past couple of rehearsals has been jaw-dropping...you have absolutely nailed the raw emotional side of Sidney...”
Ted Wrigley, Director. Where’s My Money?
“Einar’s performance sets a mark so high that the whole production gets to rise to another level.”
Bracey Smith, Director. Pioneer One.
“Einar’s characterization of our Governor is the perfect blend of honesty and absurdity – his focused work in rehearsals really found the human being in the character we were looking for.”
Michael Page, Director. Stand Fast.
“...brought a gentle strength and spellbinding depth to the character. Gunn’s haunting performance...was undeniably the most riveting in the entire piece.”
Chelsea Landon, Director. Two Detectives.
“Einar Gunn was also top-notch...”
Hannah Marie Ellison, Blogcritics Magazine, on Two Detectives.
“...a smart, subtle, passionate and provocative actor...an absolute pleasure to work with and to watch. A real pro.”
Suzanne Bachner, Writer/Director. We Call Her Benny.
“The actors are great. The show is terrific.”
Duncan Pflaster, broadwayworld.com, on We Call Her Benny.
“Your Marshall kicks off the event with the grandeur, drama,
and dry humor that just sets the world up just right for its dreadful decline.”
Matthew Arbour, Director. The Little Foxes.
“...I want to thank you for your spectacular work...”
Bonnie J. Monte, Artistic Director, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The Little Foxes.
“Einar Gunn as William Marshall does a convincing turn...”
Liz Keill. The Independent Press, on The Little Foxes.
“...and Einar Gunn each lend solid support.”
Bob Rendell. Talkin Broadway, on The Little Foxes.
“...intuitive, interesting, smart and completely authentic.
But perhaps Einar’s best assets are his genuinely charming personality and his abundant humor.”
Beth Baur, Director. A Chance Meeting and Lips Together, Teeth Apart.
“...Gunn strikes just the right note...”
Ruth Ross, Essex Journal, on Lips Together, Teeth Apart.
“...a director's delight! Smart. Thoughtful. Able to adjust to notes instantly...one terrific actor!”
Bob Sapoff, Director. The Actor’s Nightmare.
“...it was difficult to know where the character stopped and the man began...one of the most professional actors I've been privileged to work with.”
Brian Neuls, Writer/Director. Singularity.
“...truly disciplined and talented actor who created a difficult role with grace...walks the boards with authority and ease...”
Dan Pfau, Writer/Director. Behold, the Bowery!
“Einar Gunn is sharp as the villainous Dead Horse.”
David A. Rosenberg, backstage.com, on Behold, the Bowery!
“...a no nonsense actor that comes to work prepared and ready. He approaches text with realism and integrity...”
Jesse Ash, Writer/Director. Cardiac Arrest.
“The crowd knew they were in for a great show from the start as the cast sang a remarkable rendition of Let There Be, led by Einar Gunn as Father.”
Orlando Callegari, Jr., BloomfieldPatch.com on Children of Eden.
They love Jarðarförin mín (My Funeral)!
"Einar Gunn is delightful as Benedikt's only friend."
REYKJAVÍK 04/15/2020 – "Yndislegur" means delightful in English, and is no doubt the loveliest accolade I've ever received for my work.
Here's a taste,
with English subtitles.
Jarðarförin mín (My Funeral) is in the can. Starts streaming at Síminn this Easter.
At the golf range getting ready
to tee off. (It was -5ºC.)
The funeral service.
Regaling director, Kristófer Dignus, and Laddi, the star of the show,
with my wit no doubt...
Playing golf in Iceland in December is only for the hardiest of actors. And crews.
REYKJAVÍK 12/07/2019 – It only took 25 days to shoot the 6 episodes of Jarðarförin mín (My Funeral). I shot 7 of those days, all of them cool, some of them downright frigid. Yet this was one of the more rewarding and pleasant experiences in front of the camera. Big love to the star of the show, Þórhallur "Laddi" Sigurðsson, director Kristófer Dignus, Baldvin Z and Abbý Hafliðadóttir of Glassriver, and the intrepid crew. Look forward to see the show "on the air" come Easter.
It won't be my funeral but I'll be in 5 episodes! Of 6.
NJ 08/01/2019 – Got a phone call today from Baldvin Z of Glassriver Productions in The Old Country. He wanted to know if I were free in November/December because he had a recurring role for me in a new Icelandic 6-episode series. Luckily I was. So I´ll be heading east in a couple
of months to work on Jarðarförin mín (My Funeral), starring the island's beloved Þórhallur "Laddi" Sigurðsson. I get to play his best friend.
NYC 08/21/2019 – Today
I shot a co-star role on
CBS’s FBI, in a scene
with Missy Peregrym
and ZeekoZaki. S02E04,
"An Imperfect Science",
to air this October 15.
This fall I'm finally debuting on CBS.
Missy Peregrym (Benson), me (Supervisor) and Zeeko Zaki ('OA' Zidan) after
a very satisfying shoot. The guy in the back scratching his head, is director
Jean de Segonzac.
REYKJAVÍK 07/12/2019 – I have no idea – I only
got to read my scene. This time I play the Director
of the Central Bank of Iceland going up against the country's secretly bipolar Prime Minister. The PM is played by the inimitable Ólafur Darri Ólafssson (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, NOS4A2, True Detective, Trapped) We didn't quite agree. The series is called RÁÐHERRANN (The Minister) and will air on RÚV in the fall of 2020. Produced by Sagafilm.
What happens when a Prime Minister keeps his bipolarity secret from his constituents?
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and me after wrapping our scene in RÁÐHERRANN (The Minister). No, he's not standing on a bunch of apple boxes...
WRAPPED ON TRAPPED!
REYKJAVÍK 01/23/2018 – Today I worked on a Guest Star role in Ófærð 2 (Trapped 2). The Icelandic hit TV series created by Hollywood director Baltasar Kormákur (Everest, Contraband, 2 Guns), starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (Everest, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).
I'M CAST IN SEASON 2 OF ÓFÆRÐ (TRAPPED),
THE ICELANDIC HIT TV SERIES.
NJ 09/27/2017 – Ófærð (Trapped) creator, Icelandic Hollywood director Baltasar Kormákur (Everest, 2 Guns, Contraband), saw my reel and asked me to put myself on tape for him. Long story short, now I’ll be heading to The Old Country for a late January/February 2018 shoot. You can binge on Ófærð (Trapped) Season 1 at Amazon Prime Video.
(Furthermore, the scuttlebutt has it producers for two other Icelandic TV series are interested in having me audition... Stay tuned!)
ACTING IN ICELAND!
Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir (Magnea), me (Bangsi69)
and Eyrún Björk Jakobsdóttir (Stella).
REYKJAVÍK 08/24/2017 – I had met with award-winning Icelandic writer/director Baldvin Z
(Life In A Fishbowl, Trapped, Case) at a coffee house in Kópavogur (next door to Reykjavík)
a few weeks earlier. After sipping our cappuccinos and getting to know each other for an hour or so (Baldvin's a delightful fellow), he just outright offered me a supporting role in a film he was about to shoot: Lof mér að falla (Let me fall). That is if I wanted it... I did. And we shot my scene today, with the two leading ladies. The premiere will be in September 2018.
*Thursday 11/6/2016, 10:00PM EST.
NYC 09/08/2016 – Tonight I worked on yet another co-star role for NBC: The Blacklist. Episode 403. Not allowed to give anything away but you'll get to see it on your TV screen Thursday, October 6th, at 10:00pm EST. (I believe.) This is the third time NBC gives me the nod to be cast, the first two being The Michael J. Fox Show and The Mysteries of Laura.
NYC 01/30/2017 – Crack open a Broadway show Playbill and you'll find that every cast member of that show has been on one, if not all, of the Law & Order shows. It's like a rite of passage for New York actors. Well, now I've been inducted into that fine group with my co-star debut on Law & Order: SVU, currently in its 18th season. Look for me on NBC,
March 29th, 9:00pm. S18E14 "Net Worth".
LAW & ORDER: SVU IS NOW OFFICIALLY OFF THE BUCKET LIST.
Mariska Hargitay (Benson), me (Anthony) and Ice-T (Fin) goofing off between takes.
NJ 09/08/2016 – Because I'm young and inexperienced I entered my very first feature-length screenplay in the Austin Film Festival.
Oh, the audacity of ignorance.
And, of course, it was all for naught.
I just received a note from them saying: " ...your script advanced to the Second Round in the Drama category! It did not advance to the Semifinalist Round but, keep in mind, your placement represents a distinction only achieved by about 15% of this year’s submissions."
Really? That was the best I could do? Out of a total 9,000+ submissions.
I may as well give up... (I'm kidding.)
I KNOW, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY ACTING... (I want to toot this horn nevertheless.)