Einar Gunn

Catch Einar reprising the role of Hjalti in ARFURINN MINN, streaming Easter 2023 at siminn.is.

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Einar spent half his life in and around New York City, mostly in advertising as an award-winning Creative Director.

Then got into acting. Sideways. On a goof. Found out he was a natural (all the BS in the ad business will develop one’s acting skills).

Graduated the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts. Further honed his acting chops with the likes of the legendary Bill Esper, Patrick Page, Dakin Matthews, Seth Barrish, and Upright Citizens Brigade.


Arfurinn minn/My Inhertitance TV series (Glassriver-Síminn) — Regular

Brúðkaupið mitt/My Wedding TV series (Glassriver-Síminn) — Regular

Jarðarförin mín/My Funeral TV series (Glassriver-Síminn) — Regular

FBI (CBS-Universal) — Co Star

Ráðherrann/The Minister (Sagafilm-RÚV) — Co Star

Law & Order/SVU (NBC-Universal) — Co Star

Ófærð 2/Trapped 2 (Rvk. Studios-RÚV) — Co Star

The Blacklist (NBC-Woodridge Prod.) — Co Star

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC-Warner Bros) — Co Star

The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC-Topanga Prods.) — Co Star

The Men Who Built America (History Channel) — Regular

Pioneer One (award-winning Internet series) — Regular


Á ferð með mömmu/Driving mum (Ursus-Parvus) — Supporting

Lof mér að falla/Let Me Fall (Baldvin Z) — Supporting

Listen (Matthew Guarnaccia) — Lead

The First Day (Nick Zafonte) — Lead

Singularity (Regime Change) — Lead

Deployment Strategy (Creation Matrix) — Supporting


BROADWAY: A Man for All Seasons, with Frank Langella. Directed by Doug Hughes (Roundabout).

OTHER NYC THEATER: Howard in Boy Gets Girl; Westcott in The Man Who Came to Dinner; Governor Davis in Stand Fast;  Dr. Weitzner in We Call Her Benny; Uncle Murray in Moonchildren; Preston in the World Premiere of Private Disclosures.

REGIONAL THEATER: Martelleau in Tovarich, Marshall in The Little Foxes, and Basque in The Misanthrope; Lyman in  Other Desert Cities; John in Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Sidney in Where’s My Money?; John in Baby with the Bathwater; George in The Actor’s Nightmare.


Fluent in English.

Accents: American Standard. American Southern. British (RP). Eastern European. Nordic. Irish, sort of…

Fluent in Icelandic.


Drive a stick-shift. Pilot license (ASEL). Golf. Chess. Basic pistol handling. Earwiggling.