Einar Gunn

soon you can see Einar as Hjalti in Brúðkaupið mitt

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. Spent half his life in and around New York City, mostly in advertising as an award-winning Creative Director.

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 chops).

Honed his skills with the likes of the late 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

TV & FILM: Brúðkaupið mitt/My Wedding (Glassriver-Síminn); Jarðarförin mín/My Funeral (Glassriver-Síminn); FBI (CBS-Universal); Ráðherrann/The Minister o.s.frv.; Law & Order/SVU (NBC-Universal); Ófærð 2/Trapped 2 (Rvk. Studios-RÚV); The Blacklist (NBC-Woodridge Prod.); The Mysteries of Laura (NBC-Warner Bros); The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC-Topanga Prods.); The Men Who Built America (History Channel); regular on the award-winning Internet hit series Pioneer One; appears in several independent features and short films.

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 Co.); Governor Davis in Stand Fast (Barrow Street Productions);  Dr. Weitzner in We Call Her Benny (JMTC); Uncle Murray in Moonchildren (Attic Theater Co.); 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); 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 Prods.); George in The Actor’s Nightmare (NJSDA).