1. Kevin Dunn is an American actor who has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films and television series since the 1980s.
2. Currently he stars as pessimistic Presidential Chief of Staff Ben Cafferty in Veep.
3. Dunn was born in Chicago, the son of John Dunn, a musician and poet, and his wife Margaret , a nurse. His sister is actress/comedian Nora Dunn.
4. He was raised in a Catholic family, and has Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. Dunn graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1977, and received an honorary doctorate in 2008 from the same school.
5. Dunn also played Murry Wilson in a 2000 miniseries, The Beach Boys: An American Family.
6. He is also featured in Live Free or Die as well as the 2006 Sony Pictures film Gridiron Gang.
7. Dunn is executive producer of the award-winning documentary film Kumpanía: Flamenco Los Angeles .