Sean Gunn has one of those familiar faces that you know and love. He rose to fame playing beloved oddball Kirk Gleason in Gilmore Girls, one of the series’ most beloved townspeople, before appearing in shows like Superstore, Bones, Bunheads, Glee, October Road and Angel. In 2017, you’ll see Gunn in The Belko Experiment, an action thriller which premiered during midnight madness at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival and was quickly picked up by Blumhouse’s BH Tilt for release, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in which he plays two roles—the villain Kraglin and the on-set version of Rocket the Raccoon (the CGI character voiced by Bradley Cooper) in the smash hit’s sequel, as he and his fellow ravagers are on a mission to recapture Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). Next up, however, Gunn will reprise the role of Kirk for Netflix’ revival of Gilmore Girls, which premieres as November 25th as four, 90 minute episodes. Here, this Los Angeles resident shares his favorite L.A. spots (as Sean) and his favorite spots in Stars Hollow, CT., as Kirk.
Kirk Gleason’s Haute Secrets to Stars Hollow
Where were you born: Stars Hollow, CT.
How long in LA: Lower Alabama? I’ve never been, but always wanted to go.
Occupation: see attached booklet
Favorite Restaurant: Luke’s Diner
Best Sushi: Al’s Pancake World
Best Italian: Jess Mariano
Best dessert: Weston Bakery
Best place for a romantic date: Luke’s Diner, dating tips are free
Best Sunday brunch: Teriyaki Joe’s
Best place for a power business meeting: Luke’s Diner, corner booth
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Hmm…nothing is springing to mind.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Mom still has a few big bags of hand-me-downs in the attic.
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: What do you need?
Best Spa: No one will tell me where it is.
Favorite Charity Event: Picnic Basket Auction
Favorite Cultural Event: Dance Marathon
Favorite Cultural Institution: Theater at Stars Hollow Elementary
Best Steakhouse: Al’s Pancake World
Best Pizza: Antonioli’s
Best Lunch: PB&J with the crusts cut off
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Racquetball in my bedroom
Best Massage: Lulu says my feet massages. She makes me give them almost daily.
Best Limousine/Driving Service: Kirk’s Pedicab
Best Museum/Exhibit: Festival of Living Art
Describe your city in three words: Stars Hollow, Connecticut (I already said that)
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The gazebo
All-around favorite spot in Stars Hollow: Town Hall, where law and order reigns
Best Aspect of Stars Hollow: Job opportunities
Sean Gunn’s Haute Secrets to L.A.
Where were you born: St. Louis, Missouri
How long in LA: 19 years
Neighborhood: South Pasadena
Favorite Restaurant: Meals By Genet
Best Sushi: Kazu
Best Italian: Osteria Mamma
Best dessert: Wine at Covell
Best place for a romantic date: Barbrix
Best Sunday brunch: The Edendale
Best place for a power business meeting: A booth at any obscure Chinese restaurant
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Airbnb?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: All over Old Town Pasadena
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: XIV Karats
Best Spa: The Langham
Favorite Charity Event: CATbaret
Favorite Cultural Event: Wine Tastings at Barnsdall Park
Favorite Cultural Institution: Huntington Gardens
Best Steakhouse: Whatever has the best vegetarian option
Best Pizza: Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock
Best Lunch: Cafe Gratitude
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: The Earth—Hike LA!
Best Massage: Pho-Siam
Best Limousine/Driving Service: either Uber or Lyft, whichever has no price surge
Best Museum/Exhibit: I’m loving the Broad so far.
Describe your city in three words: Best on Earth.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Venice Canals
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: The Hollywood Bowl
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Everybody has a story.