Gunn was introduced on Angel's first season
playing a street-savvy vampire slayer, and
joined the cast in it's second season as a series
regular. He and
Fred were an item for about a
season, but have broken up.  His last brief
hook-up was actually with
Gwen, after helping
her steal high tech equipment that enable her to
touch - and be touched - without her lethal
electric shock.
J. August Richard is Gunn
J. August was born on August 28, 1973 and raised in Maryland.  His full given name was Jaime Augusto Richards III,
and he was raised in Maryland, the first American-born child of Panamanian parents.
He went to a performing arts high school and begun appearing in several plays a year. Determined to move  to Los
Angeles to pursue an acting career, Richards applied to only one college, the University of Southern California. Not
only was he accepted, but he won scholarships and grants to study theater.
Upon graduation, Richards began working steadily in film, television and theater. Playing a rapping bike messenger
who believes himself to be an alien abductee, it was the role of Taj Mahal in the Mark Taper Forum's production of
"Space" that would bring recognition and rave reviews to the young actor. J. August has appeared in the feature films
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? and Good Burger. His previous television work includes guest-starring roles on The Practice,
Chicago Hope, Any Day Now, Sliders, The West Wing and roles in the television movies The Temptations and Mutiny.
In his free time, the 6'3" actor enjoys painting and developed an interest in astronomy since working on "Space". He
has traveled throughout the United States while on tour and enjoys visiting his parents' native country of Panama as
well as other regions of Central America.