Kevin Dunn is an American director and executive producer who is currently on WWE’S Board of Directors. He has been a fixture at WWE for over 20 years and his roots in the television industry can be traced to his early childhood.
Dunn became acquainted with the sports TV business following his father’s footsteps. He was later hired full-time by Vince McMahon, Jr. in 1984 shortly after he graduated from Towson State University, and then functioned as an associate producer of all domestic WWE programming from 1984-1987.
Kevin Dunn Bio
Kevin Dunn was born in 1962. It isn’t clear exactly what date or month he was born since he has managed to stay out of the spotlight, revealing nothing much about himself and the early days of his life.
All we know for now is that he attained a formal education from Towson State University.
Dunn began his career with WWE in 1984, first as an associate producer. Later, he got promoted as one of the executive producers of all WWE, manning the programming room, both domestic and international in 1993. Exactly the same year, the company’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw was debuted.
With his exposure in the media field, Dunn is regarded as one who had the rare chance to weave his directing and producing talents on some of the significant telecasts in the history of wrestling. He was among the team that brought the widely accepted concept currently called WrestleMania to reality as well as the Line Producer on some other breakthrough live events in TV entertainment history.
At that time, up to 93, 000 fans were watching WrestleMania III while thousands more joined in via pay-per-view. With his knowledge of the latest television tech and with proper management of his team, Dunn created an enabling environment that produces five hours of original weekly prime-time programming, precisely 52 weeks every year with no re-runs.
Currently, WrestleMania produces shows such as Monday Night RAW, Friday Night SmackDown and ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling which is generally rated as successful and is watched in more than 145 countries and interpreted in 28 languages.
Dunn did not restrict his career exploits to the WWE arena. Working on projects such as The Slammy Awards, a product of MTV Network, brought his talents into mainstream media exposure.
Besides cradling many management responsibilities, Dunn remains project director both in the studio and out in the field. His years of loyalty to the company have elevated him to the Board of Directors.
Kevin Dunn’s Teeth
Obviously, fans and pro wrestlers have been taking a swipe at Dunn’s teeth and it never gets old. Some are wondering why he wouldn’t get the teeth fixed to look nicer and shinier, with all the millions he earns. His dentition is not just in disorder but the color is not so nice to behold, however, that seems to be the least of his problems at the moment.
Apparently, Kevin Dunn is one of the executives of WWE who earn tons of cash working with the company. In 2015, he earned a total of $4.7 million, which include an incentive bonus.
However, his benefits working with WWE is listed as follows:
- Annual salary and compensation is $902,897;
- Restricted Stock Awards is well over $3,106,366;
- All Other Compensation – $10,272
- Total Annual Cash Compensation – $1,531,286
- Total Short-Term Compensation – $902,897
- Other Long-Term Compensation – $3,116,638
- Total Calculated Compensation – $4,637,652
Currently, there is no specific report of his exact net worth, but what we know for sure is that Dunn is worth more than a few million.
Dunn was raised in a media-savvy family. His father Dennis Dunn worked for Vince McMahon, Sr as the Executive Producer of Intermedia Productions, a program producer and syndicator. He was managing all WWE production beginning in 1972. Kevin Dunn has no other family member that is known to the public.
Quick Facts about Kevin Dunn
Dunn has been in WWE’s Board of Directors since 2008 and takes credit for handling 538 WrestleMania TV (episodes, series) productions from 1984 to the present.
Dunn is also dubbed the most hated man, as well as a detriment to WWE.
He always seems to hide from the spotlight over the years despite his top position the media-exposed company. As the fourth top executive, surprisingly, there are no professional pictures of Dunn on the internet, not even on the WWE’s corporate website.
The feud between Dunn and Triple H is as old as time.
He is considered the right-hand man to Vince McMohan, the CEO of WWE.
Dunn usually lurks in the background and rarely appears on-screen in short spurts.