BY K R I S T I N M . R E E S E R
G AVIN MUNN is a child actor whose career took off in 2014 just as much of the talent
pool was leaving. He has filmed many commercials in our state since getting his start, but
his parents, Johnny and Johnna Munn, have had to travel to Atlanta along with other locals
to keep up with auditions. At age 10, Gavin has 22 film credits to his name. Gavin will regularly appear
in two shows releasing late summer: Netflix’s Raising Dion and HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones.
Even though traveling is tough and often undertaken at the last minute, Johnny and Johnna
say they have no intention of moving from Wilmington. They’ve been here more than 20 years
and they love living here.
“My wife and I believe in film
coming back to Wilmington and
we think Wilmington can get
back to where it was in its peak.
It’s already set up for success and
there is so much Southeastern
business here,” says Johnny
Munn. “We can personally see
and feel the increase in film just
in the last year.”
The family members enjoy
their lives in Wilmington.
“Wilmington is a beauti-ful
place with so much history.
We have beautiful beaches and
we’re centrally located to many
other big cities. Plus, we’re set up
with Screen Gems,” says Johnna
Both of Gavin’s parents credit
Ron Fallica and Allie Mcculloch,
owners of Actors Arsenal, as being
an amazing resource to the acting
community that calls Wilmington
home. Actors Arsenal tapes audi-tions,
provides acting classes and
creates summer camps.
Above, right: Gavin Munn lives and attends school in Wilmington but travels frequently for acting jobs. He has 22 film credits
to his name including (clockwise from left) The Righteous Gemstones, 8 Slices, Rectify and Raising Dion.
COURTESY OF THE MUNN FAMILY