American actor and voice actor
Gunny grew up with 5 brothers in Emporia, Kansas. At age 14, he moved with his family to Zillah, Washington.
Ermey married his wife, Nila, in 1975. They had four children. In Ermey's television show Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, he referred to his wife as "Mrs. Gunny". He was also the official celebrity spokesperson of the youth organization Young Marines.
17 May 2002, he received an honorary promotion to gunnery sergeant (E-7) by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones.
2011 co-founder of Bravery Brewing in Lancaster, California.
Gunny died at age 74 from pneumonia complications.
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