Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Highest Rated: 100% Angels Are Made of Light (2018)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jul 22, 1946

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

A talented actor who effortlessly projected gravitas, warmth and menace in equal amounts, depending on the role, Danny Glover enjoyed stardom in the 1980s and 1990s with the "Lethal Weapon" (1987) series and other mainstream titles before settling into steady work as a character player in numerous independent films and television series while also honing an award-winning second career as a documentary and feature producer. Born Danny Lebern Glover on July 22, 1946 in San Francisco, California, he was the son of postal workers who were also active in civil rights through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. His involvement in acting began as a student at San Francisco State University, where he appeared in a play by Amiri Baraka; after leaving the school in the late 1960s, Glover worked for the City of San Francisco as a evaluations specialist before returning to acting in the 1970s. He received his dramatic training through the Black Actors' Workshop at the American Conservatory and with Jean Shelton's Shelton Actors Lab before making his screen debut as an inmate in Don Siegel's "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979). He worked steadily on stage - most notably in the Drama Desk-winning Broadway run of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold and the Boys" in 1982 - and in character roles on television and in features before earning critical praise as a sympathetic handyman in Robert Benton's "Places in the Heart" (1984). He followed this with a menacing turn as a corrupt police detective in Peter Weir's "Witness" (1985), which underscored his versatility and command of the screen, and he soon settled into a string of substantive character parts in major features like the abusive Mr. Johnsonn in Stephen Spielberg's "The Color Purple" (1985) and a heroic cowboy in Lawrence Kasdan's "Silverado" (1985). In 1987, Glover settled comfortably into leading man and action hero status as Detective Roger Murtagh, the reluctant partner of loose cannon cop Mel Gibson in Richard Donner's "Lethal Weapon" (1987); a colossal box office hit, it was followed by three successful sequels between 1989 and 1998, but more importantly, granted Glover the clout to not only carry pictures like the HBO biopic "Mandela" (1987), which earned him an Emmy nomination, and the action-dramas "Bat*21" (1988) and Kasdan's "Grand Canyon" (1991), but produce them. His first effort in this regard was Charles Burnett's "To Sleep With Anger" (1991), a critically praised drama about family conflict that earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor. As the '90s drew to a close, Glover remained a consistent presence in features, though many of these projects - the Disney comedy "Operation Dumbo Drop" (1995), "Gone Fishin'" (1997) with his "Lethal Weapon" co-star Joe Pesci - paled in comparison to his work as a producer for television features like the historical Western "Buffalo Soldiers" (TNT, 1997) and the civil rights drama "Freedom Song" (TNT, 2000), both of which earned multiple Emmy nominations. Glover also devoted considerable energy to civil rights and international causes, including support for Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and work as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. But his acting career continued its busy pace in the new millennium, and he moved effortlessly between independent projects like the horror film "Saw" (2005), guest roles on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "Brothers and Sisters" (ABC, 2006-2011) and studio projects like "Dreamgirls" (2006). Though his screen time soon trickled down to guest turns in direct-to-video features like "Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses" (2014), part of a curiously popular franchise of action films built around star Danny Trejo as a vengeful senior citizen, his work as producer continued to embrace timely and politically charged subjects, like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in "Trouble the Water" (2008) and the Thai-made drama "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" (2010), which captured the Palm d'Or at Cannes. In 2018, he made a welcome return to prominence as Robert Redford's bank-robbing partner in "The Old Man and the Gun" and as a telemarketing vet who teaches Lakeith Stanfield how to sell to white people in the critically acclaimed "Sorry to Bother You." The films were just two of nine film appearances he made in that year alone, with at least a dozen more soon to follow.

Highest rated movies

The Old Man & the Gun Sorry to Bother You Witness The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Places in the Heart
To Sleep With Anger
Always in Season
Bamako

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 54% Press Play Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Dreamer Unknown (Character) - 2022
91% 83% President Executive Producer - 2021
80% No Score Yet The Drummer Mark Walker (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
100% No Score Yet Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power Self - 2020
70% No Score Yet In Between Dying Executive Producer - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Robeson Effect Self,
Executive Producer
- 2019
71% 87% Jumanji: The Next Level Milo (Character) $316.8M 2019
85% 100% Always in Season Narrator (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lynch: A History Executive Producer - 2019
54% 38% The Dead Don't Die Hank Thompson (Character) $6.5M 2019
92% 84% The Last Black Man in San Francisco Grandpa (Character) $4.5M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strive Mr. Rose (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ulysses Mr. Ocean (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 18% Christmas Break-In Ray (Character) - 2018
100% No Score Yet Angels Are Made of Light Executive Producer - 2018
93% 62% The Old Man & the Gun Teddy (Character) $11.1M 2018
No Score Yet 47% Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Baltimore Bob (Character) - 2018
97% 39% Hale County This Morning, This Evening Executive Producer $112.3K 2018
93% 70% Sorry to Bother You Langston (Character) $17.5M 2018
69% 57% Come Sunday Quincy Pearson (Character) - 2018
100% 71% Survivors Guide to Prison Self - 2018
25% 46% Proud Mary Benny (Character) $20.2M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vagabonds Uncle Issa (Character) - 2017
63% No Score Yet The Curse of Buckout Road Dr. Powell (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 50% The Christmas Train Max Powers (Character) - 2017
100% 56% Strong Island Executive Producer - 2017
43% 80% The Good Catholic Victor (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 54% Extortion Constable Haagen (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 70% 93 Days Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pushing Dead Bob (Character) - 2016
100% 93% White Sun Executive Producer - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House on Coco Road Producer - 2016
57% 32% Mr. Pig Unknown (Character) - 2016
32% 51% Monster Trucks Mr. Weathers (Character) $33.2M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Web Unknown (Character) - 2016
49% 64% Almost Christmas Walter (Character) $42.0M 2016
No Score Yet 69% Shadow World Executive Producer - 2016
51% 24% Complete Unknown Roger (Character) $166.8K 2016
No Score Yet 29% Back in the Day Eddie (Character) - 2016
10% 44% Dirty Grandpa Stinky (Character) - 2016
60% 42% Gridlocked Sully (Character) - 2015
0% 13% Andròn -- The Black Labyrinth Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% Consumed Hal Westbrook (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 46% Waffle Street Edward Collins (Character) - 2015
60% 40% About Scout Red (Character) - 2015
19% 27% Diablo Benjamin Carver (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 8% Checkmate Elohim (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 4% Toxin Dr. Locke (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 55% Caffeinated Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 28% Bad Asses on the Bayou Bernie Pope (Character) - 2015
83% 70% We Are Many Self - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure Planet Unknown (Character) - 2014
90% 71% Concerning Violence Producer - 2014
No Score Yet 72% The Ninja Immovable Heart Ex Director Matthew Reynolds (Character) - 2014
27% 84% Supremacy Mr. Walker (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 0% 2047: Sights of Death Sponge (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 13% Day of the Mummy Carl (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 44% Yellowbird Darius (Character) - 2014
83% 75% Beyond the Lights Captain David Nicol (Character) $14.6M 2014
12% 28% Tokarev Detective St. John (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 30% Bad Asses Bernie Pope (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tula: The Revolt Shinishi (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children's Republic Dubem (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 61% The Shift Floyd (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% The Bouquet Pastor (Character) - 2013
38% 77% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Justice Thurgood Marshall (Character) - 2013
83% 70% American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norman Rockwell's Shuffleton's Barbershop Charlie Shuffleton (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highland Park Ed (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Shakespeare William Ward (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 27% Extraction Harding (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% Space Warriors Commander Phillips (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 73% Shenandoah Executive Producer - 2012
No Score Yet 0% Sins Father Leonard (Character) - 2012
34% 61% Luv Arthur (Character) $151.1K 2012
No Score Yet 9% Hannah's Law Isom Dart (Character) - 2012
94% 85% The House I Live In Executive Producer $210.8K 2012
33% 46% Donovan's Echo Donovan Matheson (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 22% Mysteria Investigator (Character) - 2011
9% 8% Age of the Dragons Ahab (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 16% Son of Morning Gabriel Peters (Character) - 2011
50% 43% Dum Maaro Dum Executive Producer $563.7K 2011
No Score Yet 33% Dear Alice Franzis (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 67% The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan Executive Producer - 2010
No Score Yet 37% Five Minarets in New York Marcus (Character) - 2010
80% 78% Mooz-lum Dean Francis (Character) - 2010
19% 41% Alpha and Omega Winston (Voice) $25.1M 2010
20% 59% Legendary Harry "Red" Newman (Character) $191.9K 2010
43% 45% Death at a Funeral Uncle Russell (Character) $42.7M 2010
No Score Yet 42% I Want to Be a Soldier School Director (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barrel of a Gun Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 98% Down for Life Mr. Shannon (Character) - 2009
81% 78% Soundtrack for a Revolution Executive Producer - 2009
No Score Yet 89% The Harimaya Bridge Joseph Holder (Character),
Executive Producer
$52.1K 2009
39% 47% 2012 President Thomas Wilson (Character) $166.1M 2009
No Score Yet 60% Night Train Miles (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slap the Donkey Narrator - 2009
No Score Yet 32% Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Walter Tortoise (Voice) - 2008
No Score Yet 88% Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action Self - 2008
33% 36% Gospel Hill John Malcolm (Character) - 2008
44% 47% Blindness Man With Black Eye Patch (Character) $3.1M 2008
96% 86% Trouble the Water Executive Producer $520.0K 2008
65% 56% Be Kind Rewind Mr. Fletcher (Character) $11.2M 2008
48% 41% Battle for Terra President Chen (Voice) $1.6M 2007
83% 66% Poor Boy's Game George (Character) - 2007
69% 57% Honeydripper Tyrone Purvis (Character) $267.9K 2007
48% 80% Shooter Col. Isaac Fitzsimmons Johnson (Character) $47.0M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Unknown (Character) - 2007
84% 70% Bamako Cow-boy (Character),
Executive Producer
$112.4K 2006
No Score Yet 58% The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Brer Turtle (Voice) - 2006
79% 71% Dreamgirls Marty Madison (Character) $103.3M 2006
22% 52% Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Miles (Voice) $72.6M 2006
26% 39% The Shaggy Dog D.A. Ken Hollister (Character) $61.1M 2006
No Score Yet 63% The Exonerated David (Character) - 2005
50% 75% Manderlay Wilhelm (Character) $74.2K 2005
No Score Yet 71% Missing in America Jake (Character) - 2005
50% 84% Saw Detective David Tapp (Character) $650.1K 2004
5% 37% The Cookout Judge Crowley (Character) $11.5M 2004
No Score Yet 53% Earthsea Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 59% Good Fences Tom Spader (Character),
Producer
- 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Crimes Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 38% Just a Dream Director - 2002
No Score Yet 100% Real Eve Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 42% 3 a.m. Charles "Hershey" Riley (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2001
81% 89% The Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman (Character) $52.4M 2001
50% 55% Boesman & Lena Boesman (Character) $32.1K 2000
No Score Yet 62% Freedom Song Will Walker (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet 65% Our Friend, Martin Train Conductor (Voice) - 1999
52% 64% Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh (Character) $129.8M 1998
80% 91% The Prince of Egypt Jethro (Voice) $101.3M 1998
71% 71% Beloved Paul D Garner (Character) $22.8M 1998
92% 52% Antz Barbatus (Voice) $90.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monster Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? Narrator - 1997
31% 46% Switchback Bob Goodall (Character) $6.5M 1997
83% 78% John Grisham's The Rainmaker Judge Tyrone Kipler (uncredited) (Character) $45.9M 1997
No Score Yet 54% Buffalo Soldiers Sgt. Washington Wyatt (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1997
4% 37% Gone Fishin' Gus Green (Character) $19.7M 1997
No Score Yet 86% America's Dream Silas (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1996
28% 29% Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. Sam Cahill (Character) $24.7M 1995
32% 49% Angels in the Outfield George Knox (Character) $50.2M 1994
82% 63% Bopha! Micah Mangena (Character) $180.0K 1993
80% 87% The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry/Narrator (Character) $100.9K 1993
58% 61% Lethal Weapon 3 Roger Murtaugh (Character) $142.0M 1992
No Score Yet 81% Queen Unknown (Character) - 1992
25% 50% Flight of the Intruder Cmdr. Frank "Dooke" Camparelli (Character) $13.4M 1991
17% 60% Pure Luck Raymond Campanella (Character) $21.3M 1991
65% 51% A Rage in Harlem Easy Money (Character) $8.8M 1991
78% 70% Grand Canyon Simon (Character) $32.3M 1991
88% 79% To Sleep With Anger Harry (Character) $1.2M 1990
32% 44% Predator 2 Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Character) $28.3M 1990
No Score Yet 93% Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic Unknown (Character) - 1990
82% 77% Lethal Weapon 2 Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Character) $144.9M 1989
No Score Yet 29% Dead Man Out Dr. Alex Marsh (Character) - 1989
81% 58% Bat 21 Capt. Bartholomew Clark (Character) $3.2M 1988
80% 86% Lethal Weapon Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Character) $61.0M 1987
No Score Yet 87% Mandela Nelson Mandela (Character) - 1987
77% 80% Silverado Malachi 'Mal' Johnson (Character) - 1985
76% 94% The Color Purple Albert (Character) $93.4M 1985
93% 80% Witness Det. Lt. James McFee (Character) $65.3M 1985
89% 83% Places in the Heart Moze (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 48% Iceman Loomis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Drifter Jojo/Roland (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Morgan (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul of a Nation Self 2021
92% 55% black-ish Uncle Norman (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Files Narrator 2017
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
14% 40% Ironside Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Minstrel Krampus (Guest Voice) 2013
68% 66% Touch Arthur Teller (Character) 2012
89% 93% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
92% 88% Leverage Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
82% 91% My Name Is Earl Thomas (Guest Star) 2009
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Isaac Marshall (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 84% ER Charlie Pratt Sr. (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthsea Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet African-American Legends Guest 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courage Host 2000-2001 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Railway Journeys Host 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil War Journal Host 1993-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alex Haley's Queen Alec Haley (Character) 1993
98% 97% Lonesome Dove Joshua Deets (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Jesse John Hudson (Guest Star) 1981