Danny Glover

Birthday: Jul 22, 1946
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
A distinguished actor of the stage and screen, Danny Glover is known for his work in both Hollywood blockbusters and serious dramatic films. Towering and quietly forceful, Glover lends gravity and complexity to the diverse characters he has portrayed throughout his lengthy career.A native of San Francisco, where he was born July 22, 1947, Glover attended San Francisco State and received his dramatic training at the American Conservatory Theatre's Black Actors' Workshop. He made his film debut in Escape from Alcatraz (1979). In the early '80s, Glover made his name portraying characters ranging from the sympathetic in Places in the Heart (1984) to the menacing in Witness (1985) and The Color Purple (1984). He reached box-office-gold status with the three Lethal Weapon flicks produced between 1987 and 1992, playing the conservative, family-man partner of "loose cannon" L.A. cop Mel Gibson. Glover carried over his fiddle-and-bow relationship with Gibson into his off-screen life, and also contributed an amusing cameo (complete with his Lethal Weapon catch-phrase "I'm gettin' too old for this!") in Maverick (1994). In 1998, Glover again reprised his role for the blockbuster-proportioned Lethal Weapon 4, and that same year gave a stirring performance in the little-seen Beloved.In the following years Glover would walk the line between Hollywood heavyweight and serious-minded independent actor with a skill most actors could only dream of, with an affectinate role in Wes Anderson's 2001 comedy drama The Royal Tenenbaums and a surprising turn toward horror in Saw serving well to balance out lesser-seen but equally powerful turns in Boseman and Lena, 3 A.M., and Lars von Trier's Manderlay. The same year that Glover retreated into the woods as a haunted Vietnam veteran in the low-key drama Missing in America, he would turn in a series of guest appearances on the long-running television medical drama E.R. Despite a filmography that seemed populated with an abundance of decidedly serious dramas in the years following the millennial turnover, Glover did cut loose in 2006 when he took a role as Tim Allen's boss in The Shaggy Dog and stepped into the studio to offer vocal performances in the animated kid flicks The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Barnyard. On television, Glover played the title role in Mandela (1987), cowpoke Joshua Deets in the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove, legendary railroad man John Henry in a 1988 installment of Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales, and the mercurial leading character in the 1989 "American Playhouse" revival of A Raisin in the Sun. For his role in Freedom Song as a caring father struggling to raise his young son in 1960s-era Mississippi, Glover was nominated for an Emmy award and took home an Image award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special. Glover played a proprietor of a struggling blues club in John Sayles' musical drama Honeydripper in 2007, and went on to participate in The Garden (2008), a documentary about a produce garden developed in the aftermath of the L.A. riots. He continued to tackle complex social issues as an executive producer for Trouble the Water, a 2008 documentary following the struggles of New Orleans residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and as an associate producer for The Time That Remains (2009), a poignant series of short stories about Palestinians in Israel. Glover also worked as an associate producer for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, an avante-gard fantasy drama that received the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Actor 2019
89% The Last Black Man in San Francisco Actor 2019
No Score Yet Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story Josiah Henson 2019
92% The Old Man & the Gun Teddy 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You Producer Langston 2018
81% That Summer Executive Producer 2018
100% Survivors Guide to Prison Actor 2018
26% Proud Mary Benny 2018
67% Come Sunday Quincy Pearson 2018
No Score Yet Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Baltimore Bob 2018
42% The Good Catholic Victor 2017
31% Monster Trucks Mr. Weathers $33.3M 2017
89% Tour De Pharmacy Actor 2017
No Score Yet Dionne Mansel Warwick 2017
No Score Yet The Christmas Train Max Powers 2017
No Score Yet Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement Actor 2017
51% Almost Christmas Walter $41.8M 2016
50% Complete Unknown Roger $0.2M 2016
0% Andron (Andròn - The Black Labyrinth) Actor 2016
No Score Yet Back In The Day Eddie "Rocks" Travor 2016
60% About Scout Red 2016
96% Cemetery of Splendor Producer $30.8K 2016
11% Dirty Grandpa Stinky $34.7M 2016
20% Diablo Benjamin Carver 2016
62% Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) Actor 2016
No Score Yet Agents of Change Actor 2016
No Score Yet Pushing Dead Actor 2016
No Score Yet Darkweb Actor 2016
No Score Yet Consumed Hal Westbrook 2015
56% This Changes Everything Actor Executive Producer $13.2K 2015
60% Gridlocked Sully 2015
No Score Yet Bad Asses Bernie Pope 2015
No Score Yet Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou Bernie Pope 2015
No Score Yet The Shift Actor 2015
20% Supremacy Mr. Walker 2015
No Score Yet Toxin Actor 2015
No Score Yet Waffle Street Edward Collins 2015
No Score Yet Checkmate Elohim 2015
No Score Yet Bad Asses on the Bayou Actor 2015
90% Concerning Violence Producer 2014
No Score Yet Yellowbird Actor 2014
83% Beyond the Lights Captain Nicol $14.7M 2014
No Score Yet Day of the Mummy Actor 2014
12% Rage Detective Peter St. John 2014
No Score Yet 2047 - Sights of Death Actor 2014
No Score Yet From Above William 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
No Score Yet Extraction Harding 2013
38% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Thurgood Marshall 2013
No Score Yet Space Warriors Commander Phillips 2013
No Score Yet The Bouquet Actor 2013
35% LUV Arthur $0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Actor 2013
No Score Yet Shuffleton's Barbershop Charlie Shuffleton 2013
No Score Yet Highland Park Ed 2013
No Score Yet Tula: The Revolt Shinishi 2013
94% The House I Live In Executive Producer $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Toxin Dr. Locke 2012
No Score Yet Shadows Of Liberty Actor 2012
No Score Yet Chasing Shakespeare Actor 2012
No Score Yet Highway Producer 2012
No Score Yet Hannah's Law Isom Dart 2012
No Score Yet Sins Expiation Father Leonard 2012
No Score Yet The Children's Republic Actor 2012
92% The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Producer Actor $0.2M 2011
9% Age of the Dragons Ahab 2011
78% Mooz-lum Dean Francis 2011
No Score Yet Down For Life Mr. Shannon $40.1K 2011
No Score Yet Mysteria Investigator 2011
14% Donovan's Echo Donovan Matheson 2011
No Score Yet Son Of Morning Gabriel Peters 2011
No Score Yet Five Minarets in New York Marcus 2010
16% Alpha and Omega Winston $25.1M 2010
19% Legendary Harry "Red" Newman $0.2M 2010
54% Salt of This Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) Producer 2010
No Score Yet För Kärleken (Dear Alice) Actor 2010
42% Death at a Funeral Uncle Russell $16.1M 2010
No Score Yet The Harimaya Bridge Joseph Holder Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet I Want To Be A Soldier School Director 2010
No Score Yet Act Of Vengeance Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
40% 2012 President Thomas Wilson $166.2M 2009
81% Soundtrack For A Revolution Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Night Train Miles 2009
49% Battle For Terra President Chen $1.7M 2009
No Score Yet Cooking with B. Smith and Friends - Desserts Actor 2009
No Score Yet Rapunzel ... And More Classic Fairytales Actor 2009
No Score Yet The People Speak Actor 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
13% Saw V David Tapp $56.8M 2008
No Score Yet Tortoise vs. Hare Walter Tortoise 2008
96% Trouble the Water Executive Producer $0.2M 2008
79% The Garden Actor 2008
44% Blindness Old man with the Black Eye Patch $3.1M 2008
65% Be Kind Rewind Mr. Fletcher $11.3M 2008
33% Gospel Hill John Malcolm 2008
No Score Yet Africa Unite Actor 2008
68% Honeydripper Tyrone 'Pine Top' Purvis 2007
83% Poor Boy's Game George Carvery 2007
47% Shooter Col. Isaac Johnson $47.1M 2007
No Score Yet Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Actor 2007
78% Dreamgirls Marty Madison $103.4M 2006
22% Barnyard Miles $72.7M 2006
No Score Yet The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Brer Turtle 2006
26% The Shaggy Dog Ken Hollister $61.1M 2006
50% Manderlay Wilhelm 2006
No Score Yet Read You Like a Book Actor 2006
92% Aristide and the Endless Revolution Actor 2005
No Score Yet Missing in America Jake Neeley 2005
No Score Yet The Exonerated David Keaton 2005
No Score Yet Earthsea Ogion 2004
49% Saw Detective David Tapp $55.2M 2004
5% The Cookout Judge Crowley $11.6M 2004
No Score Yet Forts and Castles of Ghana Narrator 2003
No Score Yet The Peace! DVD Actor 2003
No Score Yet Good Fences Producer Tom Spader 2003
No Score Yet The Art of Romare Bearden Readings 2003
No Score Yet Chrysanthemum and More Kevin Henkes Stories Actor 2002
No Score Yet Real Eve Narrator 2002
No Score Yet Just a Dream Director 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman $52.4M 2002
No Score Yet Real Eve Actor 2002
No Score Yet Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories Actor 2001
No Score Yet 3 A.M. Executive Producer Hershey 2001
No Score Yet Civil War Journal Host 2001
No Score Yet Civil War Journal: The Commanders Actor 2001
No Score Yet Civil War Journal: The Conflict Begins Actor 2001
No Score Yet Freedom Song Will Walker Executive Producer Producer 2000
50% Boesman and Lena Boesman 2000
No Score Yet Life by the Numbers Actor 1999
79% The Prince of Egypt Jethro 1998
78% Beloved Paul D 1998
93% Antz Barbatus 1998
No Score Yet Can't You Hear the Wind Howl Host 1998
52% Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh 1998
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldiers Washington Wyatt Executive Producer 1997
No Score Yet John Grisham's The Rainmaker Judge Tyrone Kipler 1997
83% The Rainmaker Judge Tyrone Kipler 1997
32% Switchback Bob Goodall 1997
27% Wild America Bigfoot the Mountain Man 1997
4% Gone Fishin' Gus Green $19.8M 1997
No Score Yet Century of Black Cinema Actor 1997
No Score Yet Deadly Voyage Executive Producer 1996
No Score Yet America's Dream Silas 1996
No Score Yet Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain Actor 1996
31% Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. Sam Cahill 1995
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Actor 1995
33% Angels in the Outfield George Knox 1994
66% Maverick Bank Robber 1994
No Score Yet Civil War Journal Host 1994
80% The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry 1993
80% Bopha! Micah Mangena 1993
59% Lethal Weapon 3 Roger Murtaugh 1992
No Score Yet Brer Rabbit & Boss Lion Storyteller 1992
No Score Yet Queen Alec Haley 1992
76% Grand Canyon Simon 1991
65% A Rage in Harlem Easy-Money 1991
25% The Flight of the Intruder Cdr. Frank Camparelli $14.6M 1991
No Score Yet NBA Hardwood Classics: Magic Johnson "Always Showtime" Actor 1991
9% Pure Luck Ray Campanella 1991
No Score Yet Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby Actor 1991
27% Predator 2 Lieutenant Mike Harrigan 1990
87% To Sleep With Anger Harry Harry Mention Producer Executive Producer 1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic Actor 1990
83% Lethal Weapon 2 Roger Murtaugh 1989
No Score Yet A Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee 1989
No Score Yet How the Leopard Got His Spots Actor 1989
No Score Yet Dead Man Out Alex 1989
81% Bat 21 Capt. Bartholomew Clark 1988
No Score Yet Extortion Constable Haagen 1988
83% Lethal Weapon Roger Murtaugh 1987
No Score Yet Mandela Nelson Mandela 1987
85% The Color Purple Albert Johnson 1985
92% Witness McFee 1985
77% Silverado Mal $33.3M 1985
No Score Yet The Stand-In Actor 1985
96% Places in the Heart Moze 1984
No Score Yet Iceman Loomis 1984
No Score Yet Memorial Day Actor 1983
No Score Yet Chiefs Marshall Peters 1983
No Score Yet Out Actor 1982
No Score Yet Out (Deadly Drifter) Jojo : Roland 1982
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Morgan 1981
95% Escape From Alcatraz Inmate 1979
No Score Yet P.N.O.K. Actor

TV

CREDIT
97% Atlanta
2016-2018
Screenwriter Director
  • 2018
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Executive Producer Producer Co-producer
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Hank Morgan
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet POV
1988
Appearing
  • 2014
68% Touch
2012
Arthur Teller
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2011
92% Leverage
2008-2012
  • 2011
92% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2009
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
  • 2009
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Isaac Marshall
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Charlie Pratt
  • 2005
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
1989
Joshua Deets
  • 1989
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Walter Lee
  • 1989
  • 1983
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Hudson Jesse John Hudson
  • 1981

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