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John Glover

Highest Rated:   99% Annie Hall (1977)
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Birthplace:   Salisbury, Maryland, USA
A longtime character actor with a reputation for taking on villainous roles with gleeful abandon and a subtle touch of humor, John Glover was once dubbed "the supreme rotter of the '80s" by the late film critic Pauline Kael, thanks to unforgettable performances in such films as 52 Pick-Up, Masquerade, and Scrooged. Always injecting his baddies with an element of quirk and personality, Glover later gravitated away from a life of cinematic crime to success with more sympathetic roles in Love! Valour! Compassion! and Mid-Century. A Salisbury, MD, native who pursued his higher education at Towson State Teacher's College, Glover began an off-Broadway career in the late '60s, which led to small parts in the mid-'70s in such films as Shamus (1973) and Annie Hall (1977). With occasional small-screen roles balancing out his features, Glover began carving out a villainous niche for himself during the '80s in such movies as The Evil That Men Do and 52 Pick-Up. Though Glover's big-screen work served as his bread and butter, more sympathetic television appearances -- as a valiant AIDS patient in An Early Frost (1985) and a dedicated doctor in L.A. Law -- earned the actor a pair of Emmy nominations. As his career progressed, Glover became an increasingly prominent figure on TV thanks to parts in Miami Vice, Murder, She Wrote, and Frasier, and his "villains" became ever more quirky in such high-profile features as Gremlins 2: The New Batch and Robocop 2. Glover's roles were also becoming increasingly diverse. Offering a side of himself rarely seen by audiences, he played artist Leonardo DaVinci in the 1991 made-for-TV feature A Season of Giants, and then portrayed another villain, this time the biggest of them all -- the Devil himself -- in the 1998 series Brimstone. Beginning in 1992, Glover did voice work for the popular superhero cartoon Batman: The Animated Series and, later, Batman: Gotham Nights; he also had onscreen roles in the live-action feature Batman & Robin and the WB series Smallville. Glover often returns to his alma matter (now called Towson University) to work with the drama students at the school's Fine Arts College.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet We Go On
  • Actor
2016
64% Reality
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet You Bury Your Own
  • Actor
2014
40% Sweet Talk
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Sanitarium
  • Gustav
2013
No Score Yet Payback: Straight Up
  • Phil
2006
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
  • Ogden
2005
No Score Yet On Edge
  • Yuri Moskivin
2002
No Score Yet Dead Broke
  • Sam
1999
54% Payback
  • Phil
1999
No Score Yet Tempest
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Tempest
  • Anthony Prosper
1998
No Score Yet Dead by Midnight
  • Armand Drake
1997
50% Ed and His Dead Mother
  • Pattle
1997
11% Batman & Robin
  • Dr. Jason Woods
1997
67% Love! Valour! Compassion!
  • John And James Jeckyll
1997
No Score Yet The Broken Giant
  • Clio's Father
1996
No Score Yet Automatic
  • Goddard Marx
1995
No Score Yet Night of the Running Man
  • Derek Mills
1995
51% In the Mouth of Madness
  • Saperstein
1995
No Score Yet Schemes
  • Victor Kraft
1994
No Score Yet Assault at West Point
  • Gardiner
1994
No Score Yet Dead on the Money
  • Russell Blake
1991
No Score Yet Whatever Happened To...?
  • Billy
1991
No Score Yet El Diablo
  • The Preacher
1990
32% Robocop 2
  • Magnavolt Salesman
1990
67% Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Daniel Clamp
1990
No Score Yet Meet the Hollowheads
  • Henry Hollowhead
1989
No Score Yet Breaking Point
  • Doctor Gerber
1989
No Score Yet Traveling Man
  • Chick Beeler
1989
68% Scrooged
  • Brice
1988
82% The Chocolate War
  • Brother Leon
1988
No Score Yet David
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar
  • Rolo Rockwell
1988
43% Masquerade
  • Tony Gateworth
1988
No Score Yet Moving Target
  • Dobbins
1988
75% Julia
  • Sammy
1987
46% 52 Pick-Up
  • Alan Raimy
1986
No Score Yet Apology (Apology for Murder)
  • Philip
1986
No Score Yet A Killing Affair
  • Maggie's Brother
1986
No Score Yet An Early Frost
  • Victor DiMato
1985
46% White Nights
  • Wynn Scott
1985
No Score Yet The Evil That Men Do
  • Briggs
1984
No Score Yet A Flash Of Green
  • Ross Halley
1984
No Score Yet Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter
  • Pierre Lafitte
1984
No Score Yet Rage of Angels
  • Scalon Jackson
1983
No Score Yet A Little Sex
  • Walter
1982
0% La IncreĆ­ble Mujer Diminuta
  • Tom Keller
1981
94% Melvin and Howard
  • Attorney Freese
1980
75% Brubaker
  • Ackroyd
1980
No Score Yet The American Success Company
  • Ernst
1980
50% The Mountain Men
  • Nathan
1980
33% Last Embrace
  • Richard Peabody
1979
99% Annie Hall
  • Actor Boy Friend
1977
43% Shamus
  • Johnnie Bronston
1973
No Score Yet Enemy of the People
  • Actor
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Henry Mittner
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Actor
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Lionel Luthor Lionel Luther
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Declan Gage
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Verad
No Score Yet Batman: The Animated Series
  • Actor
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Actor
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Carson Churchill
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Jared Andrews
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Samuel Kraft
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor

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