Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Highest Rated: 52% Bamboozled (2000)

Lowest Rated: 50% Tap (1989)

Birthday: Nov 19, 1973

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Savion Glover was one of the most recognized tap dancers of the later 20th Century and perhaps one of the great dancers of all time. Born on November 19, 1973, Glover was a tap dancing prodigy. Even tap dance legend Gregory Hines, who was one of Glover's teachers, once stated that Glover was "possibly the greatest tap dancer that ever lived." Glover made his Broadway debut at the age of 12 in "The Tap Dance Kid" in 1985. Four years later, he made his feature film debut in "Tap" (1989), which starred Hines and legendary Rat Pack member Sammy Davis, Jr. In the same year, Glover became one of the youngest performers nominated for a Tony for his role in "Black and Blue" (1989). At fourteen years old, Glover was himself teaching others the art of tap dance and continued to find new ways to put the spotlight on his chosen medium. Glover made his first of several appearances in the influential educational series "Sesame Street' (PBS 1969-) in 1991. He broke through to a wider audience with the Off-Broadway show "Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk" in 1995, which won Glover his first Tony Award for choreography after it moved to Broadway in 1996. Glover accepted the honor to perform for President Bill Clinton's Inaugural Gala after his reelection in early 1997. In 2000, Glover scored his highest-profile film role in Spike Lee's controversial media satire "Bamboozled," in which he co-starred with Tommy Davidson as an African-American team who revived blackface performances for a modern TV audience. When the Winter Olympics arrived at Salt Lake City in 2002, Glover was tapped to perform at the Games' closing ceremony. Glover started his own tap school, The Hooferz Club, with the aim of educating a new generation about the art of tap dance.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 54% Bojangles Newcomer (Character) - 2001
52% 74% Bamboozled Manray/Mantan (Character) $2.2M 2000
No Score Yet 100% The Wall Bracey Mitchell (Character) - 1998
50% 69% Tap Louis Simms (Character) $8.6M 1989

TV

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No Score Yet 15% World of Dance Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Step Up: High Water Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Dave Guest

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