Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1946-07-22 (77 years old)

Biography

Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is best known for his co-starring lead role as Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series.


Glover has had a variety of film, stage, and television roles. He starred as the husband to Whoopi Goldberg's character, Celie in the celebrated literary adaptation of The Color Purple, and as Lieutenant James McFee in the film Witness. He had leading roles in other films including To Sleep with Anger, Predator 2, Angels in the Outfield, and Operation Dumbo Drop. He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his starring role in Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger.


Also, he has had prominent supporting roles in Silverado, Witness, A Rage in Harlem, Dreamgirls, Shooter, Death at a Funeral, Beyond the Lights, Sorry to Bother You, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, The Dead Don't Die, Lonesome Dove and Jumanji: The Next Level. Glover earned top billing for the first time in Predator 2, the sequel to the science fiction action film Predator. During his career, he has also made several cameos, appearing, for example, in the Michael Jackson video "Liberian Girl" of 1987.


In 1994, he made his directorial debut with the Showtime channel short film Override. Also in 1994, Glover and actor Ben Guillory founded the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, focusing on theatre by and about black people.

Filmography

all 287

Movies 249

self 57

TV Shows 38

Producer 31

Narrator 12

Voice 11

Director 4

Michael Tedeschi
Double Soul

Double Soul (2023)

Movie
Executive Producer
President

President (2023)

Movie
Executive Producer
Crane Lantern

Crane Lantern (2022)

Movie
Executive Producer
The War on Cuba

The War on Cuba (2020)

TV
Executive Producer
Easter Snap

Easter Snap (2019)

Movie
Executive Producer
Capernaum

Capernaum (2018)

Movie
10
Self (archive footage)
Howard

Howard (2018)

Movie
Co-Producer
Zama

Zama (2017)

Movie
Executive Producer
That Summer

That Summer (2017)

Movie
Self - Narrator (voice)
Agents of Change

Agents of Change (2017)

Movie
Executive Producer
Strong Island

Strong Island (2017)

Movie
Detective Constable Haagen
Extortion

Extortion (2017)

Movie
1
Executive Producer
Shadow World

Shadow World (2016)

Movie
Executive Producer
White Sun

White Sun (2016)

Movie
Eddie 'Rocks' Travor
Back in the Day

Back in the Day (2016)

Movie
Benjamin Carver
Diablo

Diablo (2016)

Movie
Chancellor Gordon
Andron

Andron (2015)

Movie
Executive Producer
Life Is Sacred

Life Is Sacred (2014)

Movie
Detective St. John
Rage

Rage (2014)

Movie
6
Ex Director Matthew Reynolds
The Ninja Immovable Heart

The Ninja Immovable Heart (2014)

Movie
Frank Ironside
Ironside

Ironside (2013)

TV
6
Executive Producer
Shenandoah

Shenandoah (2012)

Movie
Self - Actor and Director
Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty (2012)

Movie
Father Leonard
Sins

Sins (2012)

Movie
Professor Arthur Teller
Touch

Touch (2012)

TV
7.5
Self (Occupy Oakland)
Rise Like Lions

Rise Like Lions (2011)

Movie
Executive Producer
Dum Maaro Dum

Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

Movie
Harry 'Red' Newman
Legendary

Legendary (2010)

Movie
6
President Thomas Wilson
2012

2012 (2009)

Movie
7.24
Charlie Lawson
Leverage

Leverage (2008)

TV
6.42
David Tapp (archive footage) (uncredited)
Saw V

Saw V (2008)

Movie
4
Man with Black Eye Patch
Blindness

Blindness (2008)

Movie
President Chen (voice)
Battle for Terra

Battle for Terra (2007)

Movie
3.33
Colonel Isaac Johnson
Shooter

Shooter (2007)

Movie
5.84
Cow-boy / Executive Producer
Bamako

Bamako (2006)

Movie
Minstrel Krampus (voice)
American Dad!

American Dad! (2005)

TV
6.24
Sgt. Washington Wyatt
Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers (1997)

Movie
Richter Tyrone Kipler
The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker (1997)

Movie
Bigfoot the Mountain Man (Uncredited)
Wild America

Wild America (1997)

Movie
Silas (segment "Long Black Song")
America's Dream

America's Dream (1996)

Movie
Charlie Pratt Sr.
ER

ER (1994)

TV
5.44
Bank Robber (uncredited)
Maverick

Maverick (1994)

Movie
6.67
Micah Mangena
Bopha!

Bopha! (1993)

Movie
Commander Frank Camparelli
Flight of the Intruder

Flight of the Intruder (1991)

Movie
6
Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
Predator 2

Predator 2 (1990)

Movie
5.8
Captain Bartholomew Clark
Bat★21

Bat★21 (1988)

Movie
Nelson Mandela
Mandela

Mandela (1987)

Movie
Self - Presenter
Tony Awards

Tony Awards (1956)

TV
1
Train Conductor
Our Friend, Martin

Our Friend, Martin

TV
Roger Murtaugh
Lethal Weapon 5

Lethal Weapon 5

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.79
Based on 6.36 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1952
1998
2010
1998
2023
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1946-07-22 (77 years old)

Birth Name
Danny Lebern Glover

Birth Place
San Francisco, California, USA

Father
James Glover

Citizenships
United States of America

Awards
honorary degree from Spelman College, Eugene V. Debs Award, NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Marian Anderson Award, Academy Honorary Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Theatre World Award, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame

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