Danny Glover Biography

Birthday: 1946-07-22
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California USA
Height: 6' 3½" (1.92 m)
Wiki Biography: Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. Most recently, he co-starred in the critically acclaimed feature Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and in Po' Boy's Game for director Clement Virgo. He appeared in the hit feature Shooter for director Antoine Fuqua and can currently be seen in Honeydripper for director John Sayles and Be Kind, Rewind for director Michel Gondry. Glover has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa. For these efforts, Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor. Internationally, Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador. In 2005, Glover co-founded Louverture Films dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. The New York based company has a slate of progressive features and documentaries including Trouble the Water, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Africa Unite, award winning feature Bamako, and most recent projects Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, and The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan. A native of San Francisco Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. It was his Broadway debut in Fugard's Master Harold...and the Boys, which brought him to national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast Glover in his first leading role in 1984's Oscar®-nominated Best Picture Places in the Heart. The following year, Glover starred in two more Best Picture nominees: Peter Weir's Witness and Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple. In 1987, Glover partnered with Mel Gibson in the first Lethal Weapon film and went on to star in three hugely successful Lethal Weapon sequels. Glover has also invested his talents in more personal projects, including the award-winning To Sleep With Anger, which he executive produced and for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor; Bopha!; Manderlay; Missing in America; and the film version of Athol Fugard's play Boesman and Lena. On the small screen, Glover won an Image Award and a Cable ACE Award and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO movie Mandela. He has also received Emmy nominations for his work in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove and the telefilm Freedom Song. As a director, he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Showtime's Just a Dream.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Witness McFee Drama
Nattskiftet Hershey 2012 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Angels in the Outfield George Knox 1951 0, 0
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash 1981 Comedy
Memorial Day 1983 Romance
Places in the Heart Moze 1984
The Stand-In Apples finnerty 1985 Comedy
Witness McFee 1985 Comedy, 0, Biography
Silverado 1985 0, Fantasy, 0
The Color Purple Albert 1985 Drama
Lethal Weapon Roger Murtaugh 1987 Action, Crime, Thriller
Bat*21 1988 Drama
Lethal Weapon 2 Roger Murtaugh 1989 0, 0, Comedy
To Sleep with Anger 1990
Predator 2 Lieutenant Mike Harrigan 1990 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
A Rage in Harlem 1991 Comedy
Flight of the Intruder 1991 0, Game Show, 0, Biography
Pure Luck Raymond Campanella 1991 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Lethal Weapon 3 Roger Murtaugh 1992 Game Show, Comedy, 0
The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry / Narrator 1993
Bopha! Micah Mangena 1993 Drama
Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Gone Fishin' Gus Green 1997 0, 0
Switchback 1997 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Antz Barbatus 1998 0, 0, Drama
Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh 1998 Action, Crime, Thriller
Beloved Paul D Garner 1998 Drama, Horror, Mystery
The Prince of Egypt Jethro 1998 Animation, Adventure, Drama
Our Friend, Martin 1999
The Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman 2001 0
Boesman and Lena Boesman 2001 Drama
3 A.M. Hershey 2001 Crime, Mystery, Romance
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election 2002 Documentary
Good Fences 2003 Comedy, Drama
Saw Detective David Tapp 2004 Comedy, Reality Tv
Missing in America 2005
The Exonerated 2005 Drama
Manderlay Wilhelm 2005 Drama
Barnyard Miles the Mule 2006 Drama, 0
The Shaggy Dog Ken Hollister 2006 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit 2006 Animation, Family, Fantasy
Bamako 2006 Drama
Dreamgirls Marty Madison 2006 Drama, Music, Musical
Poor Boy's Game George Carvery 2007
Shooter Colonel Isaac Johnson 2007 Comedy, 0, 0
Blindness Man with Black Eye Patch 2008 0, Game Show, Sport
Gospel Hill John Malcolm 2008 0
Be Kind Rewind 2008 Comedy, Drama
Unstable Fables: Tortoise Vs. Hare 2008 Animation, Family
2012 President Thomas Wilson 2009 0
Night Train 2009 Action, Crime, Mystery
Battle for Terra President Chen 2009 Animation, Action, Adventure
The Harimaya Bridge Joseph Holder 2009 Drama
Alpha and Omega Winston 2010 0, 0, 0, Biography
Legendary Harry 'Red' Newman 2010
Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Priest - friend of Sam Nujoma 2010 Drama
Death at a Funeral Uncle Russell 2010 Comedy
För kärleken Franzis Namazi 2010 Drama
I'm Still Here Himself 2010 Comedy, Drama, Music
Five Minarets in New York Marcus 2010 Drama
Donovan's Echo Donovan Matheson 2011
Down for Life Mr. Shannon 2011 Drama
Mooz-Lum Dean Francis 2011 Drama, Family
Son of Morning Gabriel Peters 2011 Comedy, Drama
Age of the Dragons Ahab 2011 Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Mysteria Investigator 2011 Mystery
Touch 2012 Drama
Mentryville Dr. Locke 2013 Drama, Horror
The Shift Floyd 2013
The Bouquet Reverend John 2013 0
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Winston 2013 Drama, 0, 0
LUV Arthur 2013 Crime, Drama
Sins Expiation Father Leonard 2013 Thriller
Highland Park Ed 2013 Comedy, Drama
Chasing Shakespeare William Ward 2013 Drama, Romance
Space Warriors Commander Phillips 2013 Family
The Children's Republic Dubem 2013
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Justice Thurgood Marshall 2013 Drama
Tula: The Revolt Shinishi 2013 Drama, History
Bad Asses Bernie Pope 2014 Action
Tokarev Detective St. John 2014 Action, Crime, Thriller
Killing Winston Jones Washington Carver 2014 Comedy
Supremacy Mr. Walker 2014 Drama
Beyond the Lights Captain David Nicol 2014 0, Biography
Day of the Mummy Carl 2014 Reality Tv
2047 - Sights of Death Sponge 2014 Action, Thriller
Checkmate Debonair Man 2015 Action, Thriller
Grand Canyon Simon 2015
Extraction Harding 2015 0
Bad Asses on the Bayou Bernie Pope 2015 0, 0
Scout Red 2015 Drama, Family
Consumed Hal 2015 Drama, Thriller
Gridlocked Sully 2015 Action
Back in the Day Eddie 'Rocks' Travor 2016 Drama
The Lighthouse Duncan 2016 Game Show