The Info List - Danny Glover

Danny Lebern Glover (/ˈɡlʌvər/; born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
film series. He also has leading roles in the films The Color Purple (1985), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Predator 2
Predator 2
(1990), Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Operation Dumbo Drop
Operation Dumbo Drop
(1995). Glover has prominent supporting roles in Silverado (1985), Witness (1985), Saw (2004), Shooter (2007), 2012 (2009), Death at a Funeral (2010), Beyond the Lights (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), and Sorry to Bother You
Sorry to Bother You
(2018). He is an active supporter of various political causes.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Planned directorial debut 2.2 Public appearances

3 Personal life 4 Activism

4.1 Civil rights activism 4.2 Political activism 4.3 International

4.3.1 Africa 4.3.2 Brazil 4.3.3 Caribbean and Haiti 4.3.4 Iraq War 4.3.5 Venezuela 4.3.6 Israel

4.4 Music

5 Honors and awards 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television 6.3 Video games 6.4 Theatre

7 Awards and nominations 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Glover was born in San Francisco, the son of Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover.[1] His parents, both postal workers, were active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), working to advance equal rights.[2] Glover's mother, daughter of a midwife, was born in Louisville, Georgia
Louisville, Georgia
and graduated from Paine College
Paine College
in Augusta, Georgia.[3] As an adolescent and a young adult, Glover suffered from epilepsy but has not suffered a seizure since age 35.[4] His father was a World War II veteran.[5] He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco.[6] He attended San Francisco
San Francisco
State University (SFSU) in the late 1960s but did not graduate. SFSU later awarded him the Presidential Medal of San Francisco
San Francisco
State University for his service to education.[7] Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater.[8]

Career[edit] Glover originally worked in city administration working on community development[citation needed] before transitioning to theater. He has said:

I didn't think it was a difficult transition. Acting is a platform that can become a conveyer for ideas. Art is a way of understanding, of confronting issues and confronting your own feelings—all within that realm of the capacity it represents. It may have been a leap of faith for me, given not only my learning disability (dyslexia) but also the fact that I felt awkward. I felt all the things that someone that's 6′3″ or 6′4″ feels and with my own diminished expectations of who I could be [and] would feel. Whether it's art, acting or theater that I've devoted myself to I put more passion and more energy into it.[9] His first theater involvement was with the American Conservatory Theater, a regional training program in San Francisco.[10] Glover also trained with Jean Shelton at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco. In an interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Glover credited Jean Shelton for much of his development as an actor. Deciding that he wanted to be an actor, Glover resigned from his city administration job and soon began his career as a stage actor. Glover then moved to Los Angeles for more opportunities in acting, where he would later go on to co-found the Robey Theatre Company with actor Ben Guillory in honor of the actor and concert singer Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
in Los Angeles in 1994.[citation needed] Glover has had a variety of film, stage, and television roles, and is best known for playing Los Angeles police Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
series of action films, starring alongside Mel Gibson, and Joe Pesci. Later he once again starred with Gary Busey
Gary Busey
in the blockbuster Predator 2. He also starred as the husband to Whoopi Goldberg's character Celie in the celebrated literary adaptation The Color Purple, and as Lieutenant James McFee in the film Witness. 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. During his career, he has made several cameos, appearing, for example, in the Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
video "Liberian Girl" of 1987. Glover earned top billing for the first time in Predator 2, the sequel to the-science-fiction action film Predator. That same year he starred in Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. In common with Humphrey Bogart, Elliott Gould, and Robert Mitchum, who have played Raymond Chandler's private eye detective Philip Marlowe, Glover played the role in the episode "Red Wind" of the Showtime network's 1995 series Fallen Angels. In 1997, under his former production company banner Carrie Films, Glover executive produced numerous films of first time directors including Pamm Malveaux's neo-noir short film Final Act starring Joe Morton, which aired on the Independent Film Channel. In addition, Glover has been a voice actor in many children's movies. Glover was featured in the popular 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
and Owen Wilson.

Glover at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon In 2004, he appeared in the low-budget horror film Saw as Detective David Tapp. In 2005, Glover and Joslyn Barnes announced plans to make No FEAR,[11] a film about Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo's experience. Coleman-Adebayo won a 2000 jury trial against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The jury found the EPA guilty of violating the civil rights of Coleman-Adebayo on the basis of race, sex, color and a hostile work environment, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Coleman-Adebayo was terminated shortly after she revealed the environmental and human disaster taking place in the Brits, South Africa, vanadium mines. Her experience inspired passage of the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No-FEAR Act). As of 2013[update] the No Fear title has not appeared but The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Story was announced as the next major project of No Fear Media Productions.[12] Glover portrayed David Keaton in the film The Exonerated—a real-life story of Keaton's experience of being arrested, jailed and then freed from death row. In 2009, Glover performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States".[13] Glover played President Wilson, the President of the United States in 2012, a disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich
and released in theaters November 13, 2009. In 2010, Glover participated in a Spanish film called I Want to Be a Soldier. In 2012, he starred in the film Donovan's Echo. Glover co-starred in the science fiction comedy film Sorry to Bother You,[14] which was released in theaters on July 6, 2018.[15]

Planned directorial debut[edit] This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (August 2019) Glover sought to make a film biography of Toussaint Louverture
Toussaint Louverture
for his directorial debut. In May 2006, the film had included cast members Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Roger Guenveur Smith, Mos Def, Isaach de Bankolé, and Richard Bohringer. Production, estimated to cost $30 million, was planned to begin in Poland, filming from late 2006 into early 2007.[16] In May 2007, President of Venezuela
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez contributed $18 million to fund the production of Toussaint for Glover, who is a prominent U.S. supporter of Chávez. The contribution annoyed some Venezuelan filmmakers, who said the money could have funded other homegrown films and that Glover's film was not even about Venezuela.[17][18] In April 2008, the Venezuelan National Assembly authorized an additional $9,840,505 for Glover's film, which is still in planning.[19]

Public appearances[edit] Glover in 2016. Glover appeared at London Film and Comic Con 2013 at Earls Court 2 over 2.5 days during Friday 5th to Sunday, July 7. He participated in a panel discussion in McComb, Mississippi on July 16, 2015.[20] The event, co-sponsored by The Gloster Project and Jubilee Performing Arts Center, included noted authors Terry McMillan and Quincy Troupe. On January 30, 2015, Glover was the Keynote Speaker and 2015 Honoree for the MLK Celebration Series at the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI). Glover used his career and personal story to speak on the topic "Creativity and Democracy: Social Change through the Arts." At the University of the Virgin Islands, Glover gave a heartwarming speech that encouraged the graduates in their upcoming journey.[21] It was announced in July 2018 that Glover will be the featured guest at the Port Townsend Film Festival in Washington State.

Personal life[edit] Glover married Asake Bomani in 1975 and they have a daughter, Mandisa, born in 1976. Glover and Bomani divorced in 2000. Glover married Eliane Cavalleiro in 2009.[22] Glover purchased a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) house in Dunthorpe, Oregon, in 1999.[23][24] As of 2011, he no longer lived in Oregon.[25] On April 16, 2010, Glover was arrested in Maryland during a protest by SEIU workers for Sodexo's alleged unfair and illegal treatment of workers.[26] He was given a citation and later released. The Associated Press reports "Glover and others stepped past yellow police tape and were asked to step back three times at Sodexo
headquarters. When they refused, Starks says officers arrested them."[27]

Activism[edit] Civil rights activism[edit] Glover speaks at a March for Immigrants Rights in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2007 While attending San Francisco
San Francisco
State University (SFSU), Glover was a member of the Black Students' Union,[28] which, along with the Third World Liberation Front and the American Federation of Teachers, collaborated in a five-month student-led strike to establish a Department of Black Studies. The strike was the longest student walkout in U.S. history.[29] It helped create not only the first Department of Black Studies but also the first School of Ethnic Studies in the United States. Hari Dillon, current president of the Vanguard Public Foundation, was a fellow striker at SFSU. Glover later co-chaired Vanguard's board. He is also a board member of the Algebra Project, the Black AIDS Institute, Walden House and Cheryl Byron's Something Positive Dance Group. He was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly after being arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington during a protest over Sudan's humanitarian crisis in Darfur.[30] In 1999, he used his leverage as a former San Francisco
San Francisco
cab driver to raise awareness about African Americans being passed over for white passengers. In response, Rudolph Giuliani launched Operation Refusal, which suspended the licenses of cab drivers who favored white passengers over black ones. Glover's long history of union activism includes support for the United Farm Workers, UNITE HERE, and numerous service unions.[31] In March 2010, Glover supported 375 Union workers in Ohio
by calling upon all actors at the 2010 Academy Awards to boycott Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss
suits following announcement of Hugo Boss's decision to close a manufacturing plant in Ohio
after a proposed pay decrease from $13 to $8.30 an hour was rejected by the Workers United Union.[32] On November 1, 2011, Glover spoke to the crowd at Occupy Oakland
Occupy Oakland
on the day before the Oakland General Strike
General Strike
where thousands of protestors shut down the Port of Oakland.[33]

Political activism[edit] Play media Glover speaking to Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
supporters on the 2016 campaign trail in South Carolina, February 2016 Glover was an early supporter of former North Carolina
North Carolina
Senator John Edwards in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries
2008 Democratic presidential primaries
until Edwards' withdrawal,[34] although some news reports indicated that he had endorsed Ohio
Congressman Dennis Kucinich,[35] whom he had endorsed in 2004.[36] After Edwards dropped out, Glover then endorsed Barack Obama.[37] In February 2016, Glover endorsed Vermont
Senator Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
for the Democratic presidential nomination.[38] In February 2019, Glover endorsed Bernie Sanders for US president in 2020.[39] Glover was an outspoken critic of George W. Bush, calling him a known racist. "Yes, he's racist. We all knew that. As Texas's governor, Bush led a penitentiary system that executed more people than all the other U.S. states together. And most of the people who died were Afro-Americans or Hispanics."[40] Glover's support of California
Proposition 7 (2008) led him to use his voice in an automated phone call to generate support for the measure before the election.[41] On the foreign policy of the Obama administration, Glover said: "I think the Obama administration has followed the same playbook, to a large extent, almost verbatim, as the Bush administration. I don't see anything different... On the domestic side, look here: What's so clear is that this country from the outset is projecting the interests of wealth and property. Look at the bailout of Wall Street. Why not the bailout of Main Street? He may be just a different face, and that face may happen to be black, and if it were Hillary Clinton, it would happen to be a woman.... But what choices do they have within the structure?"[42] Glover wrote the foreword to Phyllis Bennis' book, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power.[43] Glover is also a member of the board of directors of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a think tank led by economist Dean Baker.

International[edit] Glover in Ecuador in November 2013, protesting against Chevron and issues relating to the Lago Agrio oil field. Africa[edit] Glover is an active board member of the TransAfrica Forum.[44] On April 6, 2009, Glover was given a chieftaincy title in Imo State, Nigeria.[45] Glover was given the title Enyioma of Nkwerre, which means A Good Friend in the language of the Igbo people
Igbo people
of Eastern Nigeria.

Brazil[edit] In 2018, Glover, as the UN Goodwill Ambassador, met with Lula to express solidarity and support for his presidential candidacy. During a trip to Brazil, he also met with the family of Marielle Franco, the City Council member and LGBT
activist murdered in Rio de Janeiro.[46]

Caribbean and Haiti[edit] On January 13, 2010, Glover compared the scale and devastation of the 2010 Haiti earthquake
2010 Haiti earthquake
to the predicament other island nations may face as a result of the failed Copenhagen summit the previous year. Glover said: "...the threat of what happens to Haiti
is a threat that can happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations... they're all in peril because of global warming... because of climate change... when we did what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens..."[47] In the same statement, he called for a new form of international partnership with Haiti
and other Caribbean nations and praised Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba, for already accepting this partnership.

Iraq War[edit] Danny Glover
Danny Glover
had been an outspoken critic of the Iraq War before the war began in March 2003. In February 2003, he was one of the featured speakers at Justin Herman Plaza
Justin Herman Plaza
in San Francisco
San Francisco
where other notable speakers included names such as author Alice Walker, singer Joan Baez, United Farm Workers
United Farm Workers
co-founder Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta
and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. Glover was a signatory to the April 2003 anti-war letter "To the Conscience of the World" that criticized the unilateral American invasion of Iraq that led to "massive loss of civilian life" and "devastation of one of the cultural patrimonies of humanity".[48] During an anti-war demonstration in Downtown Oakland in March 2003, Glover praised the community leaders for their anti-war efforts saying that "They're on the front lines because they are trying to make a better America.... The world has come together and said 'no' to this war – and we must stand with them."

Venezuela[edit] In January 2006, Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
led a delegation of activists, including Glover and activist/professor Cornel West, in a meeting with President of Venezuela
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez. In 2006, Glover had begun working on a film about Toussaint Louverture, who led the 18th century revolt in Haiti
and, it was reported, that Chavez supported the film, "hoping the historical epic will sprinkle Hollywood stardust on his effort to mobilise world public opinion against imperialism and western oppression."[49][50] In 2007, Glover agreed with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Hugo Chávez
that the Touissant Louverture film would be financed by Venezuela. On May 19, 2007, the National Assembly of Venezuela
approved giving Glover $18,000,000 for the film.[51] The following year, on April 9, 2008, the National Assembly of Venezuela, at the request of the Chávez, approved another $9,000,000 to be handed to Glover in order to "continue" the filming of the film about Touissant. Surprisingly, in an interview dated January 5, 2015, published in Filmmaker magazine, Glover says, “The film that we always missed is a movie on the Haitian revolution and Toussaint Louverture. The company is fortuitously named after him and that was the movie that I wanted to do. We’ve developed a script. We thought we were going to get it done four years ago. We thought we were going to be making it right now. But also there are other kinds of things that intrigue me”. As of 2015, the film had not been made.[52]. Glover was also a board member of TeleSUR, a media network primarily funded by the Venezuelan government.[49] During the beginning of the 2014 Venezuela
Protests, Glover shared his support to Chávez's successor, President Nicolás Maduro, calling members of his government "the stewards" of Venezuela's democracy. Glover also told Venezuelan government supporters to go fight for the sovereignty of Maduro's government.[53] Through the crisis in Bolivarian Venezuela, Glover continued to show his support for the Bolivarian government and President Maduro's administration.[54]

Israel[edit] On September 2, 2009, Glover signed an open letter of objection to the inclusion of a series of films intended to showcase Tel Aviv at the Toronto International Film Festival.[55]

Music[edit] Glover has become an active member of board of directors of The Jazz Foundation of America.[56] He became involved with The Jazz Foundation in 2005, and has been a featured host for their annual benefit A Great Night in Harlem[57] for several years, as well appearing as a celebrity MC at other events for the foundation. In 2006, Britain's leading African theatre company Tiata Fahodzi appointed Glover as one of its three Patrons, joining Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jocelyn Jee Esien opening the organization's tenth-anniversary celebrations (Sunday, February 2, 2008) at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, London.

Honors and awards[edit] In 2010, Glover delivered the Commencement Address and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Utah State University.[58] Also in 2010, Starr King School for the Ministry awarded the Doctorate of Humane Letters (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor), in absentia, to Mr. Glover. His call to humanity to see itself as the recipient of a legacy of caring and commitment that began with prior parental and religious communities and that it should carry on for the sake of those who will follow are in alignment with Starr King's values. Mr. Glover was awarded the doctorate specifically for his long history of passionate activism, including support for the United Farm Workers, UNITE HERE, The Algebra Project, The Black AIDS Institute, as well as his humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Haiti
earthquake victims, literacy and civil rights and his fight against unjust labor practices. Mr. Glover is co-founder and CEO of Louverture Films, dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity; we honored his commitment to using film to lift up and advance social justice issues, such as his then recently released project "Trouble the Water", a documentary about New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Glover has had a close association with Starr King School through his role as guest lecturer in its course on Non Violent Social Change and lending his support and presence to events sponsored by Starr King's Masters of Arts in Social Change (MASC) program. He was also the recipient of a tribute paid by the Deauville American Film Festival in France on September 7, 2011.[citation needed] Glover was awarded the Cuban National Medal of Friendship
Medal of Friendship
by the Cuban Council of State on December 29, 2016 in a ceremony in Havana
for his solidarity with the Cuban 5
Cuban 5
during their time of incarceration in the United States.[59][60][61]

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]






Escape from Alcatraz


Acting debut


Chu Chu and the Philly Flash



Deadly Drifter


Alternative title: Out




Places in the Heart




Det. Lt. James McFee


Malachi 'Mal' Johnson

The Color Purple

Mr. Albert Johnson


Lethal Weapon

Sergeant Roger Murtaugh



Capt. Bartholomew Clark


Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon

Roger Murtaugh


To Sleep with Anger


Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

Predator 2

Lt. Mike Harrigan


Flight of the Intruder

Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli

A Rage in Harlem

Easy Money

Grand Canyon


Pure Luck

Raymond Campanella


Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon

Roger Murtaugh


The Saint of Fort Washington

Jerry / Narrator


Micah Mangena



Bank Robber

Uncredited cameo

Angels in the Outfield

George Knox


Director, TV short


Operation Dumbo Drop

Capt. Sam Cahill


Wild America


Uncredited cameo

The Rainmaker

Judge Tyrone Kipler

Uncredited cameo

Gone Fishin'

Gus Green


Bob Goodall


Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon

Roger Murtaugh



Voice only


Paul D. Garner

The Prince of Egypt


Voice only


Our Friend, Martin

Train Conductor

Voice only


Boesman and Lena



3 A.M.

Charles "Hershey" Riley

The Royal Tenenbaums

Henry Sherman


Just a Dream

DirectorNominated—Daytime Emmy Award[62] for Outstanding Directing for a Children/Youth/Family Special


Good Fences

Tom Spader


The Cookout

Judge Crowley


Detective David Tapp




Missing in America

Jake Neeley







The Shaggy Dog

Ken Hollister


Marty Madison



Colonel Isaac Johnson

Poor Boy's Game


Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Battle for Terra

President Chen

Voice only


Tyrone Purvis

Miranda Regresa

John Doe


Be Kind Rewind

Horace Fletcher

Gospel Hill

John Malcolm

Tiny Tears



Old man with the black eye patch/Narrator

The Garden


Saw V

Detective David Tapp

Cameo and archive footage from Saw

Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare

Walter Tortoise



Night Train


Down for Life

Mr. Shannon

The People Speak



The Harimaya Bridge

Joseph Holder


President Wilson

Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

At the End of Slavery




James 'Honeybear' Powell

Death at a Funeral

Uncle Russell

Dear Alice


Original title: För kärleken


Harry "Red" Newman

Alpha and Omega



Son of Morning

Gabriel Peters

Age of the Dragons



Dean Francis

I Want to Be a Soldier

The Principal

Five Minarets in New York


Original title: New York'ta Beş Minare


Heart of Blackness


Donovan's Echo



Highland Park




Sins Expiation

Father Leonard

The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America

Count Basie



Space Warriors


Chasing Shakespeare

William Ward

Tula: The Revolt




Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure



Bad Asses

Bernie Pope


Detective St. John

Beyond the Lights

Captain David Nicol


Mr. Walker

S.O.S - Sights of Death



Darius (voice)

English version

Day of the Mummy


2047: The Final War


Italian film also known as 2047: Sights of Death


Bad Asses
Bad Asses
on the Bayou

Bernie Pope





Waffle Street

Edward Collins

About Scout

Red Freston


Benjamin Carver


Chancellor Gordon


Dirty Grandpa


Complete Unknown


Back in the Day

Eddie "Rocks" Travor

Mr. Pig


Nominated—Ariel Award for Best Actor

93 Days

Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri[66]

Almost Christmas


Dark Web

The Boss

Pushing Dead


Monster Trucks

Mr. Weathers



Uncle Issa

Short film


Constable Haagen

The Good Catholic

Father Victor

Donald Trump, The Koch Brothers & Their War on Climate Science[67]


Buckout Road



Proud Mary


Sorry to Bother You


Come Sunday

Gilbert Pearson

The Old Man & the Gun

Teddy Green

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

Baltimore Bob



The Last Black Man in San Francisco


The Dead Don't Die

Hank Thompson


Mr. Rose

Jumanji: The Next Level

Milo Walker

In post-production


Killing Winston Jones

Washington Carver

In post-productionFilming started in 2012.[68] The film was originally scheduled to be released in 2014.[69][70][71] By 2019, the film had still not been released in theaters and no release date has been set.[72]







B. J. and the Bear

Matt Thomas, TV Reporter

Episode: "A Coffin with a View"Uncredited

Lou Grant


Episode: "Slammer"


Episode: "Dear John"


Palmerstown, U.S.A.


Episode: "The Threat"


Keeping On


Television movie

The Greatest American Hero

Vice officer

Episode: "Fire Man"

Hill Street Blues

Jesse John Hudson

4 episodes

Gimme a Break!


Episode: "Part 2"


The Face of Rage


Television movie


Marshall Peters


Memorial Day

Willie Monroe

Television movie


And the Children Shall Lead



Tall Tales & Legends

John Henry

Episode: "John Henry"


Place at the Table

Television movie


Nelson Mandela

Television movieNominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie


A Raisin in the Sun

Walter Lee Younger

Television movie

Lonesome Dove

Joshua Deets

MiniseriesNominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie (see also Bose Ikard)

Dead Man Out

Dr. Alex Marsh

Television movieAlternative title: Dead Man Walking

Saturday Night Live

Roger Murtaugh

Episode: "Mel Gibson/Living Colour"


Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Professor Apollo (voice)

Episode: "Isle of Solar Energy"


The Talking Eggs


Television movie


Alex Haley's Queen

Alec Haley

MiniseriesNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special


Fallen Angels

Philip Marlowe

Episode: "Red Wind"Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series


America's Dream


Television movie (Segment: "Long Black Song")


Buffalo Soldiers

Sgt. Washington Wyatt

Television movie


Freedom Song

Will Walker

Television movieNominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a MovieNominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie


Good Fences

Tom Spader

Television movie



Episode: "James Baldwin: Witness"

The Law and Mr. Lee

Henry Lee

Television movie


Legend of Earthsea




The Exonerated


Television movie


Charlie Pratt, Sr.

4 episodes


Take 3

Col. Weldon

Television movie


Brothers & Sisters

Isaac Marshall

6 episodes


My Name Is Earl

Thomas Monroe

Episode: "My Name is Alias"


Human Target


Episode: "Pilot"



Mel Hornsby

Episode: "Dead Man's Curveball"


Charlie Lawson

Episode: "The Van Gogh Job"



Professor Arthur Teller

Co-starring role

Hannah's Law

Ison Dart

Television movie


American Dad!


Episode: "Minstrel Krampus"

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Thurgood Marshall

Television movie


Skittles (Midas Touch) Advert

Midas Touch

Currently airing


Criminal Minds

Hank Morgan

Episode: "Derek"

Mozart in the Jungle


Episode: "My Heart Opens to Your Voice"


Tour de Pharmacy

Slim Robinson

Television movie

Cold Case Files


Documentary series

The Christmas Train

Max Powers

Television movie


Christmas Break-In


Television movie

Video games[edit]






Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby

Narrator (voice)

Credited as Danny Lebern Glover






"Master Harold"...and the Boys




Awards and nominations[edit]






CableACE Award

Actor in a Movie or Miniseries



CableACE Award

Dramatic or Theatrical Special

America's Dream
America's Dream
(Shared with David Knoller, Carolyn McDonald, Ron Stacker Thompson, and Ashley Tyler)


CableACE Award

Actor in a Dramatic Special
or Series

America's Dream


NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture

Lethal Weapon


NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie



NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series



NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture



NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Freedom Song


Independent Spirit Award

Best Male Lead

To Sleep With Anger


Jamerican International Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Festival President's Award


Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award


MTV Movie Award

Best On-Screen Duo

Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
3 (Shared with Mel Gibson)


San Francisco
San Francisco
International Film Festival

Piper-Heidsieck Award


Women in Film Crystal Awards

Humanitarian Award

See also[edit] List of peace activists References[edit]

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^ "'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Award-Winning Hollywood Star Danny Glover". News on 6. PR Newswire. September 2, 2009. Archived from the original on February 13, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015.

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^ Finkelman, Paul. Encyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present: From the age of segregation to the twenty-first century. Oxford University Press. p. 307. ISBN 9780195167795.

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^ "Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Story". Marsha Coleman-Adebayo. Retrieved February 25, 2013.

^ "Bringing History to Life | Voices of a People's History in the US". Thepeoplespeak.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2016.

^ Busch, Anita (July 26, 2017). "Danny Glover, David Cross and Patton Oswalt Join 'Sorry to Bother You'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 19, 2018.

^ Blistein, Jon (May 17, 2018). "Watch Lakeith Stanfield Make Millions With 'White Voice' in Wild 'Sorry to Bother You' Trailer". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 19, 2018.

^ Hopewell, John (May 22, 2006). "Glover, Kingsley: Meeting of the minds". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved July 7, 2008.

^ De la Fuente, Anna Marie (May 21, 2007). "Venezuela's Chavez funding Glover film". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved July 7, 2008.

^ ÁNGEL RICARDO GÓMEZ (May 23, 2007). "Cineastas reprueban coproducción de Glover con Venezuela" (in Spanish). eluniversal.com. Retrieved October 25, 2008.

^ "Asamblea aprueba 9 millones de dólares para Danny Glover". eluniversal.com. April 10, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2008.

^ Thornton, Lauren (July 15, 2015). "Danny Glover, 'Waiting to Exhale' author coming to JPAC - enterprise-journal.com: News". Enterprise-journal.com. Retrieved July 31, 2016.

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^ http://m.zimbio.com/Eliane+Cavalleiro/articles/slpr9_QF-UT/Eliane+Cavalleiro+Danny+Glover+Tying+Knot

^ Zach Dundas (September 13, 2010). "Burb Battle". Portland Monthly. Retrieved February 16, 2014. These particular rails slice through Dunthorpe, the most legendarily exclusive neighborhood in Portland (or rather, unincorporated Multnomah County, as the mansion-studded enclave—home base of actor Danny Glover, the occasional Trail Blazer, and other notables—refuses to join the city).

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Danny Glover
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^ Interview with Tavis Smiley, PBS

^ Hayden, Tom; Bill Fletcher, Jr.; Danny Glover; Barbara Ehrenreich (March 24, 2008). "Progressives for Obama". The Nation. Retrieved March 27, 2008.

^ Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(February 6, 2016). "Sanders Campaign Is a Genuine Progressive Social Movement for Democracy". Washington Post.com. Retrieved February 6, 2016.

^ @mrdannyglover (February 26, 2019). "I also am putting my full support for @SenSanders for President in 2020 and the people's agenda he supports! I'm also grateful for @ninaturner leadership of @OurRevolution Sign up to join us in the movement: ourrev.us/SBS2020TW #FeelTheBern" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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^ "Challenging Empire People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power". The Transnational Institute. Retrieved January 1, 2019.

^ TransAfrica Forum

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