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 film series. He also has leading roles in the films The Color Purple (1985), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Angels in the Outfield (1994) and 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 (2018). He is an active supporter of various political causes, while also being criticized for his support for regimes that commit human rights abuses[1] and for receiving 18 million US dollars from the Venezuelan government for a film about Haiti that was never produced.[2]

Danny Glover
Danny Glover 2014
Glover in 2014
Danny Lebern Glover

July 22, 1949 (age 69)
OccupationActor, director, activist
Years active1979–present
Asake Bomani
(m. 1975; div. 2000)

Eliane Cavalleiro
(m. 2009)

Early life

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


Glover originally worked in city administration working on community development 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 in Los Angeles in 1994.

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 series of action films, starring alongside Mel Gibson, and Joe Pesci. Later he once again starred with 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 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 and Owen Wilson.

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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 the No Fear title has not appeared but The 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 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

Glover sought to make a film biography of 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 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

Danny Glover GCCDORTMUND 2016
Danny Glover 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

Glover married Asake Bomani in 1975 and they have a daughter, Mandisa, born in 1976. Glover and Bomani divorced in 1999. Glover married Eliane Cavalleiro in 2009.

Glover purchased a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) house in Dunthorpe, Oregon, in 1999.[22][23] As of 2011, he no longer lived in Oregon.[24]

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.[25] 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."[26]


Civil rights activism

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Glover speaks at a March for Immigrants Rights in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2007

While attending San Francisco State University (SFSU), Glover was a member of the Black Students' Union,[27] 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.[28] 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.[29]

In 1999, he used his leverage as a former 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.[30] In March 2010, Glover supported 375 Union workers in Ohio by calling upon all actors at the 2010 Academy Awards to boycott 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.[31]

On November 1, 2011, Glover spoke to the crowd at Occupy Oakland on the day before the Oakland General Strike where thousands of protestors shut down the Port of Oakland.[32]

Political activism

Glover speaking to Bernie Sanders supporters on the 2016 campaign trail in South Carolina, February 2016

Glover was an early supporter of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries until Edwards' withdrawal,[33] although some news reports indicated that he had endorsed Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich,[34] whom he had endorsed in 2004.[35] After Edwards dropped out, Glover then endorsed Barack Obama.[36] In February 2016, Glover endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.[37]

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."[38]

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.[39]

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?"[40]

Glover wrote the foreword to Phyllis Bennis' book, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power.[41] 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.


Glover in Ecuador in November 2013, protesting against Chevron and issues relating to the Lago Agrio oil field.


Glover is an active board member of the TransAfrica Forum.[42] On April 6, 2009, Glover was given a chieftaincy title in Imo State, Nigeria.[43] Glover was given the title Enyioma of Nkwerre, which means A Good Friend in the language of the Igbo people of Eastern Nigeria.


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.[44]In October 2018, Glover, along with over 500 others, signed an International Declaration against Fascism in Brazil, declaring a vote of no-confidence in candidate Jair Bolsonaro prior to the second round of voting in the election.[45]

Caribbean and Haiti

On January 13, 2010, Glover compared the scale and devastation of the 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..."[46] 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

Danny Glover has 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 in San Francisco where other notable speakers included names such as author Alice Walker, singer Joan Baez, United Farm Workers co-founder 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".[47] 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."


In January 2006, Harry Belafonte led a delegation of activists, including Glover and activist/professor Cornel West, in a meeting with President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez. In 2006, Glover began working on a film about Toussaint Louverture, who led the 18th century revolt in Haiti. 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."[48][49] In 2007, Glover agreed with Venezuelan President 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.[50] 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.[51].

Glover was also a board member of TeleSUR, a media network primarily funded by the Venezuelan government.[48] During the beginning of the 2014 Venezuela Protests, Glover shared his support to Chávez's successor, President Nicolas 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.[52] Through the crisis in Bolivarian Venezuela, Glover continued to show his support for the Bolivarian government and President Maduro's administration.[53]


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.[54]


Glover has become an active member of board of directors of The Jazz Foundation of America.[55] Danny became involved with The Jazz Foundation in 2005, and has been a featured host for their annual benefit A Great Night in Harlem[56] 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

In 2010, Glover delivered the Commencement Address and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Utah State University.[57]

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.

Glover was awarded the Cuban National 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 during their time of incarceration in the United States.[58][59][60]



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Escape from Alcatraz Inmate Acting debut
1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Morgan
1982 Deadly Drifter Jojo/Roland Alternative title: Out
1984 Iceman Loomis
1984 Places in the Heart Moze
1985 Witness Det. Lt. James McFee
1985 Silverado Malachi 'Mal' Johnson
1985 The Color Purple Mr. Albert Johnson
1987 Lethal Weapon Sergeant Roger Murtaugh
1988 Bat*21 Capt. Bartholomew Clark
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Roger Murtaugh
1990 To Sleep with Anger Harry Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
1990 Predator 2 Lt. Mike Harrigan
1991 Flight of the Intruder Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli
1991 A Rage in Harlem Easy Money
1991 Grand Canyon Simon
1991 Pure Luck Raymond Campanella
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Roger Murtaugh
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry / Narrator
1993 Bopha! Micah Mangena
1994 Maverick Bank Robber Uncredited cameo
1994 Angels in the Outfield George Knox
1994 Override Director, TV short
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. Sam Cahill
1997 Wild America Bigfoot Uncredited cameo
1997 The Rainmaker Judge Tyrone Kipler Uncredited cameo
1997 Gone Fishin' Gus Green
1997 Switchback Bob Goodall
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh
1998 The Prince of Egypt Jethro Voice only
1998 Beloved Paul D. Garner
1998 Antz Barbatus Voice only
1999 Our Friend, Martin Train Conductor Voice only
2000 Boesman and Lena Boesman
2001 3 A.M. Charles "Hershey" Riley
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman
2002 Just a Dream Director
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award[61] for Outstanding Directing for a Children/Youth/Family Special
2004 The Cookout Judge Crowley
2004 Saw Detective David Tapp
2005 Manderlay Wilhelm
2005 Missing in America Jake Neeley
2006 Bamako Cow-boy
2006 Barnyard Miles Voice
2006 The Shaggy Dog Ken Hollister
2006 Dreamgirls Marty Madison
2007 Shooter Colonel Isaac Johnson
2007 Poor Boy's Game George Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
2007 Battle for Terra President Chen Voice only
2007 Honeydripper Tyrone Purvis
2007 Miranda Regresa John Doe
2008 Be Kind Rewind Mr. Fletcher
2008 Gospel Hill John Malcolm
2008 Tiny Tears Himself
2008 Blindness Old man with the black eye patch/Narrator
2008 The Garden Himself
2008 Saw V Detective David Tapp Cameo and archive footage from Saw
2008 Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Walter Tortoise Voice
2009 Night Train Miles
2009 Down for Life Mr. Shannon
2009 The People Speak Himself Documentary
2009 The Harimaya Bridge Joseph Holder
2009 2012 President Wilson Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
2009 At the End of Slavery Narrator
2010 Stride James 'Honeybear' Powell
2010 Death at a Funeral Uncle Russell
2010 Dear Alice Franzis Original title: För kärleken
2010 Legendary Harry "Red" Newman
2010 Alpha and Omega Winston Voice
2010 Son of Morning Gabriel Peters
2010 Age of the Dragons Ahab
2010 Mooz-lum Dean Francis
2010 I Want to Be a Soldier The Principal
2010 Five Minarets in New York Marcus Original title: New York'ta Beş Minare
2011 Heart of Blackness Vaudreuil
2011 Donovan's Echo Donovan
2012 Highland Park Ed
2012 LUV Arthur
2012 Sins Expiation Father Leonard
2012 The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America Count Basie Voice
2013 Space Warriors Commander
2013 Chasing Shakespeare William Ward
2013[62] Tula: The Revolt Shinishi[63]
2013 Extraction Colonel[64]
2013 Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Winston[65]
2014 Bad Asses Bernie Pope
2014 Rage Detective St. John
2014 Beyond the Lights Captain David Nicol
2014 Supremacy Mr. Walker
2014 S.O.S - Sights of Death Sponge
2014 Yellowbird Darius (voice) English version
2014 Day of the Mummy Carl
2014 2047: The Final War Sponge Italian film also known as 2047: Sights of Death
2015 Bad Asses on the Bayou Bernie Pope
2015 Checkmate Elohim
2015 Gridlocked Sully
2015 Waffle Street Edward Collins
2015 About Scout Red Freston
2015 Diablo Benjamin Carver
2015 Andron Chancellor Gordon
2016 Dirty Grandpa Stinky
2016 Complete Unknown Roger
2016 Back in the Day Eddie "Rocks" Travor
2016 Mr. Pig Ambrose Nominated—Ariel Award for Best Actor
2016 93 Days Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri[66]
2016 Almost Christmas Walter
2016 Dark Web The Boss
2016 Pushing Dead Bob
2016 Monster Trucks Mr. Weathers
2017 Vagabonds Uncle Issa Short film
2017 Extortion Constable Haagen
2017 The Good Catholic Father Victor
2017 Donald Trump, The Koch Brothers & Their War on Climate Science.[67] Narrator
2017 Buckout Road Victor
2018 Proud Mary Benny
2018 Sorry to Bother You Langston
2018 Come Sunday Gilbert Pearson
2018 The Old Man and the Gun Teddy Green
2018 Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Baltimore Bob Direct-to-video
2019 The Last Black Man in San Francisco Grandpa
2019 Untitled Jumanji third film Filming
TBA The Dead Don't Die Hank Thompson In post-production
TBA Killing Winston Jones Washington Carver In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1979 B. J. and the Bear Matt Thomas, TV Reporter Episode: "A Coffin with a View"
1979 Lou Grant Leroy Episode: "Slammer"
1979 Paris Episode: "Dear John"
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. Harley Episode: "The Threat"
1981 Keeping On Lester Television movie
1981 The Greatest American Hero Vice officer Episode: "Fire Man"
1981 Hill Street Blues Jesse John Hudson 4 episodes
1981 Gimme a Break! Bill Episode: "Part 2"
1983 The Face of Rage Gary Television movie
1983 Chiefs Marshall Peters Miniseries
1983 Memorial Day Willie Monroe Television movie
1985 And the Children Shall Lead William Television movie
1986 Tall Tales & Legends John Henry Episode: "John Henry"
1987 Place at the Table Television movie
1987 Mandela Nelson Mandela Television movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
1989 A Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee Younger Television movie
1989 Lonesome Dove Joshua Deets Miniseries
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie (see also Bose Ikard)
1989 Dead Man Out Dr. Alex Marsh Television movie
Alternative title: Dead Man Walking
1989 Saturday Night Live Roger Murtaugh Episode: "Mel Gibson/Living Colour"
1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Professor Apollo (voice) Episode: "Isle of Solar Energy"
1992 The Talking Eggs Narrator Television movie
1993 Alex Haley's Queen Alec Haley Miniseries
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
1995 Fallen Angels Philip Marlowe Episode: "Red Wind"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series
1996 America's Dream Silas Television movie (Segment: "Long Black Song")
1997 Buffalo Soldiers Sgt. Washington Wyatt Television movie
2000 Freedom Song Will Walker Television movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2003 Good Fences Tom Spader Television movie
2003 Biography Narrator Episode: "James Baldwin: Witness"
2003 The Law and Mr. Lee Henry Lee Television movie
2004 Legend of Earthsea Ogion Miniseries
2005 The Exonerated David Television movie
2005 ER Charlie Pratt, Sr. 4 episodes
2006 Take 3 Col. Weldon Television movie
2007–2008 Brothers & Sisters Isaac Marshall 6 episodes
2009 My Name Is Earl Thomas Monroe Episode: "My Name is Alias"
2010 Human Target Client Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Psych Mel Hornsby Episode: "Dead Man's Curveball"
2011 Leverage Charlie Lawson Episode: "The Van Gogh Job"
2012 Touch[68] Professor Arthur Teller Co-starring role
2012 Hannah's Law Ison Dart Television movie
2013 American Dad! Krampus (voice) Episode: "Minstrel Krampus"
2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Thurgood Marshall Television movie
2014 Skittles (Midas Touch) Advert Midas Touch Currently airing
2016 Criminal Minds Hank Morgan Episode: "Derek"
2016 Mozart in the Jungle Mayor Episode: "My Heart Opens to Your Voice"
2017 Tour de Pharmacy Slim Robinson Television movie
2017 Cold Case Files Narrator Documentary series
2017 The Christmas Train Max Powers Television movie


Year Title Role Notes
1982 "Master Harold"...and the Boys Willy
2003 Sam


List of awards
Award Year Category Title of work
CableACE Award 1989 Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Mandela
CableACE Award 1996 Dramatic or Theatrical Special America's Dream (Shared with David Knoller, Carolyn McDonald, Ron Stacker Thompson, and Ashley Tyler)
CableACE Award 1996 Actor in a Dramatic Special or Series America's Dream
NAACP Image Awards 1989 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Lethal Weapon
NAACP Image Awards 1990 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie Mandela
NAACP Image Awards 1995 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Queen
NAACP Image Awards 1999 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Beloved
NAACP Image Awards 2001 Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Freedom Song
Independent Spirit Award 1991 Best Male Lead To Sleep With Anger
Jamerican International Film Festival 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008 Festival President's Award
Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award
MTV Movie Award 1993 Best On-Screen Duo Lethal Weapon 3 (Shared with Mel Gibson)
San Francisco International Film Festival 1993 Piper-Heidsieck Award
Women in Film Crystal Awards 1994 Humanitarian Award

See also


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93 Days

93 Days is a 2016 Nigerian drama thriller film directed and co-produced by Steve Gukas. It tells the story of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and its successful containment by health workers from a Lagos hospital. It stars Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and Bimbo Manuel with joint-production through Native FilmWorks, Michel Angelo Production and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production.

Age of the Dragons

Age of the Dragons is a 2011 fantasy film starring Danny Glover and Vinnie Jones, directed by Ryan Little. A fantasy-themed reimagining of Herman Melville's classic novel, Moby Dick, it was released in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2011.

Beloved (1998 film)

Beloved is a 1998 American horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton. The plot centers on a former slave after the American Civil War, her haunting by a poltergeist, and the visitation of her reincarnated daughter whom she murdered out of desperation to save her from a slave owner. Despite being a box office bomb, Beloved received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design for Colleen Atwood, and both Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise received praise for their performances.

Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed and written by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker, Danny Glover, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2014, and was released theatrically in the United States on November 14, 2014. In 2015, the song "Grateful", written by Diane Warren for the film, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Come Sunday (film)

Come Sunday is a 2018 American television drama film based on Carlton Pearson's excommunication directed by Joshua Marston, from a screenplay by Marcus Hinchey. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Danny Glover and Lakeith Stanfield.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 and was released in the United States on April 13, 2018, by Netflix.

Danny Glover (footballer)

Daniel Glover (born 24 October 1989) is an English football who plays as a striker for Northern Premier League Premier Division side Nantwich Town.

Glover followed his father, Dean Glover, to rise through the ranks at Port Vale to sign as a professional in 2007. He was a semi-regular player in 2007–08 and 2008–09, also playing on loan for Salisbury City, Rochdale, and Stafford Rangers. Released in the summer of 2010, he then spent a season with Worcester City, before joining Nuneaton Town. Having helped Nuneaton to win promotion out of the Conference North, he returned to Worcester in July 2012. He was loaned out to F.C. Halifax Town in March 2013. He had a two-month spell at Bradford Park Avenue from January 2014, before joining Hednesford Town. He joined Stockport County in December 2014, and moved on to AFC Telford United in July 2015. He rejoined Hednesford Town in January 2016, and later played on loan at Alsager Town. He signed with Nantwich Town in June 2018.

David Tapp

Detective David Tapp is a fictional character from the Saw franchise, introduced in Saw (2004) as a detective investigating a series of crime scenes linked to the same murderer.

He also appears as a playable character in Saw: The Video Game (2009) and Dead by Daylight (2018). He was portrayed by actor Danny Glover in the films and voiced by Earl Alexander in the 2009 game.

Good Fences

Good Fences, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Ryan Michelle Bathe Ashley Archer and Mo'Nique, is a made-for-TV movie that debuted in 2003. It is about the stresses of prejudice on an upwardly mobile black family in 1970s Greenwich, Connecticut. Danny Glover plays the overworked, stressed husband and Whoopi plays his steadfast wife; she won an Image Award for her role.

Legendary (film)

Legendary is a 2010 drama film directed by Mel Damski. The film stars Devon Graye as a high school wrestler, in a cast that features John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover, Madeleine Martin, and Tyler Posey. The film was released on September 10, 2010. A sequel to the film was announced on the 25th of April 2018 scheduled to be released this fall.

Mandela (1987 film)

Mandela is a 1987 British television drama film directed by Philip Saville and written by Ronald Harwood. The film stars Danny Glover as Nelson Mandela and Alfre Woodard as his wife Winnie. The film premiered on HBO on 20 September 1987.

Memorial Day (1983 film)

Memorial Day is a 1983 American made-for-television war drama film directed by Joseph Sargent and starring * Mike Farrell, Robert Walden, Danny Glover and Shelley Fabares. It originally premiered November 27, 1983 on CBS.

Monster Trucks (film)

Monster Trucks is a 2016 American action comedy film produced by Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies and Disruption Entertainment for Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Chris Wedge and written by Derek Connolly, from a story by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger and Matthew Robinson. The film stars Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper and Holt McCallany, and follows a high schooler who finds an escaped monster living in his truck.

Principal photography of the film began on April 4, 2014, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It was released by Paramount Pictures in the United States on January 13, 2017, and received mixed reviews from critics. Monster Trucks grossed $64 million worldwide against its $125 million budget, leading it to be labeled as a box office bomb, losing the studio over $120 million.

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

This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Currently Laurence Fishburne, Danny Glover and Blair Underwood hold the record for most wins in this category with three each.

Predator 2

Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action film written by brothers Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover, Ruben Blades, Gary Busey, María Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is the second installment of the Predator franchise, serving as a sequel to 1987's Predator, with Kevin Peter Hall reprising the title role of the Predator. Set in Los Angeles, the film focuses on the Predator, a technologically advanced alien hunter, and the efforts of the main characters to defeat the malevolent creature.

The film received negative reviews and, despite earning a moderate return at the box office, grossing $57 million worldwide, was considered a disappointment compared to the previous film's $98 million gross on a smaller production budget. As a result, this would be the last film appearance of the Predator until 2004's crossover film Alien vs. Predator. A direct sequel, Predators, was released in 2010.

Pure Luck

Pure Luck is a 1991 American comedy film starring Martin Short and Danny Glover. It is remake of the popular French comedy film La Chèvre (1981).

The Rainmaker (1997 film)

The Rainmaker is a 1997 American legal drama film based on John Grisham's 1995 novel of the same name, and written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It stars Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Roy Scheider, Mickey Rourke, Virginia Madsen, Mary Kay Place and Teresa Wright in her final film role.

The Saint of Fort Washington

The Saint of Fort Washington is a 1993 American drama film directed by Tim Hunter and starring Matt Dillon and Danny Glover. Dillon won best actor at the 1993 Stockholm Film Festival for his performance.

Despite the poor box office returns, The Saint of Fort Washington was a critical success, many praising the performances of Matt Dillon and Danny Glover.

Untitled third Jumanji film

The as-of-yet untitled third Jumanji film (colloquially referred to as Jumanji 3, called Jumanji 4 by Jablinski), is an upcoming American action-adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg. It is a direct sequel to the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the third installment of the Jumanji franchise. The film stars the returning Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas alongside newcomers Danny DeVito, Awkwafina, and Danny Glover. It is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019 by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Young Thug

Jeffery Lamar Williams (born August 16, 1991), known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he first received attention for his collaborations with rappers Rich Homie Quan, Future, Birdman, Cash Out, Shawty Lo and Gucci Mane. Young Thug initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. In early 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records, and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical praise.Young Thug received mainstream recognition in 2014 with the singles "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" in addition to appearances on several singles, including T.I.'s "About the Money" and Rich Gang's "Lifestyle." That year, he also signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment and collaborated on the mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1. In 2015, he released a number of mixtapes, including Barter 6 and two installments of his Slime Season series. These were followed in 2016 by the commercial mixtapes I'm Up, Slime Season 3, and Jeffery. In 2017, he released a compilation album Slime Language showcasing the artists he has signed to his own label YSL Records. Young Thug was most famous for his collaboration on the hit song "Havana" by pop singer Camila Cabello. The song was a commercial success reaching number one in multiple countries, including the US where it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2017, becoming Young Thug's first number one single.

Young Thug was awarded the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for his songwriting contributions to "This Is America" along with Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson.

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