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Danny Glover


Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater.... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 23 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon Roger Murtaugh
(1987)
Saw
Saw Detective David Tapp
(2004)
Shooter
Shooter Colonel Isaac Johnson
(2007)
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 2 Roger Murtaugh
(1989)

Filmography

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 2018 Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (completed)
Baltimore Bob
 2018 Proud Mary (post-production)
Actor
 2018 Come Sunday (post-production)
Quincy Pearson
 2018 Dionne (pre-production)
Father
 2018 Killing Winston Jones (completed)
Washington Carver
 2017 The Christmas Train (TV Movie) (post-production)
Max Powers
 2017/I Asher (pre-production)
 2017 Buckout Road (completed)
Dr. Powell
  83 Days (announced)
Oakley
  Locke and Key (TV Series) (pre-production)
Joe Ridgeway
- Episode #1.1 ... Joe Ridgeway
  The Ninja He Will Rise (announced)
Director Matthew Reynolds (rumored)
 2017 Vagabonds (Short)
Uncle Issa
 2017 Tour de Pharmacy (TV Movie)
Slim Robinson
 2017 Cold Case Files (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Night Shift (2017) ... Narrator
- A Family Cursed (2017) ... Narrator
- Sweethearts, Silenced (2017) ... Narrator
- She Never Came Home (2017) ... Narrator
- Killings on Christmas Eve (2017) ... Narrator
 2017 Extortion
Constable Haagen
 2017 Cold Case Files (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Little Girl Lost (2017) ... Narrator
 2017 The Good Catholic
Victor
 2016 Monster Trucks
Mr. Weathers
 2016 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series)
Mayor
- My Heart Opens to Your Voice (2016) ... Mayor
 2016 Almost Christmas
Walter
 2016/I Against the Wall (Short)
 2016 Pushing Dead
Bob
 2016 Back in the Day
Eddie 'Rocks' Travor
 2016 93 Days
Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri
 2016 Dark Web
 2016 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Hank Morgan
- Derek (2016) ... Hank Morgan
 2016 Sr. Pig
Ambrose
 2016 Complete Unknown
Roger
 2016 Dirty Grandpa
Stinky
 2015 Andron
Chancellor Gordon
 2015/II Consumed
Hal
 2015 Diablo
Benjamin Carver
 2015 Gridlocked
Sully
 2015 Waffle Street
Edward Collins
 2015/I Checkmate
Elohim
 2015 About Scout
Red Freston
 2015 Ninja Interlude (Short)
Matthew Reynolds
 2015 Day of the Mummy
Carl
 2015 Toxin
Dr. Locke
 2014 Ninja Immovable Heart
Ex Director Matthew Reynolds
 2014 Gus - Petit oiseau, grand voyage
Darius (English version, voice)
 2014 Beyond the Lights
Captain Nicol
 2014 2047: Sights of Death
Sponge
 2014/I Supremacy
Mr. Walker
 2014 Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (Video)
Bernie Pope
 2014 Rage
Det. Peter St. John
 2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Minstrel Krampus
- Minstrel Krampus (2013) ... Minstrel Krampus (voice)
 2013/II Extraction
Harding
 2013 Tula: The Revolt
Shinishi
 2013 A Way Back Home (TV Movie)
Charlie Shuffleton
 2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Thurgood Marshall
 2013 Space Warriors
Commander
 2013 The Shift
Floyd
 2013 Highland Park
Ed
 2013 From Above
William Ward
 2013 The Bouquet
Reverend John
 2013 Ironside (TV Series)
Frank
- Minor Infractions (2013) ... Frank
 2012 Hannah's Law (TV Movie)
Isom Dart
 2012 Touch (TV Series)
Arthur Teller
- Gyre, Part 1 (2012) ... Arthur Teller (voice, uncredited)
- Lost & Found (2012) ... Arthur Teller
- Entanglement (2012) ... Arthur Teller
- Kite Strings (2012) ... Arthur Teller (credit only)
- Safety in Numbers (2012) ... Arthur Teller
 2012 Sins Expiation
Father Leonard
 2012 LUV
Arthur
 2011 Heart of Blackness
Vaudreuil
 2011 Psych (TV Series)
Mel Hornsby
- Dead Man's Curveball (2011) ... Mel Hornsby
 2011 Mysteria
Investigator
 2011 Donovan's Echo
Donovan Matheson
 2011 Playing Doctor (Short)
Dr. Arnett
 2011 Leverage (TV Series)
Charlie Lawson
- The Van Gogh Job (2011) ... Charlie Lawson
 2011 Age of the Dragons
Ahab
 2011 Son of Morning
Gabriel Peters
 2010 De mayor quiero ser soldado
School Director
 2010 Mooz-Lum
Dean Francis
 2010 Legendary
Harry 'Red' Newman
 2010 Alpha and Omega
Winston (voice)
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Danny Glover
 2010 För kärleken
Franzis Namazi
 2010 Second Line (Short)
Businessman
 2010 Death at a Funeral
Uncle Russell
 2010 Human Target (TV Series)
Client
- Pilot (2010) ... Client
 2010 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Sam Cooke: Crossing Over (2010) ... Narrator
 2009 Down for Life
Mr. Shannon
 2009/I 2012
President Thomas Wilson
 2009 Nite Tales: The Series (TV Series)
Jeremiah
- Pill Time (2009) ... Jeremiah
 2009 The Harimaya Bridge
Joseph Holder
 2009/I Night Train
Miles
 2009 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Thomas
- My Name is Alias (2009) ... Thomas
 2008 This Life
Bill
 2008 Prana (Short)
Owner
 2008 Gospel Hill
John Malcolm
 2008 Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare (Video)
Walter Tortoise (voice)
 2008 Back at the Barnyard (TV Series)
Miles the Mule
- Club Otis/The Chronicles of Barnia (2008) ... Miles the Mule (voice)
 2008 Blindness
Man with Black Eye Patch
 2007-2008 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Isaac Marshall
- Separation Anxiety (2008) ... Isaac Marshall
- Compromises (2008) ... Isaac Marshall
- The Missionary Imposition (2008) ... Isaac Marshall
- The Feast of Epiphany (2008) ... Isaac Marshall
- Holy Matrimony! (2007) ... Isaac Marshall
 2008 Be Kind Rewind
Mr. Fletcher
 2007 Honeydripper
Tyrone Purvis
 2007 Battle for Terra
President Chen (voice)
 2007 Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation
Priest - friend of Sam Nujoma
 2007/I Shooter
Colonel Isaac Johnson
 2007 Poor Boy's Game
George
 2006 Take 3 (TV Series)
Col. Weldon
 2006 Dreamgirls
Marty Madison
 2006 Barnyard
Miles the Mule (voice)
 2006 Bamako
Cow-boy
 2006 The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Video)
Brer Turtle (voice)
 2006 The Shaggy Dog
Ken Hollister
 2005 P.N.O.K. (Short)
Col. Weldon
 2005 ER (TV Series)
Charlie Pratt Sr.
- Dream House (2005) ... Charlie Pratt Sr.
- Wake Up (2005) ... Charlie Pratt Sr.
- Nobody's Baby (2005) ... Charlie Pratt Sr.
- The Show Must Go On (2005) ... Charlie Pratt Sr.
 2005 Missing in America
Jake Neeley
 2005 Manderlay
Wilhelm
 2005 The Exonerated (TV Movie)
David Keaton
 2005 Earthsea (TV Mini-Series)
Ogion
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Ogion
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Ogion
 2004 The Cookout
Judge Crowley
 2004 Saw
Detective David Tapp
 2003 The Law and Mr. Lee (TV Movie)
Henry Lee
 2003 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- James Baldwin: Witness (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
 2003 Good Fences (TV Movie)
Tom Spader
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums
Henry Sherman
 2001 3 A.M.
Hershey
 2000 Boesman and Lena
Boesman
 2000 Bàttu
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
Will Walker
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Train Conductor (voice)
 1999/I The Monster
Henry Johnson
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
Jethro (voice)
 1998 Beloved
Paul D
 1998 Antz
Barbatus (voice)
 1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Roger Murtaugh
 1997 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Sgt. Washington Wyatt
 1997 The Rainmaker
Judge Tyrone Kipler (uncredited)
 1997 Switchback
Bob Goodall
 1997 Wild America
Bigfoot the Mountain Man (uncredited)
 1997 Gone Fishin'
Gus Green
 1996 Harriet the Spy
Cop (uncredited)
 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie)
Silas (segment "Long Black Song")
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Philip Marlowe
- Red Wind (1995) ... Philip Marlowe
 1995 Operation Dumbo Drop
Capt. Sam Cahill
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King
- The Frog Prince (1995) ... King (voice)
 1994 Angels in the Outfield
George Knox
 1994 Maverick
Bank Robber (uncredited)
 1993 Bopha!
Micah Mangena
 1993 The Talking Eggs (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Alec Haley
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Alec Haley
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Alec Haley
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Alec Haley
 1993 The Untold West (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Black West (1993) ... Narrator
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3
Roger Murtaugh
 1991 Grand Canyon
Simon
 1991 Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit (Video short)
Danny Glover
 1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Professor Apollo
- Isle of Solar Energy (1991) ... Professor Apollo (voice)
 1991 Pure Luck
Raymond Campanella
 1991 A Rage in Harlem
Easy Money
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli
 1991 Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby (Video Game)
Narrator (voice, as Danny Lebern Glover)
 1990 Predator 2
Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
Harry
 1989 Lethal Weapon 2
Roger Murtaugh
 1989 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Roger Murtaugh
- Mel Gibson/Living Colour (1989) ... Roger Murtaugh (uncredited)
 1989 Dead Man Out (TV Movie)
Dr. Alex Marsh
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Joshua Deets
- Return (1989) ... Joshua Deets
- The Plains (1989) ... Joshua Deets
- On the Trail (1989) ... Joshua Deets
- Leaving (1989) ... Joshua Deets
 1983-1989 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Walter Lee Younger / Lester
- A Raisin in the Sun (1989) ... Walter Lee Younger
- Keeping On (1983) ... Lester
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
Danny Glover (uncredited)
 1989 Rabbit Ears: How the Leopard Got His Spots (Video short)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1988 Bat*21
Captain Bartholomew Clark
 1988 A Place at the Table (TV Movie)
Mr. Scott
 1987 Mandela (TV Movie)
Nelson Mandela
 1987 Lethal Weapon
Roger Murtaugh
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
John Henry
- John Henry (1986) ... John Henry
 1985 The Color Purple
Albert
 1985 Silverado
Mal
 1985 Witness
McFee
 1985 And the Children Shall Lead (TV Movie)
William
 1985 The Stand-In
Apples finnerty
 1984 Places in the Heart
Moze
 1984 Iceman
Loomis
 1983 Memorial Day (TV Movie)
Willie Monroe
 1983 Chiefs (TV Series)
Marshall Peters
- Part 2 (1983) ... Marshall Peters
 1983 The Face of Rage (TV Movie)
Gary
 1982 Out
Jojo / Roland
 1981 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Bill
- A Man in Nell's Room (1981) ... Bill
 1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Jesse John Hudson
- The Second Oldest Profession (1981) ... Jesse John Hudson
- The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue (1981) ... Jesse John Hudson
- Blood Money (1981) ... Jesse John Hudson
- Hearts and Minds (1981) ... Jesse John Hudson
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Vice Officer
- Fire Man (1981) ... Vice Officer
 1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Harley
- The Threat (1981) ... Harley
 1979 Paris (TV Series)
- Dear John (1979)
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Leroy
- Slammer (1979) ... Leroy
 1979 Escape from Alcatraz
Inmate
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Mac Thomas, TV Reporter
- A Coffin with a View (1979) ... Mac Thomas, TV Reporter (uncredited)
  The Lighthouse
Duncan
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Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Other Works:

He acted in Athol Fugard's play, "A Lesson from Aloes," at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. Cast and crew also included Joan Allen, Francis Guinan, Kevin Rigdon (lighting designer), and directed by Suzanne Shepard. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Danny Lebern Glover

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

Some people's life is governed by what their publicists or what their managers define and shape or frame what they should do. I don't have that. I do what I feel like doing. See more »

Trivia:

Huge fan of the San Francisco 49ers. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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