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Danny Glover

Danny GloverAKA Danny Lebern Glover

Born: 22-Jul-1946
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lethal Weapon

Danny Glover is an American actor, best known for action flicks such as Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Silverado. He played Whoopi Goldberg's abusive husband in The Color Purple, and portrayed Nelson Mandela in two different television movies, one for PBS and the other for HBO. In both films, his Winnie was Alfre Woodard. Glover's first film was Clint Eastwood's Escape from Alcatraz in 1979. His breakthrough roles were in Witness and Places in the Heart, both in 1984, playing a crooked cop in the former and a kindly cotton picker in the latter.

Glover is also widely known as a progressive political activist, using his celebrity to promote causes he believes in. He has publicly urged South Africa to pay more attention to the AIDS catastrophe there, demanded that Sudan stop its ongoing slaughter of 50,000 citizens, and protested the American invasion and occupation of Iraq. When he signed a petition protesting the American "campaign of destabilization" against Cuba, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough led other offended right-wingers in demanding Glover's firing as pitchman for MCI. The telecommunications giant soon declined to renew Glover's contract.

His parents were both active in the NAACP, and Glover has always been politically active. In high school, he became involved in the civil rights and anti-war movements. He worked as an anti-draft counselor during the height of the Vietnam War, lived in a commune for two years, and attended college in San Francisco during the height of the 1960s protests there.

As a boy he was dyslexic, and as a young man he suffered from epileptic seizures. Both conditions faded away as Glover reached adulthood.

Father: James Glover (postal worker)
Mother: Carrie Hunley (postal worker, d. 1983)
Wife: Asake Bomani (art gallery owner, m. 1975, one daughter)
Daughter: Mandisa Glover (b. 1976)

    High School: George Washington High School, San Francisco, CA (1964)
    University: BA Economics, San Francisco State University (1968)

    Endorsement of Gap 2002, 2010
    Planet Hollywood
    Center for a New American Dream Advisory Board
    RFK Memorial Board of Directors
    TransAfrica Forum Board of Directors
    Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Board of Governors
    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
    Trespassing Gaithersburg, MD (16-Apr-2010)
    Nigerian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Epilepsy, Dyslexia

    TELEVISION
    Brothers & Sisters Isaac Marshall (2007-08)
    ER Charlie Pratt, Sr. (2005)
    Hill Street Blues Jesse John Hudson (1981)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Just a Dream (16-Mar-2002)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Rage (31-Jan-2014)
    The Bouquet (31-Jan-2013)
    LUV (23-Jan-2012)
    Donovan's Echo (18-Sep-2011)
    Age of the Dragons (21-Mar-2011)
    Son of Morning (28-Feb-2011)
    MOOZ-Lum (11-Feb-2011)
    The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Feb-2011)
    Five Minarets in New York (Nov-2010)
    Alpha and Omega (16-Sep-2010) [VOICE]
    Legendary (9-Sep-2010) · Harry "Red" Newman
    I'm Still Here (6-Sep-2010) · Himself
    Death at a Funeral (16-Apr-2010) · Uncle Russell
    2012 (11-Nov-2009) · President Thomas Wilson
    Night Train (2009) · Miles
    Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare (12-Sep-2008) [VOICE]
    The Garden (18-Jun-2008) · Himself
    Blindness (14-May-2008)
    Be Kind Rewind (20-Jan-2008)
    Honeydripper (10-Sep-2007) · Tyrone Purvis
    Battle for Terra (8-Sep-2007) · President Chen [VOICE]
    Shooter (23-Mar-2007)
    Poor Boy's Game (11-Feb-2007)
    Dreamgirls (15-Dec-2006)
    Barnyard (4-Aug-2006) · Miles the Mule [VOICE]
    Bamako (21-May-2006)
    The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (21-Mar-2006) [VOICE]
    The Shaggy Dog (9-Mar-2006)
    Missing in America (28-May-2005) · Jake Neeley
    Manderlay (16-May-2005) · Wilhelm
    The Exonerated (27-Jan-2005)
    Earthsea (13-Dec-2004)
    The Cookout (3-Sep-2004)
    Saw (19-Jan-2004)
    Good Fences (23-Jan-2003)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (5-Oct-2001)
    3 AM (26-Jan-2001) · Hershey
    Boesman & Lena (3-Nov-2000) · Boesman
    Freedom Song (27-Feb-2000)
    Our Friend, Martin (1999) [VOICE]
    The Prince of Egypt (16-Dec-1998) · Jethro [VOICE]
    Beloved (8-Oct-1998)
    Antz (19-Sep-1998) · Barbatus [VOICE]
    Lethal Weapon 4 (10-Jul-1998)
    Buffalo Soldiers (7-Dec-1997)
    Switchback (31-Oct-1997)
    Gone Fishin' (30-May-1997)
    Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997) · Himself
    America's Dream (17-Feb-1996)
    Operation Dumbo Drop (28-Jul-1995) · Sam Cahill
    Angels in the Outfield (15-Jul-1994)
    Bopha! (17-Sep-1993)
    The Saint of Fort Washington (13-Sep-1993) · Jerry
    Queen (14-Feb-1993)
    Lethal Weapon 3 (15-May-1992) · Roger Murtaugh
    Grand Canyon (25-Dec-1991) · Simon
    Pure Luck (9-Aug-1991) · Campanella
    A Rage in Harlem (3-May-1991) · Easy Money
    Flight of the Intruder (18-Jan-1991)
    Predator 2 (21-Nov-1990) · Harrigan
    To Sleep with Anger (Jan-1990)
    Lethal Weapon 2 (7-Jul-1989) · Roger Murtaugh
    Dead Man Out (12-Mar-1989)
    Lonesome Dove (5-Feb-1989)
    A Raisin in the Sun (1-Feb-1989) · Walter Lee Younger
    Bat * 21 (21-Oct-1988)
    Mandela (20-Sep-1987)
    Lethal Weapon (6-Mar-1987) · Roger Murtaugh
    The Color Purple (18-Dec-1985) · Albert
    Silverado (10-Jul-1985) · Mal
    Witness (8-Feb-1985)
    Places in the Heart (11-Sep-1984) · Moze
    Iceman (13-Apr-1984) · Loomis
    Chiefs (13-Nov-1983)
    Out (1982)
    Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (28-Aug-1981)
    Escape From Alcatraz (22-Jun-1979) · Inmate


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