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Danny Glover

1946-07-22 San Francisco, California, USA

Image of Danny Glover


Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is best known for his co-starring lead role as Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series. Glover has had a variety of film, stage, and television roles. He starred as the husband to Whoopi Goldberg's character, Celie in the celebrated literary adaptation of The Color Purple, and as Lieutenant James McFee in the film Witness. He had leading roles in other films including To Sleep with Anger, Predator 2, Angels in the Outfield, and Operation Dumbo Drop. He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his starring role in Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger. Also, he has had prominent supporting roles in Silverado, Witness, A Rage in Harlem, Dreamgirls, Shooter, Death at a Funeral, Beyond the Lights, Sorry to Bother You, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, The Dead Don't Die, Lonesome Dove and Jumanji: The Next Level. Glover earned top billing for the first time in Predator 2, the sequel to the science fiction action film Predator. During his career, he has also made several cameos, appearing, for example, in the Michael Jackson video "Liberian Girl" of 1987. 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.


Press Play Cooper 2022-06-16
American Dreamer 2022-06-11
A Night at the Academy Museum Himself 2021-10-12
After Fact Self 2020-06-15
Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man Narrator 2020-09-11
Worth the Price? Joe Biden and the Launch of the Iraq War Narrator 2020-02-16
The Drummer 2020-10-01
The Robeson Effect Self 2019-01-01
Strive 2019-05-19
Always in Season Narrator (voice) 2019-01-26
The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs Narrator 2019-09-27
The Last Black Man in San Francisco Grandpa Allen 2019-06-07
The Dead Don't Die Hank Thompson 2019-05-15
Christmas Break-In Ray 2019-09-06
Jumanji: The Next Level Milo 2019-12-04
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Baltimore Bob 2018-10-02
Howard Self (archive footage) 2018-04-22
Ulysses: A Dark Odyssey Mr. Ocean 2018-06-14
The Old Man & the Gun Teddy 2018-09-27
Come Sunday Gilbert Pearson 2018-01-21
Proud Mary Benny 2018-01-12
Survivor's Guide to Prison Himself 2018-02-23
Sorry to Bother You Langston 2018-07-06
The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution Narrator 2018-04-26
Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones 2018-12-09
Extortion Constable Haagen 2017-01-02
The Good Catholic Victor 2017-09-08
The Christmas Train Max Powers 2017-11-25
Agents of Change Himself 2017-06-24
Birth of a Movement Narrator 2017-02-06
Tour de Pharmacy Slim Robinson Present Day 2017-07-08
The Curse of Buckout Road Dr. Powell 2017-11-24
Abderrahmane Sissako - Par-delà les frontières Himself 2017-01-01
Pushing Dead Bob 2016-09-29
Complete Unknown Roger 2016-08-26
Gridlocked Sully 2016-06-14
Monster Trucks Mr. Weathers 2016-12-21
Dirty Grandpa Stinky 2016-01-20
Almost Christmas Walter 2016-11-11
Back in the Day Eddie 'Rocks' Travor 2016-05-20
93 Days 2016-04-24
Diablo Benjamin Carver 2016-01-08
Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights Narrator 2016-04-28
Darkweb The Boss 2016-03-08
Sr. Pig Ambrose 2016-07-22
About Scout Red 2015-04-25
Consumed Hal Westbrook 2015-06-01
Andron Chancellor Gordon 2015-11-08
Bad Asses on the Bayou Bernie Pope 2015-03-06
Waffle Street Edward Collins 2015-09-24
Checkmate Elohim 2015-07-03
Caffeinated Coffee Lover 2015-01-31
Mississippi Inferno Narrator 2015-02-16
Toxin Dr. Locke 2015-01-29
We Are Many Himself 2014-06-08
The Ninja Immovable Heart Ex Director Matthew Reynolds 2014-02-27
We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama 2014-02-11
Rage Detective St. John 2014-05-09
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Gus - Petit oiseau, grand voyage Darius (voice) 2014-10-17
2047 - Sights of Death Sponge 2014-06-13
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses Bernie Pope 2014-04-08
Supremacy Mr. Walker 2014-06-12
Day of the Mummy Carl 2014-10-20
Chasing Shakespeare William Ward 2014-02-03
Beyond the Lights Captain Nicol 2014-11-14
Highland Park Ed 2013-06-08
LUV Arthur 2013-01-18
The Bouquet Reverend John 2013-02-05
Shuffleton's Barbershop Charlie Shuffleton 2013-06-01
Space Warriors Commander Phillips 2013-04-26
The Shift Floyd 2013-04-05
Tula: The Revolt Shinishi 2013-07-04
Extraction Harding 2013-09-05
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Justice Thurgood Marshall 2013-10-04
A República di Mininus Dubem 2012-10-04
The Lighthouse Duncan 2012-09-07
Hannah's Law Isom Dart 2012-06-09
Sins Father Leonard 2012-05-05
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' Self 2012-07-04
Shadows of Liberty Self 2012-06-12
Casting By Self 2012-09-09
Age of the Dragons Ahab 2011-03-21
Donovan's Echo Donovan Matheson 2011-09-17
Son of Morning Gabriel Peters 2011-01-01
Rise Like Lions Self (Occupy Oakland) 2011-10-12
Mooz-lum Dean Francis 2011-02-11
Mysteria Investigator 2011-10-23
Alpha and Omega Winston (voice) 2010-09-17
Down for Life 2010-10-01
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective Self 2010-03-02
Five Minarets in New York Marcus 2010-03-09
De mayor quiero ser soldado School Director 2010-10-14
För kärleken Franzis 2010-07-09
Sam Cooke: Crossing Over Narrator 2010-01-11
I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic Himself 2010-03-02
Legendary Harry 'Red' Newman 2010-09-09
Death at a Funeral Uncle Russell 2010-04-15
2012 President Thomas Wilson 2009-10-10
Night Train Miles 2009-04-15
The Harimaya Bridge Joseph Holder 2009-06-13
The People Speak Self 2009-12-13
PoliWood Self 2009-07-03
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Walter Tortoise (voice) 2008-09-12
Be Kind Rewind Mr. Fletcher 2008-01-20
Saw V David Tapp (archive footage) 2008-10-23
Blindness Man with Black Eye Patch 2008-05-14
The Garden Himself 2008-08-17
Gospel Hill John Malcolm 2008-02-09
Shooter Colonel Isaac Johnson 2007-03-22
Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Father Elias 2007-06-27
Battle for Terra President Chen (voice) 2007-09-06
Poor Boy's Game George 2007-02-11
Honeydripper Tyrone Purvis 2007-09-10
Dreamgirls Marty Madison 2006-12-25
Read You Like a Book 2006-10-01
The Exonerated David Keaton 2006-03-06
The Shaggy Dog Ken Hollister 2006-03-09
Bamako Cow-boy 2006-06-21
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit 2006-03-21
Barnyard Miles the Mule (voice) 2006-08-04
The Peace! Self 2005-09-20
P.N.O.K. Col. Weldon 2005-01-01
Missing in America Jake Neely 2005-01-01
Manderlay Wilhelm 2005-05-16
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Making of 'Predator 2' (archive footage) 2005-01-25
Saw David Tapp 2004-10-01
The Cookout Judge Crowley 2004-09-03
The John Garfield Story Self 2003-02-03
Good Fences Tom Spader 2003-01-22
The Real Eve Narrator 2002-04-21
3 A.M. Hershey 2001-07-01
The Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman 2001-10-05
Bàttu 2000-09-24
Freedom Song Will Walker 2000-02-27
Boesman and Lena Boesman 2000-11-03
Arista 25th Anniversary: 25 Years Of #1 Hits Self 2000-06-06
The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong Narrator 1999-08-27
Scared Straight! 20 Years Later Host 1999-04-15
Our Friend, Martin Train Conductor (voice) 1999-01-12
The Prince of Egypt: From Dream to Screen Self (archive footage) 1999-09-14
The Prince of Egypt Jethro (voice) 1998-12-16
Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? The Life & Music of Robert Johnson Himself - Narrator (voice) 1998-09-26
Antz Barbatus (voice) 1998-10-02
Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh 1998-07-10
Beloved Paul D. Garner 1998-10-16
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (scenes deleted) 1998-08-14
Wild America Bigfoot the Mountain Man (Uncredited) 1997-07-02
The Rainmaker Richter Tyrone Kipler 1997-11-18
Buffalo Soldiers Sgt. Washington Wyatt 1997-12-07
Gone Fishin' Gus Green 1997-05-30
Switchback Bob Goodall 1997-10-31
America's Dream Silas (segment "Long Black Song") 1996-01-01
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995-06-05
Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities Himself 1995-08-28
Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. Sam Cahill 1995-07-28
Maverick Bank Robber (uncredited) 1994-05-20
Angels in the Outfield George Knox 1994-07-15
The Talking Eggs Narrator (voice) 1993-06-01
Bopha! Micah Mangena 1993-09-16
The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry 1993-11-03
Lethal Weapon 3 Roger Murtaugh 1992-05-15
Grand Canyon Simon 1991-12-25
Flight of the Intruder Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli 1991-01-18
Pure Luck Raymond Campanella 1991-08-09
A Rage in Harlem Easy Money 1991-05-03
Predator 2 Lieutenant Mike Harrigan 1990-11-20
To Sleep with Anger Harry 1990-10-12
Lethal Weapon 2 Roger Murtaugh 1989-07-07
Hollywood on Horses Himself 1989-01-01
Liberian Girl 1989-04-28
Dead Man Out Dr. Alex Marsh 1989-03-12
A Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee Younger 1989-02-01
Bat★21 Capt. Bartholomew Clark 1988-07-21
Lethal Weapon Roger Murtaugh 1987-03-06
Mandela Nelson Mandela 1987-09-20
Witness McFee 1985-02-08
The Color Purple Albert Johnson 1985-12-18
And the Children Shall Lead William 1985-01-01
Silverado Malachi 'Mal' Johnson 1985-07-10
The Stand-In Apples Finnerty 1985-06-01
Places in the Heart Moze 1984-09-11
Iceman Loomis 1984-04-13
The Face of Rage Gary 1983-03-20
Memorial Day Willie Monroe 1983-11-23
Keeping On Lester Traylor 1983-02-08
Deadly Drifter Jojo / Roland 1982-01-01
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Morgan 1981-08-28
Oscar Micheaux, Film Pioneer Oscar Micheaux 1981-01-01
Escape from Alcatraz Inmate 1979-01-25
San Francisco State: On Strike self 1969-01-01
Lethal Finale Roger Murtaugh
Dreadtown: The Steel Pulse Story Narrator