Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Movie Actor

Danny Lebern Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is widely known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series. He also had leading roles in his films included The Color Purple, To Sleep with Anger, Predator 2, Angels in the Outfield, and Operation Dumbo Drop.

Full Name
Jul 22, 1946
6′ 4″
Net Worth


Danny Glover is an American actor, filmmaker and humanitarian born on July 22, 1946 in San Francisco, California. His zodiac sign is Cancer and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of James Glover and Carrie Glover, who both worked as postal clerks. Danny studied at San Francisco's George Washington High School and later attended college at San Francisco State University, where he majored in acting and political science.

In 1977, Glover made his movie debut in Escape from Alcatraz. He then went on to appear in numerous movies such as The Color Purple (1985), Silverado (1985), Predator 2 (1990), Angels in the Outfield (1994), Switchback (1997) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). He has also starred in several television shows including Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, ER and Cold Case.

Glover has been nominated for many awards throughout his career, including two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor for The Colour Purple (1986) and Grand Canyon (1992). In addition to his acting work, he is an active philanthropist who has served on various boards of directors for organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme and Human Rights Watch. He was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1997.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1946</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Danny Glover is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 22, 1946, Danny Glover was born in San Francisco, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from San Francisco State University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Glover completes his degree from San Francisco State University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes First Film Appearance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Danny Glover makes his first film appearance in Escape From Alcatraz.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Role in The Color Purple</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Danny lands the role of Mister in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lethal Weapon Franchise Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lethal Weapon releases and becomes an iconic franchise with Danny Glover playing Roger Murtaugh.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directorial Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Glover makes his directorial debut with the filmmandela and de Klerk.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Glover is appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and begins working on global humanitarian issues.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Trailblazer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Danny Glover is a trailblazer in the movie industry. He was one of the first African American actors to break into Hollywood and make an impact. His performances in films like The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon and Dreamgirls have inspired generations of actors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Danny Glover is versatile when it comes to his acting roles. He has played a wide range of characters from romantic leads to action heroes. He is always able to bring something unique to each role he takes on, making his performances stand out.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Great Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Danny Glover is also an activist who speaks out against social injustice. He has used his platform as an actor to advocate for causes such as police brutality, racial equality and voter rights. His activism has been an inspiration to many people around the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Multiple Languages</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny Glover is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, French, and Italian.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Activist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to his acting career, Danny Glover is an outspoken activist, particularly with regards to civil rights and economic justice.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny Glover has received numerous awards including a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Image Award, and a Gotham Awards Tribute.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Humanitarian Efforts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny Glover is actively involved in humanitarian efforts around the world, such as providing support for Haitian refugees in Cuba and working on HIV/AIDS projects in Africa.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Voice Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny Glover has also done voice acting work, lending his voice to animated films such as Happy Feet and The Princess and the Frog.</p></div>


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