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Danny Glover

Danny Glover young

Birth Date

July 22, 1946


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 4 in | 192 cm

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79 kg | 175 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Danny Lebern Glover was born in San Francisco, California, United States, on July 22, 1946, is an American actor.

Young Danny Glover first started acting at Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.

He began his professional acting career as a stage actor.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Master Harold"...and the Boys" (1982) in role as Willy.

He made his big screen debut in prison thriller movie Escape from Alcatraz (1979) in role as Inmate, opposite Clint Eastwood. He got his television debut in 1979, in series: B. J. and the Bear, Lou Grant and Paris.

Danny's breakthrough performance came as Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in action comedy movie Lethal Weapon (1987), opposite Mel Gibson.

New Movies

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) drama in role as Grandpa Allen

The Dead Don't Die (2019) horror comedy in role as Hank Thompson, directed by Jim Jarmusch

Strive (2019) drama in role as Mr. Rose

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) fantasy adventure comedy in role as Milo Walker, opposite Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan

Best Movies

He played Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon franchise:

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his performance as Harry in drama film To Sleep with Anger (1990).

Predator 2 (1990) science fiction action in role as Lieutenant Michael "Mike" R. Harrigan

Flight of the Intruder (1991) thriller with Willem Dafoe and Rosanna Arquette

Witness (1985) crime thriller with Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis

Silverado (1985) western with Kevin Costner, Kevin Kline and Jeff Goldblum

A Rage in Harlem (1991) drama crime with Forest Whitaker and Robin Givens

Grand Canyon (1991) drama crime with Steve Martin and Kevin Kline

Beloved (1998) horror drama with Oprah Winfrey and Thandie Newton

Age of the Dragons (2011) fantasy thriller with Vinnie Jones and Sofia Pernas

Legendary (2010) drama with John Cena and Patricia Clarkson

Shooter (2007) action thriller opposite Mark Wahlberg, Rhona Mitra and Kate Mara

Saw (2004) horror in role as David Tapp

The Old Man & the Gun (2018) crime comedy opposite Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck

TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Phillip Marlowe in Fallen Angels (1993) in episode "Red Wind".

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Will Walker in biographical drama television film Freedom Song (2000).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance as Joshua Deets in epic Western adventure television miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Nelson Mandela in television drama film Mandela (1987).

He was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor for his role as Alec Haley in CBS miniseries Alex Haley's Queen (1993).

Hill Street Blues (1981) NBC police drama series in role as Jesse John Hudson

Chiefs (1983) CBS miniseries in role as Marshall Peters

Legend of Earthsea (2004) Sci-Fi Channel miniseries in role as Ogion

He had a recurring role as Charlie Pratt, Sr. in NBC medical drama television series ER (2005).

Brothers & Sisters (2007-2008) ABC drama series in role as Isaac Marshall

Touch (2012) Fox drama series in role as Arthur Teller

He played Thurgood Marshall in television drama film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013).


Graduated from San Francisco State College.

Attended San Francisco State University (SFSU).

Attended The Black Actors' Workshop, American Conservatory Theatre.

Trained with Jean Shelton at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco.

He co-found the Robey Theatre Company with actor Ben Guillory in Los Angeles (1994).

He is an older brother of Martin Glover.

Good friends with actress Alfre Woodard.

Friend with Harry Belafonte, Carl Lumbly, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez.

Fan of the San Francisco 49ers.

He appeared in the Michael Jackson video "Liberian Girl" (1987).

Received Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree from San Francisco State University in 1997.

He is an board member of the TransAfrica Forum.

Goodwill ambassador for the UN.

He was awarded the Cuban National Medal of Friendship by the Cuban Council of State on December, in 2016.


He was married to Asake Bomani (1975-2000) they have a daughter, Mandisa.


Every day of my life I walk with the idea I am black no matter how successful I am.

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.

I never thought about being an actor.

I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and the UNICEF family for more than twelve years.

I've always been able to make choices that don't embarrass me.

I never thought about being an actor.

Some of these things I saw in foreign films - African films, Cuban films - long before I decided to really go on this course as an actor. I started to think about what values I saw in those films that I wanted to bring to my projects.