Danny Glover

American actor, film director and political activist

Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, director and activist. He was born in San Francisco, California. Glover made his big screen debut in the 1979 movie Escape from Alcatraz. Glover won an MTV Movie Award in 1993 for Best On-Screen Duo in the movie Lethal Weapon 3 which he shared with Mel Gibson.

Danny Glover
Glover in 2014
Danny Lebern Glover

(1946-07-22) July 22, 1946 (age 77)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, activist
Years active1967–present
Asake Bomani
(m. 1975; div. 2000)

Eliane Cavalleiro
(m. 2009)


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Escape from Alcatraz Inmate Acting debut
1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Morgan
1982 Deadly Drifter Jojo/Roland Alternative title: Out
1984 Iceman Loomis
Places in the Heart Moze
1985 Witness Det. Lt. James McFee
Silverado Malachi 'Mal' Johnson
The Color Purple Mr. Albert Johnson
1987 Lethal Weapon Sergeant Roger Murtaugh
1988 Bat*21 Capt. Bartholomew Clark
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Roger Murtaugh
1990 To Sleep with Anger Harry Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Predator 2 Lt. Mike Harrigan
1991 Flight of the Intruder Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli
A Rage in Harlem Easy Money
Grand Canyon Simon
Pure Luck Raymond Campanella
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Roger Murtaugh
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry / Narrator
Bopha! Micah Mangena
1994 Maverick Bank Robber Uncredited cameo
Angels in the Outfield George Knox
Override Director, TV short
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. Sam Cahill
1996 Harriet the Spy Cop Uncredited cameo
1997 Wild America Bigfoot Uncredited cameo
The Rainmaker Judge Tyrone Kipler Uncredited cameo
Gone Fishin' Gus Green
The Prince of Egypt Jethro Voice only
Switchback Bob Goodall
Antz Barbatus Voice only
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh
Beloved Paul D. Garner
1999 Our Friend, Martin Train Conductor Voice only
2000 Boesman and Lena Boesman
2001 3 A.M. Charles "Hershey" Riley
The Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman
2002 Just a Dream Director
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Children/Youth/Family Special
2003 Good Fences Tom Spader
2004 The Cookout Judge Crowley
Saw Detective David Tapp
2005 Manderlay Wilhelm
Missing in America Jake Neeley
2006 Bamako Cow-boy
Barnyard Miles Voice
The Shaggy Dog Ken Hollister
Dreamgirls Marty Madison
2007 Shooter Colonel Isaac Johnson
Poor Boy's Game George Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Battle for Terra President Chen Voice only
Honeydripper Tyrone Purvis
Miranda Regresa John Doe
2008 Be Kind Rewind Horace Fletcher
Gospel Hill John Malcolm
Tiny Tears Himself
Blindness Old man with the black eye patch/Narrator
The Garden Himself
Saw V Detective David Tapp Cameo and archive footage from Saw
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Walter Tortoise Voice
2009 Night Train Miles
Down for Life Mr. Shannon
The People Speak Himself Documentary
The Harimaya Bridge Joseph Holder
2012 President Wilson Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
At the End of Slavery Narrator
2010 Stride James 'Honeybear' Powell
Death at a Funeral Uncle Russell
Dear Alice Franzis Original title: För kärleken
Legendary Harry "Red" Newman
Alpha and Omega Winston Voice
Son of Morning Gabriel Peters
Age of the Dragons Ahab
Mooz-lum Dean Francis
I Want to Be a Soldier The Principal
Five Minarets in New York Marcus Original title: New York'ta Beş Minare
2011 Heart of Blackness Vaudreuil
Donovan's Echo Donovan
2012 Highland Park Ed
LUV Arthur
Sins Expiation Father Leonard
The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America Count Basie Voice
2013 Space Warriors Commander
Chasing Shakespeare William Ward
Tula: The Revolt Shinishi
Extraction Colonel
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Winston
2014 Bad Asses Bernie Pope
Rage Detective St. John
Beyond the Lights Captain David Nicol
Supremacy Mr. Walker
S.O.S - Sights of Death Sponge
Yellowbird Darius (voice) English version
Day of the Mummy Carl
2047: The Final War Sponge Italian film also known as 2047: Sights of Death
2015 Bad Asses on the Bayou Bernie Pope
Checkmate Elohim
Gridlocked Sully
Waffle Street Edward Collins
About Scout Red Freston
Diablo Benjamin Carver
Andron Chancellor Gordon
2016 Dirty Grandpa Stinky
Complete Unknown Roger
Back in the Day Eddie "Rocks" Travor
Mr. Pig Ambrose Nominated—Ariel Award for Best Actor
93 Days Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri
Almost Christmas Walter
Dark Web The Boss
Pushing Dead Bob
Monster Trucks Mr. Weathers
2017 Vagabonds Uncle Issa Short film
Extortion Constable Haagen
The Good Catholic Father Victor
Donald Trump, The Koch Brothers & Their War on Climate Science Narrator
Buckout Road Victor
2018 Proud Mary Benny
Sorry to Bother You Langston
Come Sunday Gilbert Pearson
The Old Man & the Gun Teddy Green
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Baltimore Bob Direct-to-video
2019 The Last Black Man in San Francisco Grandpa
The Dead Don't Die Hank Thompson
Strive Mr. Rose
Jumanji: The Next Level Milo Walker In post-production
TBA Killing Winston Jones Washington Carver In post-production
Filming started in 2012. The filmas originally scheduled to be released in 2014. By 2019, the film had still not been released in theaters and no release date has been set.

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