Donald Glover

American artist

Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, rapper, singer, songwriter, comedian, musician and record producer.

Donald Glover
Donald Glover in March 2010
Donald McKinley Glover Jr.

(1983-09-25) September 25, 1983 (age 38)
Years active2002-present

He is best known for portraying the character Troy Barnes on the comedy television series Community. He was originally a writer for the comedy series 30 Rock.

In 2019, he starred as Simba in the live action remake of The Lion King.

Aside from acting, Glover is also a rapper where he performs under the stage name Childish Gambino. He said that he got his stage name from the Wu-Tang Clan name generator.[1] He released a couple albums and mixtapes by himself before he released his first album Camp for Glassnote Records on November 15, 2011.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Criminal 1 episode
30 Rock Homosexual Kid
Young P.A.
Young Tracy Jordan
Cameo (3 episodes)
Guest star (1 episode)
2007 Bronx World Travelers Scoopy Brown Short film
Human Giant College Webcam Guy 1 episode
2009–present Troy and Abed in the Morning! Troy Barnes
2009–present Community Troy Barnes
2010 Comedy Central Presents Himself Stand-up special
2011 Woodie Awards Host
Regular Show Alpha-Dawg 1 episode
Weirdo Himself Stand-up special
2012 Hip Hop Squares Childish Gambino 1 episode
2013 Girls Sandy
Adventure Time Marshall Lee Guest voice



  1. "Tina Fey makes her rap debut on Childish Gambino's new mixtape 'Royalty'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-1-12. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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