San Francisco, California, USA
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The Color Purple & the Lethal Weapon series
Actor/Actress, Producer, Director
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Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. Glover is best known for his role as Mr. Albert Johnson in The Color Purple and as Detective Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Carrie (née Hunley) and James Glover. His parents, postal workers, were active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), working to advance equal rights. Glover grew up with a love for sports like his father. Glover`s mother, daughter of a midwife, was born in Louisville, Georgia and graduated from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. Glover suffered from epilepsy as a teenager and young adult. According to his own account, he "developed a way of concentrating so that seizures wouldn`t happen." Using this technique, which he describes as "a type of self-hypnosis", Glover says he hasn`t suffered a seizure since the age of 35.
He has had a variety of film, stage, and television roles, and is best known for playing Los Angeles police Sgt. Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series of action films. He made many cameos. Appearing in Top Gun, the Michael Jackson video Liberian Girl of 1987 and (reprising) his Detective Tapp role from the Saw franchise. Some believe this was a subtle hint to Det. Murtaugh-in that the fifth "Saw" movie had a police officer aptly named "Rigg". He has also received notice as the husband to Whoopi Goldberg`s character Celie in The Color Purple. In 1994 he made his directorial debut with the Showtime channel short film Override. Also in 1994, Glover and actor Ben Guillory formed the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, focusing on theatre by and about Black people. Glover earned top billing for the first time in Predator 2, the sequel to the sci-fi action film Predator. That same year he starred in Charles Burnett`s To Sleep with Anger, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. In common with Humphrey Bogart, Elliott Gould and Robert Mitchum, who have portrayed Raymond Chandler`s private eye detective Philip Marlowe. He played him in the episode `Red Wind` of the Showtime network`s 1995 series Fallen Angels. In addition, Glover has been a voice actor in many children`s movies. Glover was featured in the popular 2001 film Royal Tenenbaums, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Danny Glover has become an active member of Board of Directors of The Jazz Foundation of America.
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George Washington High School, San Francisco, CA (1964)
BA Economics, San Francisco State University (1968)
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Danny Lebern Glover
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Daniel Lebern "Danny" Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director and political activist. Glover is well known for his roles as Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series, Mr. Albert Johnson in The Color Purple, cowboy Mal Johnson in Silverado, Michael Harrigan in Predator 2, corrupt cop James McFee in Witness, Colonel Isaac Johnson in Shooter, Detective David Tapp in Saw, and George Knox in Angels in the Outfield. He has also appeared in many other movies, television shows, and theatrical productions. He is an active supporter of various humanitarian and political causes.
An actor, film director, and political activist
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
TV commercial for United Nations Development Program, Print Ad for The GAP (2002), TV commercial for Winsor Pilates (2002), TV commercial for MCI Long Distance (1/2003), Radio commercial for Colon Cancer (2005)
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