Danny Glover

Danny Lebern Glover (/ˈɡlʌvər/; born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series. He also has leading roles in the films The Color Purple (1985), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995). Glover has prominent supporting roles in Silverado (1985), Witness (1985), Saw (2004), Shooter (2007), 2012 (2009), Death at a Funeral (2010), Beyond the Lights (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), and Sorry to Bother You (2018). He is an active supporter of various political causes.

Danny Glover
Glover in 2014
Danny Lebern Glover

(1946-07-22) July 22, 1946
OccupationActor, director, activist
Years active1979–present
Asake Bomani
(m. 1975; div. 2000)

Eliane Cavalleiro
(m. 2009)

Early life

Glover was born in San Francisco, the son of Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover.[1] His parents, both postal workers, were active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), working to advance equal rights.[2] Glover's mother, daughter of a midwife, was born in Louisville, Georgia and graduated from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.[3] As an adolescent and a young adult, Glover suffered from epilepsy but has not suffered a seizure since age 35.[4] His father was a World War II veteran.[5] He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco.[6]

He attended San Francisco State University (SFSU) in the late 1960s but did not graduate. SFSU later awarded him the Presidential Medal of San Francisco State University for his service to education.[7] Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater.[8]


Glover originally worked in city administration working on community development before transitioning to theater. He has said:

I didn't think it was a difficult transition. Acting is a platform that can become a conveyer for ideas. Art is a way of understanding, of confronting issues and confronting your own feelings—all within that realm of the capacity it represents. It may have been a leap of faith for me, given not only my learning disability (dyslexia) but also the fact that I felt awkward. I felt all the things that someone that's 6′3″ or 6′4″ feels and with my own diminished expectations of who I could be [and] would feel. Whether it's art, acting or theater that I've devoted myself to I put more passion and more energy into it.[9]

His first theater involvement was with the American Conservatory Theater, a regional training program in San Francisco.[10] Glover also trained with Jean Shelton at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco. In an interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Glover credited Jean Shelton for much of his development as an actor. Deciding that he wanted to be an actor, Glover resigned from his city administration job and soon began his career as a stage actor. Glover then moved to Los Angeles for more opportunities in acting, where he would later go on to co-found the Robey Theatre Company with actor Ben Guillory in honor of the actor and concert singer Paul Robeson in Los Angeles in 1994.

Glover has had a variety of film, stage, and television roles, and is best known for playing Los Angeles police Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series of action films, starring alongside Mel Gibson, and Joe Pesci. Later he once again starred with Gary Busey in the blockbuster Predator 2. He also starred as the husband to Whoopi Goldberg's character Celie in the celebrated literary adaptation The Color Purple, and as Lieutenant James McFee in the film Witness. In 1994 he made his directorial debut with the Showtime channel short film Override.

Also in 1994, Glover and actor Ben Guillory founded the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, focusing on theatre by and about Black people. During his career, he has made several cameos, appearing, for example, in the Michael Jackson video "Liberian Girl" of 1987. Glover earned top billing for the first time in Predator 2, the sequel to the-science-fiction 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 played Raymond Chandler's private eye detective Philip Marlowe, Glover played the role in the episode "Red Wind" of the Showtime network's 1995 series Fallen Angels. In 1997, under his former production company banner Carrie Films, Glover executive produced numerous films of first time directors including Pamm Malveaux's neo-noir short film Final Act starring Joe Morton, which aired on the Independent Film Channel. In addition, Glover has been a voice actor in many children's movies. Glover was featured in the popular 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

In 2004, he appeared in the low-budget horror film Saw as Detective David Tapp. In 2005, Glover and Joslyn Barnes announced plans to make No FEAR,[11] a film about Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo's experience. Coleman-Adebayo won a 2000 jury trial against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The jury found the EPA guilty of violating the civil rights of Coleman-Adebayo on the basis of race, sex, color and a hostile work environment, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Coleman-Adebayo was terminated shortly after she revealed the environmental and human disaster taking place in the Brits, South Africa, vanadium mines. Her experience inspired passage of the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No-FEAR Act). As of 2013 the No Fear title has not appeared but The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Story was announced as the next major project of No Fear Media Productions.[12]

Glover portrayed David Keaton in the film The Exonerated—a real-life story of Keaton's experience of being arrested, jailed and then freed from death row.

In 2009, Glover performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States".[13]

Glover played President Wilson, the President of the United States in 2012, a disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and released in theaters November 13, 2009. In 2010, Glover participated in a Spanish film called I Want to Be a Soldier. In 2012, he starred in the film Donovan's Echo.

Glover co-starred in the science fiction comedy film Sorry to Bother You,[14] which was released in theaters on July 6, 2018.[15]

Planned directorial debut

Glover sought to make a film biography of Toussaint Louverture for his directorial debut. In May 2006, the film had included cast members Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Roger Guenveur Smith, Mos Def, Isaach de Bankolé, and Richard Bohringer. Production, estimated to cost $30 million, was planned to begin in Poland, filming from late 2006 into early 2007.[16] In May 2007, President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez contributed $18 million to fund the production of Toussaint for Glover, who is a prominent U.S. supporter of Chávez. The contribution annoyed some Venezuelan filmmakers, who said the money could have funded other homegrown films and that Glover's film was not even about Venezuela.[17][18] In April 2008, the Venezuelan National Assembly authorized an additional $9,840,505 for Glover's film, which is still in planning.[19]

Public appearances

Glover appeared at London Film and Comic Con 2013 at Earls Court 2 over 2.5 days during Friday 5th to Sunday, July 7. He participated in a panel discussion in McComb, Mississippi on July 16, 2015.[20] The event, co-sponsored by The Gloster Project and Jubilee Performing Arts Center, included noted authors Terry McMillan and Quincy Troupe.

On January 30, 2015, Glover was the Keynote Speaker and 2015 Honoree for the MLK Celebration Series at the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI). Glover used his career and personal story to speak on the topic "Creativity and Democracy: Social Change through the Arts." At the University of the Virgin Islands, Glover gave a heartwarming speech that encouraged the graduates in their upcoming journey.[21]

It was announced in July 2018 that Glover will be the featured guest at the Port Townsend Film Festival in Washington State.

Personal life

Glover married Asake Bomani in 1975 and they have a daughter, Mandisa, born in 1976. Glover and Bomani divorced in 2000. Glover married Eliane Cavalleiro in 2009.[22]

Glover purchased a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) house in Dunthorpe, Oregon, in 1999.[23][24] As of 2011, he no longer lived in Oregon.[25]

On April 16, 2010, Glover was arrested in Maryland during a protest by SEIU workers for Sodexo's alleged unfair and illegal treatment of workers.[26] He was given a citation and later released. The Associated Press reports "Glover and others stepped past yellow police tape and were asked to step back three times at Sodexo headquarters. When they refused, Starks says officers arrested them."[27]


Civil rights activism

While attending San Francisco State University (SFSU), Glover was a member of the Black Students' Union,[28] which, along with the Third World Liberation Front and the American Federation of Teachers, collaborated in a five-month student-led strike to establish a Department of Black Studies. The strike was the longest student walkout in U.S. history.[29] It helped create not only the first Department of Black Studies but also the first School of Ethnic Studies in the United States.

Hari Dillon, current president of the Vanguard Public Foundation, was a fellow striker at SFSU. Glover later co-chaired Vanguard's board. He is also a board member of the Algebra Project, the Black AIDS Institute, Walden House and Cheryl Byron's Something Positive Dance Group. He was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly after being arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington during a protest over Sudan's humanitarian crisis in Darfur.[30]

In 1999, he used his leverage as a former San Francisco cab driver to raise awareness about African Americans being passed over for white passengers. In response, Rudolph Giuliani launched Operation Refusal, which suspended the licenses of cab drivers who favored white passengers over black ones.

Glover's long history of union activism includes support for the United Farm Workers, UNITE HERE, and numerous service unions.[31] In March 2010, Glover supported 375 Union workers in Ohio by calling upon all actors at the 2010 Academy Awards to boycott Hugo Boss suits following announcement of Hugo Boss's decision to close a manufacturing plant in Ohio after a proposed pay decrease from $13 to $8.30 an hour was rejected by the Workers United Union.[32]

On November 1, 2011, Glover spoke to the crowd at Occupy Oakland on the day before the Oakland General Strike where thousands of protestors shut down the Port of Oakland.[33]

Political activism

Glover was an early supporter of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries until Edwards' withdrawal,[34] although some news reports indicated that he had endorsed Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich,[35] whom he had endorsed in 2004.[36] After Edwards dropped out, Glover then endorsed Barack Obama.[37] In February 2016, Glover endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.[38] In February 2019, Glover endorsed Bernie Sanders for US president in 2020.[39]

Glover was an outspoken critic of George W. Bush, calling him a known racist. "Yes, he's racist. We all knew that. As Texas's governor, Bush led a penitentiary system that executed more people than all the other U.S. states together. And most of the people who died were Afro-Americans or Hispanics."[40]

Glover's support of California Proposition 7 (2008) led him to use his voice in an automated phone call to generate support for the measure before the election.[41]

On the foreign policy of the Obama administration, Glover said: "I think the Obama administration has followed the same playbook, to a large extent, almost verbatim, as the Bush administration. I don't see anything different... On the domestic side, look here: What's so clear is that this country from the outset is projecting the interests of wealth and property. Look at the bailout of Wall Street. Why not the bailout of Main Street? He may be just a different face, and that face may happen to be black, and if it were Hillary Clinton, it would happen to be a woman.... But what choices do they have within the structure?"[42]

Glover wrote the foreword to Phyllis Bennis' book, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power.[43] Glover is also a member of the board of directors of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a think tank led by economist Dean Baker.



Glover is an active board member of the TransAfrica Forum.[44] On April 6, 2009, Glover was given a chieftaincy title in Imo State, Nigeria.[45] Glover was given the title Enyioma of Nkwerre, which means A Good Friend in the language of the Igbo people of Eastern Nigeria.


In 2018, Glover, as the UN Goodwill Ambassador, met with Lula to express solidarity and support for his presidential candidacy. During a trip to Brazil, he also met with the family of Marielle Franco, the City Council member and LGBT activist murdered in Rio de Janeiro.[46]

Caribbean and Haiti

On January 13, 2010, Glover compared the scale and devastation of the 2010 Haiti earthquake to the predicament other island nations may face as a result of the failed Copenhagen summit the previous year. Glover said: "...the threat of what happens to Haiti is a threat that can happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations... they're all in peril because of global warming... because of climate change... when we did what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens..."[47] In the same statement, he called for a new form of international partnership with Haiti and other Caribbean nations and praised Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba, for already accepting this partnership.

Iraq War

Danny Glover had been an outspoken critic of the Iraq War before the war began in March 2003. In February 2003, he was one of the featured speakers at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco where other notable speakers included names such as author Alice Walker, singer Joan Baez, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. Glover was a signatory to the April 2003 anti-war letter "To the Conscience of the World" that criticized the unilateral American invasion of Iraq that led to "massive loss of civilian life" and "devastation of one of the cultural patrimonies of humanity".[48] During an anti-war demonstration in Downtown Oakland in March 2003, Glover praised the community leaders for their anti-war efforts saying that "They're on the front lines because they are trying to make a better America.... The world has come together and said 'no' to this war – and we must stand with them."


In January 2006, Harry Belafonte led a delegation of activists, including Glover and activist/professor Cornel West, in a meeting with President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez. In 2006, Glover had begun working on a film about Toussaint Louverture, who led the 18th century revolt in Haiti and, it was reported, that Chavez supported the film, "hoping the historical epic will sprinkle Hollywood stardust on his effort to mobilise world public opinion against imperialism and western oppression."[49][50] In 2007, Glover agreed with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez that the Touissant Louverture film would be financed by Venezuela. On May 19, 2007, the National Assembly of Venezuela approved giving Glover $18,000,000 for the film.[51] The following year, on April 9, 2008, the National Assembly of Venezuela, at the request of the Chávez, approved another $9,000,000 to be handed to Glover in order to "continue" the filming of the film about Touissant. Surprisingly, in an interview dated January 5, 2015, published in Filmmaker magazine, Glover says, “The film that we always missed is a movie on the Haitian revolution and Toussaint Louverture. The company is fortuitously named after him and that was the movie that I wanted to do. We’ve developed a script. We thought we were going to get it done four years ago. We thought we were going to be making it right now. But also there are other kinds of things that intrigue me”. As of 2015, the film had not been made.[52].

Glover was also a board member of TeleSUR, a media network primarily funded by the Venezuelan government.[49] During the beginning of the 2014 Venezuela Protests, Glover shared his support to Chávez's successor, President Nicolás Maduro, calling members of his government "the stewards" of Venezuela's democracy. Glover also told Venezuelan government supporters to go fight for the sovereignty of Maduro's government.[53] Through the crisis in Bolivarian Venezuela, Glover continued to show his support for the Bolivarian government and President Maduro's administration.[54]


On September 2, 2009, Glover signed an open letter of objection to the inclusion of a series of films intended to showcase Tel Aviv at the Toronto International Film Festival.[55]


Glover has become an active member of board of directors of The Jazz Foundation of America.[56] He became involved with The Jazz Foundation in 2005, and has been a featured host for their annual benefit A Great Night in Harlem[57] for several years, as well appearing as a celebrity MC at other events for the foundation. In 2006, Britain's leading African theatre company Tiata Fahodzi appointed Glover as one of its three Patrons, joining Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jocelyn Jee Esien opening the organization's tenth-anniversary celebrations (Sunday, February 2, 2008) at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, London.

Honors and awards

In 2010, Glover delivered the Commencement Address and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Utah State University.[58]

Also in 2010, Starr King School for the Ministry awarded the Doctorate of Humane Letters (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor), in absentia, to Mr. Glover. His call to humanity to see itself as the recipient of a legacy of caring and commitment that began with prior parental and religious communities and that it should carry on for the sake of those who will follow are in alignment with Starr King's values. Mr. Glover was awarded the doctorate specifically for his long history of passionate activism, including support for the United Farm Workers, UNITE HERE, The Algebra Project, The Black AIDS Institute, as well as his humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Haiti earthquake victims, literacy and civil rights and his fight against unjust labor practices. Mr. Glover is co-founder and CEO of Louverture Films, dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity; we honored his commitment to using film to lift up and advance social justice issues, such as his then recently released project "Trouble the Water", a documentary about New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Glover has had a close association with Starr King School through his role as guest lecturer in its course on Non Violent Social Change and lending his support and presence to events sponsored by Starr King's Masters of Arts in Social Change (MASC) program.

He was also the recipient of a tribute paid by the Deauville American Film Festival in France on September 7, 2011.

Glover was awarded the Cuban National Medal of Friendship by the Cuban Council of State on December 29, 2016 in a ceremony in Havana for his solidarity with the Cuban 5 during their time of incarceration in the United States.[59][60][61]



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
1997 Wild America Bigfoot Uncredited cameo
The Rainmaker Judge Tyrone Kipler Uncredited cameo
Gone Fishin' Gus Green
Switchback Bob Goodall
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh
Antz Barbatus Voice only
Beloved Paul D. Garner
The Prince of Egypt Jethro Voice only
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[62] 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[63]
Extraction Colonel[64]
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Winston[65]
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[66]
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[67] 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
TBA Killing Winston Jones Washington Carver In post-production
Filming started in 2012.[68] The film was originally scheduled to be released in 2014.[69][70][71] By 2019, the film had still not been released in theaters and no release date has been set.[72]


Year Title Role Notes
1979 B. J. and the Bear Matt Thomas, TV Reporter Episode: "A Coffin with a View"
Lou Grant Leroy Episode: "Slammer"
Paris Episode: "Dear John"
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. Harley Episode: "The Threat"
1981 Keeping On Lester Television movie
The Greatest American Hero Vice officer Episode: "Fire Man"
Hill Street Blues Jesse John Hudson 4 episodes
Gimme a Break! Bill Episode: "Part 2"
1983 The Face of Rage Gary Television movie
Chiefs Marshall Peters Miniseries
Memorial Day Willie Monroe Television movie
1985 And the Children Shall Lead William
1986 Tall Tales & Legends John Henry Episode: "John Henry"
1987 Place at the Table Television movie
Mandela Nelson Mandela Television movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
1989 A Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee Younger Television movie
Lonesome Dove Joshua Deets Miniseries
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie (see also Bose Ikard)
Dead Man Out Dr. Alex Marsh Television movie
Alternative title: Dead Man Walking
Saturday Night Live Roger Murtaugh Episode: "Mel Gibson/Living Colour"
1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Professor Apollo (voice) Episode: "Isle of Solar Energy"
1992 The Talking Eggs Narrator Television movie
1993 Alex Haley's Queen Alec Haley Miniseries
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
1995 Fallen Angels Philip Marlowe Episode: "Red Wind"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series
1996 America's Dream Silas Television movie (Segment: "Long Black Song")
1997 Buffalo Soldiers Sgt. Washington Wyatt Television movie
2000 Freedom Song Will Walker Television movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2003 Good Fences Tom Spader Television movie
Biography Narrator Episode: "James Baldwin: Witness"
The Law and Mr. Lee Henry Lee Television movie
2004 Legend of Earthsea Ogion Miniseries
2005 The Exonerated David Television movie
ER Charlie Pratt, Sr. 4 episodes
2006 Take 3 Col. Weldon Television movie
2007–2008 Brothers & Sisters Isaac Marshall 6 episodes
2009 My Name Is Earl Thomas Monroe Episode: "My Name is Alias"
2010 Human Target Client Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Psych Mel Hornsby Episode: "Dead Man's Curveball"
Leverage Charlie Lawson Episode: "The Van Gogh Job"
2012 Touch[73] Professor Arthur Teller Co-starring role
Hannah's Law Ison Dart Television movie
2013 American Dad! Krampus (voice) Episode: "Minstrel Krampus"
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Thurgood Marshall Television movie
2014 Skittles (Midas Touch) Advert Midas Touch Currently airing
2016 Criminal Minds Hank Morgan Episode: "Derek"
Mozart in the Jungle Mayor Episode: "My Heart Opens to Your Voice"
2017 Tour de Pharmacy Slim Robinson Television movie
Cold Case Files Narrator Documentary series
The Christmas Train Max Powers Television movie
2018 Christmas Break-In Ray Television movie

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby Narrator (voice) Credited as Danny Lebern Glover


Year Title Role
1982 "Master Harold"...and the Boys Willy
2003 Sam

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work
1989 CableACE Award Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Mandela
1996 CableACE Award Dramatic or Theatrical Special America's Dream (Shared with David Knoller, Carolyn McDonald, Ron Stacker Thompson, and Ashley Tyler)
1996 CableACE Award Actor in a Dramatic Special or Series America's Dream
1989 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Lethal Weapon
1988 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie Mandela
1995 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Queen
1999 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Beloved
2001 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Freedom Song
1991 Independent Spirit Award Best Male Lead To Sleep With Anger
2002 Jamerican International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Festival President's Award
2003 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
1993 MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Duo Lethal Weapon 3 (Shared with Mel Gibson)
1993 San Francisco International Film Festival Piper-Heidsieck Award
1994 Women in Film Crystal Awards Humanitarian Award

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