July 22, 1946
75 years old
6 ft 4 in | 192 cm tall
79 kg | 175 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
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.
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 opposite Willem Dafoe and Rosanna Arquette
Witness (1985) crime thriller with Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis
Silverado (1985) western opposite 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 opposite Steve Martin and Kevin Kline
Beloved (1998) horror drama with Oprah Winfrey and Thandie Newton
Age of the Dragons (2011) fantasy thriller opposite 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
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) drama in role as Grandpa Allen
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) fantasy adventure comedy in role as Milo Walker, opposite Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan
The Dead Don't Die (2019) horror comedy in role as Hank Thompson, directed by Jim Jarmusch
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.
Featured in music video for Michael Jackson "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.