Danny Glover is an American actor, a director, and a political activist who is popular for the portrayal of Roger Murtaugh in the American buddy cop action movie series, ‘Lethal Weapon’ from the year 1987 to the year 1998. He is also a political activist who has worked actively in various fields for countries like Africa, Brazil, Haiti, and Venezuela.

Quick Infos
Full NameDaniel Lebern Glover
Date of birthJuly 22, 1946
Birth PlaceSan Francisco, California, United States
Parent(s)Carrie Hunley
James Glover
OccupationActor, Director, Political Activist
SpouseAsake Bomani (Divorced)
Eliane Cavalleiro
Age74 years
Height6 ft 4 in
Net worthUS $40 million

He is also one of the featured speakers who spoke against the Iraq war and how the war has devastated and resulted in the loss of civil life in Iraq. In addition to this, Danny Glover is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the NAACP Image Awards and has also been nominated by the Emmy awards.

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Where is Danny born and raised?

Danny Glover’s full name is Daniel Lebern Glover. He was born on 22 July 1946 in San Francisco, California, the United States to his mother, Carrie Hunley, and to father, James Glover who were both postal workers. He was born and raised alongside his brother, Martin Glover. Besides this, he is currently 74 years old with the zodiac sign of Cancer.

Danny Glover holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. His religious views are not stated online and it is unknown. Besides this, Danny Glover stands at a height of 6 feet and 4 inches (1.93m/193cms) tall and weighs around 79kgs (174lbs). Moreover, he has an average build body with a pair of dark brown colored eyes and black colored hair.


Where is Glover go to school?

Danny Glover studied and completed his high school at the George Washington High School located in San Francisco, California. For further studies, he studied and graduated from the San Francisco State University.


What is the relationship status of Danny?

Danny Glover is married to Eliane Cavalleiro since the year 2009. The couple has been blessed with a daughter whose name is Mandisa Glover.

Social Media

Danny Glover is active on social media platforms. His official Twitter account (@mrdannyglover) has over 1.2 million followers and he also has his own website (www.mrdannyglover.com) where people can visit and view the biography of Danny Glover.


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How did Glover start his career?

Danny Glover gave his debut performance in the entertainment industry in the year 1979 when he played the role of an inmate in the American prison action movie, ‘Escape from Alcatraz’. Following this role, he went on to play the role of Morgan in the 1981 American comedy movie, ‘Chu Chu and the Philly Flash’ and the role of Jojo and Roland in the 1982 satirical drama movie, ‘Out (also known as ‘Deadly Drifter’)’.

In the year 1984, Danny Glover had roles in movies like ‘Iceman’ and ‘Places in the Heart’ and the year 1985, he appeared in movies like ‘Witness’, ‘Silverado’ and ‘The Color Purple’. Danny Glover also played the role of Harry in the 1990 American drama movie, ‘To Sleep with Anger’ for which he was awarded the Independent Spirit Award for the Best Male Lead.

Likewise, he played various roles in movies like ‘Predator 2’, ‘Fight of the Intruder,’ ‘A Rage in Harlem,’ ‘Lethal Weapon 3’ and ‘The Saint of Fort Washington’ in between the years 1990 and 1994. He gave his directorial debut when he worked on a short movie with the name of ‘Override’ which was an American science fiction short movie.

Following this, he also went on to lend his voice for roles like Barbatus, Jethro, and a train conductor in movies ‘Antz’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’ and ‘Our Friend, Martin’ in the year 1998 and 1999. Success did not stop for Glover there as the Daytime Emmy Award-nominated him in the year 2002 when he helped direct the movie, ‘Just a Dream’ and won yet another nomination by the Genie Award in the year 2007 when he played the supporting role of George in the Canadian feature movie, ‘Poor Boy’s Game.’

His most recent work came in the year 2019 when he played the role of grandpa in the American drama movie, ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ and also the role of Milo Walker in the 2019 American fantasy adventure comedy movie, ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’. Moreover, he is also said to appear in the upcoming American dark comedy movie, ‘Killing Winston Jones’ where he will be portraying the role of Washington Carver.

Tv Shows

Danny Glover gave his debut on television in the year 1979 when he played the role of Matt Thomas in the American comedy television series, ‘B.J. and the Bear’, the role of Leroy in the American drama television series, ‘Lou Grant’ and a role in the American police procedural, ‘Paris’ all for an episode each.

Likewise, he has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Palmerstown, U.S.A.’ in the year 1980, ‘The Greatest American Hero’ and ‘Gimme a Break!’ in the year 1981, ‘Tall Tales and Legends’ in the year 1986, ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the year 1989, ‘Captain Planet and the Planeteers’ in the year 1991, ‘Fallen Angels’ in the year 1995, ‘Biography’ in the year 2003, ‘My Name is Earl’ in the year 2009, ‘Human Target’ in the year 2010, ‘Psych’ and ‘Leverage’ in the year 2011, ‘American Dad!’ in the year 2013 and ‘Criminal Minds’ alongside Fiona Gubelmann, and Anton Yelchin, and ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ in the year 2016.

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Likewise, he has also played in numerous television movies like ‘Keeping On’ in the year 1981 where he played the role of Lester, and ‘The Face of Rage’ in the year 1983 where he played the role of Gary. Danny Glover has also been a part of series like ‘Hill Street Blues’ in the year 1981 when he played the role of Jesse John Hudson for 4 episodes and ‘ER’ in the year 2005 when he played the role of Charlie Pratt Senior for 4 episodes.

Moreover, he can also be seen playing the co-starring role of Professor Arthur Teller in the American drama television series, ‘Touch’. His most recent work can be seen in the Skittles (Midas Touch Advert) where he is currently playing the role of Midas Touch.


Has Glover won any Awards?

Danny Glover has won the Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ Best Film award for his work in ‘Rak ti Khon Kaen’ in the year 2015 alongside its cast. Likewise, he has honored with the BET Awards’ Humanitarian award in the year 2004 and the CableACE Awards’ Actor in a Dramatic Special award in the year 1996 for his work in ‘America’s Dream’ and the Actor in a Movie or a Miniseries award in the year 1989 for his work in ‘Mandela’.

Furthermore, he is a recipient of 23 other awards and accolades throughout his entire professional career.

Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Danny Glover has an approximate net worth of $40 million.


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