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Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is well known for his leading role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
film series, The Color Purple (1985), To Sleep with Anger
To Sleep with Anger
(1990), Predator 2
Predator 2
(1990), and Angels in the Outfield (1994). He also has prominent supporting roles in Silverado (1985), Witness (1985), Saw (2004), Shooter (2007), 2012 (2009), Death at a Funeral (2010), Beyond the Lights (2014), and Dirty Grandpa (2016). He has appeared in many other movies, television shows, and theatrical productions, and is an active supporter of various humanitarian and political causes.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Planned directorial debut 2.2 Public appearances

3 Personal life 4 Activism

4.1 Civil rights activism 4.2 Political activism 4.3 International

4.3.1 Africa 4.3.2 Caribbean and Haiti 4.3.3 Iraq War 4.3.4 Venezuela

4.4 Music

5 Honors and awards 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television 6.3 Theatre

7 Awards 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Glover was born in San Francisco, the son of Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover.[1] His parents, who worked as postal workers, were highly 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
Louisville, Georgia
and graduated from Paine College
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] He attended George Washington High School in San Francisco.[citation needed] He attended San Francisco
San Francisco
State University (SFSU) in the late 1960s but did not graduate. SFSU later awarded him an honorary degree.[5] Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater.[6] Career[edit] Glover originally worked in city administration working on community development[citation needed] 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.[7]

His first theater involvement was with the American Conservatory Theater, a regional training program in San Francisco.[8] 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
Paul Robeson
in Los Angeles in 1994.[citation needed] 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
Lethal Weapon
series of action films, starring alongside Mel Gibson, and Joe Pesci. Later he once again starred with Gary Busey
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
Michael Jackson
video "Liberian Girl" of 1987. 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 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
Ben Stiller
and Owen Wilson.

Glover at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon

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,[9] 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[update] the No Fear title has not appeared but The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Story was announced as the next major project of No Fear Media Productions.[10] Glover portrayed David Keaton in the film The Exonerated
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".[11] Glover played President Wilson, the President of the United States in 2012, a disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich
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. Planned directorial debut[edit] Glover sought to make a film biography of Toussaint Louverture
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.[12] In May 2007, President of Venezuela
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
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.[13][14] In April 2008, the Venezuelan National Assembly authorized an additional $9,840,505 for Glover's film, which is still in planning.[15] Public appearances[edit]

Danny Glover
Danny Glover

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.[16] The event, co-sponsored by The Gloster Project and Jubilee Performing Arts Center, included noted authors Terry McMillan
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."[17] Personal life[edit] Glover purchased a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) house in Dunthorpe, Oregon, in 1999.[18][19] As of 2011, he no longer lived in Oregon.[20] 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.[21] On April 16, 2010, Glover was arrested in Maryland during a protest by SEIU workers for Sodexo's unfair and illegal treatment of workers.[22] 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."[23] Activism[edit] Civil rights activism[edit]

Glover speaks at a March for Immigrants Rights in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2007

While attending San Francisco
San Francisco
State University (SFSU), Glover was a member of the Black Students' Union,[24] 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.[25] 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.[26] In 1999, he used his leverage as a former San Francisco
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.[27] In March 2010, Glover supported 375 Union workers in Ohio
by calling upon all actors at the 2010 Academy Awards to boycott Hugo Boss
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.[28] On November 1, 2011, Glover spoke to the crowd at Occupy Oakland
Occupy Oakland
on the day before the Oakland General Strike
General Strike
where thousands of protestors shut down the Port of Oakland.[29] Political activism[edit]

Play media

Glover speaking to Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
supporters on the 2016 campaign trail in South Carolina, February 2016

Glover was an early supporter of former North Carolina
North Carolina
Senator John Edwards in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries
2008 Democratic presidential primaries
until Edwards' withdrawal,[30] although some news reports indicated that he had endorsed Ohio
Congressman Dennis Kucinich,[31] whom he had endorsed in 2004.[32] After Edwards dropped out, Glover then endorsed Barack Obama.[33] In February 2016, Glover endorsed Vermont
Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.[34] 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."[35] 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.[36] 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?"[37] Glover wrote the foreword to Phyllis Bennis' book, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power.[citation needed] 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. International[edit]

Glover in Ecuador in November 2013, protesting against Chevron and issues relating to the Lago Agrio oil field.

Africa[edit] Glover is an active board member of the TransAfrica Forum.[38] On April 6, 2009, Glover was given a chieftaincy title in Imo State, Nigeria.[39] Glover was given the title Enyioma of Nkwerre, which means A Good Friend in the language of the Igbo people
Igbo people
of Eastern Nigeria. Caribbean and Haiti[edit] On January 13, 2010, Glover compared the scale and devastation of the 2010 Haiti earthquake
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..."[40] 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[edit] Danny Glover
Danny Glover
has 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
Justin Herman Plaza
in San Francisco
San Francisco
where other notable speakers included names such as author Alice Walker, singer Joan Baez, United Farm Workers
United Farm Workers
co-founder Dolores Huerta
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".[41] 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." Venezuela[edit] In January 2006, Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
led a delegation of activists, including Glover and activist/professor Cornel West, in a meeting with President of Venezuela
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez. In 2006, Glover began working on a film about Toussaint Louverture, who led the 18th century revolt in Haiti. 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."[42][43] In 2007, Glover agreed with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Hugo Chávez
that the Touissant Louverture film would be financed by Venezuela. On May 19, 2007, the National Assembly of Venezuela approved $18,000,000 [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/21/film.venezuela ] that, according to the Venezuelan government, was delivered to Danny Glover to begin filming. The following year, on April 9, 2008, the National Assembly of Venezuela, at the request of the Executive approved another $9,000,000, which would have been handed over to Danny Glover, to "continue" the filming of the film about Touissant. Total disbursed by Venezuela
was $27,000,000, however, until today, January 29, 2018, the film has never been made. Surprisingly, in an interview dated January 5, 2015, published in Filmaker Magazine [44](http://filmmakermagazine.com/88801-i-can-make-this-happen-danny-glover-on-producing/#.Wm9YeK6nGUm ) Danny Glover
Danny 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.” There are no mention by Danny Glover
Danny Glover
of the millions of dollars that, 8 years earlier, he received from the government of Hugo Chávez. Glover was also a board member of TeleSUR, a media network primarily funded by the Venezuelan government.[42] During the beginning of the 2014 Venezuela
Protests, Glover shared his support to Chávez's successor, President Nicolas 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.[45] Music[edit] Glover has become an active member of board of directors of The Jazz Foundation of America.[46] Danny became involved with The Jazz Foundation in 2005, and has been a featured host for their annual benefit A Great Night in Harlem[47] 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[edit] In 2010, Glover delivered the Commencement Address and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Utah State University.[48] 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.[citation needed] 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
Cuban 5
during their time of incarceration in the United States.[49][50][51] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

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

1984 Places in the Heart Moze

1985 Witness Det. Lt. James McFee

1985 Silverado Malachi 'Mal' Johnson

1985 Color Purple, TheThe Color Purple Mr. Albert Johnson

1987 Lethal Weapon Sergeant Roger Murtaugh

1988 Bat*21 Capt. Bartholomew Clark

1989 Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
2 Roger Murtaugh

1990 To Sleep with Anger Harry Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

1990 Predator 2 Lt. Mike Harrigan

1991 Flight of the Intruder Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli

1991 Rage in Harlem, AA Rage in Harlem Easy Money

1991 Grand Canyon Simon

1991 Pure Luck Raymond Campanella

1992 Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
3 Roger Murtaugh

1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry / Narrator

1993 Bopha! Micah Mangena

1994 Maverick Bank Robber Uncredited

1994 Angels in the Outfield George Knox

1994 Override

Director, TV short

1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. Sam Cahill

1997 Wild America Bigfoot Uncredited

1997 Rainmaker, TheThe Rainmaker Judge Tyrone Kipler Uncredited

1997 Gone Fishin' Gus Green

1997 Switchback Bob Goodall

1998 Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
4 Roger Murtaugh

1998 Prince
of Egypt, TheThe Prince
of Egypt Jethro Voice only

1998 Beloved Paul D. Garner

1998 Antz Barbatus Voice only

1999 Our Friend, Martin Train Conductor Voice only

2000 Boesman and Lena Boesman

2001 3 A.M. Charles "Hershey" Riley

2001 Royal Tenenbaums, TheThe Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman

2002 Just a Dream

Director Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award[52] for Outstanding Directing for a Children/Youth/Family Special

2004 Cookout, TheThe Cookout Judge Crowley

2004 Saw Detective David Tapp

2005 Manderlay Wilhelm

2005 Missing in America Jake Neeley

2006 Bamako Cow-boy

2006 Barnyard Miles Voice

2006 Shaggy Dog, TheThe Shaggy Dog Ken Hollister

2006 Dreamgirls Marty Madison

2007 Shooter Colonel Isaac Johnson

2007 Poor Boy's Game George Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

2007 Battle for Terra President Chen Voice only

2007 Honeydripper Tyrone Purvis

2007 Miranda Regresa John Doe

2008 Be Kind Rewind Mr. Fletcher

2008 Gospel Hill John Malcolm

2008 Tiny Tears Himself

2008 Blindness Old man with the black eye patch/Narrator

2008 Garden, TheThe Garden Himself

2008 Saw V Detective David Tapp Cameo and archive footage from Saw

2008 Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Walter Tortoise Voice

2009 Night Train Miles

2009 Down for Life Mr. Shannon

2009 People Speak, TheThe People Speak Himself Documentary

2009 Harimaya Bridge, TheThe Harimaya Bridge Joseph Holder

2009 2012 President Wilson Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

2009 At the End of Slavery Narrator

2010 Stride James 'Honeybear' Powell

2010 Death at a Funeral Uncle Russell

2010 Dear Alice Franzis Original title: För kärleken

2010 Legendary Harry "Red" Newman

2010 Alpha and Omega Winston Voice

2010 Son of Morning Gabriel Peters

2010 Age of the Dragons Ahab

2010 Mooz-lum Dean Francis

2010 I Want to Be a Soldier The Principal

2010 Five Minarets in New York Marcus Original title: New York'ta Beş Minare

2011 Heart of Blackness Vaudreuil

2011 Donovan's Echo Donovan

2012 Highland Park Ed

2012 LUV Arthur

2012 Sins Expiation Father Leonard

2012 The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America Count Basie Voice

2013 Space Warriors Commander

2013 Chasing Shakespeare William Ward

2013[53] Tula: The Revolt Shinishi[54]

2013 Extraction Colonel[55]

2013 Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Winston[56]

2014 Bad Asses Bernie Pope

2014 Rage Detective St. John

2014 Beyond the Lights Captain David Nicol

2014 Supremacy Mr. Walker

2014 S.O.S - Sights of Death Sponge

2014 Yellowbird Darius (voice) English version

2014 Day of the Mummy Carl

2014 2047: The Final War Sponge Italian film also known as 2047: Sights of Death

2015 Bad Asses
Bad Asses
on the Bayou Bernie Pope

2015 Checkmate Elohim

2015 Gridlocked Sully

2015 Waffle Street Edward Collins

2015 About Scout Red Freston

2015 Diablo Benjamin Carver

2015 Andron Chancellor Gordon

2016 Dirty Grandpa Stinky

2016 Complete Unknown Roger

2016 Back in the Day Eddie "Rocks" Travor

2016 Mr. Pig Ambrose Nominated—Ariel Award for Best Actor

2016 93 Days Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri[57]

2016 Almost Christmas Walter

2016 Dark Web The Boss

2016 Pushing Dead Bob

2016 Monster Trucks Mr. Weathers

2017 Extortion Constable Haagen

2017 The Good Catholic Father Victor

2017 Donald Trump, The Koch Brothers & Their War on Climate Science.[58] Narrator

2017 Buckout Road Victor

2018 Proud Mary Benny

2018 Sorry to Bother You Langston

2018 Come Sunday Gilbert Pearson

2018 Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Baltimore Bob Direct to video

2018 Killing Winston Jones Washington Carver In post-production

2018 The Old Man and the Gun

In post-production


Year Title Role Notes

1979 B. J. and the Bear Matt Thomas, TV Reporter 1 episode, uncredited

1979 Lou Grant Leroy 1 episode

1979 Paris

1 episode

1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. Harley Unknown episodes

1981 Keeping On Lester Television movie

1981 Greatest American Hero, TheThe Greatest American Hero Vice officer 1 episode

1981 Hill Street Blues Jesse John Hudson 4 episodes

1981 Gimme a Break! Bill 1 episode

1983 Face of Rage, TheThe Face of Rage Gary Television movie

1983 Chiefs Marshall Peters Miniseries

1983 Memorial Day Willie Monroe Television movie

1985 And the Children Shall Lead William Television movie

1986 Tall Tales & Legends John Henry 1 episode

1987 Place at the Table

Television movie

1987 Mandela Nelson Mandela Television movie Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie

1989 Raisin in the Sun, AA Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee Younger Television movie

1989 Lonesome Dove Joshua Deets Miniseries Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie. (See also Bose Ikard)

1989 Dead Man Out Dr. Alex Marsh Television movie Alternative title: Dead Man Walking

1989 Saturday Night Live Roger Murtaugh 1 episode

1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Professor Apollo (voice) 1 episode

1992 Talking Eggs, TheThe 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 1 episode 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

2003 Biography Narrator 1 episode

2003 Law and Mr. Lee, TheThe Law and Mr. Lee Henry Lee Television movie

2004 Legend of Earthsea Ogion Miniseries

2005 Exonerated, TheThe Exonerated David Television movie

2005 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 1 episode

2010 Human Target Client 1 episode

2011 Psych Mel Hornsby 1 episode

2011 Leverage Charlie Lawson 1 episode, "The Van Gogh Job"

2012 Touch[59] Professor Arthur Teller Co-starring role

2012 Hannah's Law Ison Dart Television movie

2013 American Dad! Krampus
(voice) 1 episode, "Minstrel Krampus"

2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Thurgood Marshall Television movie

2014 Skittles (Midas Touch) Advert Midas Touch Currently airing

2016 Criminal Minds Hank Morgan 1 episode, "Derek"

2016 Mozart in the Jungle Mayor 1 episode, "My Heart Opens to Your Voice"

2017 Tour de Pharmacy Slim Robinson Television movie

2017 Cold Case Files Narrator Documentary series

2017 The Christmas Train Max Powers Television movie


Year Title Role Notes

1982 "Master Harold"...and the Boys Willy

2003 Sam


List of awards

Award Year Category Title of work

CableACE Award 1989 Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Mandela

CableACE Award 1996 Dramatic or Theatrical Special America's Dream (Shared with David Knoller, Carolyn McDonald, Ron Stacker Thompson, and Ashley Tyler)

CableACE Award 1996 Actor in a Dramatic Special
or Series America's Dream

NAACP Image Awards 1989 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Lethal Weapon

NAACP Image Awards 1990 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie Mandela

NAACP Image Awards 1995 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Queen

NAACP Image Awards 1999 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Beloved

NAACP Image Awards 2001 Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Freedom Song

Independent Spirit Award 1991 Best Male Lead To Sleep With Anger

Jamerican International Film Festival 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008 Festival President's Award

Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award

MTV Movie Award 1993 Best On-Screen Duo Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
3 (Shared with Mel Gibson)

San Francisco
San Francisco
International Film Festival 1993 Piper-Heidsieck Award

Women in Film Crystal Awards 1994 Humanitarian Award

See also[edit]

List of peace activists


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Awards for Danny Glover

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

M. Emmet Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(1987) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1988) Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
(1989) Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1992) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(1993) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1994) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1995) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2001) Derek Luke (2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2006) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) James Franco
James Franco
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) John Hawkes (2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Abraham Attah
Abraham Attah
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet

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MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best On-Screen Duo

Best On-Screen Duo

Dana Carvey & Mike Myers
Mike Myers
(1992) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
& Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1993) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
& Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1994) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
& Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
(1995) Chris Farley
Chris Farley
& David Spade
David Spade
(1996) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
& Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
& Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1998) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
& Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
(1999) Mike Myers
Mike Myers
& Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer
(2000) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
& Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
(2013) Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
& Paul Walker
Paul Walker
(2014) Zac Efron
Zac Efron
& Dave Franco
Dave Franco
(2015) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
& Dafne Keen
Dafne Keen

Best On-Screen Team

Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
& Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
(2001) Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
& Paul Walker
Paul Walker
(2002) Sean Astin, Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
& Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(2003) Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
& Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2004) Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert
Lacey Chabert
& Amanda Seyfried (2005) Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
& Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson

Best Cast

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Emma Watson
& Tom Felton
Tom Felton

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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture


Raymond St. Jacques
Raymond St. Jacques
(1969) Jim Brown
Jim Brown
(1970) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1971) Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
(1972) Bernie Casey (1974) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1975) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1976) Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
(1977) Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
(1978) Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson


LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
(1980) Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(1983) Prince
(1984) Adolph Caesar (1985) Gregory Hines (1986) Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1987) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman


Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1990) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(1992) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1993) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1994) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1996) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1997) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(1998) Danny Glover
Danny Glover


Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2002) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2003) Cuba
Gooding, Jr. (2004) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2005) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2006) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2007) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2008) Will Smith
Will Smith


Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2010) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2011) Laz Alonso
Laz Alonso
(2012) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2013) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2014) David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(2015) Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2016) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2017) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya

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