DANNY GLOVER (Paul D.) gained international star status
through his portrayal of police detective Roger Murtaugh opposite
Mel Gibson in the mega-hit "Lethal Weapon" films. Among
his numerous feature credits are "The Color Purple,"
"The Saint of Fort Washington," "Bopha!,"
"Grand Canyon," "To Sleep with Anger" "Flight
of the Intruder," "A Rage in Harlem," "Predator
2," "Witness," "Bat-21," "Silverado,"
"Places in the Heart," "Operation Dumbo Drop,"
"Angels in the Outfield," and "Gone Fishin'."
His early roles include "Escape from Alcatraz" and "Iceman."
He earned a CableACE® Award and a NAACP Image Award for his
performance in HBO's 1987 presentation of "Mandela."
He went on to star in the PBS production of "A Raisin in
the Sun" and won an Emmy® nomination for his role in
the top-rated miniseries "Lonesome Dove."
A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actors'
Workshop of the American Conservatory. He first gained national
recognition for his performance in the New York production of
Athol Fugard's "Master Harold and the Boys."
Glover made his directorial debut with the Chanticleer Films production
of Showtime's "Override," and has executive-produced
HBO's "America's Dream" series for Black History Month,
as well as the upcoming HBO-BBC movie "Deadly Voyage."
In 1997, Glover received a Grammy Award® nomination in the
spoken word category for his reading of Nelson Mandela's "Long
Walk to Freedom." In 1998, Glover was appointed Goodwill
Ambassador for The United Nations Development Program.
Recently, Glover starred in TNT's acclaimed made-for-television
production "Buffalo Soldiers." He also starred in the
films "Switchback," opposite Dennis Quaid, and "The
Rainmaker," directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He is featured
as a character voice in the animated feature "Antz."
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