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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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