Danny Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director and political activist. Glover is well known for his roles as Mr. Albert Johnson in The Color Purple, as Michael Harrigan in Predator 2, as corrupt cop James McFee in Witness, as Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise, as Detective David Tapp in Saw, and as George Knox in Angels in the Outfield. He has also appeared in many other movies, television shows, and theatrical productions.

He made a cameo appearance on the April 1, 1989 episode where he respised his character, Murtaugh from the Lethal Weapon films. He was in the "Lethal Weapon VI" sketch. He was also impersonated by Tim Meadows 2 times on the January 20, 1996 episode during The Joe Pesci Show and on the November 6, 1999 episode during "The Jim Gray Show" sketch. On October 26, 2013 he was impersonated by Jay Pharoah in "The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders" sketch.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Escape from Alcatraz Inmate Acting debut
1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Morgan
1981 Time Bandits Wallace
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 Template:Sortname Mr. Albert Johnson
1987 Lethal Weapon Sergeant Roger Murtaugh
1988 Bat*21 Capt. Bartholomew Clark
1989 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 Template:Sortname Easy Money
1991 Grand Canyon Simon
1991 Pure Luck Raymond Campanella
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Roger Murtaugh
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Jerry / Narrator
1993 Bopha! Micah Mangena
1994 Maverick Bank Robber Uncredited cameo
1994 Angels in the Outfield George Knox
1994 Override Director, TV short
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. Sam Cahill
1997 Wild America Bigfoot Uncredited cameo
1997 Template:Sortname Judge Tyrone Kipler Uncredited cameo
1997 Gone Fishin' Gus Green
1997 Switchback Bob Goodall
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Roger Murtaugh
1998 Template:Sortname 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 Template:Sortname Henry Sherman
2002 Just a Dream Director
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award[1] for Outstanding Directing for a Children/Youth/Family Special
2004 Template:Sortname 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 Template:Sortname 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 Template:Sortname 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 Template:Sortname Himself Documentary
2009 Template:Sortname 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[2] Tula: The Revolt Shinishi[3]
2013 Extraction Colonel[4]
2013 Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Winston[5]
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 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[6]
2016 Almost Christmas Walter
2016 Dark Web The Boss
2016 Pushing Dead Bob
2016 Monster Trucks Mr. Weathers
2017 Vagabonds Uncle Issa Short film
2017 Extortion Constable Haagen
2017 The Good Catholic Father Victor
2017 Donald Trump, The Koch Brothers & Their War on Climate Science.[7] Narrator
2017 Buckout Road Victor
2018 Proud Mary Benny
2018 Sorry to Bother You Langston
2018 Come Sunday Gilbert Pearson
2018 The Old Man & the Gun Teddy Green
2018 Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Baltimore Bob Direct-to-video
2019 The Last Black Man in San Francisco Grandpa
2019 The Dead Don't Die Hank Thompson In post-production
2019 Untitled Jumanji third film Filming
TBA Killing Winston Jones Washington Carver In post-production

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 B. J. and the Bear Matt Thomas, TV Reporter Episode: "A Coffin with a View"
1979 Lou Grant Leroy Episode: "Slammer"
1979 Paris Episode: "Dear John"
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. Harley Episode: "The Threat"
1981 Keeping On Lester Television movie
1981 Template:Sortname Vice officer Episode: "Fire Man"
1981 Hill Street Blues Jesse John Hudson 4 episodes
1981 Gimme a Break! Bill Episode: "Part 2"
1983 Template:Sortname 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 Episode: "John Henry"
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 Template:Sortname 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 Episode: "Mel Gibson/Living Colour"
1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Professor Apollo (voice) Episode: "Isle of Solar Energy"
1992 Template:Sortname 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 Episode: "Red Wind"
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 Episode: "James Baldwin: Witness"
2003 Template:Sortname Henry Lee Television movie
2004 Legend of Earthsea Ogion Miniseries
2005 Template:Sortname 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 Episode: "My Name is Alias"
2010 Human Target Client Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Psych Mel Hornsby Episode: "Dead Man's Curveball"
2011 Leverage Charlie Lawson Episode: "The Van Gogh Job"
2012 Touch[8] Professor Arthur Teller Co-starring role
2012 Hannah's Law Ison Dart Television movie
2013 American Dad! Krampus (voice) 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 Episode: "Derek"
2016 Mozart in the Jungle Mayor 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

Theatre[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role
1982 "Master Harold"...and the Boys Willy
2003 Sam

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