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Danny Glover            

Acclaimed Actor, Producer & Leading Social Activist; Epilepsy Survivor

Danny Glover is an award-winning actor, producer, and humanitarian with a performance career that spans more than 30 years. From the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise in film, to hit television shows such as "ER," Glover has portrayed a myriad of popular roles and has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s most consummate actors.

A native of San Francisco, Danny Glover attended San Francisco State University and trained at the Black Actors Workshop of the American Conservatory. He appeared in numerous stage productions, including "The Island" and "Macbeth" at the Los Angeles Actors Theater and "Sizwe Banzi is Dead" at the Eureka Theatre. However, it was Glover's performance in the New York production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys, that first brought the actor national recognition. During the summer of 2003, he starred in the well-received revival of Master Harold and the Boys.

As an adolescent and a young adult, Glover suffered from epilepsy but has not suffered a seizure since age 35.

Glover’s performances in such classic motion pictures as The Color Purple, Witness, and Places in the Heart, have not only showcased his talent and versatility but have also brought him critical and audience acclaim. Honored with Awards from the NAACP, BET, and SAG, Glover has also received several Emmy nominations for his work in such Television hits as Lonesome Dove.

To Sleep With Anger marked Glover's debut as an executive producer. Other films produced by Glover include The Saint of Fort Washington; HBO's "America's Dream" series for Black History Month; the HBO-BBC movie Deadly Voyage, based on a true story of eight African stowaways who were slaughtered on high seas by a Ukrainian freighter crew; TNT's Buffalo Soldiers, a dramatic story of America's first all-black cavalry unit; and TNT's Freedom Song, a story about the civil rights movement.

Off-screen, Glover has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts. Some of the causes he champions are global human rights, economic and social justice, climate change and the environment, education and the arts.

Internationally, Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador.

Glover is a sought-after public speaker, delivering inspiring addresses and moving performances on social justice, diversity, activism, and global citizenship to audiences of various sizes at college campuses, business conventions and annual conferences. Drawing from expertise, Glover is able to contextualize contemporary issues, and offer practical wisdom to new generations on building peace, unity, and democracy across racial, ethnic, and gender lines.

Speech Topics

Community Activism and Philanthropy

My Work as a Goodwill Ambassador


Black Celebrities Come Out To Honor 2015 Heroes In The Struggle

Danny Glover (Color Purple, Lethal Weapon), Brian J. White (Scandal), Shaun Robinson (Access Hollywood), Naomi Campbell (Empire) and other Black celebrities from film, stage, television and music will come together on Thursday, June 18th for the 2015 Heroes in the Struggle Gala reception and awards presentation at the Directors Guild of America.

Danny Glover Hits Out At Racism

The international community must increase its commitment to fighting Afrophobia and discrimination against people of African descent, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover has said, speaking during the International Decade for People of African Descent...

Danny Glover talks diversity in Hollywood on the Oscars red carpet ...

Actor Danny Glover attended the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday where the star opened up to Fox News about the ongoing push for inclusiveness in ...

Danny Glover Joins 'Jumanji' Sequel – Variety

Danny Glover has joined the cast of Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" sequel.

Jimmie Fails and Danny Glover shine in Last Black Man in San ...

The Sundance breakout gets a gorgeous first trailer featuring Jimmie Fails and Danny Glover in Joe Talbot's story about a young man navigating the titular city.

Danny Glover: "Racism is the foundation of this country" - CBS News

In an interview with CBS News' Major Garrett, actor and activist Danny Glover talks about the role of racism and slavery in the foundation of the United States.

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