Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Actor, director, producer, activist
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  • Personally mentored Eli Harris.
  • Politically active on issues involving minorities in the U.S., global human rights and AIDS
  • Was a member of the Black Student union while attending San Francisco State University.
  • Has a home in his birth city of San Francisco
  • Attended The Black Actors' Workshop, American Conservatory Theatre.
  • Received Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree from San Francisco State University 31 May, 1997.
  • Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
  • Took an eight day tour of South Africa with Alfre Woodard, 'Angela Bassett', Alexandra Paul and Delroy Lindo to urge Blacks there to participate in that country's first fully democratic national election in 1994.
  • In 1999 he paid $1.3 million for a five-bedroom, 6,000 sq. foot home in Portland, Oregon.
  • Good friends with Alfre Woodard.
  • His appearance in Shooter (2007) will mark the 15th time he has appeared as a character who works in law enforcement and/or the military.
  • Graduated from San Francisco State College.
  • Appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program (March 1998)
  • Father of film production assistant Mandisa Glover.
  • Friends with Fidel Castro and Hugo Ch├ívez. He has been photographed with both Castro and Chavez on more than one occasion.
  • Older brother of Martin Glover.
  • Is one of only two actors to survive a hand-to-hand confrontation with a Predator. The other being Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • His maternal grandmother was a midwife.
  • Met his wife at what is now San Francisco State University, where he proceeded to wait for a class of hers to get out, just so he could talk to her.
  • Attended the Vienna International Film Festival in October 2006 to support his film Manderlay.
  • The son of postal workers and the oldest of five children.
  • Will reprise his role in the Athol Furgard play "Master Harold...and the boys", twenty years after first appearing in it. Director Lonny Price will return as the title character.
  • Convicted in Niagara Falls, Ontario of trespassing in a hotel during a union rally on September 16, 2006 (January 24, 2008).
  • Has done Goodwill Ambassador work in Ethiopia.
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