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Danny Glover net worth and Biography

Net worth$40 million
Source of wealthActor, film director, and political activist.
Date of birthJuly 22, 1946
Full nameDaniel Lebern Glover 
NationalityAmerican

Danny Glover net worth: Danny Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist.

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Early life

Glover was born in San Francisco, the son of Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover. He attended San Francisco State University (SFSU) in the late 1960s but did not graduate.

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SFSU later awarded him the Presidential Medal of San Francisco State University for his service to education. Glover trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater.

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Career

His first theater involvement was with the American Conservatory Theater, a regional training program in San Francisco. Glover also trained with Jean Shelton at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco.

In an interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Glover credited Jean Shelton for much of his development as an actor. Deciding that he wanted to be an actor, Glover resigned from his city administration job and soon began his career as a stage actor.

Glover then moved to Los Angeles for more opportunities in acting, where he would later go on to co-found the Robey Theatre Company with actor Ben Guillory in honor of the actor and concert singer Paul Robeson in Los Angeles in 1994.

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Glover has had a variety of film, stage, and television roles, and is best known for playing Los Angeles police Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series of action films, starring alongside Mel Gibson, and Joe Pesci. 

Also in 1994, Glover and actor Ben Guillory founded the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, focusing on theatre by and about black people.

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During his career, he has made several cameos, appearing, for example, in the Michael Jackson video “Liberian Girl” of 1987.

Glover earned top billing for the first time in Predator 2, the sequel to the science fiction action film Predator.

That same year he starred in Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

Movies

He has had leading roles in the films The Color Purple (1985), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Angels in the Outfield (1994), and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995).

Glover has prominent supporting roles in Silverado (1985), Witness (1985), A Rage in Harlem (1991), Saw (2004), Shooter (2007), 2012 (2009), Death at a Funeral (2010), Beyond the Lights (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Sorry to Bother You (2018), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).

Danny Glover Net Worth 

Danny Glover net worth is $40 million. Glover purchased a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) house in Dunthorpe, Oregon, in 1999.

Political activism

Glover was an early supporter of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries until Edwards’ withdrawal, although some news reports indicated that he had endorsed Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, whom he had endorsed in 2004. After Edwards dropped out, Glover then endorsed Barack Obama.

 In February 2016, Glover endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination. In February 2019, Glover again endorsed Sanders for US president in 2020.

Danny Glover is backing front-runner Eric Adams for New York City mayor.

Glover wrote the foreword to Phyllis Bennis’ book, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power. Glover is also a member of the board of directors of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a think tank led by economist Dean Baker.

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