skip navigation
John Glover

John Glover

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

In the Mouth of Madness ... A best-selling author's newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When... more info $15.95was $19.98 Buy Now

Gremlins 2: The New Batch ... Peltzer and Kate Beringer move to New York City and meet up with their Mogwai... more info $15.95was $19.98 Buy Now

Smallville: Complete Series ... The groundbreaking, Emmy-winning 10-season hit that redefined the origins of the... more info $212.95was $285.98 Buy Now

Smallville: The Complete Third... Repackaged. Viva packaging. more info $13.95was $34.98 Buy Now

Smallville: The Complete... Repackaged. Viva packaging. more info $13.95was $34.98 Buy Now

Smallville:The Complete... Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum. A cast addition makes for some... more info $12.95was $39.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: John Soursby Glover Jr. Died:
Born: August 7, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kingston, New York, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

A prolific character actor of stage, screen and TV, John Glover exhibited a knack for playing all manner of smarmy villains; notably a drunken lout in "Julia" (1977), a sleazy pornographer in "52 Pick-Up" (1986), Lee Remick's ingratiating sidekick in "Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder" (CBS, 1987) and a campy, manipulative heavy in the TV remake of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (ABC, 1991). Glover also made an indelible impression in "Annie Hall" (1977), as the actor boyfriend of Diane Keaton who wants her to touch his heart--with her foot!--and as the young man dying of AIDS in "An Early Frost" (NBC, 1985), for which he earned an Emmy nomination.

A prolific character actor of stage, screen and TV, John Glover exhibited a knack for playing all manner of smarmy villains; notably a drunken lout in "Julia" (1977), a sleazy pornographer in "52 Pick-Up" (1986), Lee Remick's ingratiating sidekick in "Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder" (CBS, 1987) and a campy, manipulative heavy in the TV remake of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (ABC, 1991). Glover also made an indelible impression in "Annie Hall" (1977), as the actor boyfriend of Diane Keaton who wants her to touch his heart--with her foot!--and as the young man dying of AIDS in "An Early Frost" (NBC, 1985), for which he earned an Emmy nomination.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Sweet Talk (2013)
3.
 Dead Broke (2006)
5.
 Payback (1999) Phil
6.
 Macbeth in Manhattan (1999) Director; Richard
7.
 Broken Giant, The (1999) Bennett
8.
 Tempest, The (1998) Anthony Prosper
9.
 Batman & Robin (1997) Dr Jason Woodrue
10.
 Dead Man's Gun (1997) ("Fool'S Gold")
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1963:
Made stage debut in "Look Homeward, Angel" at the Barter Theater in Virginia
1967:
Moved to New York City
1972:
Made Broadway debut in "The Selling of the President"
1972:
First leading role, "The Great God Brown"
1972:
Made film debut in "Shamus"
1973:
Appeared in the Broadway production of "The Great God Brown"
1977:
Had one scene in "Julia" and one scene in "Annie Hall"
1983:
Made TV-movie debut in "The Face of Rage"
1985:
Received an Emmy nomination for playing an AIDS patient in "An Early Frost"
1986:
Had solid feature film role in "52 Pick Up"
1994:
Starred on stage in "Love! Valour! Compassion!"
1996:
Made guest appearance on American Movie Classic's first series, "Remember WENN"
1998:
Co-starred as the Devil in the short-lived FOX series "Brimstone"
2000:
Featured in a staging of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" at the McCarter Theater in New Jersey
2000:
Starred in the stage musical adaptation of "Hans Christian Andersen"
2001:
Played recurring role of Lionel Luthor in "Smallville" (WB)
2002:
Returned to the NYC stage alongside Judith Light and Charlayne Woodard in "Sorrows & Rejoicings"
2007:
Cast in the Broadway production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" as the Man in Chair/narrator
2009:
Played the role of Lucky in the Broadway production of Samuel Becket's "Waiting For Godot"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Play
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Wicomico High School: Salisbury , Maryland -
Towson University: Towson , Maryland - 1966

Notes

"I think the reason I'm an actor is the joy I find from escaping and going to be somebdy else. That's what I have fun doing."--Glover quoted in "Caught in the Act: New York Actors Face to Face", photographs by Susan Schacter, interviews by Don Shewey (New York: New American Library, 1986)

Family close complete family listing

father:
John S Glover. TV salesman.
mother:
Cade Glover.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute