John Soursby Glover Jr. is an American stage, television, and film actor, born in 1944. He is best known for playing numerous villainous roles, and will be instantly familiar to many television viewers as Lionel, Lex Luthor
's Archnemesis Dad
on the show Smallville
, the Trope Codifier
for Magnificent Bastard
and all things related to it. Other notable bad guy parts from Glover include everything from a bit appearance as Dr. Jason Woodrue
in Batman & Robin
, to an absolutely chilling performance as The Devil himself
in the series Brimstone
. That being said, Glover has appeared in a wide variety of milieus, from Gremlins 2: The New Batch
, to Broadway productions of Love!Valour!Compassion!
and Waiting for Godot
, to Batman: The Animated Series
, where he provided the voice of The Riddler.
Glover is a well-regarded actor, and has recieved two Emmy nominations (one of which he won), two Tony Award nominations (one of which he again, won), and two Saturn Award nominations for his performance as Lionel. He is openly gay.
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