Daniel Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an award-winning American actor.
He is arguably most famous for his role as Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series of movies. He has acting credits in over 100 different movies and TV series going back to 1979. He has been nominated four times for a Primetime Emmy award for acting, and is a six-time winner of the NAACP's Image award for acting. Glover has also directed films of his own, and is involved in a number of humanitarian and political causes.
He is not related to Donald Glover.
This actor provides examples of the following tropes:
- Catchphrase: "I'm getting too old for this shit."
- Celebrity Voice Actor: Glover's distinctly raspy voice (especially after he reached his 50s) has been put to good use in a number of animated features.
- Money, Dear Boy: His stated reason for doing Operation: Dumbo Drop and Gone Fishin'.
- Narrator: Glover has also done a fair amount of narration work for non-fiction television shows.
- Those Two Actors: Has done two movies in collaboration with both actor Kevin Kline and director Lawrence Kasdan: Silverado and Grand Canyon.
- Escape from Alcatraz (1979) (film debut)
- Iceman (1984)
- Places in the Heart (1984)
- The Color Purple (1985)
- Silverado (1985)
- Witness (1985)
- Lethal Weapon
- Bat*21 (1988)
- Predator 2 (1990)
- To Sleep with Anger (1990)
- Flight of the Intruder (1991)
- Grand Canyon (1991)
- Pure Luck (1991)
- Angels in the Outfield (1994)
- Maverick (1994) (uncredited)
- Operation: Dumbo Drop (1995)
- Harriet the Spy (1996) (uncredited)
- Gone Fishin' (1997)
- The Rainmaker (1997) (uncredited)
- Antz (1998) (voice)
- Beloved (1998)
- The Prince of Egypt (1998) (voice)
- The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
- Saw I (2004)
- Barnyard (2006) (voice)
- Dreamgirls (2006)
- Battle for Terra (2007) (voice)
- Shooter (2007)
- Be Kind Rewind (2008)
- Blindness (2008)
- 2012 (2009)
- Alpha and Omega (2010) (voice)
- Death at a Funeral (2010)
- Tour de Pharmacy (2017)
- Come Sunday (2018)
- Sorry to Bother You (2018)
- Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)