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"I think we all have madness in us, it's just that I've realized mine and found a way to let it out."
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John Soursby Glover, Jr. (born August 7, 1944 in Kingston, New York) is an American stage, television, and film actor. 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.

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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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Lex tells Lionel about what really happened to his little brother.

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