Actor and human rights activist Danny Glover was born in San Francisco on July 22, 1946. He attended San Francisco State University where as a member of the Black Students Union he participated in a five-month student strike to establish a Department of Black Studies, the first Ethnic Studies Department in the country.
His acting career began when he enrolled in the American Conservatory Theater's Black Actors Workshop. He first appeared on Broadway in Master Harold... and the Boys. His first movie role was in Places in the Heart in 1984 and he is best know for starring in the Lethal Weapon series. He also appeared in The Color Purple, Witness, To Sleep With Anger, and Predator 2. His television credits include Emmy nominations for Mandela and Lonesome Dove.
Along with Ben Guillory he co-founded the Robey Theater Company in Los Angeles, named for actor Paul Robeson. He also co-founded the New York-based Louverture Films which develops and produces in socially relevant films. Its Trouble in the Water was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
|With Lethal Weapon co-star Mel Gibson|
In April 2010 he was arrested during an SEIU workers' march in Maryland. He was also charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly outside the Sudan Embassy protesting conditions in Darfur.