Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Danny Glover. Check it out!
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 35 years.
Interesting Facts about Danny Glover
- Personally mentored Eli Harris.
- Politically active on issues involving minorities in the U.S., global human rights and AIDS
- Longtime friend of Carl Lumbly.
- Huge fan of the San Francisco 49ers.
- Attended The Black Actors’ Workshop, American Conservatory Theatre.
- The son of postal workers and the oldest of five children.
- Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
- Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.
- Film debut, Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
- Narrated the Discovery Channel special ‘The Real Eve’, about the origin of modern humans and the descent of all people living today from a single African female who lived about 150,000 years BP.
- In 1999 he paid $1.3 million for a five-bedroom, 6,000 sq. foot home in Portland, Oregon.
- On April 16, 2010 Danny Glover and 11 others were arrested for trespassing at a Service Employees International Union protest at the Sodexo headquarters. SEIU says it was protesting what it calls Sodexo’s unfair and illegal treatment of workers.
Personal Quotes by Danny Glover
Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.- Danny Glover
Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment – in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.- Danny Glover
I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.- Danny Glover
If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.- Danny Glover