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Glover, John 1944–

GLOVER, John 1944

PERSONAL

Born August 7, 1944, in Kingston, NY (some sources says Salisbury, MD); son of John S. (a television salesman) and Cade (maiden name, Mullins) Glover. Education: Graduated with degree in drama from Towson State College (now Towson State University); studied acting with Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Addresses: Agent Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA, 90401. Manager Teitelbaum Artists Group, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor. Theatrical apprentice at the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA; performer with the American Shakespeare Festival, 1975, and at the National Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA, 1981; also performed clerical work for the National Repertory Theatre, New York City.

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award, outstanding performance, 1973, for The Great God Brown and Don Juan; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a special, 1986, for An Early Frost; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a special, 1987, for Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1991, for L.A. Law; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1993, for Crime & Punishment; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 1994, for Frasier; OBIE Award, distinguished performance in an ensemble, 199495, Antoinette Perry Award, best featured actor in a play, 1995, both for Love! Valour! Compassion!; Saturn Award nominations, best supporting actor in a television series, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2003, 2004, both for Smallville; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and DramaLogue Award, both for The Traveler; DramaLogue Award, for Much Ado about Nothing; honorary master's degree from Towson University.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Eugene Gant, Look Homeward, Angel, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, 1963.

Godfrey, A Scent of Flowers, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Prince Myshkin, Subject to Fits, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Ronnie, The House of Blue Leaves, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1971.

William Brown, The Great God Brown, New Phoenix Company, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Pierrot, Don Juan, New Phoenix Company, Lyceum Theatre, 1972.

Ward Nichols, The Selling of the President, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Teacher, The Visit, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Planteloup, Chemin de Fer, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1973.

Johnny Case, Holiday, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1973.

Dr. Samuel Sutler, Rebel Women, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Newman Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Algernon Moncrieff, The Importance of Being Earnest, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1977.

Patrick, Treats, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1977.

A Man for All Seasons, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1979.

Henry Clerval, Frankenstein, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Hedda Gabler, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1981.

John Wilkes Booth, Booth, South Street Theatre, New York City, 1982.

The Doctor's Dilemma, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982.

A Doll's House, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1982.

Roger Dashwell, Whodunnit, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 19821983.

Renfro, Criminal Minds, Production Company, New York City, 1984.

Leo, Design for Living, Circle in the Square, 1984.

Roman, "The Fairy Garden," Linda Her and the Fairy Garden, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Nelson Worth, Digby, Manhattan Theatre Club, Space at City Center, New York City, 1985.

Jerome, Henceforward, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 19911992.

John, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 19921993.

John Jeckyll and James Jeckyll, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Stage I, Manhattan Theatre Club, 19941995, then Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Jeffrey, Oblivion Postponed, Second Stage Theatre, 19951996.

Tartuffe, Tartuffe: Born Again, Circle in the Square Uptown, New York City, 1996.

Tom Connolly, Give Me Your Answer, Do!, Gramercy Theatre, New York City, 19992000.

The Cherry Orchard, McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ, 2000.

Hans Christian Andersen, American Conservatory Theatre, Geary Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2000.

Title role, Tom Walker, Arena StageFichandler Stage, Washington, DC, 2001.

Dawid, Sorrows and Rejoicings, Second Stage Theatre, 2002.

Also appeared in The Government Inspector, off Broadway production; The Country Wife; The Misanthrope; The Miser.

Stage Appearances; Major Tours:

Appeared as Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, U.S. cities.

Film Appearances:

Johnnie, Shamus (also known as Passion for Danger ), Columbia, 1972.

Actor boyfriend, Annie Hall, United Artists, 1977.

Sammy, Julia, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1977.

Hubert Little, Somebody Killed Her Husband, Columbia, 1978.

Richard Peabody, Last Embrace, United Artists, 1979.

Ernst, The American Success Company (also known as American Success, The Ringer, and Success ), Columbia, 1979.

Nathan Wyeth, The Mountain Men, Columbia, 1980.

Second attorney Freese, Melvin and Howard, Universal, 1980.

Ackroyd, Brubaker, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1980.

Tom Keller, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Universal, 1981.

Walter, A Little Sex, Universal, 1982.

Paul Briggs, U.S. Embassy, The Evil That Men Do, TriStar, 1984.

Ross Halley, A Flash of Green, Spectrafilm, 1985.

Wynn Scott, White Nights, Columbia, 1985.

Sheb Sheppard, A Killing Affair (also known as My Sister's Keeper ), Hemdale, 1986.

Alan Raimy, 52 PickUp, Cannon, 1986.

Mr. Fred Niceman, Willy/Milly (also known as IWasa Teenage Boy and Something Special ), Concorde/Cinema Group, 1987.

Tony Gateworth, Masquerade, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1988.

Rolo Rockwell, Rocket Gibraltar, Columbia, 1988.

Brother Leon, The Chocolate War, Management Company Entertainment Group, 1988.

Brice Cummings, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988.

Henry Hollowhead, Meet the Hollowheads (also known as Life on the Edge ), Moviestore, 1989.

Eric Hochmann, Home (short film), 1989.

Magnavolt salesperson, Robocop 2, Orion, 1990.

Daniel Clamp, Gremlins 2: The New Batch (also known as Gremlins 2 ), Warner Bros., 1990.

Dora Was Dysfunctional (short film), 1993.

A. J. Pattie, Ed and His Dead Mother (also known as Bon Appetit, Mama and Motherhood ), Fox Video, 1993.

Stol, Kiosk, 1993.

Saperstein, In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness ), New Line Cinema, 1995.

John Jeckyll and James Jeckyll, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Fine Line, 1997.

Dr. Jason Woodrue, Batman and Robin, Warner Bros., 1997.

Bennett Hale, The Broken Giant, Blue Guitar Films, 1999.

Phil, Payback, Paramount, 1999.

Richard the director, Macbeth in Manhattan, Plus Films, 1999.

Sam, Dead Broke, 1999.

Yuri Moskivin, On Edge, Little Engine Productions, 2001.

Bill Gates, MidCentury, 2002.

Ralph, Tricks, 2003.

Ogden, The Civilization of Maxwell Bright, 2003.

Oleen, Sweet Union (short film), 2004.

Also appeared in Doruk, [Iraq]; Av.

Television Appearances; Series:

Vargas, Search for Tomorrow, NBC, 19831984.

Roberts, South Beach, NBC, 1993.

The devil, Brimstone, Fox, 1998.

Voice of the Riddler (Edward Nygma), a recurring role, Batman Beyond (animated), 1999.

Lionel Luthor, a recurring role, Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years ), The WB, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

William Walton, Kennedy, NBC, 1983.

Scanlon Jackson, Rage of Angels (also known as Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels ), NBC, 1983.

General Charles Lee, George Washington, CBS, 1984.

Richard Behrens, Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder (also known as Nutcracker ), NBC, 1987.

Max Brodsky, Twist of Fate (also known as Pursuit ), NBC, 1989.

Leonardo da Vinci, A Season of Giants (also known as Michelangelo: The Last Giant ), TNT, 1991.

Sergeant Harold Perkerson, Grass Roots, NBC, 1992.

Lloyd "Loco" Garrison, Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel, NBC, 1992.

Rogers Henry, Medusa's Child, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Under This Sky, 1979.

Clifford, The Face of Rage, ABC, 1983.

Pierre Lafitte, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter, ABC, 1984.

Victor DiMato, An Early Frost, NBC, 1985.

Philip Purness, Apology, HBO, 1986.

Dobbins, Moving Target, NBC, 1988.

Charles Rothenberg, David, ABC, 1988.

Algernon Emmaus, Hot Paint, CBS, 1988.

Dr. Walter Gerber, Breaking Point, TNT, 1989.

Chick Beeler, Traveling Man, HBO, 1989.

Preacher, El Diablo, HBO, 1990.

Russell Blake, Dead on the Money, TNT, 1991.

Billy Cork, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (also known as What Ever Happened to ? ), ABC, 1991.

Brady "Mac" Mackin, Majority Rule, Lifetime, 1992.

Major Asa Bird Gardiner, Assault at West Point (also known as Assault at West Point: The CourtMartial of Johnson Whittaker and The CourtMartial of Johnson Whittaker ), Showtime, 1994.

Goddard Marx, Automatic, HBO, 1995.

Derek Mills, Night of the Running Man, HBO, 1995.

Victor Kraft, Schemes, 1995.

Ben Hamil and Dr. Armand Drake, Dead by Midnight, ABC, 1997.

Anthony Prosper, The Tempest, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mr. Stewart, "Don't Touch," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1985.

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim, HBO, 1987.

Dr. Thomas Stockman, An Enemy of the People, PBS, 1990.

Narrator, Haunted History (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Haunted Tombstone (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Haunted Savannah (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Haunted Philadelphia (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Haunted Nevada (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Haunted London (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Haunted Key West (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Haunted Hollywood (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Haunted Edinburgh (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Haunted Rockies (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Haunted Maine (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Haunted Chicago (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Haunted Caribbean (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Gary Hyndman, Snoops, ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Billy Jo Sparrow, "Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard," Kojak, 1975.

Alien ambassador, "A Small Talent for War," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Franz Mueller, "One White Rose for Death," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Andrew Durbin, "When Thieves Fall Out," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Steve Duddy, "Lend Me an Ear," Miami Vice, 1987.

Mike Sayles, Molly's second cousin from Baltimore, "Here's a Bunch of Photos from an Old Album," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1988.

Mike Sayles, Molly's second cousin from Baltimore, "Here's a Side Effect of Serious Moonlight," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1988.

Mike Sayles, Molly's second cousin from Baltimore, "Here's a Little Night Music," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1989.

Mike Sayles, Molly's second cousin from Baltimore, "Here's Why You Should Lock Your Bathroom Door," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1989.

"Striptease," The Hitchhiker, USA Network, 1989.

Dr. Paul Kohler, "God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Mike Sayles, Molly's second cousin from Baltimore, "Here's a Good Excuse for Missing the Party," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1991.

Undertaker, "Undertaking Pallor," Tales from the Crypt, 1991.

Bill Abernathy, "They Shoot Ducks, Don't They?," American Dreamer, 1991.

Voice of the Riddler (Edward Nygma), "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman and The Adventures of Batman & Robin ), Fox, 1992.

Voice of the Riddler (Edward Nygma), "What Is Reality?," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman and The Adventures of Batman & Robin ), Fox, 1992.

Voice of the prosecutor, Dinosaurs, ABC, 1992.

Voice of Lucius, Dinosaurs, ABC, 1992.

Walter, "Silent Towns," The Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA Network, 1992.

Verad, "Invasive Procedures," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1993.

Ned Miller, "Oops," Frasier, NBC, 1993.

Voice of Rasputin, "Nothing but the Tooth," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs ), Fox and the WB, 1993.

Voice of the Riddler (Edward Nygma), "Riddler's Reform," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman and The Adventures of Batman & Robin ), Fox, 1994.

Voice of the babysitter, Dinosaurs, ABC, 1994.

Adrian Carr, "Hilary Booth, Registered Nurse," Remember WENN, AMC, 1996.

Hilton Traynor, "Caroline and the Dearly Departed," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1997.

Jack Fleetwood, "Fool's Gold," Dead Man's Gun, Show-time, 1997.

Nelson Broyles, "Lies and Other Truths," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS ), NBC, 1998.

Voice of Tycoon, "Pinky's Turn/Your Friend: Global Domination," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998.

Max Demming, "Objects Are Closer Than They Appear," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Voice of the Riddler (Edward Nygma), "Knight Time," Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series ), The WB, 1998.

Voice of the Riddler (Edward Nygma), "Judgment Day," Batman: Gotham Knights (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Batman ), The WB, 1998.

Angel, "It's a Helluva Life," Brimstone, Fox, 1999.

Fate, "Waiting," Get Real, Fox, 2000.

Bobby, "End Game," Arli$$, HBO, 2002.

Also appeared as Bob Sears, The Wright Verdicts, CBS; Dennis Atwood, Crime and Punishment, NBC; voice, Round the Bend; voices, "The Blackest Poison," Legend of Prince Valiant (animated).

RECORDINGS

Taped Readings:

Stephen L. Hupp's Apaches, 1997.

Also read Clive Barker's The Thief of Always.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Back Stage, January 20, 1995, pp. 57; May 24, 1996, pp. 1718.

Entertainment Weekly, June 27, 1997, p. 97; December 18, 1998, p. 60.

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