Glover, Crispin 1964–

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Glover, Crispin 1964–

(Crispin H. Glover, Crispin Hellion Glover)


Full name, Crispin Hellion Glover; born April 20 (some source cite September 20), 1964, in New York, NY; son of Bruce Herbert (an actor) and Betty Lillian Marie (an actress and dancer; maiden name, Koerber) Glover. Education: Trained for the stage with Dan Mason and Peggy Feury. Avocational Interests: Painting.

Addresses: Agent—Ryan Martin, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069-3604. Contact—c/o Volcanic Eruptions, P.O. Box 25220, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1986, for Back to the Future; Saturn Award nomination, best actor, 2004, for Willard; Jury Award, best narrative film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2005, for What Is It?


Film Appearances:

Private Lessons, Jensen Farley, 1981.

Jack, My Tutor, Crown International, 1982.

Larry Hoff, The Orkly Kid (short film), American Film Institute, 1983, later included in the film Beaver Trilogy, Strand Releasing, 2000.

Jimmy, Friday the 13th—The Final Chapter (also known as Friday the 13th Part 4), Paramount, 1983.

Danny, Teachers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

Gatsby Boy, Racing with the Moon, Paramount, 1984.

George McFly, Back to the Future, Universal, 1985.

Layne, River's Edge, Island, 1986.

Lucas, At Close Range, Orion, 1986.

Howdy Cleveland, Twister, Strand Releasing, 1988.

(Uncredited) George McFly (in archive footage), Back to the Future Part II, Universal, 1989.

Cousin Dell, Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1990.

Lionel, Where the Heart Is, Buena Vista, 1990.

Andy Warhol, The Doors, TriStar, 1991.

Rubin Farr, Rubin and Ed, IRS Releasing, 1991.

Joey Kremple, Little Noises, 1991.

Mintus, Ferdydurke (also known as 30 Door Key), 1992.

Howard Barth, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Fine Line, 1993.

Bobby McBurney, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Paramount, 1993.

Howard Finster, Chasers, 1994.

Train fireman, Dead Man (also known as Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man"), Miramax, 1995.

Arlo, The People vs. Larry Flynt (also known as Larry Flynt), Columbia, 1996.

Roy Ostery, Nurse Betty, USA Films, 2000.

The thin man, Charlie's Angels (also known as 3 Engel fur Charlie), Columbia, 2000.

Title role, Bartleby, Outrider Pictures, 2001.

Jules Langdon, Fast Sofa, Studio Home Entertainment, 2001.

Rodion Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Stan Bittleman, Like Mike, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Willard Stiles (title role), Willard, New Line Cinema, 2003.

The thin man, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Columbia, 2003.

Party guest, Incident at Loch Ness, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

Dueling demi-god Auteur and young man's inner psyche, What Is It?, Volcanic Eruptions, 2005.

Eddie, Drop Dead Sexy, Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2005.

Simon/Stanley, Simon Says, Dark Moon Pictures, 2006.

Montag the Magnificent, The Wizard of Gore, Open Sky Entertainment/Sick-a-Scope, 2006.

Film Work:

Produced (as Crispin Hellion Glover) and director and editor, What Is It?, Volcanic Eruptions, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Kid with the 200 I.Q., 1983.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Crispin, Best of Times, ABC, 1981.

Danny, "Blackout," Hotel Room (also known as David Lynch's "Hotel Room"), HBO, 1993.

Himself, Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture (also known as The Whole Warhol), 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Archie Feld, High School, U.S.A., NBC, 1983.

Bo Middleton, High School, U.S.A., NBC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

First cadet, "The Big Fight," The Facts of Life, 1982.

Roach, "Vocational Education," Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), 1983.

Space cadet, "Honk if You're a Goose," Hill Street Blues, 1983.

Friend of Alex, "Birthday Boy," Family Ties, 1984.

Guest voice, "TV or Not TV," Duckman (animated), ABC, 1994.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1987.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 2003.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2003.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.

Henry's Film Corner, Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Friedrich Von Trapp, The Sound of Music, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1977.

Performs the solo show Crispin Glover's Big Slide Show (which includes readings from his creative works).



The Year of the Rat, New Line Home Video, 2003.

Digging Up the Dirt: Making "Drop Dead Sexy," Arrival Pictures, 2005.


The Big Problem The Solution. The Solution=Let It Be, Restless Records, 1988.

Also recorded the unreleased album The Big Love Album.



(As Crispin Hellion Glover) What Is It?, Volcanic Eruptions, 2005.

Books; As Crispin H. Glover:

Rat Catching (poetry), 1987, reprinted, Volcanic Eruptions, 1999.

Concrete Inspection: What It Is, and How It's Done, Illiterati Press, 1988.

Oak Mot (poetry), Volcanic Eruptions, 1991.

Also author of a book titled Billow Rock.



Entertainment Weekly, October 27, 1995, p. 16; June 28, 2002, p. 53; March 28, 2003, pp. 28-32.

Rolling Stone, September 1, 2003, pp. 60-62.


Crispin Glover Official Site,, July 23, 2006.

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