John Glover

John Glover

  • Highest Rated: 100% We Go On (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Birthday: Aug 7, 1944
  • Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, USA
  • A longtime character actor with a reputation for taking on villainous roles with gleeful abandon and a subtle touch of humor, John Glover was once dubbed "the supreme rotter of the '80s" by the late film critic Pauline Kael, thanks to unforgettable performances in such films as 52 Pick-Up, Masquerade, and Scrooged. Always injecting his baddies with an element of quirk and personality, Glover later gravitated away from a life of cinematic crime to success with more sympathetic roles in Love! Valour! Compassion! and Mid-Century. A Salisbury, MD, native who pursued his higher education at Towson State Teacher's College, Glover began an off-Broadway career in the late '60s, which led to small parts in the mid-'70s in such films as Shamus (1973) and Annie Hall (1977). With occasional small-screen roles balancing out his features, Glover began carving out a villainous niche for himself during the '80s in such movies as The Evil That Men Do and 52 Pick-Up. Though Glover's big-screen work served as his bread and butter, more sympathetic television appearances -- as a valiant AIDS patient in An Early Frost (1985) and a dedicated doctor in L.A. Law -- earned the actor a pair of Emmy nominations. As his career progressed, Glover became an increasingly prominent figure on TV thanks to parts in Miami Vice, Murder, She Wrote, and Frasier, and his "villains" became ever more quirky in such high-profile features as Gremlins 2: The New Batch and Robocop 2. Glover's roles were also becoming increasingly diverse. Offering a side of himself rarely seen by audiences, he played artist Leonardo DaVinci in the 1991 made-for-TV feature A Season of Giants, and then portrayed another villain, this time the biggest of them all -- the Devil himself -- in the 1998 series Brimstone. Beginning in 1992, Glover did voice work for the popular superhero cartoon Batman: The Animated Series and, later, Batman: Gotham Nights; he also had onscreen roles in the live-action feature Batman & Robin and the WB series Smallville. Glover often returns to his alma matter (now called Towson University) to work with the drama students at the school's Fine Arts College.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

90% Shazam! Actor 2019
100% We Go On Actor 2016
64% Reality (Réalité) Actor 2015
No Score Yet You Bury Your Own Actor 2014
40% Sweet Talk Actor 2013
No Score Yet Sanitarium Gustav 2013
No Score Yet Payback: Straight Up Phil 2006
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Ogden 2005
No Score Yet On Edge Yuri Moskivin 2002
No Score Yet Dead Broke Sam 1999
54% Payback Phil 1999
No Score Yet Tempest Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Tempest Anthony Prosper 1998
No Score Yet Dead by Midnight Armand Drake 1997
50% Ed and His Dead Mother Pattle 1997
11% Batman & Robin Dr. Jason Woods 1997
67% Love! Valour! Compassion! John And James Jeckyll 1997
No Score Yet The Broken Giant Clio's Father 1996
No Score Yet Automatic Goddard Marx 1995
No Score Yet Night of the Running Man Derek Mills 1995
59% In the Mouth of Madness Saperstein 1995
No Score Yet Assault at West Point Gardiner 1994
No Score Yet Schemes Victor Kraft 1994
No Score Yet Majority Rule Mac 1992
No Score Yet Dead on the Money Russell Blake 1991
No Score Yet Whatever Happened To...? Billy 1991
No Score Yet El Diablo The Preacher 1990
31% Robocop 2 Magnavolt Salesman 1990
69% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Daniel Clamp 1990
No Score Yet Meet the Hollowheads Henry Hollowhead 1989
No Score Yet Breaking Point Doctor Gerber 1989
No Score Yet Traveling Man Chick Beeler 1989
70% Scrooged Brice 1988
82% The Chocolate War Brother Leon 1988
No Score Yet David Charles Rothenberg 1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar Rolo Rockwell 1988
47% Masquerade Tony Gateworth 1988
No Score Yet Moving Target Dobbins 1988
43% 52 Pick-Up Alan Raimy 1986
No Score Yet Apology (Apology for Murder) Philip 1986
No Score Yet A Killing Affair Maggie's Brother 1986
No Score Yet An Early Frost Victor DiMato 1985
46% White Nights Wynn Scott 1985
40% The Evil That Men Do Briggs 1984
No Score Yet A Flash Of Green Ross Halley 1984
No Score Yet Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Pierre Lafitte 1984
No Score Yet Rage of Angels Scalon Jackson 1983
No Score Yet A Little Sex Walter 1982
13% The Incredible Shrinking Woman (La Increíble Mujer Diminuta) Tom Keller 1981
90% Melvin and Howard Attorney Freese 1980
75% Brubaker Ackroyd 1980
No Score Yet The American Success Company Ernst 1980
43% The Mountain Men Nathan 1980
29% Last Embrace Richard Peabody 1979
No Score Yet Somebody Killed Her Husband Hubert Little 1978
74% Julia Sammy 1977
97% Annie Hall Actor Boy Friend 1977
38% Shamus Johnnie Bronston 1973

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

89% Evil
2019
Byron Duke
  • 2019
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Jared Andrews
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Carson Churchill
  • 2011
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Lionel Luthor Lionel Luther
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Henry Mittner
  • 2009
55% Heroes
2006-2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Samuel Kraft
  • 2009
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Declan Gage
  • 2006
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
Bobby Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Snoops
1999
Gary Hyndman
  • 1999
35% Brimstone
1998-1999
The Devil
  • 1999
  • 1998
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Nelson Broyles
  • 1998
96% Dinosaurs
1991-1994
Voice
  • 1994
94% Frasier
1993-2004
  • 1993
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Verad
  • 1993
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1991
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Steven Duddy
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Franz Mueller
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1986
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Billy Jo Sparrow
  • 1975
No Score Yet Batman: The Animated Series [INACTIVE]
No Score Yet South Beach
1993
Agent Roberts

QUOTES FROM John Glover CHARACTERS

A.J. Pattle
Hey, we're talking the secret of life here. This is something you pick up as a Blue Light Special down at k-mart.
A.J. Pattle
Hey, we're talking the secret of life here. This is something you pick up as a Blue Light Special down at K-mart.
A.J. Pattle
We re-animate her with a brain like this and she's going to be good for slobbering and watching "Married With Children" and that's about it.
A.J. Pattle
We re-animate her with a brain like this and she's going to be good for slobbering and watching 'Married With Children' and that's about it.
A.J. Pattle
Did you know that some of the top people in Washington have been dead for years?
Saperstein
Things must be getting pretty bad out there...to bring you fellas in.
Saperstein
Things must be getting pretty bad out there to bring you fellas in.
Dr. Wrenn
(points to the cell) - Is this it? - Did he make any requests?
Dr. Wrenn
(points to the cell) Is this it? Did he make any requests?
Saperstein
Just one...A, uh...single black crayon.
Saperstein
Just one. A, uh, single black crayon.