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John Glover is a Actor American born on 7 august 1944 at Kingston (USA)

John Glover

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Birth name John Soursby Glover Junior
Nationality USA
Birth 7 august 1944 (79 years) at Kingston (USA)

John Soursby Glover, Jr. (born August 7, 1944) is an American actor, known for a range of villainous roles in films and television, including Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. In 1993 he co-starred in the dark comedy classic Ed and his Dead Mother with Steve Buscemi and Ned Beatty.


Glover was born in Salisbury, Maryland, the son of Cade (née Mullins) and John Soursby Glover, Sr., a television salesman. Glover attended Wicomico High School and acted at Towson University.
Glover began his career at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia and later studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under Milton Katselas.
Aside from his theatrical endeavours, Glover is also actively involved with the Alzheimer's Association. His inspiration for joining this cause was his own father's experience with Alzheimer's disease. He is openly gay and has been in a relationship with sculptor Adam Kurtzman since 1993.

Best films

Batman & Robin (1997)
Scrooged (1988)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Usually with

Rick Baker
Rick Baker
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Victor Nuñez
Victor Nuñez
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Buzz Kulik
Buzz Kulik
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Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
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Filmography of John Glover (43 films)

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Shazam! (2019)
, 2h12
Directed by David F. Sandberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Ron Cephas Jones, Grace Fulton
Roles Mr. Sivana
Rating70% 3.5002653.5002653.5002653.5002653.500265
Le jeune Billy Batson se voit doter de pouvoirs par un sorcier nommé Shazam. En disant le mot « SHAZAM », dont chaque lettre lui confère les capacités et pouvoirs de plusieurs héros et figures mythologiques (la sagesse de Salomon, la force d'Hercule, l'endurance d'Atlas, la puissance de Zeus, le courage d'Achille et la vitesse de Mercure), il devient le super-héros capable de protéger Fawcett City.
Reality (2014)
, 1h27
Directed by Quentin Dupieux
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert, Élodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy, Eric Wareheim, John Glover
Roles Zog
Rating69% 3.4555453.4555453.4555453.4555453.455545
Le réalisateur Jason Tantra (Alain Chabat) s'apprête à réaliser son premier film d'horreur. Bob Marshall (Jonathan Lambert), un riche producteur, accepte de le financer à condition que Jason trouve le meilleur gémissement de l'histoire du cinéma en 48 heures... Mais la réalité perd ses repères, le rêve, l'absurde, l'espace-temps se mélangent dans la narration qui devient un labyrinthe logique et une mise en abyme qui entraîne le spectateur dans une perplexité sans fond.
Sanitarium (2013)
, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Anthology film, Horror
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Englund, John Glover, Lacey Chabert, David Mazouz
Roles Gustav
Rating46% 2.310562.310562.310562.310562.31056
The film is set within a sanitarium where Dr. Stenson (Malcolm McDowell) narrates the stories of three different inmates. In the first case (Figuratively Speaking), Gustav (John Glover) is an artist that specializes in clay figures, unaware that a friend of his has been spiking his alcohol with drugs. This results in Gustav believing that his creations can speak to him, as they give him various demands. The second case (Monsters are Real) focuses on Steven (David Mazouz), a young boy that suffers from catatonic schizophrenia. Suspecting that Steven is being abused, his teacher Ms Lorne (Lacey Chabert) tries to intercede on his behalf. The final case (Up to the Last Man) investigates James Silo (Lou Diamond Phillips), a college professor that designs a bomb shelter out of fear that the Mayan apocalypse will wipe out humanity.
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
Directed by David Beaird
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Patrick Warburton, Marie Matiko, Eric Roberts, Jennifer Tilly, Kurt Fuller, Austin Pendleton
Roles Ogden
Rating61% 3.0945153.0945153.0945153.0945153.094515
After a series of bad relationships, the last one ending with his lover injuring him with a hoe while they stand arguing on the street fully nude in view of the cops and his neighbors, Maxwell Bright resolves to find his fantasy woman: obedient and submissive. His dissolute friends goad him into ordering a mail-order bride from China.
Payback (1999)
, 1h41
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke, Lucy Liu
Roles Phil
Rating70% 3.548213.548213.548213.548213.54821
In a filthy kitchen of an underground abortionist, an unkempt former medical doctor puts on surgical gloves and quickly downs a full glass of cheap whiskey. Face down on the kitchen table is a barely conscious Porter (Mel Gibson), severely wounded with two large bullet wounds in his back. The doctor pours whiskey on Porter's back to sterilize the area and digs out the bullets. Porter spends five months recuperating. Porter narrates that he had $70,000 taken from him and that is what he was going to get back.
The Broken Giant
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors John Glover, Brooke Smith, Will Arnett, Chris Noth, George Dickerson
Roles Bennett Hale
Rating62% 3.1235653.1235653.1235653.1235653.123565
A young minister in a small town who gives sanctuary at his church to a girl who mysteriously arrives, out of breath and apparently running from something or somebody.
Batman & Robin, 2h5
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Batman films, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Michael Paul Chan, John Glover, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vivica A. Fox, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell
Roles Dr. Jason Woodrue
Rating38% 1.9048051.9048051.9048051.9048051.904805
Batman and Robin fail to stop Mr. Freeze from stealing a cache of diamonds. They learn that Freeze was once a scientist named Victor Fries, who became dependent on a diamond-powered subzero suit following an accident in a cryogenics lab while working to save his wife, Nora, from a terminal illness called MacGregor's Syndrome.
Love! Valour! Compassion!, 1h48
Directed by Joe Mantello
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Jason Alexander, Stephen Pinella, Stephen Bogardus, John Benjamin Hickey, Justin Kirk, John Glover
Roles John & James Jeckyll
Rating69% 3.495133.495133.495133.495133.49513
The story of eight male friends who spend the three major holiday weekends of one summer - Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day - together at a house in upstate New York. The house belongs to Gregory, a successful Broadway choreographer now approaching middle age, who fears he is losing his creativity; and his twenty-something lover Bobby, a legal assistant who is blind. Each of the guests at their house is connected to Gregory’s work in one way or another - Arthur and longtime partner Perry are business consultants; John Jeckyll, a sour and promiscuous Englishman, is a dance accompanist; die-hard musical theater fanatic Buzz Hauser is a costume designer and the most stereotypically gay man in the group. Only John's summer lover Ramon and John's twin brother James are outside the circle of friends. But Ramon is outgoing and eventually makes a place for himself in the group, and James is such a gentle soul that he is quickly welcomed. Infidelity, flirtations, soul-searching, AIDS, truth-telling, and skinny-dipping mix monumental questions about life and death with a wacky dress rehearsal for Swan Lake performed in drag.
In the Mouth of Madness, 1h35
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about religion, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft, Films set in the future, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner, John Glover, Peter Jason
Roles Saperstein
Rating71% 3.550943.550943.550943.550943.55094
Dr. Wrenn (David Warner) visits John Trent (Sam Neill), a patient in a psychiatric hospital, and asks Trent to recount his story:
Night of the Running Man, 1h33
Directed by Mark L. Lester
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Scott Glenn, Janet Gunn, John Glover, Don Stark, Judith Chapman
Roles Derek Mills
Rating58% 2.9012752.9012752.9012752.9012752.901275
Jerry Logan, a cab driver in Las Vegas, picks up a nervous passenger who offers him $100 to get to the airport as quickly as possible. Unknown to Jerry, the man has stolen $1 million from the Al Chambers, a mob-connected casino owner. Chambers himself skimmed the money from mob boss August Gurino. Knowing that Gurino will kill him if he notices the missing money, Chambers sends assassins to recover it. Although they successfully kill the thief, Logan escapes with the cash. Desperate, Chambers hires an expensive hitman, David Eckhart, who tracks Logan to his house. Logan escapes with the money and flees the city on a train. Before he leaves, he confides in a friendly waitress, and Eckhart intimidates her into revealing Logan's destination. Eckhart kills the waitress and follows Logan.
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Waterston, Seth Gilliam, Mason Adams, Val Avery, George Martin
Roles Maj. Asa Bird Gardiner
Rating61% 3.099423.099423.099423.099423.09942
Johnson Whittaker, a black cadet at West Point, is attacked by three fellow students. The school administrators court-martial Whittaker in the mistaken belief that he staged his own attack, supposedly to avoid a philosophy exam.
Ed and His Dead Mother, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Ned Beatty, Steve Buscemi, Miriam Margolyes, Eric Christmas, Sam Sorbo, Rance Howard
Roles A.J. Pattle
Rating59% 2.9972652.9972652.9972652.9972652.997265
Ed Chilton inherits his family's hardware store following the death of his beloved mother, Mabel. He lives with his maternal uncle, Benny, who appears to be happy that his annoying sister is out of his life. One morning, Ed is approached at work by salesman A. J. Peddle, who offers to resurrect Ed's mother for $1000. Ed is skeptical, but Peddle insists that it must be done immediately, as she has been dead for too long to risk further delays. Ed accepts, which disturbs Uncle Benny, who believes the act to be unethical. Over time, Mabel's behavior becomes increasingly bizarre and unacceptable. When she begins scaring the neighbors and chasing dogs with a knife, Ed is forced to admit that something is wrong. He seeks help from Peddle, but the salesman wants more money. Eventually, Ed accepts that he must move on and let his mother die. He decapitates Mabel and says goodbye to her, but the head comes back to life and bites him on the lip when he gives her a final kiss. Disgusted, he throws the head into the grave, finally free of his overbearing mother.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 2h
Directed by David Greene
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about television
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, Bruce Young, Amy Steel, John Glover, Vinny Argiro
Roles Billy Korn
Rating57% 2.899122.899122.899122.899122.89912
In the 1940s, young twins Jane and Blanche Hudson are famous child stars and play mostly the same roles, despite the fact that they have completely dissimilar personalities. Jane is persistent about making a career and dominates her shy sister Blanche, who spends most of her time trying to please her other half. Nevertheless, after following some acting lessons, Blanche becomes a bigger star as soon as they grew up, and the public eventually forgets about Jane. Nowadays, the sisters are living together in a large mansion. According to tabloids, Jane grew jealous of Blanche's fame and tried to kill her, but the 'accident' only resulted in paralyzing her. Blanche relives her fame due to her films being showed on television, while Jane's films are unavailable. Jane lacks in caring about her sister's well-being, and spends most of her day trying to look as youthful as possible, even though neighbors see her as a clown because of her extensive use of make-up and childish clothing. She is reluctant to bond with her neighbors Connie and Frank, who are very open about their adoration for Blanche. Blanche realizes that her sister has mental problems, and worries when she finds out that she has started drinking alcohol again, as well as turning her fan mail into hate mail. Her massage therapist Dominick worries that Jane might have found out that she is selling the house and is therefore acting out.
RoboCop 2
RoboCop 2 (1990)
, 1h57
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon
Roles Magnavolt Salesman
Rating58% 2.9016652.9016652.9016652.9016652.901665
In the year after the success of the RoboCop program and Jones's death, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) has created a new plan to have Detroit default on its debt so that OCP can foreclose on the entire city, take over its government, and replace the old neighborhoods with Delta City, a new planned city center independent of the United States government, enabling them to effectively have an entire city to be controlled by OCP.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 1h49
Directed by Joe Dante, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about films, Monde imaginaire, Comedy horror films
Actors Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee
Roles Daniel Clamp
Rating63% 3.1999753.1999753.1999753.1999753.199975
After the death of his owner Mr. Wing (Keye Luke), the mogwai Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel) becomes the guinea pig of mad scientists working at Clamp Enterprises, an automatic state-of-the-art office building in Manhattan, run by eccentric billionaire Daniel Clamp (John Glover). At the mercy of the chief researcher Dr. Catheter (Christopher Lee), Gizmo is rescued by his friend Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his fiancee Katie (Phoebe Cates), both of whom work at Clamp Enterprises. Clamp quickly befriends Billy upon being impressed by his skills in concept design, also sparking the interest of Billy's superior Marla Bloodstone (Haviland Morris). Gizmo is left in the office, where water spills on his head and spawns new mogwai, including Mohawk (voiced by Frank Welker), who then has Gizmo locked in the vents. They eat after midnight, turning into gremlins.