Aug. 7th, 1944
Salisbury, Maryland, USA
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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.
Born in Kingston, New York, the son of Cade (née Mullins) and John Soursby Glover Sr., a television salesman, and was raised in Salisbury, Maryland. Glover attended Wicomico High School and acted at Towson University. Glover began his career at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. 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.
Glover has done various voiceovers for several projects related to Tron: Legacy: villainous character Abraxas in Tron: Evolution, and Dyson in Tron: Uprising. He guest starred on The Blacklist on May 5, 2014 in the episode "Berlin."
- Graduated from Towson State Teacher's College (now Towson University). Recently received an honorary Masters degree.
- He splits time between Los Angeles and Vancouver, British Columbia, where the WB series _"Smallville" (2001)_ (qv) films.
- Won Broadway's 1995 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for the dual roles of John Jeckyll and James Jeckyll in 'Terence McNally (I)' (qv)'s "Love! Valour! Compassion!", parts he recreated in the film version of the same title, _Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)_ (qv).
- Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Featured Actor in a Play for "Waiting for Godot".
- Nominated for at 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for playing Lucky in "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett at Studio 54.
- Studied acting with 'Milton Katselas' (qv) at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
- For three college summers, he worked at a small theater in southwestern Virginia.
- For his role as an assassin in NBC's _Grass Roots (1992) (TV)_ (qv) he spent four hours daily in the make-up chair.