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John Soursby Glover, Jr., 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 Ed and His Dead Mother with Steve Buscemi and Ned Beatty.Glover was born in Salisbury, Maryland, the son of Cade (née ... See full bio »

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Known For

Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Dr. Jason Woodrue
(1997)
Payback
Payback Phil
(1999)
Scrooged
Scrooged Brice Cummings
(1988)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
(1990)

Filmography

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 2017 The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (TV Movie)
Seymour Durst
 2016 We Go On
Dr. Ellison
 2015 You Bury Your Own
Detective Gillespie
 2011-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Jared Andrews
- Undisclosed Recipients (2015) ... Jared Andrews
- Rape: A Modern Perspective (2013) ... Jared Andrews
- Don't Haze Me, Bro (2012) ... Jared Andrews
- In Sickness (2011) ... Jared Andrews
 2015 Agent Carter (TV Series)
SSR Informant
- The Iron Ceiling (2015) ... SSR Informant
 2014 Réalité
Zog
 2014 Perception (TV Series)
The Devil
- Possession (2014) ... The Devil
 2014 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Dr. Bruce Sanders
- Berlin (No. 8) (2014) ... Dr. Bruce Sanders
 2013 Meteor Night (Short)
Arthur Morse
 2013 Sweet Talk
Professor / Count
 2013 Sanitarium
Gustav (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
 2012 TRON: Uprising (TV Series)
Dyson
- The Stranger (2012) ... Dyson (voice)
- Scars, Part 2 (2012) ... Dyson (voice)
- Scars, Part 1 (2012) ... Dyson (voice)
 2011/I Spells (Video short)
Ted
 2001-2011 Smallville (TV Series)
Lionel Luthor / Darkseid / Jor-El / ...
- Finale (2011) ... Lionel Luthor / Darkseid
- Scion (2011) ... Lionel Luthor
- Beacon (2011) ... Lionel Luthor
- Luthor (2010) ... Lionel Luthor
- Arctic (2008) ... Lionel Luthor (credit only)
 2011 Medium (TV Series)
Carson Churchill
- Only Half Lucky (2011) ... Carson Churchill
 2010 Tron: Evolution (Video Game)
Abraxas / Jalen (voice)
 2010 Earth Ring (Short)
William
 2009 Heroes (TV Series)
Samson Gray
- Chapter Six 'Shades of Gray' (2009) ... Samson Gray
 2009 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Henry Mittner
- Owning It (2009) ... Henry Mittner
 2006-2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Simon Kraft
- Trouble in Chinatown (2009) ... Simon Kraft
- Mind Games (2006) ... Simon Kraft
 2006-2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Dr. Declan Gage
- Frame (2008) ... Dr. Declan Gage
- Blind Spot (2006) ... Dr. Declan Gage
 2004 Smallville: Chloe Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Lionel Luthor
- Chronicle 7 (2004) ... Lionel Luthor
 2004 Sweet Union (Short)
Oleen
 2004 Tricks
Ralph
 2002 Mid-Century
Bill Gates
 2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Bobby Salmon
- End Game (2002) ... Bobby Salmon
 2001 On Edge
Yuri Moskivin
 2001 The Body
Jesus Christ Street Actor
 2000 Get Real (TV Series)
Fate
- Waiting (2000) ... Fate
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Gary Hyndman
- Pilot (1999) ... Gary Hyndman
 1999 Macbeth in Manhattan
Richard / Director
 1998-1999 Brimstone (TV Series)
The Devil / Angel
- Mourning After (1999) ... The Devil
- It's a Helluva Life (1999) ... The Devil / Angel
- Faces (1999) ... The Devil
- Carrier (1999) ... The Devil
- Lovers (1999) ... The Devil
 1999/I Payback
Phil
 1998 The Broken Giant
Bennett Hale
 1998 The Tempest (TV Movie)
Anthony Prosper
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
The Riddler / Edward Nygma
- Judgment Day (1998) ... The Riddler / Edward Nygma (voice)
 1998 Superman (TV Series)
The Riddler / Edward Nygma
- Knight Time (1998) ... The Riddler / Edward Nygma (voice)
 1998 Dead Broke
Sam
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Max Demming
- Objects Are Closer Than They Appear (1998) ... Max Demming
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Nelson Broyles
- Lies and Other Truths (1998) ... Nelson Broyles
 1997 Dead by Midnight (TV Movie)
Dr. Armond Drake / Ben Hamill
 1997 Medusa's Child (TV Movie)
Rogers Henry
 1997 Batman & Robin
Dr. Jason Woodrue
 1997 Dead Man's Gun (TV Movie)
Jack Fleetwood (segment "Fool's Gold")
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Hilton Traynor
- Caroline and the Dearly Departed (1997) ... Hilton Traynor
 1997 Love! Valour! Compassion!
John Jeckyll, James Jeckyll
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Adrian Carr
- Hilary Booth, Registered Nurse (1996) ... Adrian Carr
 1995 Automatic
Goddard Marx
 1995 Night of the Running Man
Derek Mills
 1994 Dora Was Dysfunctional (Short)
 1994 Home (Short)
 1994 Schemes (Video)
Victor Kraft
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness
Saperstein
 1994 The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Video Game)
The Riddler (voice)
 1992-1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
The Riddler / Edward Nygma / Riddler
- Riddler's Reform (1994) ... The Riddler / Edward Nygma (voice)
- What Is Reality? (1992) ... Riddler (voice)
- If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? (1992) ... The Riddler / Edward Nygma (voice)
 1992-1994 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Babysitter / Prosecutor / Lucius
- The Terrible Twos (1994) ... Babysitter (voice)
- Charlene's Flat World (1992) ... Prosecutor (voice)
- The Last Temptation of Ethyl (1992) ... Lucius (voice)
 1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (TV Movie)
Maj. Asa Bird Gardiner
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
Ned Miller
- Oops (1993) ... Ned Miller
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother
A.J. Pattle
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Verad
- Invasive Procedures (1993) ... Verad
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Rasputin
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
John Burke
- Passages (1993) ... John Burke
 1993 South Beach (TV Series)
Roberts
- School for Scandal (1993) ... Roberts
- Wild Thing (1993) ... Roberts
- Stake Out (1993) ... Roberts
- Pirates of the Caribbean (1993) ... Roberts
- Diamond in the Rough (1993) ... Roberts
 1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
King Edward
- The Blackest Poison (1993) ... King Edward (voice)
 1992 Majority Rule (TV Movie)
'Mac' Mackin
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Walter Grip
- Silent Towns (1992) ... Walter Grip
 1992 Grass Roots (TV Movie)
Harold Perkerson
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie)
Loco Garrison
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Undertaker
- Undertaking Palor (1991) ... Undertaker
 1990-1991 American Dreamer (TV Series)
Bill
- They Shoot Ducks, Don't They? (1991) ... Bill
- Mother Knows Best (1991) ... Bill
- Don't Drink the Water (1991) ... Bill
- Corvette Man (1990) ... Bill
 1991 Dead on the Money (TV Movie)
Russell Blake
 1988-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Mike Sayles
- Here's a Little Night Music (1989) ... Mike Sayles
 1991 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (TV Movie)
Billy
 1990 An Enemy of the People (TV Movie)
Dr. Thomas Stockman
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Kohler
- God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman (1990) ... Dr. Paul Kohler
 1990 A Season of Giants (TV Movie)
Leonardo DaVinci
 1990 El Diablo (TV Movie)
The Preacher
 1990 RoboCop 2
Magnavolt Salesman
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Daniel Clamp
 1989 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Miles Duchet
- Striptease (1989) ... Miles Duchet
 1989 Breaking Point (TV Movie)
Dr. Gerber
 1989 Traveling Man (TV Movie)
Chick Beeler
 1989 Meet the Hollowheads
Henry Hollowhead
 1989 Twist of Fate (TV Mini-Series)
Max Brodsky
- Part II (1989) ... Max Brodsky
- Part I (1989) ... Max Brodsky
 1988 The Chocolate War
Brother Leon
 1988 Scrooged
Brice Cummings
 1988 David (TV Movie)
Charles Rothenberg
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Rolo Rockwell
 1988 Hot Paint (TV Movie)
Algernon
 1988 Masquerade
Tony Gateworth
 1988 Moving Target (TV Movie)
Dobbins
 1986-1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Andrew Durbin / Franz Mueller
- When Thieves Fall Out (1987) ... Andrew Durbin
- One White Rose for Death (1986) ... Franz Mueller
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Behrens
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Richard Behrens
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Richard Behrens
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Richard Behrens
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Steve Duddy
- Lend Me an Ear (1987) ... Steve Duddy
 1986 Willy/Milly
Fred Niceman
 1986 52 Pick-Up
Alan Raimy
 1986 Apology (TV Movie)
Philip
 1986 A Killing Affair
Sheb Sheppard
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Alien Ambassador (segment "A Small Talent for War")
- Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes (1986) ... Alien Ambassador (segment "A Small Talent for War")
 1985 White Nights
Wynn Scott
 1985 An Early Frost (TV Movie)
Victor DiMato
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Stewart
- Don't Touch (1985) ... Mr. Stewart
 1985 Lime Street (TV Series)
Mr. Balzar
- Diamonds Aren't Forever (1985) ... Mr. Balzar
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ross Halley
- A Flash of Green (1984) ... Ross Halley
 1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (TV Movie)
Pierre Lafitte
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Lee
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Charles Lee
 1984 The Evil That Men Do
Briggs
 1983 Kennedy (TV Mini-Series)
William Walton
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... William Walton
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... William Walton
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... William Walton
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... William Walton
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... William Walton
 1983 The Face of Rage (TV Movie)
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
Scanlon / Jackson
 1982 A Little Sex
Walter
 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Tom Keller
 1980 Melvin and Howard
Freese - Attorney #2
 1980 The Mountain Men
Nathan Wyeth
 1979 Under This Sky (TV Movie)
 1979 Last Embrace
Richard Peabody
 1978 Somebody Killed Her Husband
Herbert Little
 1977 Julia
Sammy
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Wiggs
- The Surrender (1977) ... Wiggs
 1977 Annie Hall
Actor Boy Friend
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Billy Jo
- Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard (1975) ... Billy Jo
 1973 Shamus
Johnnie
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Billy Vargas (1983-1984)
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(December 8, 1971 to January 9, 1972) He played Lysander (Staff) in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Danny Sewell (Theseus/Owner); Judith Long (Hippolyta/Owner); Aaron Horowitz (Egeus/Staff); David Clennon (Demetrius/Staff); ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Jon Glover

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I would like to be able to be both a film actor and a stage actor - to be an American actor in the style of a lot the English actors who do films. They are these wonderful actors who can do everything. See more »

Trivia:

For his role as an assassin in NBC's Grass Roots (1992) he spent four hours daily in the make-up chair. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays sinister villains See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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