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Overview (3)

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Birth NameJohn Soursby Glover Junior
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 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 endeavors, 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.

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Family (2)

Spouse Adam Kurtzman (2016 - present)
Parents John Soursby Glover Sr.
Cade Glover

Trade Mark (4)

Frequently plays sinister villains
Gravelled, throaty voice
Perhaps best known for his role as the ruthless Lionel Luthor on Smallville (2001)
The voice of the Riddler on Batman: The Animated Series

Trivia (27)

Attended and graduated from Towson State Teacher's College (now Towson University). He later received an honorary Master's degree.
Has been in four separate productions associated with DC comics. First as the Riddler on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Dr. Jason Woodrue in Batman & Robin (1997), Lionel Luthor on Smallville (2001), then as Sivana's father in Shazam! (2019).
Studied acting with Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Visits his alma mater Towson University in Maryland regularly to work with drama students in the Fine Arts College.
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's "Love! Valour! Compassion!", parts he recreated in the film version of the same title, Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997).
Glover married sculptor Adam Kurtzman in 2016, having been together since 1993.
For his role as an assassin in NBC's Grass Roots (1992) he spent four hours daily in the make-up chair.
For three college summers, he worked at a small theater in southwestern Virginia.
He splits time between Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, British Columbia, where the WB Television series Smallville (2001) was filmed.
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.
Made Broadway debut in "The Selling of the President" in 1972.
Moved to New York City in 1967.
Made his stage debut in "Look Homeward, Angel" at the Barter Theatre in Virginia in 1963.
His father, John Soursby Glover Sr., was a television salesman.
Close friends with actress Blair Brown.
Has played the father of two television supervillains. He played Lex Luthor's father on Smallville (2001) and the father of Sylar on Heroes (2006).
Tom Welling said that his favorite part of season four of Smallville (2001) was working on the episode in which Clark and Lionel switch bodies as it allowed him to work closely with John Schneider, whom he greatly admires.
His character in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) was originally written as a corrupt, deeply unpleasant businessman. Glover, who was getting sick of being cast as villains, instead chose to portray him as an immensely likable and friendly, if eccentric and immature, character.
Aside from his theatrical endeavours, he is actively involved with the Alzheimer's Association.
Attended and graduated from Wicomico High School in Saliabury, Maryland.
Parents are John Soursby Glover Sr. and Asenath Cade Mullins.
In 1977, he played two films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Annie Hall (1977) and Julia (1977). The former won the award.
He was awarded the 1987 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Traveler" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1987 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Lead Performance for "The Traveler" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He is a lifelong Democrat.
Born on exactly the same date as David Rasche (of Sledge Hammer! (1986) fame).
During John Glover's interview on "Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum" (hosted by the actor who played Glover's character's son on the TV show "Smallville"), Glover revealed that during the 1970s he had a one-night-stand in London with Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Personal Quotes (4)

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.
I had a big part of my life in the theater in Philadelphia. Philadelphia's changed, but I love it.
I think the reason I'm an actor is the joy I find from escaping and going to be somebody else. That's what I have fun doing.
[on making Batman & Robin (1997)]: Joel (Schumacher) would sit on a crane with a megaphone and yell before each take 'Remember everyone, this is a cartoon!' It was hard to act because of that kind of set the tone for the film.

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