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The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), ran a daycare center, and his father, Donald ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 34 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »


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Solo: A Star Wars Story Lando Calrissian
Atlanta Earnest 'Earn' Marks / Theodore Perkins
Community Troy Barnes
Guava Island Deni Maroon


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 2022 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2016-2022 Atlanta (TV Series)
Earnest 'Earn' Marks / Theodore Perkins
- Episode #3.1 (2022) ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks
- Crabs in a Barrel (2018) ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks
- North of the Border (2018) ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks
- Woods (2018) ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks (voice)
- Champagne Papi (2018) ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks
 2020 Community Table Read (Video short)
Troy Barnes
 2019 The Lion King
Simba (voice)
 2019 Men in Black: International
Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
 2019 Guava Island
Deni Maroon
 2018 Childish Gambino: Pharos (Video Game) (as Childish Gambino)
 2018 Childish Gambino: Feels Like Summer (Music Video)
Donald Glover (voice, as Childish Gambino)
 2018 SZA: Garden (Say It Like Dat) (Music Video)
 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
Lando Calrissian
 2018 Saturday Night Live: Cut for Time (TV Series)
Cleveland Cavaliers Player
- Cleveland Cavs Promo (2018) ... Cleveland Cavaliers Player
 2018 Childish Gambino: This Is America (Music Video)
Childish Gambino
 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming
Aaron Davis
 2013-2016 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Marshall Lee
- Five Short Tables (2016) ... Marshall Lee (voice)
- Bad Little Boy (2013) ... Marshall Lee (voice)
 2015 Childish Gambino Feat. Heems: Tell Me (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2015 The Martian
Rich Purnell
 2015 Magic Mike XXL
 2015 China, IL (TV Series)
Transfer Billy
- Bi-Topping-Ality (2015) ... Transfer Billy (voice)
- Crow College (2015) ... Transfer Billy (voice)
- Best Face Forward (2015) ... Transfer Billy (voice)
- A Gentleman's Bet (2015) ... Transfer Billy (voice)
 2015 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series)
Miles Morales / Ultimate Spider-Man
- The Spider-Verse: Part 4 (2015) ... Miles Morales / Ultimate Spider-Man (voice)
- The Spider-Verse: Part 3 (2015) ... Miles Morales / Ultimate Spider-Man (voice)
 2015 The Lazarus Effect
 2015 Kari Faux: Gahdamn (Music Video)
Donald Glover
 2015 Childish Gambino: Sober (Music Video)
Hero Boy (as Childish Gambino)
 2014 Childish Gambino: Telegraph Ave (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2014 Sesame Street: Learning Rocks (Video)
 2014 Childish Gambino Feat. Problem: Sweatpants (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2014 Chicken and Futility (Short)
The Boy (as Childish Gambino)
 2009-2014 Community (TV Series)
Troy Barnes
- Geothermal Escapism (2014) ... Troy Barnes
- Cooperative Polygraphy (2014) ... Troy Barnes
- Basic Intergluteal Numismatics (2014) ... Troy Barnes
- Introduction to Teaching (2014) ... Troy Barnes
- Repilot (2014) ... Troy Barnes
 2014 Childish Gambino Feat. Chance the Rapper: The Worst Guys (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2013 Childish Gambino: 3005 (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2013 Kenna Feat. Childish Gambino: Relations (Music Video)
Donald Glover
 2013 Jhené Aiko Feat. Childish Gambino: Bed Peace (Music Video)
Donald Glover
 2013 The To Do List
 2013 Sesame Street (TV Series)
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
- I Get Ideas (2013) ... Sandy
- It's About Time (2013) ... Sandy
 2012 Childish Gambino: Fire Fly (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2006-2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Young Tracy Jordan / Gay Kid / Producer / ...
- Live from Studio 6H (2012) ... Young Tracy Jordan (uncredited)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... Gay Kid
- Jack Gets in the Game (2007) ... Producer (voice, uncredited)
- Jack-Tor (2006) ... Young P.A. (as Donald Glover II)
 2012 Community: Abed's Master Key (TV Short)
Troy Barnes (voice)
 2012 Childish Gambino: Heartbeat (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2007-2011 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)
Troy Barnes
- Save Greendale (2011) ... Troy Barnes
- Wink (2007)
- Jazz Man (2007)
- Dickmento (2007)
 2011 Regular Show (TV Series)
Alpha Dog
- Rap It Up (2011) ... Alpha Dog (voice)
 2011 The Muppets
Junior CDE Executive
 2011 Childish Gambino: Bonfire (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2011 Best Coast: Our Deal (Music Video)
Day Trotter
 2011 Childish Gambino: Freaks and Geeks (Music Video)
Childish Gambino (as Childish Gambino)
 2011 Moves: The Rise and Rise of the New Pornographers (Music Video)
Reporter (uncredited)
 2007-2010 UCB Comedy Originals (TV Series short)
Peter Pan
- The Dead-Line (2010)
- B-Boy Stance (2007)
- Peter Pan ... Peter Pan
 2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars III (TV Movie)
Mace Windu / Scout Trooper / Stormtrooper (voice)
 2010 Thomas Jefferson (Video short)
 2010 GINK (Video short)
 2010 Community: Study Break (TV Mini Series short)
Troy Barnes
- Generation Gap (2010) ... Troy Barnes
- Stop using your brain (2010) ... Troy Barnes
- Truth or Dare (2010) ... Troy Barnes
 2009 I Am Tiger Woods (Short)
Tiger Woods
 2009 Don't Jerk Off to This (Video short)
 2009 Boy Band (Video short)
Mikey / Narrator
 2009 Mystery Team
 2007 Wink (Video short)
Falvo the Wink
 2007 Jazz Man (Video short)
Cal 'Jellymouth' Williams
 2007 Shouting Homeless Realtor (Video short)
Homeless Realtor
 2007 Rookie (Video short)
Veteran Cop
 2007 Memory Loss (Video short)
Alan Mortimer
 2007 Mafia (Video short)
 2007 New Bike (Video short)
 2007 Party Dudes (Video short)
Daniel Franks
 2007 Bronx World Travelers (TV Series)
Scoopy Brown
- The Game (2007) ... Scoopy Brown
- Orientation Video (2007) ... Scoopy Brown
- Press Conference (2007) ... Scoopy Brown
 2007 Funny (Video short)
 2007 Hip Hop (Video short)
 2007 Ad Campaign (Video short)
Mr. Peterson
 2007 Human Giant (TV Series)
Mitchell the Webcam Guy
- 24 Hour Marathon (2007) ... Mitchell the Webcam Guy
 2007 WQXR: The Cool Breeze (Video short)
The Cheese
 2007 Emo Song (Video short)
Emo Singer (voice)
 2007 Foreigner (Video short)
Foreign Neighbor
 2007 Guns (Video short)
 2007 B-Boy Stance (Video short)
Prince Reggie K
 2007 Jerry (Video short)
 2006 Girls Are Not to Be Trusted (Video short)
Kevin / Belanie
 2006 Celebrity (Video short)
 2006 Self Defense (Video short)
 2006 He Really Gave It to Me (Video short)
Kevin / Additional Voices
 2006 KP (Video short)
 2006 Movie Executive Dad (Video short)
Movie Executive Dad
 2006 National Spelling Bee (Video short)
 2006 Little Drummer Boy (Short)
 2006 Opposite Day (Video short)
Mr. Peterson
 2006 Bro Rape: A Newsline Investigative Report (Video short)
Bro Rapist
 2006 Drunk Baby (Video short)
Drunk Baby
 2006 Keyboard Kid (Video short)
Jeffrey's Dad (voice)
 2006 Progression of a Mad Hatter (Video short)
Mad Hatter
 2006 Diet Coke with Lime Ad (Video short)
Diet Coke with Lime
 2006 Tracing the Call (Video short)
Terrorist (voice)
 2006 Black Peter Pan (Short)
Peter Pan
 2006 Culliver Family Variety Hour (TV Short)
 2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
- Tim Robbins/Isla Fisher/Common (2005) ... Criminal
 2005 Gene Shalit's Preview Corner (TV Short)
The Gamer
 1998 Winner Takes All (TV Movie)
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Show Show Soundtrack (53 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Derrick Comedy | Childish Gambino | Donald Glover II | Don Glover | Teddy Perkins


5' 8" (1.73 m)




Glover (Smith), Beverly | Glover, Donald

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[on getting the job as a writer on "30 Rock"] I had a 'Simpsons' and 'Everybody Hates Chris' spec and I remember thinking I was never going to hear from them again. Even after meeting with Tina, I left thinking I wasn't going to get it.

I don't tell a lot of other comedians the story of how I ended up there because I guess a lot of people say it's like a fairy tale. But I just think I was lucky ... See more »


Second African-American performer to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He followed Robert Guillaume, who won in this category in 1985, in 2017. See more »



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