* Danny Glover (Actor, Director and political activist)
Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. Glover is well known for his roles as Mr. Albert Johnson in The Color Purple, as Michael Harrigan in Predator 2, as Detective Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise and in many other movies, television shows, and theatrical performances. He is very active in and strongly supports various humanitarian and political causes.
Glover was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Carrie (née Hunley) and James Glover. His parents were active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), working to advance equal rights. Glover grew up with a love for sports like his father. Glover's mother, daughter of a midwife, was born in Louisville, Georgia and graduated from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.
Glover suffered from epilepsy as a teenager. According to his own account, he "developed a way of concentrating so that seizures wouldn't happen." Using this technique, which he describes as "a type of self-hypnosis", Glover says he hasn't suffered a seizure since the age of 35.
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