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Donald McKinley Glover, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, singer, producer, writer, and director, who is best known for his role as college student Troy Barnes in the NBC series Community.

For Disney, he played the Junior CDE Executive in the 2011 Disney film, The Muppets and voiced Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man. He also played Greg in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Lando Calrissian in Solo, and voiced Simba in the 2019 version of The Lion King.

The censored version of his song "Sweatpants" from his album Because the Internet is featured in the episode "Run the Rink" in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.

Personal life[]

Glover was born at Edwards Air Force Base, California and then raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He was raised a Jehovah's Witnesses, he then attended DeKalb School for the Arts and graduated from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts with a degree in dramatic writing, along with also being voted "Most Likely to Write For The Simpsons".

Glover also has a child who was born in 2016 and it was revealed it was a boy during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards in 2017. He also announced that his son's name is "Legend" at the Governor's Ball in June 2017 and his second child was born in January 2018.


Donald Glover has had a variety of acting roles in addition to being a creator, occasional director, writer, executive producer, executive music producer, and the lead role of "Earn" in the show Atlanta on FX.

Glover is also known for being a rapper/singer under the stage name "Childish Gambino" and for his singles such as Bonfire, 3005, Sweatpants, Redbone, and his most successful single to date, "This is America".


  • Despite popular misconception, he is not related to fellow actor Danny Glover.
  • He says the first action figure he ever got was Lando Calrissian.[1]
  • He promoted The Lion King by appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! dressed up as a lion.
  • Glover once auditioned to play The Amazing Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man, which eventually inspired the creation of Miles Morales, the first Black Spider-Man. Glover would eventually voice Miles in Ultimate Spider-Man and portray Miles's uncle, Aaron Davis, in Spider-Man: Homecoming.


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