So many questions have been asked of the relationship between the multi-talented American entertainers Donald Glover and Danny Glover. Are they related? Is Donald the son of Danny? These are questions always asked whenever one of the pair is mentioned in a discussion. The obvious reason why these questions are asked is that the two actors share the same last name and even more because of their familiar line of work.
Fans are often quick to conclude that Danny Glover is the father of the This is America crooner basically owing to their last names. Let us take a quick look at both personalities and then decide.
Who is Donald Glover?
Donald McKinley Glover Jr popularly known as “Childish Gambino” was born on September 25, 1983, in Lancaster, California but he was raised in Georgia along with his two siblings and foster siblings. Donald is an actor, comedian, writer, rapper, singer, DJ, record producer, director and somewhat a manager, as he manages his cousin who is an upcoming rapper. In short, Donald Glover is super talented.
Donald Glover studied at Stephenson high school, also at DeKalb school of Arts in Georgia and attended New York-based college, Tisch School of the Arts, earning a degree in dramatic writing. His mum Beverly Glover is a retired daycare provider while his dad Donald Glover Snr. is a retired poster worker. Donald was brought up in a Jehovah ’s Witness home, his parents worked as foster parents for about 14 years.
Donald is a co-founder of Derrick comedy, which is an internet sketch comedy group. He is famous for being a rapper and one of his latest and popular songs is This is America. The song which was released in May 2018 is a hip-hop and gospel track produced for the main purpose of uniting Americans against violence and racial discrimination. Donald Glover is more famous for his appearance in comedy-drama series Atlanta. His multi-talents have earned him multi awards such as the Grammy, Emma, Golden Globe and more.
Who is Danny Glover?
Born on June 22, 1946, Danny Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He was born in San Francisco, California, United States to Carrie Hunley and James Glover. His parents used to work as postal workers. Danny Glover was an epileptic patient up until he was 35. His illness ended his ambition to play the sport. Danny attended George Washington high school in San Francisco. He later attended San Francisco state university studying mathematics and economics but never did graduate from college. Years later, he was awarded an honorary degree from San Francisco state university
Danny made his first appearance on the screen when he was cast as an anonymous inmate in Escape from Alcataz in 1979. He made his first movie as a director in 1994 called Override. He has featured in a host of popular movies and series like Lethal Weapon, Override, Saw, Predator 2, Angels in the Outfield, Witness, Places in the Heart, The Colour Purple, To Sleep with Anger, and so much more. He has been involved in all kinds of film genre acting as villains and heroes, which amount to over 100 films.
Here are Facts You Need to Know
Although Danny and Donald bear the same last name Glover, the pair is not in anyway blood related, thereby disclaiming every rumor of the pair being blood tied.
Donald Glover’s real parents are Donald Glover Snr. and Beverly Glover while Danny Glover doesn’t have a biological son.
Childish Gambino Donald was born in California and he grew up near Atlanta while Danny is from the Northern California Bay Area
Donald Glover has denied being the Son of Danny Glover on several occasions on live TV. He even mentioned it in one of his rap songs Sunrise where he said “Donald Glover no relation” hitting the nail on the head on the matter of his relationship with Danny
Donald, the innovative actor, singer, and comedian who produces and stars in the hit show Atlanta, grew up a Jehovah’s witness while Danny wasn’t.
Although the pair isn’t blood-related, there are still a couple of things the pair share in common:
- They are both multi-talented.
- They are both actors.
- Donald and Danny’s parents both worked as poster workers.
- They were both born in California.