Crispin Glover

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Having made a career out of playing bizarre oddball characters, actor Crispin Glover had very little mainstream success outside of his breakthrough role as nerdy George McFly in the blockbuster "Back to the Future" ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1964 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Texas Rising 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Crime and Punishment 2014 (Movie)

Raskolnikov (Actor)

Simon Says 2014 (Movie)

Simon/Stanley (Actor)

The Bag Man 2014 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

The I Scream Man 2014 (Movie)

The Ice Cream Man (Actor)

The Wizard of Gore 2014 (Movie)

Montag the Magnificent (Actor)

Motel 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Freaky Deaky 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Nice 2011 (Movie)

Eric Combs (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Stayne-Knave of Hearts (Actor)

Drunk History: Tesla & Edison 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

The Donner Party 2010 (Movie)

William Foster (Actor)

9 2009 (Movie)

#6 (Voice)

Open Season 3 2009 (Movie)

(Voice)

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Fifi (Actor)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

Grendel (Actor)

Epic Movie 2007 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

What Is It? 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Drop Dead Sexy 2005 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

Thin Man (Actor)

Willard 2003 (Movie)

Willard Stiles (Actor)

Bartleby 2002 (Movie)

Bartleby (Actor)

Like Mike 2002 (Movie)

Stan Bittleman (Actor)

Fast Sofa 2001 (Movie)

Jules (Actor)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

Thin Man (Actor)

Nurse Betty 2000 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Beaver Trilogy 1997 (Movie)

Groovin' Larry (Actor)

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man 1996 (Movie)

Train Fireman (Actor)

The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 (Movie)

Arlo (Actor)

Chasers 1994 (Movie)

Howard Finster (Actor)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

Howard Barth (Actor)

Hotel Room 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 (Movie)

Bobby McBurney (Actor)

Little Noises 1992 (Movie)

Joey Kremple (Actor)

Rubin & Ed 1992 (Movie)

Rubin Farr (Actor)

Ferdydurke 1991 (Movie)

Mintus (Actor)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

Andy Warhol (Actor)

Where the Heart Is 1990 (Movie)

Lionel (Actor)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

Dell (Actor)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

George McFly (Actor)

Twister 1989 (Movie)

Howdy Cleveland (Actor)

At Close Range 1986 (Movie)

Lucas (Actor)

River's Edge 1986 (Movie)

Layne (Actor)

Back to the Future 1985 (Movie)

George McFly (Actor)

Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter 1984 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

High School U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

High School, U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Racing With the Moon 1984 (Movie)

Gatsby Boy (Actor)

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

My Tutor 1983 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Private Lessons 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Best of Times 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

The Royal Wedding: Encore and More 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Producer

It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Is It? 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (2)

It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. 2007 (Movie)

(Editor)

What Is It? 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)
Director (2)

It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

What Is It? 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (2)

It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

What Is It? 2006 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)
Writer (1)

What Is It? 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Having made a career out of playing bizarre oddball characters, actor Crispin Glover had very little mainstream success outside of his breakthrough role as nerdy George McFly in the blockbuster "Back to the Future" (1985). Ever since that time, Glove relished his stature as an off-kilter performer whose penchant for making out-of-the-way indies like "River's Edge" (1987) and "Wild At Heart" (1990) earned him the adulation of a small cult following of fans. While his 1987 appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC, 1982-1993), where he tried to karate kick the host, became the stuff of legend, Glover preferred to stay incognito with small roles in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" (1993) and "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996). Occasionally, he appeared in bigger studio films like "Charlie's Angels" (2000) and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003), but seemed more at home in smaller movies like "Willard" (2003), a strange little horror film revered by fans and ignored by most everyone else. By the end of the decade, however, Glover was appearing in bigger films, playing animated characters in "Beowulf" (2007) and "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), which perhaps gave him more opportunity to portray the offbeat characters that he so obviously loved.

Relationships

Bruce Glover

Father
Born May 2, 1932 a character actor remembered for playing Mr. Wint in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)

Betty Glover

Mother

EDUCATION

Trained in acting with Peggy Feury and Dan Mason

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

Venice High School

Venice , California

The Mirman School

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2010

Played the head of the Red Queen's Army in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

2009

Lent his voice to the feature-length adaptation of Shane Acker's short film, "9"

2007

Portrayed Grendel in Robert Zemeckis' big-budget film version of "Beowulf"

2007

Premiered second film, "It is Fine. Everything is Fine!" at Sundance

2007

Cast as Willy Wonka in the spoof/parody film "Epic Movie"

2005

Made directorial debut with "What is It?" a strange and surreal art film

2003

Featured in the action sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

2003

Undertook the title role in the remake of "Willard"

2001

Played lead in "Bartleby," an adaptation of Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" (filmed in 1999)

2001

Had co-starring role in "Fast Sofa"

2000

Portrayed an intrepid newspaper reporter in "Nurse Betty"

2000

Wrote, directed and played featured role in the short "What Is It?"

1996

Had a supporting role in "The People vs. Larry Flynt," Milos Forman's profile of the adult magazine publisher

1995

Filed lawsuit against Paramount Pictures for identifying him in credits of animated TV series "Duckman"; Glover's contract allegedly required that a pseudonym be used

1993

Starred in modern day adaptation of "Crime and Punishment"

1993

Played Johnny Depp's friend in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"

1991

Portrayed Andy Warhol in Oliver Stone's biopic "The Doors"

1990

Co-starred in David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"

1986

Appeared in "At Close Range" and "River's Edge"

1985

Had title role in the short "The Orkly Kid," produced under the auspices of the American Film Institute; eventually released as part of "Beaver Trilogy" in 1998

1985

Breakthrough screen role as George McFly in "Back to the Future"; did not reprise part in subsequent sequels

1984

Reprised character in the one-hour pilot for a proposed series based on "High School U.S.A." (NBC)

1983

Had supporting role in the TV-movie "High School U.S.A." (NBC)

1981

Feature acting debut in "Private Lessons"

1981

TV acting debut in the ABC variety special "The Best of Times," featuring teenagers performing skits, songs and dances relating to what it meant to be caught between childhood and adulthood

1978

First professional stage role in "The Sound of Music" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion (with Florence Henderson)

At age four, moved with family to L.A.

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