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Donald Glover [10]


Born:September 25, 1983 (38)
Filmography Rating:8.05 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.82 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.45 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83.50%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
30 Rock [2006](23) => Young P.A. / Young Tracy Jordan / Gay Kid / Writer
Community: Season 1 [2009](26) => Troy Barnes
Community: Season 2 [2010](27) => Troy Barnes
The Muppets [2011](28) => Junior CDE Executive
Community: Season 3 [2011](28) => Troy Barnes
Community: Season 4 [2013](30) => Troy Barnes
Community: Season 5 [2014](31) => Troy Barnes
Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017](34) => Aaron Davis
Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018](35) => Lando Calrissian
Men in Black: International [2019](36) => Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)

Trivia that mentions this person:
Community: Season 1 [2009]
  • The show's creator, Dan Harmon, was the co-founder of Channel 101. Many actors who have appeared on the show have also appeared in Channel 101, including Jack Black, Drew Carey, Rob Corddry, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, and D. C. Pierson.
    Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017]
  • Donald Glover (Aaron Davis) has voiced the Miles Morales incarnation of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
  • Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) mentions he has a nephew. In the comics, Aaron Davis is the Ultimate Marvel universe version of the villain "The Prowler", whose nephew is Miles Morales, a.k.a. the second Ultimate Spider-Man.
  • When the film was announced, several actors were rumored and expressed interest in taking over the role from Andrew Garfield. Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman were key figures, but also rumored were Daniel Radcliffe, Freddie Highmore, [?] Alfred Enoch, Donald Glover, Josh Hutcherson, and [?] Grant Gustin. [?] Freddy Highmore admitted he would "love to be considered".
  • For this film, lots of actors had been discussed online to play the part of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Some rumored, some talked about, some for real, the list includes: Logan Lerman, Dylan O'Brien, [?] Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Freddie Highmore, [?] Grant Gustin, Donald Glover, Zac Efron, [?] Zayn Malik, [?] Drake Bell, [?] Nolan Gould, [?] Mateus Ward, [?] Vincent Martella, Nick Robinson, [?] Sam Strike, Nat Wolff, [?] Liam James, [?] William Brent, Asa Butterfield, [?] Timothée Chalamet, Daniel Radcliffe, [?] Jack O'Connell, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Eddie Redmayne, Tyrel Jackson Williams, [?] Matt Lintz, [?] Judah Lewis, [?] Charlie Plummer, [?] Charlie Rowe, [?] Ivan Escott, and, of course, Tom Holland.
    Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018]
  • Reports were saying that Michael B. Jordan was planned to portray Lando Calrissian, but the role was given to Donald Glover.
  • [?] Adande "Swoozie" Thorne revealed that he auditioned for Lando Calrissian and joked about Donald Glover taking all of his roles.
    Community: Season 2 [2010]
  • Anthropology 101: In addition to being a reference to The Toy, Troy's Spider-Man pajamas are also an inside joke about actor Donald Glover's 2010 online campaign to be cast as Spider-Man.
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [2018]
  • When Miles first visits Uncle Aaron's apartment, the television is playing the television show [Community]. The beginning of that episode shows Donald Glover's character Troy getting out of bed wearing Spider-Man pajamas. This was a reference to an unsuccessful 2010 online campaign to get Donald Glover a chance to audition for the lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Miles Morales co-creator [?] Brian Michael Bendis describes that image of Glover in the Spider-Man pajamas as one of the major inspirations for the creation of the character and the character's design. Additionally, Glover appeared as another version of Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), in which he makes brief reference to his nephew. Glover also voiced Miles Morales in Disney's "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon series.
  • [?] Brian Michael Bendis, who created the comic book version of Miles Morales, credits three things that inspired him to make Miles African-American: his two adopted black children, Barack Obama becoming president, and Donald Glover wearing Spider-Man pajamas on an episode of the TV show "[Community]."
    Avengers: Endgame [2019]
  • When the Russo Brothers tweeted out a photo of the re-shoot cast, Yvette Nicole Brown from [Community (2009)] was in that photo, making her at least the fourth cast member from "Community" to appear in a Russo Bros. MCU film, following Danny Pudi and D.C. Pierson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Jim Rash in Captain America: Civil War (2016). (Fellow "Community" star Ken Jeong also appears in this film, as does Brie Larson, who guest-starred in a few episodes of the show.) Before their work with Marvel Studios, directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo were known for their work producing and directing TV comedies, including "Community", where they served as executive producers during the first three seasons. (Elsewhere in the MCU, "Community" star Donald Glover appears in the non-Russo Bros. film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), as Aaron Davis, the criminal Spider-Man tries to interrogate about the Vulture's weapons ring and uncle of future Spider-Man Miles Morales.)
    30 Rock [2006]
  • In her 2011 book "Bossypants", Tina Fey said that during the early years of the show, Donald Glover was its only black writer. She also said that he was so young that when he started on the writing staff, he was still living in a New York University dorm, and working there as a Resident Adviser. Since he came from a large family in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Fey said that Glover was especially good at writing for the character of Kenneth, who was also supposed to be from Stone Mountain. He later made appearances on the show as well as becoming a star on [Community (2009)].
  • In a 2018 ["New Yorker"] profile of Donald Glover, Glover said that he had long wondered if he had been hired as a writer on this show because of his race. At the time he was hired, he was only 23 years old, still living in the New York University dorms as a Residential Advisor, and had limited experience. Tina Fey confirmed Glover's suspicion; she admired Glover's talent, but hired him because funds from NBC's Diversity Initiative "made him free." This set-up was actually a subplot in season four, episode seventeen, "Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter", when Toofer discovers he was hired because of NBC's Diversity Initiative, which was still covering his salary.
    The Mandalorian: Seasons 1 & 2 [2019]
  • It was Donald Glover who inspired Jon Favreau to keep Baby Yoda a secret until the "Mandalorian" pilot episode debuted on Disney+. During filming of the live action remake The Lion King (2019), Glover (who voiced Simba in the movie) told Favreau that audiences liked surprises. "We were talking about music and pop culture, and he was saying that what people really like now is to be surprised, because it doesn't happen that much" Favreau said. "When [Beyoncé Knowles] did an album, she would just put it online and everybody would react to it. Just putting it out there spurred a conversation that would become more viral and bring more genuine attention than any marketing."