John Glover Net Worth

John Glover Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Glover net worth is
$5 Million

John Glover Wiki Biography

Born John Soursby Glover Jr., on the 7th August 1944 in Salisbury, Maryland USA, he is a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor, best known to the world for portraying mostly villainous characters, such as Lionel Luthor in the TV series “Smallville” (2001-2011), as Phil in the film “Payback” (1999), and also as the voice of The Riddler in animations based on the “Batman” franchise.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Glover is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Glover’s wealth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career, which has been active since the early ‘60s.

John Glover Net Worth $5 Million

John is the son of John Soursby Glover, Sr., a television salesman, and his wife Cade. He went to Wicomico High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Towson University, where he studied acting. After that, he launched his career by joining the Barter Theatre in Abington, Virginia, and then furthered his acting studies at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, being mentored by Milton Katselas.

After several off-Broadway appearances, John was cast in “The Great God Brown” in 1972, and since then has appeared in numerous Broadway plays, including “Don Juan” (1972), “Love! Valour! Compassion!” (1994), for which he won the Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play, then “The Drowsy Chaperone” (2006), and most recently “The Cherry Orchard” (2016), all of which added a significant amount to his wealth.

After a successful start in theatre, John decided to showcase his talents on screen, and debuted in the film “Shamus” in 1973, and then had minor roles in Woody Allen’s film “Annie Hall”, and in Fred Zinnemann’s Academy Award-winning drama “Julia” the same year, next to Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards. He finished the ‘70s with a supporting role in the romantic thriller “Last Embrace” (1979), starring Roy Scheider and Janet Margolin.

John appeared in several films in the ‘80s, highlighted by portraying Richard Behrens in the TV miniseries “Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder” (1987), for which he received Primetime Emmy Award- nomination, while in 1988, he was cast in a supporting role next to Bill Murray, Karen Allen, and John Forsythe in the comedy fantasy “Scrooged”.

The next decade was one of his best in his career, appearing in a number of films that became both commercial and critical successes, which only increased his wealth. He started the decade with the role of Daniel Clamp in the sequel of Chris Columbus’ written “Gremlins” from 1984, entitled “Gremlins 2: The New Batch”, both directed by Joe Dante, and then played Magnavolt Salesman in “RoboCop 2”, which grossed over $40 million at box office, then portrayed A.J. Pattle in the horror comedy “Ed and His Dead Mother” (1993), next to Eric Christmas, and Steve Buscemi. The following year he appeared in John Carpenter’s fantasy horror “In the Mouth of Madness”, playing Saperstein, then three years later Joel Schumacher used John’s talents again, this time for the film “Batman & Robin”, in which he portrayed Dr. Jason Woodrue; the film provoked negative reviews from fans, but still collected several prestigious awards and honors. From 1998 until 1999 he had a double role of The Devil and Angel in the TV series “Brimstone”, and finished the decade with another successful endeavor, the action crime drama film “Payback” (1999), with Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry and Maria Bello as the lead stars of the film.

In the early 2000s, he was chosen for the role of Lionel Luthor in the highly acclaimed TV fantasy drama series “Smallville” (2001-2011), appearing in more than 140 episodes and receiving three Saturn Award- nominations, but what is more important, his net worth increased to a large degree. He meantime appeared in several B production films, but made a remembered appearance as Samson Gray in the TV fantasy series “Heroes” in 2009.

Following the end of “Smallville”, John starred in the horror “Sanitarium” (2013), and three years later again featured in the horror “We Go On”. Most recently, he has been working on films “The Extraordinary Farewell”, which is in pre-production, and “The Lost Wife of Robert Durst”, which is scheduled for 2018.

Aside from acting, John is known for his voiceover work; he has narrated a number of books, including “Ghost Story” (2011), which is a part of Jim Butcher’s novel series “The Dresden Files”.

Regarding his personal life, John is openly gay, however, there are no details about any relationships.

Full NameJohn Glover
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 7, 1944
DiedDecember 9, 1849, Launceston, Australia
Place Of BirthSalisbury, Maryland, United States
Height1.85 m
EducationTowson University
ParentsJohn Soursby Glover Sr., Cade Glover
PartnerAdam Kurtzman
AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
NominationsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding ...
MoviesGremlins 2: The New Batch, Scrooged, RoboCop 2, Batman & Robin, In the Mouth of Madness, Annie Hall, Payback, 52 Pick-Up, White Nights, Last Embrace, Julia, An Early Frost, Rocket Gibraltar, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Chocolate War, Night of the Running Man, Meet the Hollowheads, The Mounta...
TV ShowsSmallville, Brimstone, South Beach, Search for Tomorrow, Haunted History
1Perhaps best known for his role as the ruthless Lionel Luthor on Smallville (2001)
2Gravelled, throaty voice
3Frequently plays sinister villains
1I think the reason I'm an actor is the joy I find from escaping and going to be somebody else. That's what I have fun doing.
2I had a big part of my life in the theater in Philadelphia. Philadelphia's changed, but I love it.
3I would like to be able to be both a film actor and a stage actor - to be an American actor in the style of a lot the English actors who do films. They are these wonderful actors who can do everything.
1He was awarded the 1987 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Lead Performance for "The Traveler" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2He was awarded the 1987 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Traveler" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3In 1977, he played two films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Annie Hall (1977) and Julia (1977). The former won the award.
4Parents are John Soursby Sr. and Cade Glover.
5Attended and graduated from Wicomico High School in Saliabury, Maryland.
6Aside from his theatrical endeavours, he is actively involved with the Alzheimer's Association.
7His character in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) was originally written as a corrupt, deeply unpleasant businessman. Glover, who was getting sick of being cast as villains, instead chose to portray him as an immensely likable and friendly, if eccentric and immature, character.
8Tom Welling said that his favorite part of season four of Smallville (2001) was working on the episode in which Clark and Lionel switch bodies as it allowed him to work closely with John, whom he greatly admires.
9Has played the father of two television supervillains. He played Lex Luthor's father on Smallville (2001) and the father of Sylar on Heroes (2006).
10Close friends with actress Blair Brown.
11His father, John Soursby Glover Sr., was a television salesman.
12Made his stage debut in "Look Homeward, Angel" at the Barter Theater in Virginia in 1963.
13Moved to New York City in 1967.
14Made Broadway debut in "The Selling of the President" in 1972.
15Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Featured Actor in a Play for "Waiting for Godot".
16Nominated for at 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for playing Lucky in "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett at Studio 54.
17He splits time between Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, British Columbia, where the WB Television series Smallville (2001) was filmed.
18For three college summers, he worked at a small theater in southwestern Virginia.
19For his role as an assassin in NBC's Grass Roots (1992) he spent four hours daily in the make-up chair.
20Since the mid-1990s, his companion has been sculptor Adam Kurtzman.
21Won Broadway's 1995 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for the dual roles of John Jeckyll and James Jeckyll in Terence McNally's "Love! Valour! Compassion!", parts he recreated in the film version of the same title, Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997).
22Visits his alma mater Towson University in Maryland regularly to work with drama students in the Fine Arts College.
23Studied acting with Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
24Has been in three separate productions associated with DC comics. First as the Riddler on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Dr. Jason Woodrue in Batman & Robin (1997), then as Lionel Luthor on Smallville (2001).
25Attended and graduated from Towson State Teacher's College (now Towson University). He later received an honorary Master's degree.


Meteor Night2012Short completedArthur Morse
We Go On2016Dr. Ellison
You Bury Your Own2015Detective Gillespie
The Good Wife2011-2015TV SeriesJared Andrews
Agent Carter2015TV SeriesSSR Informant
Perception2014TV SeriesThe Devil
The Blacklist2014TV SeriesDr. Bruce Sanders
Sweet Talk2013Professor / Count
Sanitarium2013Gustav (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
TRON: Uprising2012TV SeriesDyson
Spells2011/IVideo shortTed
Smallville2001-2011TV SeriesLionel Luthor Darkseid Jor-El ...
Medium2011TV SeriesCarson Churchill
Tron: Evolution2010Video GameAbraxas Jalen (voice)
Earth Ring2010ShortWilliam
Heroes2009TV SeriesSamson Gray
Brothers & Sisters2009TV SeriesHenry Mittner
Numb3rs2006-2009TV SeriesSimon Kraft
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2006-2008TV SeriesDr. Declan Gage
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright2005Ogden
A Kiss at Kerouac's Grave2004Will
Sweet Union2004ShortOleen
Smallville: Chloe Chronicles2004TV Mini-Series shortLionel Luthor
Mid-Century2002Bill Gates
Arli$$2002TV SeriesBobby Salmon
On Edge2001Yuri Moskivin
The Body2001Jesus Christ Street Actor
Get Real2000TV SeriesFate
Snoops1999TV SeriesGary Hyndman
Macbeth in Manhattan1999Richard / Director
Brimstone1998-1999TV SeriesThe Devil / Angel
The Broken Giant1998Bennett Hale
The Tempest1998TV MovieAnthony Prosper
The New Batman Adventures1998TV SeriesThe Riddler Edward Nygma
Superman1998TV SeriesThe Riddler Edward Nygma
Dead Broke1998Sam
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesMax Demming
Homicide: Life on the Street1998TV SeriesNelson Broyles
Dead by Midnight1997TV MovieDr. Armond Drake / Ben Hamill
Medusa's Child1997TV MovieRogers Henry
Batman & Robin1997Dr. Jason Woodrue
Dead Man's Gun1997TV MovieJack Fleetwood (segment "Fool's Gold")
Caroline in the City1997TV SeriesHilton Traynor
Love! Valour! Compassion!1997John Jeckyll, James Jeckyll
Remember WENN1996TV SeriesAdrian Carr
Automatic1995Goddard Marx
Night of the Running Man1995Derek Mills
Dora Was Dysfunctional1994Short
Schemes1994VideoVictor Kraft
In the Mouth of Madness1994Saperstein
The Adventures of Batman & Robin1994Video GameThe Riddler (voice)
Batman: The Animated Series1992-1994TV SeriesThe Riddler Edward Nygma
Dinosaurs1992-1994TV SeriesBabysitter / Prosecutor / Lucius
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker1994TV MovieMaj. Asa Bird Gardiner
Frasier1993TV SeriesNed Miller
Ed and His Dead Mother1993A.J. Pattle
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1993TV SeriesVerad
Animaniacs1993TV SeriesRasputin
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesJohn Burke
South Beach1993TV SeriesRoberts
The Legend of Prince Valiant1993TV SeriesKing Edward
Majority Rule1992TV Movie'Mac' Mackin
The Ray Bradbury Theater1992TV SeriesWalter Grip
Grass Roots1992TV MovieHarold Perkerson
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel1992TV MovieLoco Garrison
Tales from the Crypt1991TV SeriesUndertaker
American Dreamer1990-1991TV SeriesBill
Dead on the Money1991TV MovieRussell Blake
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1988-1991TV SeriesMike Sayles
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1991TV MovieBilly
An Enemy of the People1990TV MovieDr. Thomas Stockman
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesDr. Paul Kohler
A Season of Giants1990TV MovieLeonardo DaVinci
El Diablo1990TV MovieThe Preacher
RoboCop 21990Magnavolt Salesman
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Daniel Clamp
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesMiles Duchet
Breaking Point1989TV MovieDr. Gerber
Traveling Man1989TV MovieChick Beeler
Twist of Fate1989TV Mini-SeriesMax Brodsky
Meet the Hollowheads1989Henry Hollowhead
Scrooged1988Brice Cummings
The Chocolate War1988Brother Leon
David1988TV MovieCharles Rothenberg
Rocket Gibraltar1988Rolo Rockwell
Hot Paint1988TV MovieAlgernon
Masquerade1988Tony Gateworth
Moving Target1988TV MovieDobbins
Murder, She Wrote1986-1987TV SeriesAndrew Durbin / Franz Mueller
Paul Reiser Out on a Whim1987TV Movie
Miami Vice1987TV SeriesSteve Duddy
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder1987TV Mini-SeriesRichard Behrens
Willy/Milly1986Fred Niceman
52 Pick-Up1986Alan Raimy
Apology1986TV MoviePhilip
A Killing Affair1986Sheb Sheppard
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesAlien Ambassador (segment "A Small Talent for War")
White Nights1985Wynn Scott
An Early Frost1985TV MovieVictor DiMato
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV SeriesMr. Stewart
Lime Street1985TV SeriesMr. Balzar
American Playhouse1984TV SeriesRoss Halley
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter1984TV MoviePierre Lafitte
George Washington1984TV Mini-SeriesCharles Lee
The Evil That Men Do1984Briggs
The Face of Rage1983TV Movie
Rage of Angels1983TV MovieScanlon / Jackson
Kennedy1983TV Mini-SeriesWilliam Walton
A Little Sex1982Walter
The Incredible Shrinking Woman1981Tom Keller
Melvin and Howard1980Freese - Attorney #2
The Mountain Men1980Nathan Wyeth
The American Success Company1980Ernst
Under This Sky1979TV Movie
Last Embrace1979Richard Peabody
Somebody Killed Her Husband1978Herbert Little
The Andros Targets1977TV SeriesWiggs
Annie Hall1977Actor Boy Friend
Kojak1975TV SeriesBilly Jo
Search for Tomorrow1951TV SeriesBilly Vargas (1983-1984)


It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story2007writer: "You Don't Have to Be a Star To Be in My Show"
Love! Valour! Compassion!1997performer: "Dance of the Four Little Swans" - uncredited
El Diablo1990TV Movie performer: "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" - uncredited
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1988TV Series performer - 1 episode


Haunted History2001TV Series narrator - 1 episode


Extra School2015Short special thanks
Back in the Jacket: A Smallville Homecoming2011Video documentary short special thanks
The Son Becomes the Father2011Video documentary short special thanks
Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Writers' Room2005Video short special thanks


The Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Back in the Jacket: A Smallville Homecoming2011Video documentary shortHimself
Smallville: The Complete Series Retrospective2011Video documentaryHimself
The Son Becomes the Father2011Video documentary shortHimself
Angela Lansbury & Friends Benefiting Salute to Terrence McNally2011TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Smallville: Big Fans2007Video documentary shortHimself
Smallville: 100th Episode -The Making of a Milestone2006Video documentaryHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Batman Unbound2005Video documentary shortHimself
Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Writers' Room2005Video shortHimself
'Smallville' Backstage Special2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Haunted History2000-2001TV SeriesHimself / Narrator
The 49th Annual Tony Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Working in the Theatre1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
The 6th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee for Outstanding Supporitng Actor in Mini Series or Special

Archive Footage

Smallville2009-2010TV SeriesLionel Luthor
Interview-Director Keith Gordon Discusses 'The Chocolate War'2007DocumentaryHimself
Payback: Straight Up2006VideoPhil
Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles2006TV Mini-SeriesLionel Luthor

Nominated Awards

2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor in a Television SeriesSmallville (2001)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor in a Television SeriesSmallville (2001)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesFrasier (1993)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesCrime & Punishment (1993)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorGremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialNutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialAn Early Frost (1985)

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