Bruce Glover

Bruce Glover

actor, producer, additional crew

Bruce Glover was born on May 02, 1932 in USA. Bruce Glover's big-screen debut came with Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster directed by Robert Gaffney in 1965, strarring Martian Crewmember / The Monster (uncredited). Bruce Glover is known for Ghost World directed by Terry Zwigoff, Thora Birch stars as Enid and Scarlett Johansson as Rebecca. The upcoming new movie Bruce Glover plays is Buffalo Bushido which will be released on Nov 14, 2009.

An instinct for acting showed very early for Bruce. In 1935, aged 3, he distracted his mother from the worries of Depression Era Chicago by recreating stuff they'd seen at the movies like FDR struggling to walk, putting his little body thru it, to try to understand by experiencing it. A knack for comedy showed when as part of a church pageant his #1 line, ''No room at the Inn", booming hugely out of a tiny body sent the whole congregation into laughter. He so enjoyed it he repeated it even louder to louder laughter then again and again continuing even as he was chased by the minister all over the altar to gales of laughter.At age 6, he had his first job, earning 60 cents for 6 days of delivering groceries. From then on there was always a job after school, Saturdays and summers, such as on a Chicago Loop newsstand or in a glass factory ladling molten glass. At age 15, his desperate father asked him to quit school to help support the family. His mother saved him by herself taking a job. School was showing him two paths out of poverty: Art (selling paintings) and Football (the 1949 Chicago high school city champs) and a chance for a scholarship. He played for two college seasons and moonlighted on a semi-pro team. Then a new window opened -- posing at an Art Institute class with a naked lady who said, ''How would you like to- [pause] - be a Gorilla?'' She was a stripper and needed a guy strong enough to wear a 90 lb. ape suit and toss her around. A magician at the club tapped him jokingly with his magic wand, saying "Bruce, you are an actor".Drafted into the U.S. Army for the Korean War, he served there for the last six months of that war, and came back with malaria, delaying his football. He tried out for a play (in 1955) never having had an acting class or read a book on it, but he was a natural, got the lead and great reviews, went to summer stock did a new play every week. He did a dozen years of theatre, on Broadway and off-Broadway. He visited Hollywood in 1965. In 1967, he made it his home.

  • Birthday

    May 02, 1932
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA
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