Crispin Glover is an American actor and director known for his offbeat roles such as Layne in River’s Edge George McFly in Back to the Future , The Villain of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Bobby McBurney in What’s Gilbert Eating Grape? and Phil Wedmaier in Whirlpool Time Machine
The actor’s career has spanned decades, beginning in 1977; During that time, Crispin has built an enviable and dynamic career.
Crispin Hellion Glover was born on April 20, 1964 in New York City. He is the only child of Bruce Glover and Mary Elizabeth Lillian Glover. Like Crispin, his parents are actors.
Crispin attended the Mirman School in Los Angeles through ninth grade before attending tenth and eleventh grades at Venice High and then twelfth grade at Beverly Hills High School, from which he graduated in 1982. Even before graduating, Crispin showed an interest in parenting. He eventually got the lead in a stage production of The Sound of Music which led to other appearances on television shows such as Happy Days (1974), Hill Street Blues (1981) and Family Ties (1982). His career took off and he made a name for himself playing eccentric characters. He gained international recognition primarily for his role as “The Thin Man” in Charlie’s Angels.
Crispin Glover is not only an actor, but also a musician and author. He can point to 15 to 20 books.
While Crispin Glover has been in and out of relationships, the actor has never been married or had children. He currently resides in both Los Angeles and the Czech Republic.
After entering the acting profession at age 13, Glover made his film debut My Tutor in 1983 which gave way to roles in films such as Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and Teacher However, he landed his first major role in 1985 in the film Back to the Future where he played the role of George McFly, a father of the film’s protagonist.
In 1991 he appeared in the film, The Doors , playing the role of the legendary Andy Warhol. He also played the title characters in Bartleby (2001) and Willard (2003). In 2007, Crispin Glover appeared in the animated film Beowulf as the monster Gendel and in 2009 he voiced the character 6 in the animated sci-fi film, 9
And as a director, Crispin Glover made his debut with an unusual film – What is it? 2005 with actors with Down syndrome. It was originally intended to be a short film, but it took nearly a decade to complete. The actor was able to finance the film with earnings from Willard and the Charlie’s Angels films. The film eventually premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
He later directed It’s Alright! All is well! This was written by actor Steven C. Stewart. The film tells a story of the writer, who was born with cerebral palsy and was placed in a nursing home for 10 years. Like the previous film, it premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Crispin Glover played the role of Mr. World in the American fantasy drama television series American Gods.
In 1986, Glover received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Back to the Future He was honored at the 2006 Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival and won the Carnet Jury Award for the film What is it? The following year he won the New Visions Award – Special Mention for It’s Alright! Everything is good!, also at the Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival.
While his recognition on the awards front is limited, he has built a loyal and devoted fanbase. Considering his stellar career, it’s not hard to see why the actor is so celebrated.
Crispin Glover hasn’t started a familyown yet; However, the actor hopes to have a child of his own that he wants to shower with love and attention. Since he was an only child, his family life revolves around his parents Bruce and Betty Glover. Crispin and his father Bruce worked together on films such as Simon Says (2006), It’s Fine! All is well! and Influencing (2015).
Crispin Glover: Fortune
The multifaceted artist is worth around US$3.5 million. He amassed his wealth through his consistent presence in the film and music industries, not forgetting profits from writing and publishing books.