at the Saban Theatre on Wednesday, March 3, 2010
|Born||September 25, 1983
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Comedian|
Donald Glover (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, writer, comedian and rapper best known for his work in the sketch group Derrick Comedy and currently as one of the stars on the NBC series Community.
Donald Glover is best known for his work on the NBC show Community alongside Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. Glover has also been a writer for the NBC series 30 Rock and is part of the comedy sketch group Derrick Comedy. He graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006. He was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award award for Best Comedy Series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season of 30 Rock.
In 2008, rumors surfaced that Donald was to become a cast member of Saturday Night Live and that he would portray Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Donald refuted the SNL rumors on his Facebook profile: "Just to let people know. I was NOT asked to SNL. I just auditioned and there's been a rumor spreading around the web. Just trying to clear the air."
His stand-up special will be aired on Comedy Central on March 19, 2010.
Since 2009, Glover has starred as Troy on the NBC comedy Community.
Donald is one of the most visible members of the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy, along with Dominic Dierkes, Meggie McFadden, DC Pierson, and Dan Eckman. Derrick's YouTube videos have gained them nationwide attention and have contributed to Donald Glover's recognition, as well as his newfound success in the television business.
Along with the rest of the group, Donald wrote and starred in a feature-length film titled Mystery Team that was released in theaters in 2009.
Donald also makes music under the moniker 'mcDJ.' His music is of the electronic/remix variety and is often made available for free download via his official site. His current album releases include Love Letter From An Unbreakable Bottle, Utterances of the Heart. Glover also goes by many other aliases such as Childish Gambino, Bambino X, Sir Durton Cloud 9, and Ms. Long-Lady Stanhope.
He released the album entitled "Sick Boi" on June 5, 2008 under the name 'Childish Gambino', in which he thanks himself. On September 17, 2009, 'Childish Gambino' released the album "Poindexter".
He recently released a pair of mixtapes entitled "I Am Just A Rapper," and "I Am Just A Rapper 2," and his upcoming album "The Culdesac" is slated for a release this Spring.