John Glover Net Worth

February 5, 2023
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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.

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