He played the role of George McFly in Back to the Future , but declined to participate in the sequels — though footage from the first film featuring him was reused in Back to the Future Part II with Glover being billed in the closing credits as 'George McFly in footage from Back to the Future '. Glover is the son of television actor Bruce Glover. Lee Ermey. He also played the creepy, non-speaking 'Thin Man' in the Charlie's Angels movies. In the summer of , Glover first acted alongside Michael J. Glover played the role of Archie Feld — who happened to be one of the close friends of Fox's character, Jay-Jay Manners. Archie was very similar in personality to George, as he was very awkward and unconfident — and, incidentally enough, Jay-Jay was the supportive friend to Archie. This tends to parallel the relationship that Marty had with George, during the week that the former was stuck in
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He has been tirelessly touring the globe with prints of the first two installments, What Is it? Everything Is Fine. He is currently producing and directing an as-yet-untitled movie to act in alongside his father, character actor Bruce Glover Chinatown, Diamonds Are Forever , for the first time. Vanity Fair: Your acting career in film began in the early 80s.
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It seems an unusual place for a New York-born, LA-raised actor-director to take up residence, and I casually wonder if he has family there. Instead, he just needed somewhere vaguely affordable where he could build sets for his upcoming third film as a director, which he just wrapped. His previous two films, What Is It? Often, he appears to be in a completely different film from them.
An intense, often unbridled presence in features and on television for more than three decades, actor Crispin Glover essayed fringe characters - some benign, others with darker intents - in such films as "Back to the Future" , "The River's Edge" , "Charlie's Angels" and "Willard" - while also maintaining a side career as an impishly surreal musician, artist and filmmaker. The family relocated to Los Angeles when Glover was five years of age, and he soon began appearing in plays as an elementary student at the Mirman School. At 13, he made his professional stage debut in a production of "The Sound of Music" with Florence Henderson, and gave his first performance on television opposite Nicolas Cage in the pilot for "The Best of Times" ABC, , a variety series about kids on the cusp of adulthood. Guest appearances on "Happy Days" ABC, and "Hill Street Blues" NBC, as eccentric pre-teens presaged his future screen persona, which was given its first full showcase in the teen sex comedy "My Tutor" as star Matt Lattanzi's sex-crazed sidekick. He would continue in this vein for the next year, playing socially awkward or confused young men in "Teachers" , among other films, before earning widespread exposure as the hapless George McFly, an Eisenhower-era nebbish who must be introduced to schoolmate Lea Thompson by their time-traveling son Michael J. Fox in Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future" The global success of that film led to more substantive roles for Glover, and he drew critical praise as edgy, offbeat young men in "The River's Edge" , "At Close Range" and "Twister" But his tenure as a mainstream performer would be short-lived; Glover turned down a reprisal of George McFly for "Back to the Future Part II" , prompting the producers to construct the role from unused footage from the first film and actor Jeffrey Weissman, who donned prosthetic makeup to resemble Glover.