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John Soursby Glover Jr. is an American stage, television, and film actor, born in 1944. He is best known for playing numerous villainous roles, and will be instantly familiar to many television viewers as Lionel, Lex Luthor's Archnemesis Dad on the show Smallville, the Trope Codifier for Magnificent Bastard and all things related to it. Other notable bad guy parts from Glover include everything from a bit appearance as Dr. Jason Woodrue in Batman and Robin, to an absolutely chilling performance as The Devil himself in the Too Good to Last series Brimstone. That being said, Glover has appeared in a wide variety of milieus, from Gremlins 2, to Broadway productions of Love!Valour!Compassion! and Waiting for Godot, to Batman: The Animated Series, where he provided the voice of The Riddler.

Glover is a well-regarded actor, and has recieved two Emmy nominations (one of which he won), two Tony Award nominations (one of which he again, won), and two Saturn Award nominations for his performance as Lionel. He is openly gay.

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