Anwan Glover

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Anwan Glover
Born Ralph Anwan Glover
Washington, D.C.
Other names Big G, Genghis Glover 7
Occupation Musician, television actor, Model, disc jockey

Ralph Anwan Glover (also known as Big G) is an American actor and musician. He is one of the founding members of the Backyard Band, a go-go band, as well as appearing as gang member Slim Charles in the HBO series The Wire. He has also appeared in music videos, such as Boyz n da Hood's "Dem Boyz" and Wale's "Chillin" among others, and has a spot on WKYS-FM radio in the Washington, D.C. area.[1]

Anwan also starred in three episodes of the first season of the HBO series Treme, as a convicted killer named Keevon White. Treme was created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer of The Wire.

He also speaks to youth in the DC area and has been accepted in the New York Film Academy.

On August 26, 2007, Glover's brother Tayon was shot and killed in the neighborhood of Columbia Heights. Anwan addressed the press along with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, saying "We're tired of seeing the yellow [police] tape" and calling for an end to revenge shootings.[2]

Glover stated in an interview that he has been shot thirteen times.[3]

Glover also has kids by the name of Kavon, Genesis, Chynna, Talaya, Jajuan, and a stepchild Jadai.[citation needed]

Glover has been working in a film titled Shoedog since 2009,[4] written by author and The Wire contributor George Pelecanos.[5]

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  1. ^ "Q&A (Excerpt): ANWAN GLOVER :: Stop Smiling Magazine". 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ Williams, Clarence; Pierre, Robert E. (2007-08-25). "We're Tired of Seeing the Yellow Tape". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  3. ^ "'We're Tired of Seeing the Yellow Tape'". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  4. ^ "TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Anwan Glover | The Smoking Section". 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^ Anwan Glover at the Internet Movie Database

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