Anwan Glover

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

Ralph Anwan Glover (also known as "Genghis" or Big G) is an American actor born & raised in Upper Northwest, Washington D.C. (known locally as "Uptown"). He is renowned as an actor and musician. Gaining local fame as a teenager in 1992 as one of the founding members of the Backyard Band, a go-go band, he made his acting debut in late 2003, appearing as a 'D.C. Hitman' named 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 the raspy-voiced DJ host a Nightly Radio show on 93.9 WKYS-FM radio in the Washington, D.C. metro area.[1]

Anwan also starred in three episodes of the first season of the HBO series Treme, as a convicted killer named Keevon White.

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]

On August 3, 2014, Anwan Glover was beaten, and then stabbed, at a nightclub. The injuries were non life-threatening.[6][7][8][9]

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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. ^ Williams, Clarence; Pierre, Robert E. (2007-08-25). "'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
  6. ^ Swift, Tim (3 August 2014). "'Wire' actor stabbed inside Washington nightclub". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Anwan Glover, Actor in "The Wire," Stabbed Beaten Inside DC Nightclub". ABC. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Seemayer, Zach (3 August 2014). "'The Wire' Actor Anwan Glover Stabbed In D.C. Nightclub". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
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