Bruce Glover as Mr. Wint (left) and Putter Smith during shootings for Diamonds Are Forever
|Born||Bruce Herbert Glover
May 2, 1932
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Bruce Herbert Glover (born May 2, 1932) is an American character actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the assassin Mr. Wint in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. He is the father of actor Crispin Glover.
Life and career
He began acting with numerous appearances on various television shows including My Favorite Martian (1963), Perry Mason: The Case of the Golden Girls (1965), The Rat Patrol (1966), Hawk (1966), The Mod Squad (1968), Gunsmoke (1969), Mission: Impossible (1970), Bearcats! (1971), and The Feather and Father Gang (1977).
Glover played a motorcycle gang leader known as Bach in the Adam-12 episode Log 103: A Sound Like Thunder (1969). He also played a redneck thug harassing well-meaning teenagers in the drama Bless the Beasts & Children (1971), appeared in Black Gunn (1972) and One Little Indian (1973), was leaning on hustler James Coburn to repay his debts in Hard Times (1975), and contributed another icy performance as Duffy in Chinatown (1974). In addition, he appeared as "Captain Voda," a Soviet military officer, in "Doomsday, and Counting," an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man.
Glover also appeared as deputy Grady Coker in the film Walking Tall (1973) and the sequels: Walking Tall Part II (1975) and Walking Tall: Final Chapter (1977). He remained busy through the 1980s and 1990s with more guest spots on TV shows including T.J. Hooker (1982), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), CHiPs (1978), and The A-Team (1983). He also appeared in the films Killcrazy (1989), Popcorn (1991), and Warlock: The Armageddon (1993).
In the 1950s, Glover began to teach acting. In the 1970s, he conducted acting classes with "The Indian Actors Workshops" and had various acting studios around Los Angeles, California. In the 1990s, Glover added an additional level to his West Los Angeles residence to accommodate an acting studio.
More recently, Glover was interviewed by Chris Aable on the cable television show Hollywood Today (1995), and appeared in the films Night of the Scarecrow (1995), Die Hard Dracula (1998), and Ghost World (2001).