Anwan Glover

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Anwan Glover
Born Ralph Anwan Glover
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Other names Big G, Big Genghis, Genghis
Occupation Musician, actor, model, disc jockey
Children 5 (1 stepchild)

Ralph Anwan Glover is an American actor, musician, model, and disc jockey.


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 as 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. He hosts a nightly radio show on 93.9 WKYS-FM radio in the Washington, D.C. metro area.[1]

Glover 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. He has been working on a film titled Shoedog since 2009.[2] It is written by author and The Wire contributor George Pelecanos.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Glover has children by the names of Kavon, Genesis, Chynna, Talaya, and Jajuan, and a stepchild named Jadai.[citation needed]

On August 26, 2007, Glover's brother Tayon was shot to death in Columbia Heights. Glover addressed the press, along with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, saying that "we're tired of seeing the yellow (police) tape" and calling for an end to revenge shootings.[4] He also stated that he has been shot 13 times.[5]

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

See also[edit]


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