Bruce Glover Biography
Born on May 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, Bruce Herbert Glover is an American character actor best known for his role as part of the henchman duo Mr Wint and Mr Kidd in the Bond movie Diamonds are Forever (1971).
A veteran of the US Army, serving from 1953 to 1955 and serving six months in Korea, Glover kickstarted his acting career with uncredited TV appearances in Blindfold (1965), Sweet Love, Bitter (1967), and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). His first credit came in Dayton’s Devils (1968), then followed C.C. and Company (1970), and Bless the Beasts and Children (1971), and again the same year in Scandalous John.
But it was his role as the assassin Mr. Wint in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, also in 1971, opposite Putter Smith, that elevated him to stardom. His acting range is highlighted by his portrayal of diverse characters, from a motorcycle gang leader in Adam-12 to a Soviet military officer in The Six Million Dollar Man. He also made a name for himself in the film industry with memorable appearances in Chinatown, Walking Tall and its sequels, and Ghost World.
In addition to his acting career, Bruce Glover is a renowned acting instructor, having taught classes in the 1950s and setting up acting studios in the 1970s and 1990s. He continues to captivate audiences with his performances, having appeared in the films Night of the Scarecrow, Die Hard Dracula, and Sacammerhead. Bruce Glover is also known as the proud father of Crispin Glover, star of the Back to the Future movies.