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Crispin Glover Biography

Birth Name:
Crispin Hellion Glover
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Attended the Mirman School for Academically Gifted Children for nine years
  • At 14, appeared opposite Florence Henderson in a stage version of The Sound of Music
  • Challenged David Letterman to an arm-wrestling match in a notorious 1987 appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, then did a karate kick close to the host's head
  • Recorded the whimsical album The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution
  • The Solution = Let It Be in 1989
  • Made his directorial debut with What Is It?, a 2005 art film featuring a cast mainly comprised of actors with Down syndrome
  • Has published multiple books through his publishing/production company Volcanic Eruptions
  • The works spawned Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show, a live show in which he performs excerpts from his heavily illustrated books