Donald Glover

Donald Glover

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Donald Glover is an American actor, comedian and recording artist best best known for playing Troy on the NBC comedy television series Community and his rapper persona, Childish Gambino.

Acting Career

Glover acted in several shorts films and videos in the mid-2000s. He also appeared in multiple episodes of the comedy show 30 Rock, where he also worked as a writer. In 2009 he won the part of Troy Barnes on the NBC comedy series Community, he left the show in 2014 in the middle of its fifth season. He also guest starred in the second season of the HBO comedy Girls in 2013, and appeared in a number of films including The Muppets (2011) and The To-Do List (2013). Glover also played in the popular kids show Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, as he played the roll of Marshall Lee.

Online History


On May 28th, 2010, io9[13] published a post titled “The last thing Spider-Man should be is another white guy.” After readers suggested Glover could fill the role, he introduced the hashtag #donald4spiderman (through a tweet that has since been deleted) and created a photoshopped image of himself in the Spider-Man suit. The hashtag became a trending topic[14] over Memorial Day weekend, and the phenomena was covered by several websites including Access Hollywood[15] and Collider.[16]

Public Sex Livetweet

On March 26th, 2011, Donald Glover live-tweeted a couple having sex in a Bank of America ATM booth in New York City, the highlights of which were subsequently picked up by BuzzFeed[17] on the following day.

Childish Gambino

Glover is also a recording artist, rapping under his stage name Childish Gambino. He released his first EP as Childish Gambino on March 8th, 2011. Glover released his first full length album as Childish Gambino, titled Camp on November 15th, 2011, following it with his sophmore album, Because the Internet on December 10th, 2013. Childish Gambino’s official Vevo YouTube channel[8] was launched on May 9th, 2011. On November 1st, 2011, he released his first music video through the channel, titled “Bonfire.” As of July 2014, the video has gained over 8.7 million views. As of July 2014, the channel’s most viewed video, titled “3005,” which was uploaded on December 6th, 2013, has gained over 14.8 million views.

Instagram Notes

On October 14th, 2013, Glover posted a series of seven photos of notes written on Marriott stationary describing his professional and personal fears and insecurities to his Instagram account.[9] As of July 2014, the final note in the series has gained over 33,000 likes.

Several websites wrote pieces on the series expressing concern for Glover, including People Magazine[10] and The Huffington Post.[11] Glover responded to the concern in an interview with People[12] published on October 17th, 2013, explaining:

“If I’m depressed, everybody’s depressed. I don’t think those feelings are that different from what everybody’s feeling. Most people just don’t tell everybody.”


As of July 2014, Glover’s Facebook page[2] has gained over 640,000 likes and his Twitter account[3] has gained over 1.3 million followers. Fans have created several Tumblr blogs dedicated to him including donldlover[4], fuckyeahdonaldglover[5] and fuckyeah-childishgambino.[6] As of July 2014, DeviantArt [7] has over 400 fan art submissions tagged Donald Glover.

Related Memes

I Have the Weirdest Boner

‘I Have The Weirdest Boner’ is a catchphrase expression that is used to convey one’s feeling of sexual arousal and guilt at the same time. The phrase was first introduced in an episode ofCommunity titled titled “Romantic Expressionism” which first aired on February 4th, 2010. In the episode, Troy (played by Glover) says “I have the weirdest boner” after his friend Jeff whispers something into his ear.

Personal Life

Glover was born on September 25th, 1983 on the California Edwards Air Force Base. He attended NYU and graduated with a degree in dramatic writing in 2006.

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