Donald Glover is an actor, writer, comedian and musician. He currently stars as Troy Barnes on "Community" and performs as Childish Gambino.
Donald McKinley Glover was born September 25, 1983 and is an actor, writer, comedian, and musician. Glover first came to attention for his work in the sketch group Derrick Comedy, and he is perhaps best known for his role as community college student Troy Barnes on the NBC comedy series "Community."
Glover was born in Edwards Air Force Base, California, and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006.
Glover is known for his work on the NBC show "Community" alongside Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. Glover has also been a writer for the NBC series "30 Rock," where he developed the character Two-fer along with most of the writing for actor Tracy Morgan in the first season. Glover is part of the comedy sketch group Derrick Comedy. He was presented the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season of "30 Rock."
Glover's stand-up special aired on Comedy Central in March 2010. In June of that year, it was announced that Donald would receive the Rising Comedy Star award at the Just for Laughs festival in July.
Along with the rest of the Derrick Comedy group, Donald wrote and starred in the feature-length film "Mystery Team," released in 2009.
Donald Glover DJs and produces his own music under the moniker "mcDJ." His music is of the electronic/remix variety and is often made available for free download via his official site. His current album releases include "Love Letter From An Unbreakable Bottle," and "Utterances of the Heart."
As a side project, Glover raps as Childish Gambino and released the album entitled "Sick Boi" in June 2008. In September 2009, Childish Gambino released the album "Poindexter." A pair of mixtapes entitled "I Am Just A Rapper," and "I Am Just A Rapper 2" were released in close succession in early 2010. He released his third album, "Culdesac," in July 2010, and his latest album, "Camp," hit No. 2 on the US Rap and R&B charts in 2011.
In addition to his role on "Community," Glover's set to star in the upcoming film "The To Do List."
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