Celebrities Who Share My Name

Welcome to Scarlet Thread Sunday, the day I share something I’ve learned in the labyrinth of life.

I once worked with a guy who shared my last name. People would sometimes ask if this tall, dark-headed Caucasian man and I — a pasty white chick — were related. I always answered, “Yes, our family lines are connected through Danny Glover.”

It usually took a while for people to catch on to my brand of humor. Believe me, I look nothing like Danny Glover, nor am I even six degrees of separation from the actor (that I know of). But it’s cool to think about famous people who share your surname.

So today, I give you a few of my favorite, famous Glovers. Let’s just imagine I’m related in some distant fashion to them all.

Crispin Glover. You know him better as George McFly of Back to the Future, although he’s done plenty of acting since then.

Crispin Glover
Crispin Glover, as George McFly

Corey Glover. This guy easily gets my vote as one of the best rock singers ever. He fronted the band Living Colour. I believe their “Cult of Personality” should be on everyone’s iPod.

Corey Glover
Corey Glover, of Living Colour
by Alex Lozupone (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Danny Glover. I’ve never seen a Lethal Weapon movie, but I still love this actor. He’s excellent in every role he takes on.

Danny Glover
Danny Glover, in Psych

Donald Glover. As one of the cast members of Community, this young man has brought a lot of style and humor to the show.

Donald Glover
Donald Glover, in Community

Roger Glover. Bass guitarist for Deep Purple. Okay, so he wasn’t the one who played the famous guitar riff from “Smoke on the Water.” But still, very cool.

Roger Glover
Roger Glover, Deep Purple
By Alexandre Cardoso from Guarulhos, Brazil, via Wikimedia Commons

Savion Glover. Tap, tap! This guy won a Tony award for his performance in Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Gregory Hines, a former teacher of his, claimed that he was the best tap dancer ever.

Savion Glover
Savion Glover, on Dancing with the Stars

Yes, I realize that ladies are woefully absent from my list. I sincerely couldn’t think of a single famous lady Glover! There’s got to be someone . . .

Meanwhile, let’s see how this Glover is doing with my weekly progress report on A Round of Words in 80 Days. Have I stayed on my toes?

ROW80 Update

I have only three main goals this round.

1. Finish YA contemporary novel, SHARING HUNTER, by completing three chapters each week. After zero progress last week, I’m happy to report that I nailed this goal. BAM! Thanks to everyone who encouraged or strong-armed me in some way.

2. Take Short Stories 101 course from Young Adult RWA. During this round, I took the course and managed to write and edit an original 9,300-word story. This past week, I did the final polish. The completed story is a young adult paranormal titled Exorcising My Sister.

3. 10 5 fiction books and 2 1 0 nonfiction books. I didn’t read any fiction this past week, and I’m still reading Grace-Filled Marriage by Tim Kimmel. However, I read all of Competability: Solving Problems in Your Multi-Cat Household by Amy Shojai. I highly recommend Amy’s book for anyone who has multiple cats in their home. I learned quite a bit and feel better able to deal with a few issues I’m having with our small feline community.

Also read this round: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers, Dangerous and Unseemly by K.B. Owen, Taking Chances by S.J. Maylee, Haunted Spouse by Heather MacAllister (all fiction), and Breasts by Florence Williams (nonfiction).

Now it’s your turn. How was your week? And which celebrities share your last name?

22 thoughts on “Celebrities Who Share My Name

  1. Wow, l didn’t realize how many celebrities had your last name. Great job on the goals, my friend has a multi cat household [same guy who’s a big reader, he might want to read that book]. l just have one.
    Celebrities with the last name Levine,,,Adam Levine who’s supposed to be the sexiest man alive but l don’t see it. l do better with Goldberg…there’s the TV show The Goldbergs…the creator, Adam Goldberg, has the same name as my cousin
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Goldberg. the wrestler, can’t remember his first name
    This week l finished one short story and am starting another [changing one l already started actually]
    Finished Second Grave on the Left and The Wedding Planners of Butternut Creek and just started Lauren Graham’s book.

    1. I had to look up Adam Levine when I saw that he was the sexiest man alive. I had no idea who he was! There is Gail Carson Levine, who won a Newberry honor for her novel ELLA ENCHANTED!

      Best wishes with your short story! I read Darynda’s first book (First Grave on the Right) and enjoyed it. I hadn’t heard of The Wedding Planners. Have a marvelous week!

      1. Thanks, Julie…l’m getting a page not found message when l try to comment,so l’m doing it this way. l didn’t know who Adam Levine was either. l heard of Ella Enchanted, but didn’t know the author’s name. Wedding Planners is a great book…now l’m reading Lauren Graham’s book, Someday Someday Maybe and l think l’ll finish soon…it reads fast and it’s great.

    1. I love tap dancing, Patti! Taking a tap class is on my life list. And I adore watching old movies with Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Judy Garland, and many more! *sigh*

  2. Fun topic! Lessee, for me there’s Colin Powell, drummer Cozy Powell, and Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts in the UK. In college, there was a guy in my dorm with my last name, and it was a big joke for people to ask if we were related, for the same reason as you and Danny Glover. 😀

    1. Yeah, you’ve got your pick of Powells! 🙂 I also loved William Powell, an actor from the classic age of movies, who might be best known for his roles in the The Thin Man series.

    1. I Wikipedia’d it for you. 🙂 I have to admit the one Barclay on their list who really caught my eye was…”Brigitte Barclay (born 1970), British glamour model and alleged alien abductee.” Any chance you’re related to her? LOL.

      Have a wonderful week, Raelyn!

  3. Lol, Julie. I most often think of Danny when I see your name. Yes, I adore him and you too by the way. Corey is very talented and Savion is amazing. I spent several of my summer weeks in New York when I was in high school taking dance classes. I’ll never forget the day I had lunch with Savion. Well, he was a couple booths away from us, but we were eating at the same time, lol.
    You had a rock start week, Julie. Bravo. 🙂 Thanks again for reading my book.
    I hope you have a great week. Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. You sat near Savion? As a dancer yourself, was it hard not to jump up and say, “Hey!!!!” 😀 I try to leave celebs alone in public, but sometimes it’s hard not to think WOW.

      As to your book, you are an excellent writer, S.J. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

      1. I did! We kept looking at him with these silly smiles. He noticed us looking and waved. He was really sweet about it. Class act all the way.
        Aw! Thanks, Julie. Yes, Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂

  4. Congratulations keeping your goals in sight. I had a good week and, to my knowledge anyway, I don’t know of any celebrities who share my name. As far as my first name Jerry Seinfeld and the late Jerry Garcia (of the Grateful Dead) come to mind. I do know that Joni Mitchell, however, shares my birthday (Nov 7). I just finished reading Simon Singh’s book, “The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets” and started his earlier book, “Fermat’s Enigma”. Just my ramble for the day. 🙂

  5. Am I going mad or was this posted April 2012? Says so, so I’m unsure if I’m commenting on updates form then, or from now? Either way, go Julie. Going great-guns X


  6. Nice progress, Julie.

    I don’t know of any famous celebrities who share my surname. You’ve quite a list there. Funniest part to me: You’ve never watched a Lethal Weapon movie. Keep going with those writing goals. 🙂

    1. How about Samuel Barnett, American physicist who discovered the Barnett effect? The Barnett effect is the magnetization of an uncharged body when spun on its axis — whatever that means. At least, it sounds important!

      Thanks, Jolyse!!!

  7. I have none who share mine but this was a fun read. Crispin Glover is sush an underrated actor as he picks out such quirky roles. Nice to see you are in good company.

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