Bruce Glover

Bruce Glover

Bruce Glover as Mr. Wint (left) and Putter Smith during filming of Diamonds Are Forever
Born Bruce Herbert Glover
(1932-11-02) November 2, 1932
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958–present
Spouse(s) Connie Overstake (1949–1950) (divorced) (1 child)
Betty Glover (1960–2016, her death) (1 child)
Children Crispin Glover
Michael Leigh[1]

Bruce Herbert Glover (born November 2, 1932) is an American character actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the assassin Mr. Wint in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. He is the father of actor Crispin Glover.

Life and career

Glover was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Eva Elvira (née Hedstrom) and Herbert Homan Glover.[2] He is of English and Swedish descent.[3][4]

He began acting with numerous appearances on various television shows including My Favorite Martian (1963), Perry Mason: The Case of the Golden Girls (1965), The Rat Patrol (1966), Hawk (1966), The Mod Squad (1968), Gunsmoke (1969), Mission: Impossible (1970), Bearcats! (1971),[5] and The Feather and Father Gang (1977).[6] In 1978, he appeared on the Barney Miller episode: "The Prisoner".

In 1971, Glover and jazz musician Putter Smith portrayed the assassins Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, respectively, in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.

Glover played a motorcycle gang leader known as Bach in the Adam-12 episode Log 103: A Sound Like Thunder (1969). He also played a redneck thug harassing well-meaning teenagers in the drama Bless the Beasts and Children (1971), was leaning on hustler James Coburn to repay his debts in Hard Times (1975), and contributed another icy performance as Duffy in Chinatown (1974). In addition, he appeared as "Captain Voda," a Soviet military officer, in "Doomsday, and Counting," an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man.

Glover also appeared as deputy Grady Coker in the film Walking Tall (1973) and the sequels: Walking Tall Part 2 (1975) and Walking Tall: Final Chapter (1977). He remained busy through the 1980s and 1990s with more guest spots on TV shows including T.J. Hooker (1982), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), CHiPs (1978), and The A-Team (1983). He also appeared in the films Ghost Town (1988), Popcorn (1991), and Warlock: The Armageddon (1993).

In the 1950s, Glover began to teach acting. In the 1970s, he conducted acting classes with "The Indian Actors Workshops" and had various acting studios around Los Angeles, California. In the 1990s, Glover added an additional level to his West Los Angeles residence to accommodate an acting studio.

More recently, Glover was interviewed by Chris Aable on the cable television show Hollywood Today (1995), and appeared in the films Night of the Scarecrow (1995), Die Hard Dracula (1998), and Ghost World (2001).

Selected filmography


  2. Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television. Gale / Cengage Learning. p. 117. ISBN 0787690481.
  3. "What is it? Good question.". Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  4. My hols: Crispin Glover -Times Online
  5. MTV Networks (2009). Retrieved April 3, 2009.
  6. "The Feather and Father Gang".

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