Top 10 Best Donald Glover Movie and TV Roles of All Time Donald Glover is a powerhouse talent also known as Childish Gambino.

Donald Glover is a funny guy, but that’s not all he’s capable of. In fact, when he got a chance to make his own FX comedy, he went the Louis C.K. route and made an oddly serious show that just happens to have funny situations in it. Whether he’s in movies, TV, in the writer’s room, or on the soundtrack, you know he’ll bring the heat. Check out these highlights from Donald Glover’s growing filmography

10. Childish Gambino

Character: Childish Gambino

Glover carried a rap career alongside his acting career, joining others like Drake and Hopsin. His style of conscious rap seemed destined to remain a niche until he shut the Internet down with this now-classic music video that became part of every culture.

9. The To Do List

The To Do List Donald Glover

Character: Derrick

Glover and Aubrey Plaza.

8. The Lazarus Effect

Donald Glover The Lazarus Effect

Character: Niko


7. The Lion King

Character: Simba

Glover finally gets to star in his own blockbuster Disney movie, and it’s a live-action remake of an animated classic.

6. 30 Rock

30 Rock Donald Glvoer

Character: Young Tracy Jordan/Various

You may forget Glover was a writer and occasional bit player on 30 Rock because he wasn’t as famous at the time. My personal favorite character was the young version of Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan).

5. Mystery Team

Donald Glover Aubry Plaza Mystery Team

Character: Jason

Glover and Aubrey Plaza.

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming


Character: Aaron Davis

Glover joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an obscure character in the bajillionth Sony Spider-Man reboot.

3. Community


Character: Troy Barnes

Troy and Abed (Danny Pudi) are the most lovable characters in this ensemble comedy from Dan Harmon. It’s a shame he didn’t get along with Chevy Chase and left school early to pursue his solo career.

2. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lando Calrissian Donald Glover Solo

Character: Lando Calrissian

Glover wins a triple crown for appearing in a Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney film. Someone in the house of mouse is definitely sucking his dick as a job right now.

1. Atlanta

Donald Glover Atlanta FX
ATLANTA — “The Club” — Episode 8 (Airs Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Donald Glover as Earnest Marks. CR: Quantrell D. Colbert/FX

Character: Earnest “Earn Marks/Theodore Perkins

When FX lets you create a series, you go all out. The first and second season each try something new, so fans are clamoring for the third.


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