In high school, Donald Glover was voted “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons.” In 2006, Glover sent writing samples to David Miner, which included a spec script he had written for The Simpsons. Miner and Tina Fey were impressed by Glover’s work and hired him to become a writer for 30 Rock.

Donald Glover

“Don Glover” redirects here. For the Arkansas politician, see Don Edward Glover. For the similarly-named actor, see Danny Glover.

Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983), also known by the stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, singer, rapper, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

After working on Derrick Comedy while studying at New York University, Glover was hired at age 23 by Tina Fey as a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He later rose to fame for portraying college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community from 2009 to 2014. Since 2016, Glover stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he created and occasionally directs. For his work on Atlanta, Glover won various accolades, including two Primet… Continue Reading (16 minute read)

13 thoughts on “In high school, Donald Glover was voted “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons.” In 2006, Glover sent writing samples to David Miner, which included a spec script he had written for The Simpsons. Miner and Tina Fey were impressed by Glover’s work and hired him to become a writer for 30 Rock.”

  1. CelebDrawChann

    Just an FYI – The spec script for *The* *Simpsons* was an episode which Homer is arrested for stealing a single song off the Internet and taken to court by the RIAA, where he must face his victims, Hall & Oates.

  2. Citizensssnips

    I really miss comedic donald glover. I feel like when Troy left community, Glover left that part of him behind for good.

  3. Doctor_Botany

    Can I send writing samples to famous people?

  4. Oldbayistheshit

    I’m rewatching 30 rock and just saw that he wrote an episode. I had no idea? Dude is crazy talented

  5. councilmember

    How much longer til the next set of Atlanta episodes? Talk about a great show missing the zeitgeist.

  6. No_Nefariousness2697

    You can check out some of his work @donglover.com

  7. captainfarrel

    Is there anything glove can’t do

  8. Farren246

    What I want to know is how a letter got through to these people? Surely they’re shop busy that all mail just goes straight to the shredder without being read?

  9. GlegoryQ

    He was also hired because they had a diversity slot left or something, I can’t 100% remember but it was later the plot of an episode of 30 Rock with Twofer being the DongLover surrogate

  10. thinkinboutthembeanz

    Another funny piece of information, Donald glover got childish Gambino by typing his name into a wu tang clan name generator

  11. KosmicTom

    So he didn’t write for The Simpsons? Did any of his other classmates?

  12. chris_courtland

    All my high school had was boring superlatives like “Nicest Smile” and “Whitest Sneakers.”

  13. JoeKolpas

    And he is also the dad in the keyboard kid skit

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