Donald McKinley Glover is an American actor, comedian and musician. As a recording artist, he usually performs with the stage name Childish Gambino. While a disk jockey, he performs as mcDJ. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy and with the help of Tina Fey, was hired at the age ofto become a writer for the NBC comedy seriesRock. He later played college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community. After several selfreleased albums and mixtapes, Glover signed to Glassnote Records in 2011 as Childish Gambino. He released Camp on Glassnote on November 15, 2011. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013. Glover was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2015, Best Rap Album for Because the Internet and Best Rap Performance for his single 3005.
Glover was born at Edwards Air Force Base, California and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly , is a retired daycare provider, and his father, Donald, Sr., is a retired postal worker. His parents also served as DeKalb County foster parents foryears. He was raised a Jehovahs Witness. He was voted Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons in his High School yearbook. Glover graduated from New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in dramatic writing in 2006.