Crispin Hellion Glover
Frequently Asked Questions:


There have been many rumors that have perpetuated about Crispin since the 1980's that are not accurate. This list of frequently asked questions is to clear up some innacurate claims.


What is Crispin's religion or philosophy?  
Crispin celebrates the evident uniqueness and wonder of all individuals and the mystery of the universe. Crispin believes people should think for themselves. He believes in true education with the etymological definition of the word education meaning to learn from within oneself.
Who are some of Crispin's influences?

When Crispin travels with his shows and films he visits museums to view paintings, photographs and various works of art. He also visits any buildings of older architectural integrity or if there are botanical gardens in the areas that he is playing. 

Favorite Painters - Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Johannes Vermeer, 
Jean Ingres, Gustave Moreau,
Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet,
D.G. Rossetti and the Pre Raphaelites in general
James Ensor, Edvard Munch, Odilon Redon and The Symbolists in General.
Max Ernst, Salvador Dali,  Joan Miro, Giorgio de Chirico, and The Surrealists in General.
Max Beckman, Paul Delvaux, Marc Chagall,  George Grosz, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Edward Hopper, Francis Bacon,  There are too many painters to list. 
Favorite composer - Beethoven.
Favorite novelist - Dostoyevsky.
Favorite philosophy book- The Way of Lao Tzu (Tao-te ching)
Favorite Historian- Howard Zinn
Favorite Linguist and activist - Noam Chomsky
Favorite study of human psychology trifecta- Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell
Favorite instruction book of propaganda - “Propaganda” written in 1928 by Freud’s nephew Edward Bernays who was the literal inventor of the “Public Relations” industry.
Favorite Advice Book- “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie
Favorite photographer - Diane Arbus.
Favorite architect- Antoni Gaudi
Favorite comedian -Andy Kaufman
Favorite Performances- There are too many actors to state a single favorite but as a teenager studying acting performances that stood out to Crispin were: 
Timothy Carey in Marlon Brando’s One Eyed Jacks and Elia Kazan’s East of Eden,
Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Brad Dourif in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Wise Blood,
Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces and Easy Rider,
Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now and Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and other performances
James Dean in East of Eden, Giant and Rebel Without a Cause
Bud Cort in Harold and Maude
Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence
Dwight Frye as Renfield in Dracula
Peter Lorre in M
Vannesa Redgrave in The Devils
Brigitte Helm in Metropolis
Emil Jannings in The Last Laugh
Renee Jeanne Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc
Klaus Kinski in Aguirre Wrath of God
Some favorite filmmakers as all are too many to list
Werner Herzog
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Luis Buñuel
Stanley Kubrick
Tod Browning
FW Murnau
Carl Theodor Dreyer 
Fritz Lang
Akira Kurosawa
Frank Wysbar 
Milos Foreman
Roman Polanski
Frederico Fellini
David Lynch
Ken Russell
John Waters
Russ Meyer
Karel Zeman
Abbas Kiarostami
Wong Kar-wai
Gaspar Noé
Woody Allen
Orson Welles
John Cassavetes
Dennis Hopper
Timothy Carey
Does Crispin enjoy acting in Hollywood films or does he do that to fund his own personal films?
Crispin is grateful to all the tremendous people with whom he has had the opportunity to work in the film industry and has been able to practice his craft of acting. He became a professional actor in 1977 and has enjoyed being a professional actor now for over 35 years. Crispin also enjoys making his own films and touring with them.
How do I see Crispin's personal feature films? Can I purchase them on DVD or online?
Crispin tours with his live shows and films.
The way Crispin slowly recoups on his personal film investment is mostly by his live shows he performs. Any other current means of viewing his films other than at his live shows is not approved by  
Here is the link to his tour schedule:
How do I contact Crispin for a job offer in the film industry?


Barry Mc,Pherson, Ryan Martin, Paul Santana
Barry McPherson
Paul Santana
Ryan Martin
(310) 888-4200

How can I get Crispin to come to my city with his shows and films?
Please get your local 35 mm cinema to contact us at They will be sent the rider/outline for Crispin's shows.
How do I get an autograph or take a photo with Crispin?
Crispin has a book signing at the end of his shows. Photographs and signings are not an extra charge at the shows and Crispin stays till the last person in line has been met.
What is Volcanic Eruptions?
Crispin started Volcanic Eruptions as a “doing business as” business license in Los Angeles in 1987.
Why was Crispin not in BTTF 2 or 3?
The producer Bob Gale made false statements about Crispin on those films' Blue-Ray DVDs. Bob Gale claimed that Crispin demanded the same salary as Michael J. Fox. This is not true. Crispin was not given the entire screenplay for Back to the Future until after he was cast in the film. When they were filming the end sequence Crispin mentioned that he felt the characters were being rewarded with monetary elements at the end of the screenplay, which led to a moral for the film that “money equals happiness.” The producers did not care for this statement. Afterward, the producers offered Crispin less than half the salary of what Tom Wilson and Lea Thomson were making for the sequels.  This did not seem fair to Crispin or his agents, so no agreement was reached for Crispin to appear in the sequels. The producers then utilized plaster casts of Crispin's face they had from the first film to make up another actor to look like Crispin utilizing prosthetics made from Crispin's facial features. In BTTF2 the producers inter-spliced the other actor's performance with a very small amount of footage of Crispin from the original film in order to fool audiences in to believing Crispin appeared in the sequels. Because of Crispin's lawsuit there became rules in the Screen Actor's Guild that makes it so producers can never do this sort of activity to other actors again.
Has Crispin ever been engaged or married?

No. Crispin is a bachelor and has never been married, engaged nor does he have children.

Does Crispin Glover collect antique medical equipment?

No he does not, but he does own several fine antique automobiles. 

Was the Letterman show a prank?

Crispin neither confirms or denies that he appeared on the David Letterman show and prefers to let people think for themselves.
Is Crispin crazy or on drugs?
Many people confuse Crispin the actual person with characters he has played. Crispin is not and never has been in any sort of psychotic state. He has never had any addiction to any sort of drug.
Does Crispin have Asperger's Syndrome?
Does Crispin celebrate his birthday twice?

No. Crispin may lightly celebrate his birthday by going to dinner with a girlfriend but often does not celebrate his birthday because he is working, traveling or doing something else that takes priority. He was born with the given name of Crispin Hellion Glover on April 20 1964 6.22 AM at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC New York.

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