We were fortunate enough to talk ish with a man of many skills and talents…Kenyon Glover!! Kenyon started his career as a professional basketball player that led to him becoming the entrepreneur that he is today! Kenyon has been dominating in the Business Industry and also the Entertainment Industry. Let’s get to know Kenyon Glover…
3 Voices: So Mr. Glover, you pretty much have done it all and are currently still doing a lot from acting, producing, directing, modeling, hosting, motivating, an author and even a business owner. You basically play a part in every industry from the entertainment industry to the business industry. How do you balance all the roles you have? Which one do you find most challenging?
Kenyon Glover: It does get tough to balance at times because i’m basically a one man show. But I love every single thing that I do so it makes it a lot easier because they are all my passions. It balances because when one thing is slow at that particular time, I can focus on the other, or when certain things aren’t moving as fast as I would like, then I put more effort into the one that is actually progressing. But sometimes, they all need equal attention so I have to break up my day and work a couple of hours at a time on each one so they all get the attention they deserve.
The most challenging one I would say is definitely the Acting because the competition is so fierce and sometimes I will get one gig and may not get another gig for months and its frustrating at times but I just keep pushing and making things happen. That’s why I have started to Produce my own projects because i’m creating my own platform, opening up doors for myself and Hollywood is recognizing that.
3 Voices: You started out as a professional athlete in England until an injury ended your career, which led you to model. Tell us how that happened? Had you considered modeling before?
Kenyon Glover: Yeah, I played professional basketball in England and then went to the NBA and that’s where I suffered a career ending knee injury which was the turning point in my life. I tore my knee in practice actually, I went up to dunk and when I came down, I landed awkwardly and my knee just snapped in many different places. And that was the end of my career. And after almost a year of depression, and an attempt at suicide, I started getting myself together and one day my old basketball agent hooked me up with this modeling agent that liked my look and wanted to see if I wanted to model and I said, sure why not. So I had a photoshoot, pictures turned out to be the bomb and my agent started submitting me for different jobs and I was booking modeling work nonstop from sports ads, clothing campaigns, liquor ads, etc and was traveling all over the world and I felt like I was BACK. I had never modeled before so this was something new and different and exciting for me.
3 Voices: You have appeared in quite a few films, what is acting like for you & what is your dream role?
Kenyon Glover: Acting for me has been tough. One of the toughest challenges that I have had to face. I think its the toughest industry to be a part of. But I love a challenge. I embrace challenges and it gives me a purpose to want to live for again. It gives me a sense of satisfaction taking on different roles, different characters and being able to tap into so many different emotions. I love it. My dream role is to play a superhero. I have actually came up with my own superhero character called “Obsidian” in which I am hoping to introduce to the world very soon. I love the whole Marvel characters and the Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk and all those but you don’t see many African American Superheros so i’m hoping to bring that to the forefront.
3 Voices: Tell us about your novel, “From Atlanta to Hollywood, Chasing A Dream.” What inspired you to write it?
Kenyon Glover: My book, “From Atlanta to Hollywood, Chasing A Dream” is very dear to me because i’m telling my life story from childhood to where I am now. I have been through quite a bit of struggles, ups & downs, hardships, near death experiences and a lot more stuff you couldn’t imagine but through it all, I overcame all of it and God brought me out and I wrote this story in hopes of Inspiring and Motivating whomever reads it and i’m hoping that it will touch lives and change lives all around the world.
3 Voices: Tell us about the businesses you own? What was the inspiration behind them?
Kenyon Glover:The businesses I own is: Glover Indutries which is the Umbrella company to my subsidiary companies of:
*KGXperience -Health & Fitness company which does personal training and nutrition coaching and also does Youth basketball camps.
* KDG Management Group – Manages sports Athletes.
*League of Distinguished Gentlemen – Men’s clothing line.
*Kenyon Glover Film Production – Film production company that produces film/tv projects.
3 Voices: What’s next for Kenyon Glover? Are there any exclusives that you can share with us about any of your projects?
Kenyon Glover: Whats next for me? I am working on a lot of different film projects right now. I’m getting ready to also start Season 2 of my internet TV Series “Anica” www.anicaseries.com also in which we hopefully can get it on the SYFY network or some other major network. My clothing line will be hitting major stores in 2014. Getting ready to go on my book tour and will be in cities near you soon so stay tuned in to my website www.chasingadreambook.com for more info on dates, cities, etc. And we are conducting Youth basketball camps across the country summer 2014 also. So a lot is in the works right now…
3 Voices: How can the people reach Kenyon Glover on social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.)?
Kenyon Glover:Social medias:
Websites: www.kenyonglover.com, www.kenyonglover.net, www.kenyongloverfilms.com, www.gloverindustries.com, www.lodgclothing.com
IMDB PRO: http://pro.imdb.com/name/
Official Websites: www.kenyonglover.com & www.kenyonglover.net
Kenyon Glover Film Productions: www.kenyongloverfilms.com
Glover Industries: www.gloverindustries.com
And there you have it people! You heard it all from Kenyon Glover himself! As you can see he shows no signs to slowly down anytime soon. Much success to you Kenyon and keep in touch with us!
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