Since bursting into the limelight as Brooke Soso on Netflix Orange is the new black, Kimiko Glenn has become one of the most recognizable faces and voices in Hollywood. Movies such as Nerve to anime series such as Centaurworldshe has racked up an impressive list of credits over the past few years.
With his strong comedic sensibility and powerful singing voice, Glenn leaves a major impact with every role, big or small. When it comes to his listed acting credits on IMDb, some might be surprised by his top-rated on-screen works.
ten We Bare Bears – 7.9
Following the daily lives of three bear brothers as they navigate the human world of San Francisco, We bare bears is one of the most wholesome Cartoon Network series of the last decade. In the season one episode “Fashion Bears”, Glenn voices the character of Samantha, a bold and clueless woman who ends up “dating” Panda after her new fashion style draws her intrigue.
Even though he’s just a one-off character, Glenn still plays the role, playing the millennial selfie-taking stereotype almost a little too well. This is just one example among many that shows the strength of Glenn’s voice acting abilities.
9 Voltron: Legendary Defender – 8.1
The Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender was a surprise hit that reignited a long dormant public interest in the Voltron franchise. In an interesting change of pace, the show also gave Glenn the chance to take on a more villainous role as the voice of Ezor, one of the generals working under one of the series’ main antagonists, Lotor.
Of all the recurring and supporting villains on the show, Glenn managed to make Ezor one of the most memorable, tapping into the more upbeat, talkative personality that set her apart from Lotor’s other generals. In a show featuring a wide array of supporting characters with energetic vocal performances, Glenn manages to shine a little brighter than the rest.
8 High Maintenance – 8.1
HBO’s comedy anthology series, High maintenance, revolves around the daily deliveries of an anonymous marijuana courier and the personal lives of his customers. The first episode of the season titled “Selfie”, features a subplot involving a woman named Heidi suing her ex for basing her new sitcom on their relationship.
Glenn briefly appears in the episode as a fictionalized version of herself, who portrays the character based on Heidi in the Ex-Boyfriend sitcom. Alongside Lena Dunham and Bret Gelman, she manages to make the most of another small but hilarious guest appearance.
seven Orange is the new black – 8.1
Set in a women’s prison and based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Netflix’s Orange is the new black is definitely one of the best prison TV shows. In the role that launched her into stardom, Glenn plays Brooke Soso, a humorously dull hippie who ends up falling in love with Poussey Washington’s character.
The character has often been considered Glenn’s breakout role, highlighting her abilities in both comedy and drama, and all she has to offer as a performer. With all that she brought to the character, the continued level of success that followed soon after came as no surprise.
6 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 8.1
The long duration Law and order spin off, Law & Order: Special Victims Unithas had a never-ending history of notable guest stars, Glenn being one of them in 2014. In the opening scene of the season 15 episode “Thought Criminal”, Glenn portrays Lily Deng, an NYPD officer who gets pass for a teenage camgirl. help the SVU team catch the online predators in the New York area.
The show isn’t afraid to shy away from dark subject matter and disturbing crime, and the kind of work Glenn’s character does certainly goes in dark and disturbing directions. As brief as his appearance in the episode is, it makes for one of the show’s most memorable opening sequences.
5 Duck Tales – 8.2
Against all odds, the 2017 reboot of the Disney cartoon duck tales became a rare example of TV reruns better than the original series. The show brought back many of the show’s most iconic and beloved characters, while introducing new ones like Lena, a teenage duck with a mysterious connection to classic villain Magica De Spell.
As the voice of Lena, Glenn brings a lot of heart to the character while still managing to capture her inner emotional struggles. The reboot provided just the right amount of originality for newcomers and nostalgia for fans of the original series, and Lena managed to tie the two together, becoming one of its most popular characters. , thanks in part to Glenn’s performance.
4 Big City – 8.4
The Comedy Central series vast city follows Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer as two best friends in New York who struggle to succeed in their respective lives. The Season 2 episode titled “Kirk Steele” features a subplot in which Glenn plays a critical cashier who works at Beacon’s Closet, where a desperate Abbi seeks to trade his old clothes for cash.
The cashier’s unwarranted rudeness along with her deadpan vocal delivery make for some of the funniest moments of the episode. It’s solid evidence of Glenn’s ability to play goofs as opposed to the typical “nice” characters she’s best known for.
3 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – 8.4
Having won the Oscar for best animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a groundbreaking achievement in animation and was hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the best non-MCU Marvel movies. In the film, Glenn voices Peni Parker, another spider-person from a futuristic universe who pilots SP//dr (his father’s mecha suit), who acts as his spider suit.
Glenn manages to bring a youthful energy and strong resilience to Peni that viewers can very easily admire. Much like Nicolas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir and John Mulaney’s Spider-Ham, the character has quickly become a fan favorite and fans continue to hold out hope that she will return in one of the upcoming sequels.
2 BoJack Horseman – 8.8
For anyone looking for a show that will comfort and depress them simultaneously, Netflix’s animated comedy-drama BoJack Rider will certainly do the trick. Glenn voices Stefani Stilton, the airy and overly brutal mouse owner of the “Girl Croosh” website, who was Diane’s boss for a time.
Much like Margo Martindale and Patton Oswalt, Glenn delivers a hilarious performance that brilliantly manages to counter the effects of the most depressing aspects of the show’s history. There may be plenty to choose from when it comes to the best adult animated shows on Netflix, but the humor of recurring characters like Stefani makes BoJack Rider one of the most entertaining options on the service.
1 Submissions Only – 8.9
With the success Glenn has achieved through his other performances over the years, it may come as a surprise to some that his highest rated credit on IMDb is the web series Submissions only, which also happens to be his on-screen debut. In the series finale, Glenn plays Katie Summers, a nervous young actress who, while waiting for an audition, receives words of encouragement from the series’ protagonist, Penny.
Despite only appearing in one episode, and despite her limited screen time, it was already clear that Glenn had the makings of a star. It’s fascinating to visit the early days of a famous actor’s career, and it shows just how far she really got in the entertainment industry.
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