He was a member of the Polish resistance movement Home Army during World War II. He was also a prisoner in the Nazi German concentration camp Majdanek.
After the war Wieńczysław Gliński has starred in many movies. He has also performed in many theatres, including the Polish Theatre and National Theatre in Warsaw.
A lecturer at the Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Teatralna in Warsaw.
At the 1st Moscow International Film Festival he won a Silver Medal for acting for his role in the film The Eagle.
His last movie was Jeszcze nie wieczór.
He provided voices to five movies.