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Reginald VelJohnson
(August 16, 1952 - living) U.S.A.

Reginald VelJohnson



Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he added his middle name, Vel, to his original surname in the early 1970s because there were other actors named Reginald or Reggie Johnson. A classical actor trained in Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekhov, he was i nvited to join Joseph Papp's Black/Hispanic Shakespeare Company, appearing on and off-Broadway in such shows as Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mondongo.

Reginald VelJohnsonIn 1981, he had his film acting debut in Wolfen. Reginald frequently plays police officers in movies and on TV, he is famous for portraying the role of Carl Winslow on "Family Matters" (1989).

In addition to his work on Family Matters, Reginalds most noteworthy role is that of Police Sergeant Al Powell in the motion picture Die Hard. He also starred in the feature films Posse, Glory Days, Crocodile Dundee, Remo Williams, Ghostbusters and Turner and Hooch.

Among his television credits are the telefilms The Bride in Black, Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story, Jury Duty: The Comedy, Doing Life, PBS' When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate, and most recently, the NBC mini-series Grass Roots and HB0's Tales From the Crypt: Werewolf Concerto.


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