Reginald VelJohnson Biography (1952-)

Original name, Reginald Vel Johnson; born August 16, 1952, in Queens, New York, NY (some sources cite Raleigh, NC); son of Dan (a hospital attendant) andEve (a nurse) Johnson.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer
Birth Details
August 16, 1952
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Carl Winslow, Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1988-1989
  • Carl Otis Winslow, Family Matters, ABC, 1989-1997, then CBS, 1997-1998
  • Movies
  • When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate, 1979
  • Taylor, Doing Life (also known as Truth or Die), 1986
  • John Van Horn, Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story, CBS, 1988
  • Barry Gates, The Bride in Black (also known as The Bride Wore Black), ABC, 1990
  • Judge, Jury Duty: The Comedy (also known as The Great AmericanSex Scandal), ABC, 1990
  • Mickey Henderson, Grass Roots, 1992
  • Detective Hymes, One of Her Own, 1994
  • Ed Conroy, Deadly Pursuits, NBC, 1996
  • Specials
  • ABC's Comedy Sneak Peak, ABC, 1989
  • Carl Winslow, The ABC Saturday Morning Preview, ABC, 1990
  • Episodic
  • "Lady Cop," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • Harmon Hunter, "Dead Drop," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • Attitudes, Lifetime, 1986
  • Arthur Williams, "Sea of Fire," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988
  • First Santa, "The Night They Arrested Santa Claus," 227, NBC, 1988
  • The Joan Rivers Show, syndicated, 1989
  • Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 1990
  • KABC News (Los Angeles), KABC, 1990
  • New York Views, 1990
  • AM Los Angeles, 1991
  • The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1991
  • BET Screen Scene, BET, 1991
  • The Byron Allen Show, syndicated, 1991
  • Ebony/Jet Showcase, syndicated, 1991
  • Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET), syndicated, 1991
  • Hollywood Insider, 1991
  • The Home Show, ABC, 1991
  • Into the Night Starring Rick Dees, ABC, 1991
  • Live from L.A. with Tanya Hart, 1991
  • Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1991
  • The Party Machine with Nia Peeples, syndicated, 1991
  • Personalities, syndicated, 1991
  • Hotel guest, "Werewolf Concerto," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1992
  • Santa, "Silent Night, Holy Cow," Dream On, HBO, 1993
  • Billye Ree Wallace, "All I Want for Christmas," On Our Own, ABC, 1994
  • Big Daddy, "Nightmare at Urkel Oaks," Family Matters, ABC, 1996
  • Himself, "Must Kill TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997
  • Dr. David Sinclair, "The Last Resort," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Reverend Bennett, "Daddy's Going to Hell," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999
  • Dr. David Bryant, "Whistle Blower," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX and CTV, 2000
  • Dr. Philip Keene, "Face Lift," C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation,CBS, 2001
  • Dr. Philip Keene, "Gentle, Gentle," C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 2001
  • Pop, "Lagniappe," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001
  • Also appeared in episodes of other series.
  • Film Appearances
  • Morgue attendant, Wolfen, Warner Bros., 1981
  • (As Reggie VelJohnson) Jail guard, Ghostbusters, Columbia, 1984
  • The Cotton Club, Orion, 1984
  • Ambulance driver, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins ... (also known as Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous), Orion, 1985
  • Gus, Crocodile Dundee (also known as "Crocodile" Dundee), Paramount, 1986
  • Armed and Dangerous, Columbia, 1986
  • Licorice, Magic Sticks, 1987
  • Captain Graff, Plain Clothes, 1988
  • (As Reginald Veljohnson) Sergeant Al Powell, Die Hard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Detective David Sutton, Turner and Hooch, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Sergeant Al Powell, Die Hard 2 (also known as Die Hard 2: Die Harder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • A Fond Little Memory, 1991
  • Preston, Posse, Gramercy, 1993
  • Burt Klavan, Ground Zero, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Duchess, Humpty-Dumpty, and the King of Hearts, But Never Jam Today, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Mary Rydell, Inacent Black, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • The World of Ben Caldwell, Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Fat Daddy, Oh! Oh! Obesity!, Henry Street Settlement's New FederalTheatre, 1984
  • George Gooseberry, Honky Tonk Nights, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Eli, Spell #7, Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, NJ, 1987-1988
  • Ghost of Christmas Present and sandwichboard man, A Christmas Carol, The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1999
  • Appeared in The Dream Team, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT; and Staggerlee, Second Avenue Theatre; also appeared in Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Mondongo.
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Episodic
  • (With Jim Geoghan and Fred Fox, Jr.) "The Substitute Son," Family Matters, ABC, 1995
  • "The Brother Who Came to Dinner," Family Matters, ABC, 1997

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