Basic Information About Reginald VelJohnson
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1952-08-16 (71 years old)|
|Place of birth||Queens|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Frequently plays police officers in movies and on TV|
Deep, commanding/authoritive voice.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
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Reginald VelJohnson roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||Carl Winslow in Family Matters (archive footage) (uncredited)|
|Die Hard||Sgt. Al Powell|
|Ghost Busters||Jail Guard (as Reggie Vel Johnson)|
|Die Hard 2||Al Powell|
|You Again||Mason Dunlevy|
|The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee||Reggie|
|Turner & Hooch||David Sutton (as Reginald Veljohnson)|
|Like Mike||Mr. Boyd|
|Wolfen||Morgue Attendant (as Reginald Vel Johnson)|
|Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins||Ambulance Driver|
|Invincible||Principal 1 episode, 2021|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Reginald VelJohnson 1 episode, 2018|
|Hart of Dixie||Dash DeWitt 52 episodes, 2011-2015|
|Will & Grace||Dr. Kaplan 1 episode, 2002|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Judge Melvoy 1 episode, 2016|
|Ghost Whisperer||Danny Small 1 episode, 2005|
|Real Husbands of Hollywood||Reginald VelJohnson 1 episode, 2013|
|Chuck||Sgt. Al Powell 1 episode, 2008|
|Family Matters||Carl Winslow / ... 215 episodes, 1989-1998|
|Tales from the Crypt||Mercedes' Husband 1 episode, 1992|
|Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Captain Jackson #6 1 episode, 2017|
|Ray Donovan||Sherman Radley 1 episode, 2016|
|TRON: Uprising||Able 11 episodes, 2012-2013|
|Bones||Dale Owens 1 episode, 2007|
|Monk||Todd 1 episode, 2006|
|Meet the Browns||Ernie Wilson 1 episode, 2010|
|Eve||Rev. Everett 1 episode, 2006|
|The Parkers||Sterling Oglevee 1 episode, 2003|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dr. Philip Kane 2 episodes, 2001|
|The Fugitive||Maurice Beaumont 1 episode, 2001|
|Girl Meets World||Officer James 1 episode, 2016|
|Perfect Strangers||Carl Otis Winslow 1 episode, 1989|
|I'm in the Band||Principal Strickland 3 episodes, 2009-2010|
|The Bold and the Beautiful||Ed 2 episodes, 2010|
|Station 19||Charlie Irwin 1 episode, 2020|
|That's So Raven||Ambassador 1 episode, 2005|
|Mike & Molly||Brother Heywood 6 episodes, 2010-2013|
|Crossing Jordan||Kirk Holden 1 episode, 2002|
|Turner & Hooch||David Sutton 12 episodes, 2021|
|3Below: Tales of Arcadia||Jerry 7 episodes, 2018-2019|
|The Daily Show||Self 2 episodes, 1997-2013|
|Childrens Hospital||Judge Lester Harrison 1 episode, 2012|
|On Our Own||Nick 1 episode, 1994|
Reginald VelJohnson's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Die Hard (1988)||$100,000|
Reginald VelJohnson: the Man Behind Your Favorite Police Officer Roles
Reginald VelJohnson, an American actor, is popular for portraying police officers- an icon that has been part of classic movies and TV shows admired by viewers for different generations. Aside from being a noted actor, he is also a stage, voice, and television actor; highly recognized for his talent as well as his bank account. According to celebrity net worth, he is now a multimillionaire recognized for his contributions to the industry that has brought forth significant entertainment.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Reginald VelJohnson has been part of the entertainment industry since the ’80s but he embarked on a theatrical journey before kicking off to film career success. Born on August 16th, 1952 in Queens, New York, Reginald attended New York University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting.
His career began with an interesting history; while trying to make his last name more memorable for casting directors, he added the letter “H” to change it from “Mayo” to “Mahow.” However, since the director misread it, they called him “Mah-jong,” and after multiple corrections, he changed it to VelJohnson in an effort to make sure he wouldn’t be forgotten.
Career Breakthrough: Die Hard
Ultimately, VelJohnson’s assignments and experience enabled him to land significant roles, and amongst these notable roles was his appearance in the 1988 critically-acclaimed Bruce Willis film, ‘Die Hard.’ As Sgt. Al Powell in this movie, his performance was so impressive and well-loved that he was nominated for a young performer award in 199 by Young Artist Foundation.
This breakthrough served as an opening for VelJohnson’s career in Hollywood. In 199, VelJohnson reprised his role in the ‘Die Hard’ sequel ‘Die Hard 2.’
VejlJohnson is praised for his knack for playing police roles, and one of the most well-known portrayals was in the sitcom ‘Family Matters’ (199-1999) as Officer Carl Winslow, which became a hit TV series. During its nine-year span, VelJohnson was nominated four times by NAACP Image Awards. Aside from this iconic show, he also appeared in other television series and contributed by voicing characters for animated series, including ‘Doc McStuffins’
Net Worth Details
According to different sources, Reginald VelJohnson is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million. This impressive amount was a result of his consistent appearances and talents presented to various assignments he has been playing very well for many years.
Aside from having a successful career, Reginald VelJohnson has achieved impressive accomplishments that left marks in audience memory. These accomplishments include his film debut with the 1984 Ghostbuster’(1984), followed by the role of limousine driver in ‘Crocodile Dundee,’ a prison guard in ‘Stripes’ (1981), Turner & Hooch (1989), Like Mike (2001), and more.
His reputation has left an impact that has not stopped audiences from being excited just seeing him even for brief appearances. He has been a lovable and charming character that audiences look forward to seeing because of his distinct voice and hypnotic performance every time he infuses his personality with the different roles and genres he accepts.
Regardless of his role in entertainment, Reginald VelJohnson remains celebrated for giving justice and life to his roles – especially those of police officers – and this has created an incomparable relationship with audiences from different generations.
This reputable actor will undoubtedly keep surprising audiences with exceptional roles, through which he can display his talent and seize the heart of viewers worldwide. Therefore, it is no surprise that Romany Malco tweeted in 2019 that Carl Winslow was s the best TV cop ever.
Interesting Facts about Reginald VelJohnson
- Famous for portraying the role of Carl Winslow on Family Matters (1989)
- Enjoys singing and dancing in his free time.
- Was high school classmates with porn star Ron Jeremy and former CIA director George Tenet.
- Playing opposite Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance in the Guthrie Theater's stage version of "His Girl Friday" in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [July 2005]
- Often confused with the late James Avery because of their similar roles on their sitcoms, voice, manner and body structure. Avery once made a walk-on appearance at the end of one episode of Family Matters (1989).
- Frequently plays characters in law enforcement. In Family Matters (1989), Ghost Busters (1984), Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990) and Turner & Hooch (1989), he played cops. He returned to the role of Officer Al Powell in two Die Hard video games.