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Reginald VelJohnson is an American actor born on August 16, 1952, in Queens, New York, United States.
Reginald VelJohnson is very well known for playing the role of a police officer in several movies like 'Die Hard'. Apart from this, he’s also been a part of several other top-rated film titles that include short films, comedy films as well as television shows like: 'Ghostbusters' (1984), 'Turner & Hooch' (1989), 'A Fond Little Memory' (1991), 'Ground Zero' (2000), 'The Equalizer' (1985-1988), 'Family Matters' (1989-1998) amongst many others.
His net worth is pegged at $5 million. Reginald VelJohnson has made guest appearances in many TV shows like 'Twice In A Lifetime', 'Will & Grace', 'Eve', 'Crossing Jordan', 'The Parkers', 'That's So Raven', and 'Bones'.
Reginald Vel Johnson was born to Eva and Dan in the Queens borough of New York City on August 16, 1952. His mother was a hospital nurse’s aide, and his father was a hospital attendant. But sadly, his early family life was quite tumultuous, and his father left the family when he was only 13. He was therefore left with his mother and his brother Barry. After some time, his mother remarried, and they started living with her now-husband, John Reilly.
Reginald Vel Johnson completed his education at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, where he was classmates with the famous George Tenet. He then attended New York University for his BFA in theater. During his time at the university, he also had an opportunity to work with the Black/Hispanic Shakespeare Company that was run by Joseph Papp, where he had the opportunity of working with CCH Pounder and Morgan Freeman.
When asked why he changed his name from Reginald Vel Johnson to Reginald VelJohnson, he believed it would be easier for people to remember his name.
Reginald VelJohnson is said to have a net worth of about $5 million (approximately).
According to estimates, Reginald VelJohnson has an annual salary of around $400,000.
Reginald VelJohnson is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.
Reginald VelJohnson is 70 years old as of 2022. He was born on August 16, 1952.
Born on August 16, 1952, in New York, United States, Regional VelJohnson was brought up in the Queens Borough of NYC with his family. Talking about his personal life, he’s the son of Dan and Eva, who worked as a nurse’s aide and a hospital attendant. Subsequently, Eva married John Reilly after Reginald’s father left them when he was merely 13 years of age. Reginald went to Benjamin N. Cardozo for his high school education and then went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the prestigious New York University. Moreover, he changed his surname from Reginald Vel Johnson to Reginald VelJohnson just after he started his professional acting career.
Reginald VelJohnson was and continues to be unmarried. He has no children. Any records of his previous relationships aren’t available, and the actor is said not to have been in any proper relationship before. Only once was he linked to having been in a relationship with James Avery; however that too turned out to be a false report when James married Barbara Avery in 1988.
Reginald VelJohnson is best known for having played acting roles such as that of Carl Winslow in the sitcom 'Family Matters', a reality show/sitcom, Sergeant Al Powell in 'Die Hard' and its sequel, 'Die Hard 2', Danny Small in ‘Ghost Whisperer’ and as Ernie Wilson in the TV Show 'Meet The Browns' (2009-2012).
Reginal VelJohnson has been a generous person all his life. He’s been a part of several social and charity organizations working to improve society. He’s volunteered with several organizations, most prominently the Catholic Big Brothers organization. He’s also donated a lot of money towards various positive causes.
He won the Inaugural Spirit Award in 1993 for volunteering with the Catholic Big Brothers organization.
In 2013, he won the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Award for the Best Supporting Actor in the film ‘The Formula’.
Reginal VelJohnson loves to do a lot of things in his spare time and is a very creative individual. Apart from acting, which is his obvious talent and interest, the American TV movie actor loves singing and dancing a lot. He’s also very good at voice roles.
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