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      Reginald VelJohnson

      Reginald VelJohnson

      Highest Rated: 94% Die Hard (1988)

      Lowest Rated: 18% The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020)

      Birthday: Aug 16, 1952

      Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

      Reginald VelJohnson became best known for his roles as Sgt. Al Powell in "Die Hard" (1988) and as the family patriarch Carl Winslow on the long-running sitcom "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-1997). Born and raised in Queens, New York, VelJohnson was primarily known for playing cops in both films and on television. One of his first cop roles was a small scene in the blockbuster comedy "Ghostbusters" (1984). He also played a law enforcement official in the TV movie "Kojak: The Belarus File" (1985), and in the 1987 comedy "Plain Clothes." VelJohnson's first big break, however, came in 1988 when he was cast opposite Bruce Willis in the action film "Die Hard." Of course, VelJohnson played a cop in the film, Sgt. Al Powell, which went onto become a smash hit at the box office. VelJohnson reprised his role as Sgt. Powell in "Die Hard 2," which came out in 1990. VelJohnson could have forever been remembered for his role in "Die Hard," but fate would prove otherwise. In 1989 he was cast as a father, who just happened to be a police officer by day, on the American sitcom "Family Matters." The show was a breakout hit and a staple of ABC's primetime block of family-friendly Friday night programming known as TGIF. As Carl Winslow, VelJohnson was a familiar face to American families throughout the 1990s. "Family Matters" ran for nine seasons on ABC, before ending its run in 1998. VelJohnson continued acting regularly after "Family Matters" ended, both in films and on television, most notably with recurring roles on "Mike & Molly" (CBS, 2010-16) and "Hart of Dixie" (The CW, 2011-15). Furthermore, in 2018 VelJohnson appeared in two films, "Funny Story" and "The Prayer Box," proving he had no intention of slowing down.

      Highest rated movies

      Die Hard Funny Story Die Hard 2
      Turner & Hooch
      Posse
      The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

      Photos

      Reginald VelJohnson The Neighbors, from left: Reginald Veljohnson, Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Meredith Baxter, 'Supreme Like Me', Season 2, Ep. #10, 12/06/2013, ©ABC The Neighbors, from left: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Meredith Baxter, Reginald Veljohnson, 'Supreme Like Me', Season 2, Ep. #10, 12/06/2013, ©ABC Mike and Molly, Reno Wilson (L), Reginald Veljohnson (C), Cleo King (R), 09/20/2010, ©CBS Mike and Molly, Reginald Veljohnson (L), Billy Gardell (R), 09/20/2010, ©CBS The Neighbors, from left: Reginald Veljohnson, Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Meredith Baxter, 'Supreme Like Me', Season 2, Ep. #10, 12/06/2013, ©ABC Hart of Dixie, Reginald Veljohnson (L), Brandi Burkhardt (C), Karla Mosley (R), 'A Better Man', Season 3, Ep. #19, 04/25/2014, ©KSITE Hart of Dixie, Reginald Veljohnson, 'Back in the Saddle Again', Season 3, Ep. #18, 04/18/2014, ©KSITE Hart of Dixie, Reginald Veljohnson (L), Cress Williams (R), 'Ring of Fire', Season 3, Ep. #15, 03/28/2014, ©KSITE Hart of Dixie, Rachel Bilson (L), Reginald Veljohnson (R), 'If Tomorrow Never Comes', Season 2, Ep. #20, 04/23/2013, ©KSITE Mike and Molly, Reno Wilson (L), Reginald Veljohnson (C), Cleo King (R), 'Carl Gets a Roommate', Season 3, Ep. #13, 02/04/2013, ©CBS Mike and Molly, Reginald Veljohnson (L), Billy Gardell (R), 'The Rehearsal', Season 2, Ep. #22, 05/07/2012, ©CBS Mike and Molly, Reginald Veljohnson (L), Billy Gardell (R), 'The Rehearsal', Season 2, Ep. #22, 05/07/2012, ©CBS Mike and Molly, Reno Wilson (L), Reginald Veljohnson (C), Cleo King (R), 'Carl Gets a Roommate', Season 3, Ep. #13, 02/04/2013, ©CBS The Neighbors, Reginald Veljohnson, 'Supreme Like Me', Season 2, Ep. #10, 12/06/2013, ©ABC TURNER & HOOCH, Reginald VelJohnson, 1989, (c)Buena Vista Pictures DIE HARD, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason, 1988, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. FUNNY STORY, REGINALD VELJOHNSON, 2018. © BLUE FOX ENTERTAINMENT Reginald VelJohnson at arrivals for Lifetime's Summer Luau, W Los Angeles Wet Deck, Los Angeles, CA May 20, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Reginald Veljohnson at arrivals for Disney XD''s TRON: UPRISING Press Event & Reception, DisneyToon Studios/Disney Television Animation, Glendale, CA May 12, 2012. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 90% Ghosts of Christmas Always Roy (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Lottery Gerald (Character) - 2020
      18% 39% The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Reggie (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith in the Family Reverend Bennet (Character) - 2019
      83% 70% Funny Story Hank (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prayer Box Billy (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Capsule Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 47% The Flight Before Christmas Joe (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On Angel's Wings Coach Carter (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 31% 12 Dog Days Till Christmas Art Stephenson (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 15% The Formula Professor Millan (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 55% Brother White Hill (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 58% The Mistle-Tones Holly's Dad (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 14% Air Collision Bob Abbot (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 58% Marriage Retreat Pastor Wexley (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 97% Sex Tax: Based on a True Story Merle (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 43% Jelly Joe Woods (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 69% The Three Gifts Rodney (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marrying Up Jabari (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 53% Out at the Wedding Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 76% Hidden Secrets Norman Wexler (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 53% Suits on the Loose Steedman (Character) $79.4K 2006
      No Score Yet 15% Death to the Supermodels Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 0% Waitin' to Live Willard Loggins (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ground Zero Burt Green (Character) $150 2000
      No Score Yet 50% Deadly Pursuits Ed Conroy (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 33% One of Her Own Det. Bob Hymes (Character) - 1994
      33% 46% Posse Preston (Character) $16.4M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grass Roots Mickey Henderson (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 47% Jury Duty; The Comedy Unknown (Character) - 1990
      69% 70% Die Hard 2 Sgt. Al Powell (Character) $115.3M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride in Black Barry Gates (Character) - 1990
      52% 51% Turner & Hooch Det. David Sutton (Character) $70.5M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story Unknown (Character) - 1988
      94% 94% Die Hard Sgt. Al Powell (Character) $82.3M 1988
      No Score Yet 83% Magic Sticks Licorice (Character) - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 60% Lazor Wulf God (Voice) 2020-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Josh Gates Tonight Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 93% Station 19 Charlie (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet 83% Mom Jim (Guest Star) 2019
      100% No Score Yet Sherman's Showcase Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
      95% 88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Reginald VelJohnson (Guest Star) 2018
      72% 85% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 86% Girl Meets World Officer James (Guest Star) 2016
      81% 88% Hart of Dixie Dash (Guest Star) 2011-2015
      31% 82% The Neighbors Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 63% Mike & Molly Brother Haywood (Guest Star) 2011-2013
      No Score Yet 91% Tron: Uprising Able (Voice) 2012-2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm in the Band Principal Strickland (Guest Star) 2010
      100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Cast (Character) 2010
      No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Sgt. Al Powell (archive footage) (Guest Voice) 2009
      90% 83% Bones Dale Owens (Guest Star) 2007
      89% 89% Monk Todd (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big House Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      8% No Score Yet In-Laws Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Matters Unknown (Character) 1989-1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Arthur Williams (Guest Star) 1988