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August 16, 1952 (71)
Reginald VelJohnson is an American actor best known for his character roles in family-oriented series and films, notably as Carl Winslow in the ABC/CBS sitcom “Family Matters” and Sergeant Al Powell in the “Die Hard” movie series.
Beyond his iconic character Carl Winslow, his film credits include “Turner & Hooch” alongside Tom Hanks, and “Ghostbusters” (2016). In television, he’s appeared in series like “Hart of Dixie,” “That’s So Raven,” and “Mike & Molly.” His career versatility extends to the stage as well, starring in theater productions like “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Richard III.”
Collaborations have been a remarkable part of VelJohnson’s journey. His work with Steve Urkel’s Jaleel White in “Family Matters” has become TV folklore. He’s also acted alongside Bruce Willis in the original “Die Hard” film. In “Turner & Hooch,” he shared screen time with Tom Hanks, while “Die Hard 2” saw him collaborate with Bonnie Bedelia. On TV, he’s worked with actors like Rachel Bilson and Scott Porter in “Hart of Dixie,” Tracey Gold in “The Flight Before Christmas,” and Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy in “Mike & Molly.” Additionally, he shared the stage with actors Jeffrey Wright and Kevin Kline in theatrical productions.
Throughout his career, VelJohnson has also been recognized for his artistic contributions. He won an NAACP Image Award for his role in “Family Matters” and received an Audelco Award for Best Actor for his theater work. In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.