VelJohnson, Reginald 1952- (Reggie Vel Johnson, Reginald Johnson, Reginald Vel Johnson, Reggie VelJohnson, Reginald VelJohnson)

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VelJohnson, Reginald 1952- (Reggie Vel Johnson, Reginald Johnson, Reginald Vel Johnson, Reggie VelJohnson, Reginald VelJohnson)


Original name, Reginald Vel Johnson; born August 16, 1952, in Queens, NY (some sources say Raleigh, NC); son of Dan (a hospital attendant) and Eve (a nurse) Johnson. Education: New York University, B.A., theatre; attended the Long Island Institute of Music and Arts; studied under Lloyd Richards. Avocational Interests: Running marathons, singing, and dancing.


Agent—David Shapira and Associates, 193 North Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Actor and writer. Joseph Papp's Black/Hispanic Shakespeare Company, former member; appeared in television commercials, including for 10-10-321 long distance service, Scott toilet paper, and Zaxby's restaurants; national spokesperson for Big Brothers of America "Pass It On" program.


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, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Remo: The First Adventure, and Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous), Orion, 1985.

Gus, 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.

(As Reginald Veljohnson) 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.

(As Reginald Johnson) Fighter number two, Full Contact, 1993.

Preston, Posse, Gramercy, 1993.

Burt Klavan, Ground Zero, EuroVideo, 2000.

Willard Loggins, Waitin' to Live, Anthem Pictures, 2002.

Mr. Boyd, Like Mike, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Slutzky, The King (short), 2002.

Johnny, Retirement, 2004.

O. C., Sunday Evening Haircut (short), 2005.

Steedman, Suits on the Loose, Halestorm Entertainment, 2005.

Tom, Death to the Supermodels, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2005.

Norman Wexler, Hidden Secrets, Pure Flix Entertainment, 2006.

(As Reginald Vel Johnson) R J Jackson, Three Days to Vegas, First Look International, 2007.

Dexter, Out at the Wedding, 2007.

Joe Woods, Jelly, 2008.

Mr. Shavers, Steppin: The Movie, Weinstein Company, 2008.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Sunday Evening Haircut (short), 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Carl Winslow, Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1988-89.

Carl Otis Winslow, Family Matters, ABC, 1989-97, then CBS, 1997-98.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mickey Henderson, Grass Roots, NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate, 1979.

(Uncredited) Policeman at courtroom, Kojak: The Belarus File (also known as The Belarus File), 1985.

Taylor, Doing Life (also known as Truth or Die), NBC, 1986.

John Van Horn, Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story, CBS, 1988.

A Father's Homecoming, NBC, 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 American Sex Scandal), ABC, 1990.

Voice, Yuletide in the 'hood, 1993.

Detective Bob Hymes, One of Her Own, ABC, 1994.

Ed Conroy, Deadly Pursuits, NBC, 1996.

Doctor, Nerve Endings, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

ABC's Comedy Sneak Peak, ABC, 1989.

Carl Winslow, The ABC Saturday Morning Preview, ABC, 1990.

Host and Carl Winslow, The ABC Saturday Morning Preview, ABC, 1991.

The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1992.

Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World (also known as Circus of the Stars #18), CBS, 1993.

Voice of Dad, A "Cool Like That" Christmas, Fox, 1993.

Host, "Behind the Scenes: Die Hard with a Vengeance," HBO First Look, HBO, 1995.

A Night to Die For, 1995.

Presenter, The 1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, TV Land, 1998.

Reginald VelJohnson: His Family Matters, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; 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.

Carl Otis Winslow, "Crimebusters," Perfect Strangers, 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, Black Entertainment Television, 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 (also known as HBO's "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.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

Big Daddy, "Nightmare at Urkel Oaks," Family Matters, ABC, 1996.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Must Kill TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

(As Reginald Vel Johnson) 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 (also known as CSI: Las Vegas, C.S.I., and Les Experts), CBS, 2001.

Dr. Philip Keene, "Gentle, Gentle," C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI: Las Vegas, C.S.I., and Les Experts), CBS, 2001.

Pop, "Lagniappe," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

Mr. Holden, "Someone to Count On," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.

Chester the Mattress King, "The Mattress Kings," In-Laws, 2002.

Dr. Kaplan, "It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," Will & Grace, NBC, 2002.

Sterling Oglevee, "A Sterling Relationship," The Parkers, UPN, 2003.

The Reverend, "Almost Touched by an Angel," The Big House, 2004.

Ambassador, "The Royal Treatment," That's So Raven (also known as That's So Raven!), The Disney Channel, 2005.

Danny Small, "Undead Comic," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2005.

Rev. Everett, "Oh Brother," Eve, UPN, 2006.

(As Reginald Veljohnson) Todd, "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion," Monk, USA Network, 2006.

Neighbor in "Time Upon a Once," "11 Cut to 10 & 10 Directors Compete," On the Lot, Fox, 2007.

(As Reginald Vel Johnson) Dale Owens, "The Santa in the Slush," Bones, Fox, 2007.

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, New Federal Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Fat Daddy, Oh! Oh! Obesity!, Henry Street Settlement, New Federal Theatre, 1984.

George Gooseberry, Honky Tonk Nights, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Tiny, Staggerlee, Second Avenue Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Eli, Spell #7, Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, NJ, 1987-88.

Ghost of Christmas Present and sandwich board man, A Christmas Carol, The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1999.

His Girl Friday, Minneapolis, MN, 2005.

Also appeared in The Dream Team, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT; Hamlet; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Mondongo.


Video Games:

Sergeant Al Powell, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza, Sienna Studios, 2002.

Voice of Captain Al Powell, Die Hard: Vendetta, Vivendi Universal, 2002.



Sunday Evening Haircut (short), 2005.

Television Episodes:

(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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