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Reginald Veljohnson As Rodney on the Three Gifts

Born in Queens, New York, Reginald VelJohnson has become a prominent name in the entertainment industry, not only as an actor in film, in television and on the stage, but as a producer and writer as well. Before starting his career in Los Angeles, VelJohnson earned his Bachelor of Arts from New York University.

Black lives certainly do matter - that's one thing. But, it's just that in every profession, there are bad, as well as there are good. I think it's wrong to make cops - or any group - out to be the enemy based on a generalization. Stigmas and generalizations about groups are what get this world into such turmoil.

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. (Source: www.encyclopedia.com)

Television Appearances; Series:

Carl Otis Winslow, Family Matters, ABC, 1989-97, then CBS, 1997-98. (Source: www.encyclopedia.com)

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

Harmon Hunter, "Dead Drop," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986. (Source: www.encyclopedia.com)

Turner & Hooch is returning after more than 30 years, this time as a Disney+ series starring Josh Peck. Peck is playing the son of Tom Hanks' character from the original film, but don't expect Hanks to return. In fact, the trailer for the new show revealed they've killed off Hanks' character, Detective Scott Turner. However, there is one character from the original film you can expect to see again, and that's Reginald VelJohnson's David Sutton. ComicBook.com recently had the chance to chat with VelJohnson at the Turner & Hooch premiere, and we asked if Sutton was the cop he thought he'd end up playing again considering he's also known for portraying Die Hard's Al Powell and Family Matters' Carl Winslow. 

See Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White and the Rest of the 'Family Matters' Cast Then and Now! 

Oddly enough Reginald VelJohnson‘s bio states that he retired in 2016, and yet there are still credits extending into 2020, which kind of indicates that someone jumped the gun on stating that he’s retired or he didn’t feel that retirement suited him that well. However it happened, it’s easy to think that stepping away from the business and the lifestyle might not have been as easy as he wanted it to be since he’s been around for a good amount of time and he’s created a few different images, two in particular that I’ll talk about, that a lot of people tend to remember. It’s interesting to realize that he was in the same acting troupe as Morgan Freeman and CCH Pounder, who are great actors in their own right, but it’s also enough to realize that the three of them might have influenced each other just a bit as they learned how to captivate the audience. Without trying to sound insulting it’s kind of fair to state that Reginald didn’t reach the same heights that Freeman did since he had some success in the movies and a bit on TV as well, but it does feel that he hit a peak that he never went past. Some folks are destined to reach a little higher while some are bound to be remembered even if they don’t go quite as far. Thankfully, Reginald managed to come up with two different acts that people still remember fondly to this day since he played them so well. 

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Paul Hogan is reluctantly thrust back into the spotlight as he desperately attempts to restore his sullied reputation on the eve of being knighted. 

About Reginald Veljohnson: Actor (1952-)

peoplepill.com)Reginald VelJohnson (born August 16, 1952) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing policeman characters such as Carl Winslow on the sitcom Family Matters, which ran from 1989 to 1998, and LAPD Sgt. Al Powell in the films Die Hard and Die Hard 2. (Source:

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Reginald VelJohnson (born Reginald Vel Johnson; August 16, 1952) is an American actor. He is best known for playing policeman characters such as Carl Winslow on the sitcom Family Matters, which ran from 1989 to 1998, and LAPD Sgt. Al Powell in the films Die Hard and Die Hard 2. 

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