Reginald VelJohnson
Reginald VelJohnson
Celebrated Name: Reginald VelJohnson
Real Name/Full Name: Reginald Vel Johnson
Gender: Male
Age: 71 years old
Birth Date: August 16, 1952
Birth Place: New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 5 feet 67 inches
Weight: 85kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): No
Is Reginald VelJohnson Gay?: No
Profession: Actor
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Reginald VelJohnson is an American actor who is best known for his role as the policeman ‘Carl Winslow’ on the TV show Family Matters. He has also played the role of AI Powell, who is the LAPD Sgt in the films Die Hard and Die Hard 2. He was featured in the show family matters from 1989 to 1998 and later was removed from the show.

Maybe you know about Reginald VelJohnson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Reginald VelJohnson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Reginald VelJohnson was born in Queens, New York, USA. He was born on August 16th, 1952. His birth name was Reginald Vel Johnson, which he later changed to Reginald VelJohnson, and he did this to make his name memorable. But it is sometimes speculated that he changed his name because his father moved out of the family when he was just 12.

His father Reginald Johnson Sr. and he worked as a hospital attendant. He was married to Eve Johnson, who was a nurse. He had another sibling, who was his brother, who is Barry. Reginald attended Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, where his classmate was George Tenet.

Afterward, he obtained a Bachelor Fine Arts degree in theatre from NYU, and there he had a chance to work with Joseph Papp’s Black/Hispanic Shakespeare Company. In that company, his fellow actors were Morgan Freeman and CCH Pounder.

Personal Life

Currently, Reginald lives in Oceanside, New York, and he is known for his extensive and extensive hat collection. In 2017, it was rumored that the celebrity has died as a website reported that the actor died due to a heart attack. Later the fact-checking website Snopes proved that the report was false, and then VelJohnson has to go to twitter to show that he was alive.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on August 16, 1952, Reginald VelJohnson is 71 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 5’67’’ tall, and his weight is 85 kg.


Reginald is majorly known for playing as a police officer in the films and on TV shows. He was seen in the 80s hit Ghostbusters, where he was the Municipal Corrections Officer, and he also had an appearance in the Crocodile Dundee (1986). There, his act was to be a limo driver. He played a police officer with Tom Hanks in Turner and Hooch in 1989.

His central breakthrough role was Sargent AI Powell in the 1988 blockbuster Die Hard. He was then seen in Die Hard 2.

In 1989, he was in the cast of ABC sitcom Family Matters, too, where he was the memorable police officer. He was in the show until it ended in 1989. Since then, he has done mostly theatre work, and in 2004 he did an off-Broadway show ‘She all Dat!’

In 2007, Reginald appeared in some short films too. He appeared in the movie Reverse, Nerve Endings, and Time Upon a Once, and these were made during the reality show On The Lot. Later, he also appeared as “Sgt Al Powell” in an episode of NBC’s Chuck, which was titled ‘Chuck versus the Santa Claus.’ He portrayed as the cousin of Big Mike.

In 2010 he got a role as principal on Disney Sitcom. I’m in the Band and also a short film, Just 3 Boyz. He was also seen in the comedy film, ‘The Formula.’ It starred Sasha Jackson and Brandon Baker.

Awards & Achievements

Reginald VelJohnson hasn’t appeared much in the movies or TV shows, but he was able to win an award. He won the award for his Best Supporting Actor role in ‘The Formula’ at Wild Rose Independent Film Festival.

Net Worth & Salary of Reginald VelJohnson in 2024

Reginald VelJohnson Net Worth
Reginald VelJohnson Net Worth

The current net worth of Reginald VelJohnson is estimated to be around $6 million, which includes the money that he gets from all his previously done movies and TV shows. Since the actor isn’t doing much stuff now, his net worth hasn’t been increasing much. He is seen sometimes in the TV shows like Brooklynn Nine-Nine and others, but still, we miss his presence on the TV.

Reginald VelJohnson is one of the most versatile actors in the industry, and he has played some fantastic roles over these years. He has been the inspiration for many black actors, and he has committed himself to the entertainment industry full. We wish nothing but success for him, and we want to see more of him on television.



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