Reginald VelJohnson was born on the 16th August 1952, in Queens, New York City USA, and is an actor and comedian, perhaps best known for his role of Carl Winslow in the sitcom “Family Matters” (1989-1998), and as Sgt. Al Powell in “Die Hard” (1988) and “Die Hard 2” (1990), which significantly increased his net worth. His career has been active since 1979.
Have you ever wondered how rich Reginald VelJohnson is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Reginald VelJohnson’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career as an actor in both films and TV series. In addition to appearing on screen, VelJohnson has also played in the theatre which has improved his wealth.
Reginald VelJohnson Net Worth $5 Million
Reginald Vel Johnson, Jr. was a son of Reginald Johnson, Sr., a hospital attendant, and Eve, who worked as a nurse. Reginald’s father left the family when he was 13 years old. Reginald went to Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, where he was a classmate with future porn star Ron Jeremy, and George Tenet, a later a Director of Centre Intelligence in the CIA.
After graduating from the New York University, VelJohnson made his debut in the TV movie “When Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Skate” in 1979. Later, he appeared in “Wolfen” (1981) starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, and Edward James Olmos, “Ghostbusters” (1984) with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver, and “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins” (1985) starring Fred Ward. His net worth was well established.
Following his early success, Reginald continued to get parts in the mid-’80’s and ’90’s, so he played in “Crocodile Dundee” (1986) with Paul Hogan, “Doing Life” (1986) with Tony Danza, and in the series “The Equalizer” (1985-1988). He had notable roles in “Die Hard” (1988) starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, “Turner & Hooch” (1989) with Tom Hanks, and in “Die Hard 2” (1990), all of which helped him boost his career, and increase his net worth.
However, his biggest role came in the sitcom “Family Matters” (1989-1998) in which he played Carl Otis Winslow / Big Daddy Urkel in 215 episodes. He was quite busy during the filming of the series and didn’t have much time to work on other projects, but managed to get roles in Mario Van Peebles’ “Posse”(1994) and “One of Her Own” (1994). His net worth rosr considerably.
In the 2000’s, VelJohnson appeared in numerous series, such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2001), “Crossing Jordan” (2002), “Will & Grace” (2002), and “Ghost Whisperer” (2005). Also, he played in films “Like Mike” (2002), “Three Days to Vegas” (2007) with Peter Falk, Rip Torn, and George Segal, and “Out at the Wedding” (2007), increasing further his net worth
In the current decade, Reginald has had parts in such TV series and films as “You Again” (2010), “Mike & Molly” (2010-2013), “Hart of Dixie” (2011-2015), “TRON: Uprising” (2012-2013), “On Angel’s Wings” (2014), “The Flight Before Christmas” (2015), and most recently he completed the movie “1st Strike” (2016) with Danny Trejo, French Stewart, and James Russo.
Regarding his personal life, Reginald VelJohnson’s marital status is unknown as he successfully hides these details from the public. In 1993, he received the Spirit Award for his volunteer work with the Catholic Big Brothers organization.
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