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Reginald VelJohnson (born Reginald Vel Johnson) 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.

He portrayed himself in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


  • Was high school classmates with George Tenet and Ron Jeremy.
  • He is often confused with late James Avery because of their similar roles, voice, body structure and manner.